Q&A with BYU coach McGown about upcoming season

Life without graduated four-time All-American outside attacker Taylor Sander will be an adjustment for BYU coach Chris McGown, but it’s a challenge he is embracing.

McGown said in a recent interview with Off the Block that despite not having a returning All-American player, BYU has now more overall depth on its roster than it had in previous seasons.
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Video: BYU news conference from NCAA Tournament media day

BYU All-American outside attacker Taylor Sander isn’t concerned about his legacy this weekend.

Sander said during the BYU’s news conference on Wednesday that despite any talk of whether he’s the best player in college men’s volleyball history, his primary focus is beating Stanford in the upcoming NCAA Tournament semifinals.
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Throwback Thursday: A look inside the college men’s volleyball vault

More than 40 seasons of college men’s volleyball has resulted in numerous memorable and interesting moments.

Off the Block on the final Thursday of each month during the college men’s volleyball season in an effort to help preserve the sport’s history will showcase several match highlights and stories from the past.

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Video: BYU coach McGown breaks down road win vs. No. 6 USC

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.

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Q&A with BYU men’s volleyball coach Chris McGown

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.

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NCAA championship prematch news conference: BYU vs. UC Irvine

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.
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NCAA semifinals postmatch news conference: BYU vs. Penn State

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.
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BYU coach McGown selected as National Coach of the Year

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.
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Q&A with BYU at men’s volleyball NCAA Tournament media day

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.
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