BYU men's volleyball team sweeps Stanford to win second-straight conference title

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  • TheSportsAuthority Arlington, VA
    April 28, 2014 9:38 a.m.


    "Looks like they may have to move the games to the Marriott center."

    Or replace the SFH with a new 6,000- to 8,000-seat arena for events like volleyball, gymnastics, and women's basketball that don't need a 22,000-seat arena.

  • Alpiner Alpine, UT
    April 28, 2014 9:07 a.m.

    Looks like they may have to move the games to the Marriott center.

  • Truth Machine Salt Lake City, UT
    April 28, 2014 7:14 a.m.


    Technically, BYU, UCLA, USC and Stanford are all in the same conference in Men's Volleyball and Indoor Track & Field - the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

    BYU 2013-2014 is the first program to win back-to-back MPSF tournament championships since BYU 2003-2004.

    Last time, BYU lost in the NCAA championship match in 2003, then won the National Championship in 2004. History repeating itself.

  • Love those cougars Salem, UT
    April 27, 2014 8:40 p.m.

    Is anyone else puzzled by the NCAA selection of Lewis as an at-large team in the championship. Why select the 11th ranked team in the country when you could have selected a third MPSF team? Since it is at the home court of Loyola did they want to guarantee that Loyola is in the finals?

  • Pavalova Surfers Paradise, AU
    April 27, 2014 6:14 p.m.

    Isnt stanford from an elite conference?

  • souptwins Lindon, UT
    April 27, 2014 3:37 p.m.

    Amazing play in the conf. tourney to not lose a single set. Now, doing it in Chicago may be another story, especially if meeting Loyola on their home court. The SFH gives the team an great home court advantage. Hope this team can keep attacking and send Sanders out with the NC he and the whole team deserves. Go Coug's!!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 27, 2014 2:48 p.m.

    I just found the television schedule for the Men's Volleyball NCAA Championship. Thursday night 7 PM on live. BYU will be playing the winner of the Stanford/Erskine game from Tuesday. Possibility of meeting Stanford again. Saturday night championship game at 8 PM ESPNU. I don't know if these are Central Time. You might want to check the listings.

    Go Cougars!

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    April 27, 2014 2:26 p.m.

    Nobody bought media hype about Stanford being at the top with 14 straight wins on this BYU Cougar Men's Volleyball team Saturday night. Three straight sets for BYU to win the match. Yes, Stanford battled, but BYU reigned supreme. We were commenting after the game that BYU won the finals with the three teams they played in the minimum of NINE sets. All the other teams never won ONE SINGLE set. Awesome! Volleyball at its best.

    Go Cougars in Chicago! Wish we could take some of the Fieldhouse noise with you for support. (Where can we see this on TV, anybody know?)

  • Striker Omaha, NE
    April 27, 2014 11:00 a.m.

    Feels good to dominate Stanford once again! At least one team from the state knows not only how to beat, but to dominate PAC teams.

    This could be the year of another championship. Let's do it!

  • Cougar 4 Life Provo, UT
    April 27, 2014 10:05 a.m.

    Winning two MPSF championships in the last two years.....awesome
    Playing in last years National Campionship......incredible
    Winning this years National Championship.......PRICELESS

    Let's go, COUGARS!!!!!!!!!

  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    April 27, 2014 8:56 a.m.

    Peaking at the right time in my view. BYU=National Champions !!!!!

  • Cinci Man FT MITCHELL, KY
    April 27, 2014 7:29 a.m.

    What an incredible week for the Cougars. Congratulations! The games were as good of volleyball as you can watch anywhere. You cannot get more impressive than to beat these top-notch teams in 3 straight sets. Good luck this week. Bring your A game.

  • Stop The Nonsense El Paso, TX
    April 27, 2014 7:28 a.m.

    What an exciting match last night! BYU looks to be firing on all cylinders right now, so hopefully they can do so while playing on the road in the NCAA championship. Good luck, men! GO COUGS!

  • Gary Kinney Huntington Beach, CA
    April 27, 2014 6:55 a.m.

    Great game! Came all the way from So Cal to watch this win. Doesn't get much better than this, watch the son graduate from BYU then watch the Cougs beat Stanford. Had 15 relatives enjoy a great game, many were new to the BYU experience and thought it was great. It's fun to have family from all over the USA see what I have loved for years. Thanks Cougar Nation for doing it right!

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    April 27, 2014 5:56 a.m.

    Great job Cougars! And congratulations to Sanders for earning tournament MVP honors and another MPSF championship. Hope their winning ways continues on at the National and they get to bring home the hardware. They hadn't been as good on the road lately but I'm hoping their luck will change. A National Championship trophy would be a fitting end to Sanders illustrious career.

    Go Cougars!

  • alphablue Provo, UT
    April 27, 2014 12:26 a.m.

    A great victory over a great Pac-12 opponent....Let's get it on for the Nationals....

    Go Blue...

  • EPoint Roy, UT
    April 26, 2014 11:34 p.m.

    Excitement! Volleyball has retained the real college atmosphere the big money sports have lost. Congratulations to the Y team, and respect to Stanford players as well, opponents strength is a testament to the victors acumen. Cougars conquer the Pac 12!

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    April 26, 2014 11:27 p.m.

    BYU really brought their A-game to the MPSF tournament. They are really playing well right now . The question is whether they can carry that momentum to Chicago without the energy of a packed Smith Fieldhouse full of Cougar fans . The atmosphere was awesome tonight. Young was spectacular in every aspect of the game, especially serving. I was glad to see him and Sutton make the all tournament team. As the backup setter for BYU Sutton really had a great tournament and the fact BYU didn't lose a single set is in a large part attributable to his terrific setting. McGown would be crazy to bench him for a healthy Heaps in the national Tourney.

    I am really happy for Sander. Even though it wasn't his best game, he still amazes, and it was great watching a fitting finish to Sander's career at the Smith Fieldhouse.

    April 26, 2014 10:51 p.m.

    These last few games at BYU have been great fun to watch. BYU is peaking at the right time, hoping they can win the championship this year. Go Cougars!

  • SLCWatch Salt Lake City, UT
    April 26, 2014 10:50 p.m.

    Competitive sets but the Cougars established good runs and made enough points on serve to win the day. I enjoy championship caliber play and BYU is doing that across multiple sports again. Looking forward to both the volleyball and Rugby national tournament results.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    April 26, 2014 10:50 p.m.

    Congratulations to BYU on winning back-to-back MPSF regular-season and tournament championships and to Taylor Sander for being named tournament MVP.

    Good luck in the National Championship tournament.


    btw, it was fun seeing Greg Wrubell at the match supporting BYU as a spectator.

  • esodije ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    April 26, 2014 9:54 p.m.

    Now, take it on the road Cougs!

  • alphablue Provo, UT
    April 26, 2014 9:12 p.m.

    Great job Cougar Men....