BYU softball celebrates seniors with sweep of USD

BYU softball’s sweep of the University of San Diego Toreros culminated Saturday with a 6-2 win on senior day.

“We played very well this weekend,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “It was a difficult weekend with … the breaks in the weather and with us having to try to pull the tarp on and getting it off. It was emotional and draining, but we played great ball and I’m extremely proud of the team for staying focused and taking care of a very good San Diego team.”

The final game Saturd…

What a decade's worth of NFL drafts suggests about BYU, Utah and Utah State football

The excitement of the NFL draft isn’t limited to those that hear their names called. The euphoria extends to sobbing parents, high-fiving team executives, and hopeful fans renewing the annual pattern of believing that this is the year that [insert favorite team] finally breaks through to the Super Bowl.

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Bull strikes out 10 in BYU softball's win over USU

McKenna Bull struck out 10 batters in BYU softball’s 8-1 win against Utah State University Wednesday evening. Bull pitched five innings and had an ERA of 0.

“All of our pitchers threw great today,” BYU head coach Gordon Eakin said. “McKenna threw exceptionally well with 10 strikeouts, and she had pretty good command today.”

The non-conference win against the USU Aggies came after a rough loss to Southern Utah University on April 16. “The team had a great bounce-back from the other day,…

BYU gymnastics coach to retire after 28 years

Longtime BYU women’s gymnastic coach Brad Cattermole announced April 20 that he would retire. Cattermole’s wife, Dawn, who is also an assistant coach, will retire too.

The Cattermoles have coached at BYU since 1987 and have helped lead BYU to eight National Championship tournament appearances and 24 NCAA Regional Tournament appearances.

“It’s been a great 28 years for Dawn and myself. We’ve loved working at BYU and have enjoyed a lot of success,” Brad Cattermole said. “Our staff has be…

BYU basketball: Bartley, Neilson to transfer

BYU coach Dave Rose announced Monday that guard Frank Bartley IV and forward Isaac Neilson will transfer from the program.

“I appreciate all the contributions Frank and Isaac made to our program,” Rose said. “We wish them both the very best going forward.”

Bartley, a sophomore guard out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, averaged 3.2 PPG, 2.0 RPG and 1.0 APG in two seasons as a Cougar.

Neilson, a 6-foot-11-inch freshman forward from Mission Viejo, California, saw time as part of the Cougars…