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Jay Drew
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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...

Updated on Aug 2, 2014 12:17PM
Sure enough, former Bingham High and University of Utah running back Harvey Langi is now a BYU Cougar.
The Cougars began 2014 preseason camp on Friday afternoon, and Langi was indeed at the outdo...

Updated on Jul 30, 2014 04:19PM
Kyle Collinsworth walked into the sports information offices at BYU on Monday for a sit-down interview and he looked much different than he did back in February and early March when he led the Cougars...

Updated on Jul 24, 2014 08:26AM

The Harvey Langi saga of the summer of 2014 took another strange twist on Wednesday.
Langi is the former 5A football MVP who picked the University of Utah over USC, Stanford and others out ...

Updated on Jul 23, 2014 10:03AM
Four BYU football players are among the 34 players from 20 schools on the inaugural Watch List for the Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award.
The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame a...

Updated on Jul 21, 2014 09:47AM
Matt Carlino turned down numerous interview requests after he announced on April 1 that he was leaving the BYU basketball program.
It was pretty much known that Carlino was leaving because he was...

Updated on Jul 18, 2014 05:47PM

BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has dismissed one of his prized recruits from the 2014 signing class before that recruit has played a down of football for the scho...

Updated on Jul 17, 2014 10:02AM
The two players expected to carry the offensive load for BYU this fall — quarterback Taysom Hill and running back Jamaal Williams — have been named to more college football awards watch lists the past...

Updated on Jul 15, 2014 10:31AM
Although they will have difficulty replacing Cody Hoffman, the Cougars should have a deep receiving corps this season with the additions of Devon Blackmon, Jordan Leslie and Nick Kurtz, the move of Mi...

Updated on Jul 14, 2014 04:41PM

Dear readers,

As many of you know, I was fortunate last summer to have accomplished a lifelong goal: I managed to play every golf course in Utah — all 122 of them, public and private —...

Updated on Jul 10, 2014 10:52AM


It’s Watch List Week in College Football, and BYU continues to get plenty of representation.
Thursday, three more Cougars — all seniors — were added to preseason watch lists.
* De...

Updated on Jul 9, 2014 10:21AM


An eighth high school or junior college prospect has committed to join the 2015 signing class and play football for BYU.
Riley Burt, an all-around athlete at Box Elder High in Brigham Ci...

Updated on Jul 8, 2014 10:42AM
Another day, another college football watch list released. Or two. Or three.
Tuesday, BYU tight end Devin Mahina was one of 40 players named to the nominee list for the John Mackey Award, which g...

Updated on Jul 7, 2014 04:28PM

Warning for those of you who can’t stand the hype: An array of those college football awards watch lists will come out this week.
Actually, the deluge has already started as the Maxwell Award...

Updated on Jul 3, 2014 10:45AM

The College Football Performance Awards program has been good to BYU in the past, naming tight end Dennis Pitta as its 2009 Elite Tight End and linebacker Kyle Van Noy as its top linebacker in 2...

Updated on Jun 22, 2014 08:34AM

There has been little in the way of good news for BYU’s football program the last few months, but on Saturday coach Bronco Mendenhall received a nugget.
Kody Wilstead, an all-state quarterb...

Updated on Jun 12, 2014 09:18AM

Defensive lineman JonRyheem Peoples is candid about why he sought and received a release from BYU: head coach Bronco Mendenhall set goals, and he wasn’t able to meet them.

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Updated on Jun 11, 2014 02:10PM


A sixth football player has committed to join the BYU football program in 2015.
Khari Vanderbilt, who will be a defensive back at San Jose (Calif.) City College this fall, committed to BY...

Updated on Jun 6, 2014 07:57AM
Well, now we know — without a shadow of a doubt — where BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall stands in relation to the football program’s future.
Mendenhall wants the Cougars to join the Big 12.<...

Updated on Jun 5, 2014 09:59PM


BYU’s 2015 football schedule is now complete. But that doesn’t mean it won’t change.
Thursday’s scheduling news means that it most likely will.
BYU and UCLA agreed to a home-and-hom...

 
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