Dalton finishes fifth at USATF Championships, three other Cougars compete

Chase Dalton finished fifth at the USATF Championships (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Four BYU athletes competed in the 2014 USATF Championships from Jun. 25-29, including Chase Dalton, who finished fifth in the decathlon Friday in Sacramento.

A senior in 2014, Dalton finished second among collegiate athletes with 7,592 points, trailing only Wisconsin’s Zach Ziemek.

Dalton’s highest finish in the ten events came in the javelin throw, in which he finished second with a throw of 60.69 meters. He threw the discus 44.06 meters – good for fourth overall in the event.

Hamson competes internationally for USA

Women's Volleyball Blog | Jun 30, 2014 - Posted by Royce Hinton at 9:54 am | Permalink

Senior opposite Jennifer Hamson returned home last week from an 11-day tour in China with the U.S. Collegiate National team.

Originally selected to participate as one of 36 players to play in Minneapolis, Hamson’s group was changed to one of just 12 headed to China.

The team participated in six matches against Chinese collegiate and adult teams.

The program was considered a second tryout for the U.S. Women’s National Volleyball Team.

2014 season tickets on sale now

(Photo by BYU Creative Design/Kimberly Cook)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women's soccer season tickets are on sale now for the 2014 season, which includes home matches against Washington State, Baylor, LSU, Long Beach State, Oregon, Colorado College, Portland, Santa Clara, San Francisco and Gonzaga.

The Cougars will play the first game at South Field on Monday, Aug. 25 against Washington State at 5:30 p.m. MDT. Prior to the opener, BYU will hold the Blue/White scrimmage on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. MDT and an exhibition against BYU alumni on Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. MDT, both events are free to the public.

Nonconference 2014-15 women’s basketball schedule announced

(Photo by Mark A Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Eight teams that participated in postseason play, four opponents from the Mountain West Conference and two Pac-12 schools are all part of the 2014-15 tough BYU women’s basketball nonconference schedule announced by head coach Jeff Judkins.

“We are going to be playing a lot of hard games on the road this year,” Judkins said.  “I think we have a great balance of in-state games as well as teams from very tough conference in the Pac-12 and MWC.”

BYU Football: Great Moments Then & Now

Football Blog | Jun 23, 2014 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:48 pm | Permalink

BYU football legends return to Provo to discuss career highlights, what it means to be a Cougar

Former BYU players Leon White, James Dye, Dennis Pitta and Ezekial “Ziggy” Ansah returned to their alma mater Monday to appear on the BYUtv program “BYU Football: Great Moments Then and Now.” The program, hosted by BYUtv’s Dave McCann, gave viewers an inside look into some of the great moments from each of the former Cougar’s careers and the lasting impact BYU leaves on its athletes. 

BYU Media Day quotes from former players

Football Blog | Jun 23, 2014 - Posted by Jason Kitchen at 3:11 pm | Updated: June 23, 2014 3:16 pm | Permalink

Ziggy Ansah

“The NFL is a business. You have to put in the work.”

“One thing that drives me is when someone doubts me.”

On Kyle Van Noy being selected to the Lions:

“Having someone like Kyle joining you in the pros has been great for me.”

“I’m enjoying the moment. Seeing Kyle at OTAs I was thinking, 'who would have thought?'"

Leon White

On playing in front of his father one last time:

Wide receivers quotes from Media Day

Football Blog | Jun 23, 2014 - Posted by Kimberlie Haner at 2:55 pm | Permalink

Mitch Mathews

Competition with other receivers:

“I love it. As long as we’re the best group on the team, the group that everyone looks up to, I’m happy no matter what. It’s just going to be our four best players. It’s exciting to know more guys are coming in because the more guys you beat out, the better you are. I’m ready.”

On Jordan Leslie:

Linebacker Preview

Football Blog | Jun 23, 2014 - Posted by Nicholas Henderson at 2:44 pm | Updated: June 23, 2014 3:02 pm | Permalink

Bronson Kaufusi

On his transition from defensive line to linebacker: