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BYU Coach's Show: Sunday 12/23

Men's Basketball Blog | Dec 24, 2012 - Posted by Whitney Craft Jordan at 11:17 pm | Updated: December 28, 2012 9:57 am | Permalink

BYU assistant coach Mark Pope, filling in for head coach Dave Rose, started the Coach's Show with a look at last week's games for BYU against Eastern New Mexico at home and Baylor on the road. The Cougars defeated the Greyhounds 95-62 and fell to the Bears 79-64. 

Men's basketball falls to Baylor

Brandon Davies scored 26 points in BYU's loss to Baylor Friday. (Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

WACO, Texas -- Brandon Davies’ 26 points and 17 rebounds were not enough as BYU men's basketball fell 79-64 to Baylor at the Ferrell Center on Friday night.

From the archives: Lance Reynolds is BIG on BYU Football

Coach Lance Reynolds announced to the team after the Poinsettia Bowl victory that he is stepping away from coaching after three decades on the sidelines. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Reprinted from Cougar Illustrated, Nov. 18, 1984
By Les Carroll

The tall, muscle-ridden body doesn't look like one that would resemble the typical running back coach. In fact, at 6-3, 285 pounds, former BYU All-American offensive lineman Lance Reynolds is almost big enough to be two running backs.

BYU vs. SDSU postgame notes - Poinsettia Bowl

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy was the playmaker of the night and was named defensive MVP of the Poinsettia Bowl. The junior had a huge game with 8 tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception, 1 blocked punt and 2 touchdowns. The first touchdown came with BYU trailing 6-3 in the fourth quarter after forcing and recovering a fumble in the end zone. The second came on a pick-six later in the quarter to help seal the victory.

Steed leads BYU comeback against Seattle

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – Despite trailing most of the game, the BYU women's basketball team came back from an 11-point deficit in the second half to defeat Seattle University 70-62 at the Marriott Center on Thursday afternoon.

Grad student point guard Haley Steed sparked the comeback win for the Cougars (8-4), scoring 11 of her game-high 18 points in the final seven minutes. Steed also had seven assists and a season-high five steals in the victory. Seattle moved to 3-6 on the season with the loss.

BYU to wear helmet decals honoring Sandy Hook Elementary School during Poinsettia Bowl

Football Blog | Dec 20, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 5:12 pm | Permalink

The BYU football team will honor the 20 children and six staff members who lost their lives in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. with special helmet decals tonight in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.

The blue balloons are for the boys, pink for girls and yellow for the staff.

JC Cornerback Trenton Trammell Signs with BYU

(Photo by BYU/Dave Broberg graphic)

SAN DIEGO -- BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall announced today that defensive back Trenton Trammell out of the City College of San Francisco has signed a national letter of intent to attend BYU starting in January.

"Trent is a talented young man,” Mendenhall said. “He is not only an excellent football player but also an experienced athlete from a program with a proven record of winning football. We look forward to having him join our program.”

Team luncheon on board the USS Midway

Football Blog | Dec 19, 2012 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 11:10 pm | Updated: December 19, 2012 11:12 pm | Permalink

With the festivities winding down at the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, the highlight of the day was both teams together at a luncheon on board the USS Midway in San Diego.

The USS Midway was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy, the lead ship of her class. Commissioned a week after the end of World War II, the Midway was the largest ship in the world until 1955, and saw active duty for over 47 years, being decommissioned in 1992 and becoming a museum ship for the public to enjoy.

Bowl fans encouraged to arrive early, consider riding trolley

Football Blog | Dec 19, 2012 - Posted by at 11:00 pm | Updated: December 20, 2012 1:02 pm | Permalink

More than 40,000 expected for San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl

The eighth annual San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl kicks off at 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 20 at Qualcomm Stadium and features the BYU Cougars and San Diego State Aztecs.  Considering the rush hour kick time, fans are encouraged to arrive early or take the Trolley. The Qualcomm Stadium parking lot opens at 11 a.m.