Cougar hoopsters were robbed of a buzzer-beating winner last time they faced Sun Devils (and James Harden) ....
Sources: Arizona State will play BYU on December 19th at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix.
Mateos: "And (BYU players) have to deal with that (media access and hype) their whole careers, and if they plan on playing in the NFL, it is going to be even bigger. So, just developing a maturity within the group is the primary focus behind that Poison (talk) stuff.”
Mateos, continued: "I am not against it, but you have to understand the environment. I understand it; it is important with BYU being a national brand for fans and media to have that kind of access to players. But it is just different. The guys have to be ready for it mentally."
More Mateos: "For example, when I was at LSU, I think four players talked to the media every week, and that was it, at the most. They talked on Monday, and that was it. You see that at a lot of places in the SEC, and that is to avoid it getting too loud with the media."
Loved talking to BYU OL coach Eric Mateos for this piece: “BYU is a loud place," he said. "The access that the fans have to our players, and the media has to our players, is second to none across the country. I don’t know if people here realize that." https://t.co/WWiyGuuy6s
RT @RandyatFairways: Our @ZionsBank Player of the Week is George Von Elm, a 3x Utah State Am champ, 1917, 1920 & 1921, became one of the nation's best golfers in 1920s-30s. He beat Bobby Jones, 2 & 1 in 1926 @USGA U. S. Am at Baltusrol. Von Elm is a Utah Golf Hall of Famer https://t.co/JIM5huNw6L https://t.co/e0VtDSXSZ7
Interesting piece from Deseret News recruiting ace @BrandonCGurney on how a one-time BYU target ended up at Utah; I talked to Lohner several times last spring, and U. was never on his radar -- most surprising turnaround from any recruit I've seen in all my years.
I know the majority of those who follow me are BYU fans, but for the Ute fans out there. Get to know top recruit Caleb Lohner
The bond between @CoachMarkPope and his players is something extraordinary. Listen to this. #BYU #BYUSN