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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 ...

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 ...

No. 8 BYU holds on for five-set win vs. Mount Olive

All-American Davide Gardini on the BYU bench with his ankle wrapped needing crutches to move around is not a good sign for the eighth-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 ...

BYU honors 1981 Elite Eight men’s basketball team

BYU men's basketball coach Mark Pope is a creature of habit, especially when it comes to his pregame rituals. On Saturday, he broke that pattern for a good reason. Pope took a few moments before his pre-game preparation to talk to the 1980-81 Cougar basketball team that was to be honored at ...

No. 16 BYU rolls to sixth straight WCC win, pounds San Diego

Can anybody in the West Coast Conference give the Cougars a game? The No. 16 BYU women's basketball team moved to 6-0 in league play on Monday with a 70-48 spanking of San Diego in the Marriott Center. The Cougars' margin of victory in those six games is 25.5 points per contest. BYU played ...

BYU men’s volleyball gets two wins over UC Irvine

Shawn Olmstead's young volleyball team will learn a lot of lessons in 2022. On Friday, that lesson was “How to close out an opponent.” Tenth-ranked BYU won the first two sets against No. 13 UC Irvine, then failed to convert two match points in Set 4 as the match went to a fifth set. BYU ...

Knight earning more playing time for BYU hoops

Seneca Knight gave BYU a big boost off the bench offensively in Thursday's 79-71 victory against San Diego, scoring 12 of his 14 points in the first half. Cougar coach Mark Pope said Knight's defensive contribution was just as critical. “It's a really important matchup for us because they ...