BYU Sports Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/byusports Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU's Sander becomes a four-time AVCA Volleyball All-American http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/57861070-65/sander-team-byu-cougars.html.csp Add another accolade to the resume of BYU’s Taylor Sander, perhaps the best volleyball player in school history. Thursday, the 6-foot-4 outside hitter was named a First-Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Sander becomes the 11th play in Division I-II men’s volleyball history to earn All-America honors four times. He was a second-team selection as a freshman in 2011, and a first-team pick the following three years. The AVCA will announce its Men’s National Pla... Add another accolade to the resume of BYU’s Taylor Sander, perhaps the best volleyball player in school history. Thursday, the 6-foot-4 outside hitter was named a First-Team All-American by the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA). Sander becomes the 11th play in Division I-II men’s volleyball history to earn All-America honors four times. He was a second-team selection as a freshman in 2011, and a first-team pick the following three years. The AVCA will announce its Men’s National Pla... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 57861070@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:39:02 MDT NFL Draft: Are Chargers especially interested in BYU's Kyle Van Noy? http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/57855143-65/noy-van-won-athlete.html.csp At BYU’s Pro Day in March, All-American linebacker Kyle Van Noy didn’t hesitate when he was asked which of the 32 NFL teams he would like to play for next fall. “I think every team is showing a lot of interest,” Van Noy said. “The [San Diego] Chargers happen to be the ones that did the drills today. I was happy for that. I love the Chargers and would love to be in that power blue.” It appears that the feeling is mutual. The San Diego Union-Tribune profiled Van Noy on Wednesday as a draft possib... At BYU’s Pro Day in March, All-American linebacker Kyle Van Noy didn’t hesitate when he was asked which of the 32 NFL teams he would like to play for next fall. “I think every team is showing a lot of interest,” Van Noy said. “The [San Diego] Chargers happen to be the ones that did the drills today. I was happy for that. I love the Chargers and would love to be in that power blue.” It appears that the feeling is mutual. The San Diego Union-Tribune profiled Van Noy on Wednesday as a draft possib... 57855143@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:02:29 MDT News and notes across the BYU sports spectrum http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/57849925-65/byu-walker-football-harward.html.csp Last fall, Jason Walker was in his fourth year as a defensive graduate assistant at BYU. This fall, he will be the head football coach at Southern Virginia University, an NCAA Division III school in Buena Vista, Va. That’s a pretty rapid climb. Walker joined the SVU staff on March 20 as the Knights’ defensive coordinator. But when recently hired head coach Tyler Hughes left SVU before even coaching a game to take the head job at D-II Minot State, Walker was given the reins to the program. “Jason... Last fall, Jason Walker was in his fourth year as a defensive graduate assistant at BYU. This fall, he will be the head football coach at Southern Virginia University, an NCAA Division III school in Buena Vista, Va. That’s a pretty rapid climb. Walker joined the SVU staff on March 20 as the Knights’ defensive coordinator. But when recently hired head coach Tyler Hughes left SVU before even coaching a game to take the head job at D-II Minot State, Walker was given the reins to the program. “Jason... 57849925@www.sltrib.com Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:45:02 MDT Thoughts on BYU's post-spring football depth chart http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/57837424-65/listed-camp-starting-spring.html.csp Two weeks to the day after they wrapped up spring camp, the BYU coaches released their 2014 Post-Spring Depth Chart on Friday afternoon.Seemingly, the biggest battles for starting spots this fall will be on the offensive line, so let’s start there first. Right now, four seniors are listed as starters: De’Ondre Wesley (LT), Solomone Kafu (LG), Edward Fusi (C) and Michael Yeck (RT). The starting right guard is listed as freshman Tuni Kanuch, which would be quite an accomplishment for the returned ... Two weeks to the day after they wrapped up spring camp, the BYU coaches released their 2014 Post-Spring Depth Chart on Friday afternoon.Seemingly, the biggest battles for starting spots this fall will be on the offensive line, so let’s start there first. Right now, four seniors are listed as starters: De’Ondre Wesley (LT), Solomone Kafu (LG), Edward Fusi (C) and Michael Yeck (RT). The starting right guard is listed as freshman Tuni Kanuch, which would be quite an accomplishment for the returned ... 57837424@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:35:56 MDT Addition of NU's Jackson gives BYU more depth in secondary http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/57836368-65/jackson-byu-cougars-lot.html.csp Another day, another senior from a high-profile college football program transferring to BYU. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but it sure feels like the Cougars are getting more than their share of transfers this year. Back in February, it was UTEP receiver Jordan Leslie and former Oregon receiver Devon Blackmon (by way of Riverside Community College) signing with BYU. Ten days ago, former Stanford receiver Keanu Nelson joined the fold. And Thursday, the Cougars landed Nebraska defensive back Harvey... Another day, another senior from a high-profile college football program transferring to BYU. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but it sure feels like the Cougars are getting more than their share of transfers this year. Back in February, it was UTEP receiver Jordan Leslie and former Oregon receiver Devon Blackmon (by way of Riverside Community College) signing with BYU. Ten days ago, former Stanford receiver Keanu Nelson joined the fold. And Thursday, the Cougars landed Nebraska defensive back Harvey... 57836368@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 21:26:49 MDT BYU offers strong-armed Pine View (Utah) QB Kody Wilstead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/57832358-65/byu-quarterback-cozart-mission.html.csp As long as he stays healthy, the recently married Taysom Hill will be BYU’s quarterback for the next two years. Hill might be tempted to leave for the NFL if he has a spectacular junior season in 2014 (and drastically improves his passing accuracy), but he has reaffirmed several times that he plans on playing four years of college football. So who’s the odds-on favorite to be BYU’s starting quarterback in 2016? It is probably Tanner Mangum, the highly touted graduate of Boise’s Eagle High who le... As long as he stays healthy, the recently married Taysom Hill will be BYU’s quarterback for the next two years. Hill might be tempted to leave for the NFL if he has a spectacular junior season in 2014 (and drastically improves his passing accuracy), but he has reaffirmed several times that he plans on playing four years of college football. So who’s the odds-on favorite to be BYU’s starting quarterback in 2016? It is probably Tanner Mangum, the highly touted graduate of Boise’s Eagle High who le... 57832358@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:20:02 MDT