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Cougars suffer first loss in WCC play

BYU suffered its first loss in WCC play on the road at Saint Mary's on Saturday. (Photo by Bella Torgerson/BYU Photo)

MORAGA, Calif. – The BYU women’s volleyball team fell in five sets (25-23, 25-23, 12-25, 22-25, 11-15) on the road at Saint Mary’s on Saturday to suffer their first loss in West Coast Conference play.

“Tough loss to Saint Mary's tonight,” BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. “Hats off to them for making adjustments and pushing us. We can learn from this and get better.”

BYU vs Boise State postgame notes

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Postgame Notes

The Cougars won their fifth straight game by defeating the Boise State Broncos 37-20. BYU is now 6-2 this season, 536-390-26 all-time and 273-161-13 against Mountain West teams. With the win, the Cougars become bowl eligible for the ninth straight year.

Tonight’s win marks the first time BYU or a team from Utah has beat Boise State since 1997. The Broncos were 21-0 since that time. The win also ends a 50-game winning streak for Boise State when playing in October.

Cougars roll past Boise State

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PROVO, Utah – Cody Hoffman became the all-time career touchdown receptions leader to lead BYU to a 37-20 victory against Boise State Friday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium.

Hoffman recorded his 31st touchdown reception in the second quarter to pass All-American Austin Collie for first place in BYU history. He finished the game with four receptions and 57 yards receiving to go along with the touchdown grab.

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BYU accepts bid to Fight Hunger Bowl, tickets on sale now

PROVO, Utah — With its 37-20 win over Boise State tonight, BYU is now bowl eligible with a 6-2 record. Shortly after the game, the Cougars accepted an invitation to play in the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.

BYU will meet a team from the Pac-12 Conference Friday, Dec. 27, at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Kickoff is 6:30 p.m. PST (9:30 p.m. EST) and will be televised nationally on ESPN.

FHB Executive Director Gary Cavalli formally extended the bid to BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe, along with coaches and players on the field after the game.

Tags: Events features All-American LB Kyle Van Noy

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PROVO, Utah—BYU Athtletics has launched a new website,, featuring All-American linebacker Kyle Van Noy.

A candidate for many national awards, Van Noy was named to seven preseason award watch lists and has garnered preseason and midseason first-team All-America recognition in 2013 for his unique talents and stellar performances. 

Cougars cruise past Tigers on the road

The No. 19 BYU women's volleyball team beat Pacific 3-1 on Thursday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

STOCKTON, Calif. – Senior Kathryn LeCheminant led BYU women’s volleyball to a four-set (25-20, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23) victory on the road at Pacific Thursday to remain undefeated in West Coast Conference play.

“We expected a battle from Pacifc, and we got just that,” BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. “They played a lot better to end the second set, and that continued into sets three and four. We stayed composed and on task to the end.”

No. 24 BYU shuts out Gonzaga 1-0

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SPOKANE, Wash. - The No. 24 ranked BYU women's soccer team defeated Gonzaga 1-0 on Thursday afternoon for its fifth win in the last six games.

The Cougars (10-4-1, 4-1-0) recorded their fourth shutout in the past five games. Erica Owens only faced seven shots and made four saves. BYU took 19 shots, the third straight game with 19 or more shots.

Cougars host Colorado College in first exhibition

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PROVO, Utah – The BYU men's basketball team will play their first exhibition of the year on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. MDT in the Marriott Center against the Colorado College Tigers.

The game will be televised live on BYUtv and broadcast on the Cougar IMG Sports Network on KSL Newsradio 102.7 FM/1160 AM.

Women picked fourth, Hamson named to WCC preseason team

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — BYU women’s basketball has been selected to finish fourth in a preseason poll of the West Coast Conference’s 10 head coaches. The poll and the preseason  all-conference team were announced Thursday at Time Warner Cable Sports studios as part of the Third Annual West Coast Conference Basketball Tip-Off event, streamed live on 

Gonzaga has been selected as the favorite to win the West Coast Conference regular season title. The Bulldogs received nine first place votes and 81 of 90 possible points in the poll. 

BYU picked second, Haws named preseason All-WCC

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – With the start of the highly-anticipated 2013-14 basketball season just over two weeks away, BYU has been picked to finish second in the West Coast Conference preseason poll and junior guard Tyler Haws has been named to the preseason All-WCC Team. The poll and all-conference team were announced Thursday at Time Warner Cable Sports studios as part of the Third Annual West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tip-Off event, streamed live on