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Brandon Gurney covers recruiting, high school sports, and BYU athletics for the Deseret News. Previously, he worked with scout.com for eight years, covering BYU, with an emphasis on recruit coverage. He joined the Deseret News full-time in the summer of 2011.

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Coaches don't come more candid than BYU coach Shawn Olmstead, who gave good insight on what has kept his players so calm throughout their remarkable NCAA tournament run.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Cinderella’s dance came to a tough end Saturday night in a straight-set loss to No. 5-seeded Penn State (21-25, 24-26, 14-25). The BYU women’s volleyball team fought valiantly,

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Key to BYU's success in the Final Four has been a relaxed atmosphere and a sense it belongs playing against the nation's best.
Addressing the media one day before Saturday’s NCAA championship match versus Penn State, Olmstead confidently proclaimed Jennifer Hamson the most impactful athlete in BYU history.
Jen Hamson led the way for the Cougars with 22 kills and seven blocks and was never better than during the match's most critical moments.
BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead was named the American Volleyball Coaches Association Division I National Coach of the Year, the association announced Thursday.
The Cougars square off against No. 2-seeded Texas Thursday in the NCAA tournament semifinals.
The BYU women's volleyball team has done many things well this season, but perhaps nothing quite as well as blocking the net.
Standouts in week 15 included former Aggie Bobby Wagner and former Ute Alex Smith, both of whom had big outings to keep their respective teams alive for the postseason.
Kieffer Longson had plenty of options, but in the end chose the Cougars over programs such as UCLA, Ohio State and Utah.