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Updated on Sep 12, 2014 04:10PM
Time for a few notes and quotes from No. 25 BYU’s 33-25 win over Houston on Thursday night in front of 57,630 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Only 57,630? Where was everybody?
Not only did they miss a...

Updated on Sep 12, 2014 01:11AM

End third quarter: BYU 26, Houston 15


The Cougars regained a bit of momentum in the third quarter after the epi...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 03:29PM
BYU started the same five offensive linemen against Texas as it did against UConn in the opener, but that almost certainly won’t be the case tonight against Houston. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the game ...

Updated on Sep 11, 2014 03:30PM

Former BYU star Vai Sikahema is one of 25 finalists on the ballot for induction into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame.
The list includes 20 players and five coaches and/or contributors....

Updated on Sep 10, 2014 01:03PM
BYU and Houston will have special alternate decals on their white football helmets when they meet tomorrow night at LaVell Edwards Stadium (7 p.m. MT, ESPN).
The patriotic-themed helmets can be s...

Updated on Sep 9, 2014 05:09PM

The Cougars are a mildly banged-up football team going into Thursday’s home opener (7 p.m. MT, ESPN) against Houston at LaVell Edwards Stadium, coach Bronco Mendenhall acknowledged Tuesday in h...

Updated on Sep 8, 2014 02:44PM
File this one in the making-lemonade category. BYU announced last night that there would be no media availability on Monday for coach Bronco Mendenhall and players, so I jumped on the American Athleti...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 09:02PM



The Cougars are making a habit of messing with Texas.
Taysom Hill ran for three touchdowns, including a highlight-reel 30-yarder in the third quarter, and BYU dominated the ...

Updated on Sep 6, 2014 02:51PM
Game day is finally here in warm, steamy Austin, as the Cougars tangle with the Longhorns at 5:30 p.m. MDT (6:30 p.m. local time) at DKR-Memorial Stadium. The game will be televised by the Fox Sports ...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 02:55PM
When BYU was pummeling Texas 40-21 last year in Provo, Jordan Leslie was in El Paso, Texas, suffering through one of the most difficult losses of his college career. Leslie’s UTEP Miners fell 42-35 to...

Updated on Sep 4, 2014 01:00PM

A spokesperson for the Maricopa (Ariz.) County Attorney’s Office told me tonight that no formal charges have been filed yet in the case of former BYU quarterback Max Hall.
As was widely report...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 11:12PM
For the first time since camp started back in early August, newcomers to the BYU football program were made available to the media on Tuesday, now that the Cougars have a game under their belts.
...

Updated on Sep 2, 2014 06:29PM
Ok, time to wrap up BYU’s last two media availability sessions, which probably set a record for least time between interview opportunities in school history. I should have taken a sleeping bag and spe...

Updated on Sep 1, 2014 11:55AM


Texas coach Charlie Strong delivered some stunning news out of Austin this Labor Day morning.
The Longhorns’ starting quarterback, David Ash, began suffering concussion-like symptoms lat...

Updated on Aug 30, 2014 07:37PM

Here's BYU quarterback Taysom Hill's take on Friday night's 35-10 win over UConn.

Hill threw for 308 yards and three TDs and rushed for 97 yards and two TDs in the season-opening win.

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Updated on Aug 30, 2014 08:22AM

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall talks to reporters after Friday's 35-10 win over UConn.

Here is Mendenhall's opening statement and the first five minutes or so of his eight-minute interview ses...

Updated on Aug 30, 2014 12:38AM


Couple of quick thoughts, notes and quotes from BYU’s 35-10 win tonight over UConn in front of 35,510 at Rentschler Field in East Hartford:
* Taysom Hill was simply spectacular for the C...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 08:24PM

It wasn't pretty -- especially in the second half -- but it was effective.

The Cougars built up a big lead and held off the UConn Huskies on Friday night at Rentschler Field.

Tayso...

Updated on Aug 29, 2014 05:03PM
Good morning from Hartford, Conn., everyone. For BYU, the college football season is finally here, as the Cougars take on UConn at 5 p.m. MDT tonight at Rentschler Field, which is actually in East Har...

Updated on Aug 27, 2014 04:14PM


In a 23-13 loss to Notre Dame last season, BYU managed just 168 passing yards as Taysom Hill went 21 of 36 with one interception. The Cougars put up 415 total yards — to ND’s 470 — in a bruta...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 11:57PM
With some appreciated assistance from the sports information department, I was able to get a 10-minute interview this morning with UConn athletic director Warde Manuel and produced this article on h...

Updated on Aug 26, 2014 02:54PM
Wednesday, the BYU Cougars will pack their bags and head to the airport for the 2,000-mile flight to Hartford, Conn.
Wait a minute. Don’t the Cougars meet the UConn Huskies on Friday night at 5 p...

Updated on Aug 25, 2014 11:31PM

Their attention fully on UConn and the 2014 season opener on Friday at Rentschler Field in East Harfford (5 p.m. MDT, ESPN), the Cougars practiced early Monday morning and then met with reporter...

Updated on Aug 23, 2014 08:45PM
BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall used the annual Big Blue Bash on Saturday in downtown Salt Lake City to announce the Cougars’ football captains for the 2014 season.
The captains will be quarterback T...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 03:32PM

A BYU football spokesperson confirmed today that junior running back Jamaal Williams suffered a mild knee sprain during Wednesday’s scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium, but described the injury ...

