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[3 May 2014 | | ]
BYU Rugby Three-Peats

The BYU Cougars are rugby national champions once again.
After needing a last-second drop kick goal to knock off Cal in last year’s Varsity Cup title match, BYU controlled Saturday’s national championship game at Rio Tinto Stadium, defeating the Golden Bears 43-33.
BYU players and coaches spoke often this week about the importance of getting out of the gate early against Cal, and the Cougars did just that.
Paul Lasike scored a try at the five-minute mark of the first half as the Cougars built a 22-7 lead. The Bears fought back just …

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[2 May 2014 | | ]
BYU Rugby Ready for Biggest Game in History

BYU rugby (17-1) will be gunning for back-to-back-to-back national championships on Saturday afternoon when the Cougars face their arch-rivals, the Cal Bears (18-2) at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Cougars defeated Cal in a thriller 27-24 on Jonny Linehan’s last-second drop goal kick to win the inaugural Varsity Cup national championship at South Field last year.
In 2012, the Cougars defeated Arkansas State 49-42 at Rio Tinto to take home the national club title.
They now stand poised to supplant Cal as the premier rugby program in the country if they can emerge victorious …

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[28 Apr 2014 | | ]
BYU in the Hunt for Two National Titles

Two teams representing Brigham Young University hope to add national championships this week to the school’s trophy case.
The men’s volleyball team is the No. 2 seed at the NCAA tournament being held in Chicago this week, while the BYU Rugby team will be in search of its third straight national championship on Saturday afternoon in Sandy, Utah when it takes the pitch against national power Cal.
The volleyball team earned an automatic bid and first-round bye in the tournament after sweeping No. 3 seed Stanford on Saturday night in three sets …

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[28 Mar 2014 | | ]
BYU Hoping to Make History Against UConn

PROVO–The BYU women’s basketball team makes its first appearance in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament since 2002 on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb.
The No. 12 seeded Cougars also the face the monumental task of trying to take down the No. 1 ranked and undefeated UConn Huskies.
The defending national champs are also the top overall seed in the tournament and have defeated their opponents this season by an average of 36 points per game. Their closest game this year was an 11-point victory at 5th-ranked Baylor.
UConn has defeated BYU in …

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[6 May 2013 | | ]
BYU Leading the Way in College Rugby

As Jonny Linehan’s last-second drop goal sailed through the posts to give BYU a thrilling 27-24 win over rugby powerhouse Cal in the Varsity Cup national championship game on Saturday, what the 4000-plus fans at South Field witnessed was the dawning of a new era in collegiate rugby.
For decades, the sport was dominated by Cal. Coming into the inaugural Varsity Cup, the Golden Bears had won 26 national championships dating back to 1980.
During that time the program has produced 126 All-Americans, 43 members of the U.S. National Team and a …

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[3 May 2013 | | ]
Sander, Patch Sweep BYU Into Title Match

BYU volleyball will play for its fifth national title on Saturday, and its first in nine seasons.
The Cougars (26-4) dispatched Penn State 3-0 (25-21, 25-16, 25-22) in the national semifinals at UCLA’s Pauly Pavillion Thursday night  to earn their fifth all-time appearance in the NCAA championship game where they will face MPSF rival UC Irvine.
Junior Taylor Sander led BYU with a match-best 17 kills, seven digs and three blocks. Freshman Ben Patch also had double-digit kills with 12, while adding two aces and six blocks.
“I thought we did a lot …

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[2 May 2013 | | ]
BYU and Cal Clash for Rugby National Title

Defending national champion BYU seeks its second-consecutive national club rugby championship when the Cougars host arch-nemesis Cal in the inaugural Varsity Cup National Collegiate Rugby Championship on Saturday afternoon.
The clash of national rugby powerhouses marks the seventh time in the last eight years that the two teams have met for the title, and will be the Cougars’ eighth straight championship game appearance.
BYU defeated Arkansas State 49-42 last year to claim the 2012 crown.
California has won six of the seven previous meetings, including a 21-14 victory in the championship game in …

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[22 Nov 2012 | 6 Comments | ]
Elite Eight Preview: BYU vs. UNC

The BYU women’s soccer team returns to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2003 and faces traditional powerhouse North Carolina. The Cougars host the Tar Heels this Friday at 6:00 p.m. at South Field.
The 2nd-ranked and No. 1-seeded Cougars advanced to the fourth round by defeating Utah State 2-1 in their opening round, Auburn 1-0 in the second round and No. 12 Marquette in a penalty kick shootout in the Sweet 16.
The Tar Heels, ranked 13 nationally and the second seed in BYU’s bracket, defeated Radford 2-0 in …

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[16 Nov 2012 | 4 Comments | ]
Payne-Holmoe Sends BYU to the Sweet 16

It took BYU nearly a full 90 minutes, but the No. 1-seeded and 2nd-ranked Cougars were finally able to put away Auburn 1-0 Thursday night and advanced to the third round of the NCAA Women’s Soccer College Cup.
With the score knotted at 0-0 with 44 seconds left, BYU freshman Michele Murphy was fouled in the box by Auburn junior Blanca Sierra and BYU was awarded a penalty kick.
Senior Carlee Payne-Holmoe placed the ball down on the spot, stepped back, stared down Auburn senior goalkeeper Amy Howard, and then with nerves …

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[12 Nov 2012 | 3 Comments | ]
BYU Advances to Host Auburn in College Cup

After a one-day delay due to Utah Valley’s first major fall storm that kept BYU’s grounds crew scrambling to prepare South Field that had been covered by almost a foot of snow, No 1 seed BYU Cougars were able to hold off the Utah State Aggies 2-1 in the first round of the NCAA Women’s College Cup.
The two teams met earlier in the season on Sept. 20 in Logan, where the then No. 12 Cougars won 1-0. BYU came into the game on a 17-game winning streak, while the Aggies …