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BYU in NCAA Championship match

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LOS ANGELES – Playing in the NCAA title match for the first time since 2004, the No. 1 seed BYU men’s volleyball team challenges No. 2 seed UC Irvine for the National Championship on Saturday at 7 p.m. MDT at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. The NCAA title match will be televised nationally on ESPNU.

BYU sweeps Penn State for spot in National Championship match

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LOS ANGELES – Behind a third set comeback, the No. 1-seed BYU men’s volleyball team swept No. 4-seed Penn State (25-21, 25-16, 25-22) Thursday at Pauley Pavilion for a spot in the NCAA Championship match.

The Cougars (26-4) look to capture their fourth national title, and first since 2004, Saturday at 7 p.m. MDT against Mountain Pacific Sports Federation opponent and No. 2-seed UC Irvine. The match will be televised live on ESPNU from Pauley Pavilion.

Poulson, Whitney key 8-3 win at Loyola Marymount

Desmond Poulson threw a complete game in an 8-3 victory at Loyola Marymount University on Thursday. (Photo by Johnathan Hardy/BYU Photo)

LOS ANGELES (May 1, 2013)—Desmond Poulson threw 109 pitches in a complete game Thursday as BYU gathered 18 hits in an 8-3 victory over Loyola Marymount.

BYU, now 23-17 overall and 9-7 in the West Coast Conference, gained needed ground in the league with a series opening win at LMU, 21-24 and 9-10, thanks to Poulson and a key double by Brock Whitney. Poulson's record improves to 6-1.

More Ziggy!

Football Blog | May 02, 2013 - Posted by Brett Pyne at 5:05 pm | Updated: May 3, 2013 11:47 am | Permalink

A lot happened last week for BYU's Ziggy Ansah, graduating from BYU and being selected with the No. 5 overall pick in the NFL Draft. ESPN's Todd McShay said "five years ago, Ezekiel Ansah had never even seen a football game, now he's the 5th pick. Best story of the draft."  

BYU tops NFF Hampshire Honor Society List

David Foote was one of seven BYU players honored by the National Football Foundation on Thursday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

DALLAS -- Seven players on the 2012 BYU football team were recognized Thursday by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) as members of the 2013 NFF Hampshire Honor Society. BYU's seven players represented the most selections among FBS Division I programs.

The Cougars topped Nebraska's six and Army's five honorees to take the top three spots. BYU has had 32 total selections in the seven years of the award and has had the most selections in three of the past four seasons.

McGown named AVCA Coach of the Year

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LOS ANGELES - The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced BYU’s Chris McGown as the 2013 AVCA Men’s Division I-II National Coach of the Year.

McGown, also named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year, led the Cougars to their first NCAA Final Four appearance since 2004 and a 25-4 overall record entering the NCAA tournament. BYU held the No. 1 national ranking in the AVCA poll for 11 of the 15 regular season weeks, including the final seven.

NCAA Tournament Central 2013

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BYU's NCAA Tournament Central is the place to follow all the action as the Cougars compete in the NCAA Final Four for the first time since 2004. New content will be posted each day as the team prepares and competes for the National Championship.

BYU Men's Volleyball Blog

Check the BYU Men's Volleyball Blog each day for insights on what the team is doing in Los Angeles.

McGown named MPSF Coach of the Year

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PROVO, Utah - In just his second season as the head coach of the nationally-ranked BYU men's volleyball team, head coach Chris McGown has been named the 2013 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Coach of the Year. 

Coach McGown is the third coach at BYU to earn Coach of the Year honors from the MPSF, following his father Carl McGown's winning in 1999 and 2001, and Tom Peterson winning co-coach honors in 2003.  

LMU series is key this week

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A third of BYU baseball’s remaining league schedule happens this week in its last full road trip of the West Coast Conference season.

BYU, 22-17 overall and 8-7 in the WCC, faces Loyola Marymount, 21-23 and 9-9, in a three-game series starting Thursday that could determine the Cougars’ qualifying for the WCC tournament the end of this month.