BYU sports 2014 timeline

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Tyler Haws drives against a Portland defender during the first half of the triple overtime loss on Thursday in Portland. Photo courtesy AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens.
Tyler Haws drives against a Portland defender during the first half of the triple overtime loss against Portland. (Photo courtesy AP Photo/Greg Wahl-Stephens)

Jan. 23: Tyler Haws scores 48 points in a triple-overtime loss to Portland on the road. It was Haws’ highest-scoring game of his career and the third-highest individual scoring output in BYU basketball history, only behind Jimmer Fredette.

Feb. 2: BYU football gets a wave of football transfers, including Jordan Leslie, Nick Kurtz and Devon Blackmon.

Feb. 10: BYU student Kate Hansen takes 10th place overall in the women’s luge in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Feb. 16: BYU running back Jamaal Williams is arrested for underage drinking. He was later suspended for the first game of the football season.

March 11: BYU basketball G/F Kyle Collinsworth tears his ACL in the WCC Championship game against Gonzaga, a game BYU would eventually lose.

March 20: BYU basketball loses to Oregon as a No. 10 seed in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The team had previously lost to Oregon that season, 100-96 in overtime.

March 22, 24: BYU women’s basketball enters the NCAA Tournament as a 12 seed and defies all odds by defeating No. 5 North Carolina State and No. 4 Nebraska in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.

March 29: BYU women’s basketball loses to No. 1 UConn in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. BYU even took a second-half lead against the eventual national champions.

BYU's Taylor Sander winds up for a spike against Stanford. Photo by Natalie Stoker
BYU’s Taylor Sander winds up for a spike against Stanford. (Photo by Natalie Stoker)

April 26: The BYU men’s volleyball team defeats Stanford to win its second conference championship in a row, clinching a spot in the NCAA Tournament.

May 2: The men’s volleyball team loses to Stanford in the semifinals of the NCAA Tournament in a rematch of the conference championship game. It was National Player of the Year Taylor Sander’s last game as a Cougar.

May 3: The BYU rugby team defeats Cal to win its third-straight national championship.

May 16: Kyle Davis transfers to BYU from Utah State, completing a big year for basketball transfers. Chase Fischer and Jamal Aytes had also previously transferred to BYU.

Aug. 29: Former BYU quarterback Max Hall is arrested in Arizona on allegations of shoplifting and cocaine possession.

Oct. 3: The BYU football team’s previously undefeated record comes to a screeching halt in a 35-20 loss to Utah State. Taysom Hill also broke his leg that game, ending his Heisman Trophy hopes.

Nov. 1: The women’s soccer team defeats Pacific to clinch the WCC championship for the third year in a row.

Nov. 14: BYU basketball plays its first game in years without Cecil Samuelson as BYU’s president, ending the “Whoosh, Cecil!” chant. A new chant, “Whoosh, Kevin!” starts in the student section, in honor of new president Kevin Worthen.

Nov. 15: The women’s soccer team falls to Colorado 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Nov. 15: The BYU football team defeats UNLV to clinch bowl eligibility for the 10th year in a row.

Quarterback Christian Stewart speaks to fellow teammates on the sideline.
Quarterback Christian Stewart speaks to teammates on the sideline. (Universe Photo)

Nov. 22: The women’s volleyball team defeats Gonzaga to clinch as WCC champions.

Nov. 22: The men’s cross country team finishes 16th overall in the national championship.

Dec. 2: Men’s basketball defeats Utah State 91-81 at The Spectrum for the first time since Jan. 8, 2000.

Dec. 5: Women’s volleyball defeats Seton Hall and Arizona to make it to the Sweet 16.