Cougars ranked No. 9 in preseason poll

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) ranked BYU women’s volleyball No. 9 in the nation in the preseason poll, which was released Monday.

BYU finished the season ranked No. 13 last year after reaching the regional semifinals of the 2013 NCAA tournament for the second-consecutive year. The Cougars went 24-7 overall and 15-3 in West Coast Conference play.

With 924 points, BYU is one of two WCC teams in the preseason top 25. The other, San Diego, earned 628 points for a No. 14 ranking.

Three chances to watch the soccer team this week

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – The public will have three chances this week to get its first look at No. 22 BYU women's soccer before the start of the 2014 season. All three events will be free to attend and will be held on South Field.

On Wednesday, Aug. 13, the Cougars will hold the Blue/White game at 7 p.m. 

On Thursday, Aug. 14, evening practice will be open to the public. Practice will start at 7 p.m. and will include a meet and greet with the players and giveaways.

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Team scrimmage and Thursday Hero reunion highlight Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium

Running back Adam Hine make a strong showing during Saturday's team scrimmage. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah – BYU football hosted its first open scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday morning with more than 5,000 fans in attendance.

Saturday morning football scrimmage open to the public

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Fans are invited to come watch the BYU football team's first scrimmage of fall camp on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium as the team continues to prepare for the 2014 season.

Football practice and photo day

Senior quarterback Christian Stewart practicing during fall camp (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah -- BYU football held practice Thursday morning before participating in a photo shoot in the afternoon.

Soccer to hold open practice for public on Aug. 14

(Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah – BYU women's soccer will host an open practice for the public on Thursday, August 14 on South Field.

The practice begins at 7 p.m. and will include a meet and greet with the players as well as giveaways. The public practice will be sandwiched between the Blue/White game on Wednesday, Aug. 13 and the Alumni Game on Saturday, Aug. 16, both will also be on South Field at 7 p.m.

Mahoney named Outstanding Pitcher in Cape Cod League

Kolton Mahoney was named Cape Cod Pitcher of the Week and struck out 13 in seven innings during his most recent outing. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

ORLEANS, Mass. – Kolton Mahoney of BYU's baseball team was named this week as the 2014 BFC Whitehouse Outstanding Pitcher of the Cape Cod League.

Football holds second open practice of fall camp

Receiver Devon Blackmon runs for a long touchdown during Wednesday's practice. (Photo by BYU Photo/Mark Philbrick)

PROVO, Utah—BYU football hosted its second open practice Wednesday morning, running drills and scrimmaging in front of 991 fans.

During the scrimmage portion of practice, quarterback Taysom Hill connected with receiver Mitch Mathews for multiple 20-yard receptions. Transfer wide receiver Nick Kurtz caught a pass from Hill and ran it in for a 20-yard touchdown.