BYU's basketball season has been over for a couple of weeks, but the Cougars continued to generate national headlines over the weekend.
Guard Jimmer Fredette won the John R. Wooden national player of the year award, giving him a clean sweep of the major national player of the year honors. He became BYU's first-ever consensus national player of the year.
In case you missed it on Thursday night, Fredette and UConn's Kemba Walker, who were in Los Angeles for the Wooden Award announcement, appeared briefly on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Watch it here. This article compares Fredette and Walker when it comes to the upcoming NBA draft. Also, a story came out from Fredette's hometown paper in Glens Falls, N.Y., reporting that "too-famous Jimmer" has stopped attending classes at BYU — at the school's request.
As was widely reported Sunday, BYU associate head coach Dave Rice accepted an offer to become UNLV's head coach. Rice played for the Runnin' Rebels in the early 1990s. Here's ESPN.com's Andy Katz's take on the hiring. The Las Vegas Sun reports on Rice landing his "dream job," and here's the report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The Cougars also wrapped up spring practices Saturday as the White beat the Blue, 18-17, in overtime, in the spring scrimmage. Here's a look at the ten biggest college football storylines this fall, which, of course, includes BYU.