Comeback attempt not enough for No. 1 BYU

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Malibu, Calif. - Despite coming back from an early 2-0 deficit, No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball fell in five sets in its first road match of the season at No. 5 Pepperdine (25-13, 25-22, 23-25, 22-25, 15-9).

Gymnastics finishes third at Perfect 10 Challenge

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The BYU women’s gymnastics team got off to a fast start but finished in third place with a 194.175 at the Perfect 10 Challenge in Oklahoma City on Friday night.

The Cougars finished behind No. 2 Oklahoma’s 197.450 and No. 16 Boise State’s 195.575. Texas Woman’s scored a 191.425  for a fourth-place finish.

Guy Holliday, Jason Beck hired as assistant football coaches

Guy Holliday, left, will coach receivers and Jason Beck will coach quarterbacks. (Photo by Dave Broberg/BYU)

PROVO, Utah — BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall today announced Guy Holliday and Jason Beck have been hired as assistant coaches. Holliday will coach receivers and Beck will coach quarterbacks.  

Hutchins and Minson jerseys to be retired Saturday

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The jerseys of BYU greats Mel Hutchins and Roland Minson will be retired on Saturday at halftime of the BYU vs. Portland men's basketball game. The game is scheduled for 7 p.m. MST at the Marriott Center and will be broadcast live on BYUtv and KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM. For tickets visit BYUtickets.com.

Season-opening split in Littlewood's coaching debut

Co-captain Desmond Poulson struck out a career-high 10 batters in Coach Mike Littlewood's winning debut. (Photo by Mark A Philbrick/BYU Photo)

LUBBOCK, Texas (February 15, 2013)—Coach Mike Littlewood opened the season with his first victory, a 9-0 BYU baseball win, followed by a 6-4 loss in a Friday doubleheader split with Northern Colorado.

Cougars use big second half run to beat Santa Clara

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PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s basketball team used a 17-2 run to start the second half to beat Santa Clara 65-42 Thursday night at the Marriott Center.

Jennifer Hamson led the Cougars (17-7, 7-3) with 12 points and a career-high 16 rebounds to record her third double-double of the season. Haley Steed had 10 points and 10 assists for the night and Ashley Garfield scored 10 points and six rebounds.

Millett leads softball to 4-2 upset over No. 20 Hawai'i

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LAS VEGAS—Lacey Millett went 3 for 4 with two runs scored as the BYU softball team upset No. 20/23 Hawai’i 4-2 in its opening game Thursday of the Easton Desert Classic at Eller Media Stadium.

"I thought  we had a total effort from the team," head coach Gordon Eakin said. "Our pitching was solid, our offense came up with timely hitting and the defense played exceptional. I was pleased with their performance today."

Cougars vs. Pilots on Saturday, jersey retirement at halftime

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Game notes: BYU vs. Portland

After a week off, BYU basketball will host Portland in the Marriott Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST. The game will be broadcast on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM and 1160 AM and televised on BYUtv. The jerseys of Cougar legends Mel Hutchins and Roland Minson will be retired at halftime.

Excerpt from Forgotten Champions, The Year 1951

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With the jersey retirement for Mel Hutchins and Roland Minson just two days away, here's another exerpt from the book Forgotten Champions by Rocky Steele. Published in 2011, Forgotten Champions remembers BYU’s 1951 NIT Championship. BYU hosts Portland in the Marriott Center on Saturday at 7 p.m. MST and tickets are available at BYUtickets.com.

Softball travels to Las Vegas for Easton Desert Classic

Gordy Bravo hit .556 in her college debut for the Cougars last weekend. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah— After going 2-3 in its first tournament of the 2013 season, the BYU softball team will travel to Las Vegas in hopes of improving its record as it plays No. 20/23 Hawai’i, Oregon State, Louisiana Monroe, Cal State Fullerton and Portland State in the Easton Desert Classic Feb. 14-16.

EASTERN DESERT CLASSIC

Feb. 14-16, 2013

Eller Media Stadium/Stephanie Lynn Craig Park