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'Awesome' Sander leads No. 1 BYU volleyball by Long Beach, will face Ohio St. in final

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 5th - 6:06pm

Top-ranked BYU men's volleyball used a dominant showing from its three-pronged pin hitters in a 3-1 win over No. 4 Long Beach State in the NCAA semifinals in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Vorster at home making tackles, winning titles with BYU rugby

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 5th - 10:14am

It’s a long way from Durban, South Africa, to Provo, Utah. But for BYU rugby’s Alex Vorster, it’s a little bit shorter, thanks to the diverse makeup of the Cougars’ 2016 squad that boasts players from seven countries outside the United States.

BYU rugby not taking rival Cal lightly ahead of 4th-straight title pairing

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:50pm

The BYU rugby team is one match away from its fifth-straight national championship, and the fourth-straight Varsity Cup title. But standing in the Cougars’ way is long-time nemesis Cal.

BYU WR coach Cahoon to have number retired by CFL club

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 4th - 9:22pm

The Montreal Alouettes announced Wednesday that the club will retire former BYU receiver Ben Cahoon’s No. 86 during a ceremony July 29 against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Confident but not cocky: Trust has led BYU volleyball to NCAA tournament's top seed

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 4th - 4:58pm

The top-ranked BYU men's volleyball team (26-3) is confident with the top seed in the NCAA Tournament and playing on the road, where they are a striking 13-1 on the season.

BYU earns 4 AVCA All-American nods, including first-teamers Sander, Patch

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 2nd - 6:28pm

BYU's Ben Patch and Brenden Sander were each named to the AVCA All-American first team Monday, while teammate Jake Langlois was a second-team team honoree and setter Leo Durkin an honorable mention.

Lions pick up 5th-year option for 2017 on Ziggy Ansah

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 2nd - 11:46am

The Detroit Lions have exercised the fifth-year option for 2017 on defensive end Ziggy Ansah.

'That's what makes us stronger:' Olympian rebounds from near-fatal accident

Rod Zundel  |  Posted  May 1st - 10:43pm

Doug Padilla competed in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics in the 5,000 meter run, and he’s considered one of the greatest athletes from BYU. A brutal accident cut his career short but won't stop the 12-time U.S. champion from winning in life.

Where local athletes ended up in the NFL

Josh Furlong and Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 1st - 9:34pm

The 2016 NFL Draft has come to a close and six local football players were drafted to various teams. However, several local athletes also signed a free agency deal following the draft. The following is a where local athletes ended up in the draft or in free agency.

NFL draft picks show joy in myriad ways after big weekend

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 9:37pm

More than 250 college athletes heard their names called during the three-day, seven-round NFL draft this past weekend. And each one had their own unique response.

No. 30 BYU baseball walks off with win over Gonzaga on 5-run 9th

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:23pm

Eric Urry scored from third base on a walk-off sacrifice fly to cap a five-run ninth inning as No. 30 BYU baseball knocked off visiting Gonzaga 5-4 to sweep the series Saturday in Provo.

2016 NFL Draft Board  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 5:15pm

The 2016 NFL Draft begins Thursday night as college athletes look to make a jump to the highest level of football. Follow along as the first round of the draft kicks off Thursday night.

Bronson Kaufusi selected in NFL Draft's 3rd round by Baltimore Ravens

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 29th - 7:59pm

Former BYU and Timpview High standout Bronson Kaufusi has always dreamed of playing in the NFL. His dream has become a reality.

3 reasons Sitake will send more BYU players to NFL

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 8:33pm

One of the most consistent knocks on former BYU head football coach Bronco Mendenhall is that he didn't get his players into the NFL. Here are three reasons why new coach Kalani Sitake will change that.

BYU's Olmstead named MPSF coach of the year

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 4:28pm

First-year BYU men’s volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead has set quite the standard in his first season.

BYU football unveils revamped fireside schedule

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 27th - 2:43pm

BYU announced a new series of firesides Wednesday, moving the regular player and coach meet-and-greet/testimony meetings to the offseason while weekly alumni firesides will accompany BYU football games during the season.

Clicking at the right time: BYU volleyball earns top seed into NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 24th - 6:25pm

BYU (26-3) received the No. 1 overall seed to next week’s NCAA Tournament hosted by Penn State.

Patch, Cougars down error-prone Bruins to win MPSF tourney title, NCAA autobid

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 23rd - 9:03pm

Ben Patch spiked a match-high 14 kills and eight digs, and Brenden Sander added 11 kills and six digs to lift the top-ranked Cougars to a 25-20, 25-19, 18-25, 25-15 win over UCLA in the finals of the MPSF Tournament on Saturday night in Provo.

Anderson, BYU rugby blast Arkansas State to clinch fourth-straight Varsity Cup final berth

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 23rd - 5:50pm

Joshua Anderson scored three tries, including a pair on either side of the halftime whistle, and Josh Whippy and Matt Jensen each scored twice to lift BYU past the Red Wolves 68-20 and into its fourth-straight Varsity Cup final.

BYU hoops' Kaufusi joins football team; Beo signs letter of intent

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 22nd - 1:19pm

BYU basketball post Corbin Kaufusi will also play football this fall, and the Cougars extended a scholarship offer to former walk-on commit Steven Beo for the 2016-17 season.