For the first time this season, a player besides All-American outside attacker Taylor Sander led BYU in kills but the Cougars were still able to get a critical road conference victory.
Outside attacker Josue Rivera had a season-high 15 kills as No. 3 BYU rallied from a one-game deficit to defeat No. 6 USC 16-25, 25-22, 15-125, 25-20, 15-10 on Saturday in Los Angeles.
BYU coach Chris McGown is keeping his team from panicking about its 0-2 start to the season
Instead, McGown said in an interview with Off the Block on Wednesday that he has worked to keep those two non-conference losses in perspective as the Cougars prepare to open the MPSF season this weekend.
The two teams that opened the season No. 1 and No. 2 in the national rankings will end the season playing in the NCAA championship match.
BYU and UC Irvine both swept its NCAA Tournament semifinal matches to advance to the title match on Saturday in Los Angeles.
Players and coaches on both teams Friday address the media in a prematch news conference. Check out what each team had to say about the upcoming title match.
For the first time in almost a decade, BYU is back in the national championship match.
The No. 1 seed BYU overcame a five-point deficit in the third game to complete the sweep against the No. 4 seed Penn State in the NCAA Tournament semifinals on Thursday in Los Angeles.
Following the match, the coaches and players from both BYU and Penn State addressed the media in a postmatch news conference. Check out what each team had to say about the semifinal match.
Add another top coaching award to BYU coach Chris McGown’s list this season.
Hours before BYU plays in its men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament semifinals match, the AVCA announced Thursday afternoon that McGown was selected as the 2013 Men’s Division I-II National Coach of the Year.
BYU coach Chris McGown and several Cougar players participated in the NCAA Tournament media day on Wednesday in Los Angeles.
BYU enters the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 overall after winning the MPSF championship during the weekend and will play the No. 4 seed Penn State in the semifinals Thursday.
Chris McGown three days after winning his first conference championship has now taken the conference’s top coaching honor.
The league announced Wednesday that BYU’s second-year head coach McGown was selected as the 2013 MPSF Coach of the Year.
For the first time since 2004, BYU is in the men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament after winning its conference championship during the weekend.
BYU under second-year head coach Chris McGown earned the No. 1 overall seed in the four-team NCAA Tournament and will play the No. 4 seed Penn State in the semifinals on Thursday in Los Angeles.
BYU is projected by Off the Block to be No. 1 in the preseason national rankings.
Off the Block throughout December and January will reveal its projected men’s volleyball preseason top 10 national rankings and will profile a top-10 team each day. The Off the Block projected preseason rankings were created independently of the AVCA Coaches Poll and the Volleyball Magazine Top 10 Media Poll.
The college men’s volleyball season begins this week and concludes with the Final Four in May.
Two former head coaches who led teams to NCAA men’s volleyball national championships will be on first-year BYU head coach Chris McGown’s staff for the upcoming season.
Mike Wilton and Carl McGown will be assistant coaches for the Cougars men’s volleyball team during the 2012 season, the BYU athletics department announced Thursday.