BYU announces football games with Northern Illinois and Idaho State

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PROVO, Utah (July 30, 2014) — Brigham Young University director of athletics Tom Holmoe today announced future football games versus Northern Illinois and Idaho State.

Three BYU golfers named All-America Scholars

Stephen Archibald along with Jordan Hammer and Jordan Rodgers garnered Academic All-America honors. (Photo by Mark A. Philbrick)

Stephen Archibald, Jordan Hammer and Jordan Rodgers are among the 208 Division I men’s golf players named All-America Scholars by Cleveland Golf/Srixon, announced the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

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Watch Remember the Titans at LaVell Edwards Stadium Aug. 1

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PROVO, Utah – Fall football camp will kick off for fans on Friday, August 1 with a showing of Remember the Titans at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Gates open at 8:15 p.m. with the movie starting at 9 p.m.

Fans can park in the west lot and can enter through Gate 1 or Gate 5. Concessions will be available and fans are encouraged to bring blankets to lay or sit on, since everyone will be on the field. No chairs will be allowed in order to keep the field in as nice condition as possible.

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Fernandes gains sixth year of eligibility

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PROVO, Utah – Senior forward Niki Fernandes was granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA on Wednesday. She is now eligible to play this fall with the BYU women's soccer team.

"Last year was my last year," Fernandes said. "This year is going to be my best, last year."

Four named to Polynesian College Football Award watch list

PROVO, Utah—The inaugural Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award Watch List included four BYU players, the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday.

Linebackers Alani Fua and Bronson Kaufusi, and offensive linemen Edward Fusi and Solomone Kafu were named to the 17-player watch list.

Eighty-three student-athletes garner WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll citations

SAN BRUNO, CA --- With the conclusion of the 2013-14 academic year, the West Coast Conference announced the 13th annual WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll, which recognizes student-athletes that have balanced athletic success with academic excellence.

For the third consecutive year, over 1,000 WCC student-athletes garnered honors on the Commissioner's Honor Roll for possessing at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. With the addition of the University of the Pacific, more than 1,200 student-athletes qualified for recognition establishing a new conference record. 

Ten women garner WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll citations

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PROVO, Utah— Ten BYU women’s basketball players were named to the West Coast Conference Honor Roll for the 2013-14 academic season.

Ashley Garfield led the way with the team’s highest GPA at 3.97 earning Gold Honors  (4.00-3.75). She is majoring in school health education.

Former Cougars help USA win gold

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FLORENCE, Italy— Former BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander led the U. S. Men’s National Team to a 3-1 (31-29, 21-25, 25-20, 25-23) victory against top-ranked Brazil Sunday, earning the U. S.’s second World League title.

Former Cougar Russell Holmes was also a member of the gold-medal team, and former Cougar Mike Wall was an assistant coach.

Sander collected 24 points during the match, including 22 kills, earning him Most Valuable Player and Best Spiker honors.