Updated on Aug 21, 2014 12:04AM

For locals, the upcoming college football season just won’t be the same because BYU and Utah won’t play each other. Same deal next year.
They will renew the rivalry on Sept. 10, 2016 at Uta...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 11:13PM


Passing along some information regarding Saturday's Big Blue Bash in Salt Lake City for Cougar fans and supporters:

The 9th Annual Big Blue Bash, a pre-season BYU football par...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 05:19PM
Last May, it was reported that the Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conferences, presumably acting independently, told BYU’s football program in so many words that it wasn’t good enough. The SEC and th...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 06:30PM

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe held another roundtable discussion with reporters who cover BYU sports on Wednesday morning, something he tries to do about two times a year.
You can read a...

Updated on Aug 20, 2014 12:28PM

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe held his semiannual roundtable discussion with reporters who cover BYU sports on Wednesday at Legends Grille on campus.

After that 55-minute session, Holmoe...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 06:22PM

Last week, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall issued Ice-Bucket Challenges to Utah media members.
Tuesday, he passed out doughnuts. Well, sort of.
Some NFL scouts who showed up to watch practic...

Updated on Aug 19, 2014 09:42AM

BYU’s men’s basketball schedule for the upcoming season is now complete after the West Coast Conference released its schedule on Monday.
The Cougars will open league play on Dec. 27 against...

Updated on Aug 16, 2014 04:43PM

News on Saturday that the Jacksonville Jaguars had signed former BYU running back Harvey Unga was significant for several reasons.
Obviously, it is great news for Unga, who is back in the N...

Updated on Aug 15, 2014 01:55PM


Time for a couple of leftover odds and ends that weren’t included in this notebook about Thursday’s BYU practice at the outdoor practice facility.
But first, here’s an interesting item fr...

Updated on Aug 14, 2014 03:19PM

Here's video of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's "Ice Bucket Challenge" that he issued to members of the Utah media on Thursday, including yours truly.

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Updated on Aug 14, 2014 10:28AM
Had a good chat the other day with BYU offensive line coach Garett Tujague about the progress the offensive line has made since spring camp ended.
Tujague was optimistic, but a bit guarded, as yo...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 09:09PM
With the self-announced news via Twitter that receiver Devon Blackmon is going to miss the opener due to a suspension, BYU fans will naturally start wondering if coaches moved sophomore Michael Davis ...

Updated on Aug 12, 2014 11:00AM

I can’t believe I went all last season without talking to BYU punter Scott Arellano. I discovered last week, when I talked to the senior from Solvang, Calif. (near Sant...

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 08:40PM

It appears that BYU will be missing another one of its offensive weapons when it lines up Aug. 29 to face UConn in a 2014 season opener.
Devon Blackmon, a transfer from Riverside (Calif.) Coll...

Updated on Aug 11, 2014 02:18PM
BYU’s women’s volleyball and women’s soccer teams will both be nationally ranked when they begin competition later this month.
Monday, the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) ranked BY...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 11:32PM

At about the same time word started spreading that the NCAA’s board of directors had voted 16-2 in favor of a new governance model that will seemingly put more distance between the haves and the ha...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 08:55PM

Some odds and ends from BYU’s sixth practice of training camp. The last 45 minutes or so were viewed by the media:

* Coach Bronco Mendenhall said the Cougars were fully padded up, and ...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 11:12AM

Wednesday was a newsy day for BYU sports, with the Maui Invitational matchups announcement (BYU meets San Diego State in the opener), former Cougar linebacker Spencer Hadley signing with the Rai...

Updated on Aug 7, 2014 10:11AM


Nick Emery, the former Lone Peak High basketball star who signed with BYU in 2013 prior to an LDS Church mission to Germany, is returning home due to a medical condition that likely requires ...

Updated on Aug 6, 2014 04:39PM
The Cougars put on full pads today for the first time at training camp, and practiced in front of about 900 folks at the outdoor practice facility. They scrimmaged a bit at the end of practice and bac...

Updated on Aug 6, 2014 09:41AM
BYU’s basketball team will travel a long way to face a familiar foe in late November.
The EA Sports Maui Invitational Bracket was announced on Wednesday morning, and BYU has drawn former MWC riva...

Updated on Aug 5, 2014 06:24PM
BYU’s practice this morning at the outdoor practice facility behind the student athlete building (SAB), the fourth practice of preseason camp, was open to the media. The last 45 or so minutes, that is...

Updated on Aug 4, 2014 09:22PM
Akile Davis, a 6-foot-1, 185-pound receiver from DeSoto, Texas, announced via Twitter on Monday afternoon that he has committed to play football for BYU.
Davis will be a senior at DeSoto High, wh...

Updated on Aug 3, 2014 05:52PM

Who says the BYU football team doesn't have any fun under coach Bronco Mendenhall?

The 10-year head coach held a barbecue at his house in the Alpine area to kick off the start of fall camp.<...

Updated on Aug 2, 2014 12:17PM
Even while courageously discussing the latest missteps that will cost him the opportunity to play in BYU’s season opener on Aug. 29 at UConn, junior running back Jamaal Williams somehow managed to mak...

 
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