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Where local athletes ended up in the NFL

Josh Furlong and Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 30th - 7:34pm

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.

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.

Patch's season-high helps No. 1 BYU hold off No. 6 UCSB in MPSF semifinal

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 21st - 11:33pm

Ben Patch tallied a season-high 32 kills on 50 attempts to help the No. 1 Cougars hold off the Gauchos 25-18, 25-22, 23-25, 24-26, 15-12 in the third five-set match of the season in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Confident Durkin leads No. 1 BYU into MPSF semifinals

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 9:37pm

Sophomore setter Leo Durkin has the top-ranked BYU men's volleyball team reset and ready for Thursday MPSF semifinal against upstart UC Santa Barbara.

Garner, Huang lead BYU women's golf to 1st conference title since 1992

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 20th - 4:48pm

No. 38 BYU took the WCC women's golf team title with a three-day total of 884 at Blackhawk Country Club, unseeding Pepperdine's 14-year title streak and winning BYU's first conference golf title since 1992.

Patch hits, serves top-ranked BYU volleyball past UC Irvine in MPSF quarterfinal

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 16th - 9:57pm

Ben Patch finished with a match-high 14 kills, two aces and four digs, and Jake Langlois finished with 13 kills and eight digs as the No. 1-ranked BYU men’s volleyball team swept No. 14 UC Irvine 25-21, 25-20, 25-23 in Saturday’s opening round.

Guaranteed just one game, No. 1 BYU volleyball focused on the playoffs

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 15th - 5:14pm

In the end, Saturday’s match against UC Irvine is as important as top-ranked BYU’s professed goal of winning the national championship. Because that’s all the Cougars are promised.

BYU star Rydalch taken No. 26 in WNBA draft by Seattle Storm

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 14th - 10:23pm

Lexi Eaton Rydalch’s basketball career will continue in the Pacific Northwest. The former BYU standout was selected with the No. 26 overall pick by the Seattle Storm during Thursday’s WNBA draft.

Collinsworth grabs 11 boards in Portsmouth Invite opener

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 14th - 10:11pm

Former BYU star Kyle Collinsworth had seven points, 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals in 20 minutes of play for Team K&D Rounds on Thursday in the first game of the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament.

BYU's Toolson to transfer from university

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 13th - 4:06pm

BYU sophomore guard Jake Toolson will seek a transfer, KSL has confirmed. The nephew of BYU All-American Danny Ainge has not played since December 2015, when he took a medical leave of absence.

Nine-run third leads No. 22 Cougars past rival Utes in 'big game'

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 12th - 10:20pm

Brennon Lund went 3-for-6 with three runs scored, and Hayden Nielsen and Bronson Larsen each went 2-for-4 with two RBI, as the Cougars used a nine-run third inning en route to a 14-3 rout Tuesday evening at Larry H. Miller Park in Provo.