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Spencer Johnson filling key role for BYU basketball

BYU coach Mark Pope said Spencer Johnson is probably the most undervalued player on his team. Undervalued in the media, maybe, or by fans. But the Cougars understand what they have in Johnson. “Most of the guys I recruit tell me 'no',” Pope said. “Spencer was one of those guys. We got a ...

BYU’s Mantz wins National Scholar Athlete of the Year

NEW ORLEANS – Former BYU cross country runner Conner Mantz was named the 2021 NCAA Division I Men’s Cross Country National Scholar Athlete of the Year by the USTFCCCA on Thursday. This marks back-to-back seasons in which Mantz has been awarded for his combined prowess on the course and in ...

Utah Valley High School Sports Scoreboard: Jan. 26

Here is a look at the scores from the high school basketball games involving Utah Valley teams on Jan. 26: BOYS BASKETBALL Region 8 Alta 69, Mountain View 56 Region 18 Rockwell 59, Maeser Prep 45 GIRLS BASKETBALL Region 7 Stansbury 52, Payson 38 Cedar Valley 53, Cottonwood 45 Region ...

Holmoe: How Big 12 prep is pushing BYU athletics to evolve

For most of us, the start of the 2023-24 college sports season feels like a long ways off. We have a year and a half before that will become a focal point. BYU director of athletics Tom Holmoe explained during a roundtable with reporters at BYU on Thursday that his coaches and athletes have ...

First half blitz propels BYU women’s basketball to win over Santa Clara

In the early days of World War II, the German army used a tactic known as "blitzkrieg" (German for lightning war) that relied on speed to get past opposing defenses before they knew what hit them. The No. 16-ranked BYU women's basketball gave another example of what that type of approach ...

BYU-Mount Olive mvb gamer — IN PROGRESS

All-American Davide Gardini on the BYU bench with his ankle wrapped needing crutches to move around is not a good sign for the 10th-ranked Cougars. Gardini rolled his ankle in the first set on Thursday against Mount Olive – he came down on a teammate's foot after jumping to block – and ...

BYU 1-on-1: Is this the best Cougar women’s basketball team ever?

The Daily Herald's BYU sports experts Jared Lloyd and Darnell Dickson answer five of this week's big questions regarding Cougar athletics: 1. Which BYU men’s basketball player do you think has made the biggest strides this season? LLOYD: I think freshmen Atiki Ally Atiki and Fousseyni ...

Timpview knocks Orem from ranks of unbeaten

Down one point to undefeated Orem with 2.9 seconds to play, Timpview found itself in familiar territory. Last week the T-Birds couldn't come up with last-second play to beat Lehi, but on Tuesday they found a way to win. Etano Foster tipped in a missed shot that barely beat the buzzer, pushing ...