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Jay Drew
Jay covers BYU athletics for The Salt Lake Tribune. You can follow him on Twitter @drewjay.
Updated on Apr 22, 2014 10:45AM

Last fall, Jason Walker was in his fourth year as a defensive graduate assistant at BYU. This fall, he will be the head football coach at Southern Virginia University, an NCAA Division III schoo...

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 05:37PM
Two weeks to the day after they wrapped up spring camp, the BYU coaches released their 2014 Post-Spring Depth Chart on Friday afternoon.
Seemingly, the biggest battles for starting spots this fall...

Updated on Apr 18, 2014 12:48PM

Another day, another senior from a high-profile college football program transferring to BYU.
OK, that’s an exaggeration, but it sure feels like the Cougars are getting more than their sh...

Updated on Apr 17, 2014 11:20AM
As long as he stays healthy, the recently married Taysom Hill will be BYU’s quarterback for the next two years. Hill might be tempted to leave for the NFL if he has a spectacular junior season in 2014...

Updated on Apr 16, 2014 11:21AM
Where will Matt Carlino go?
That’s the question of the month I’m getting from BYU sports fans, after the rising senior guard announced on April 1 that he will graduate from BYU in June and play o...

Updated on Apr 14, 2014 11:15AM
Jennifer Hamson, the 6-foot-7 multi-sport star who I have declared the best female athlete ever at BYU, will take some late-semester tests this afternoon and then head home to Lindon to watch the WNBA...

Updated on Apr 10, 2014 11:59AM

An elderly gentleman once famously interrupted BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall at a boosters gathering by telling the coach that the Cougars don’t play football games on Saturday afternoons a...

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 10:44PM
Although he is leaving the BYU basketball team for a yet-to-be-determined institution, guard Matt Carlino attended the program’s annual banquet on Wednesday night at the Nu Skin Innovation Center in d...

Updated on Apr 9, 2014 10:00PM
Apparently, NFL quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning and their father, former NFL QB Archie Manning, believe BYU quarterback Taysom Hill has a bright future.
Hill will join the Manning Passing Aca...

Updated on Apr 8, 2014 11:44AM
Count the Jacksonville Jaguars among NFL teams with an interest in BYU’s Kyle Van Noy.
Van Noy is scheduled to visit Jacksonville this week, according to this report.
Last week, the New Engl...

Updated on Apr 7, 2014 04:12PM

Spring camp continues this week for the Utah State and Utah football teams — and most programs around the country — but it is over for the BYU Cougars.
BYU wrapped up its 15-practice spr...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 10:59PM

Here's the second half of BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall's interview with reporters on Friday, April 4, 2014 as the Cougars wrapped up spring camp.


Updated on Apr 4, 2014 10:32PM

BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae said the offense made progress in spring camp, which concluded on Friday at the outdoor practice facility.

It was Alumni Day in Provo, and the school c...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 08:16PM

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall met with reporters on Friday after the Cougars' final practice of spring camp.

The Cougars practiced outside and some 400 former players and their families watch...

Updated on Apr 4, 2014 06:39PM

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill talked to reporters on Friday after the Cougars held their final practice of spring camp.

Hill said the offense got better during the 15 practices, and looks for...

Updated on Apr 2, 2014 03:42PM
I still remember one of the first times reporters talked to BYU coach Dave Rose last fall. I turned to one of my colleagues after the interview and remarked that Rose just didn’t look himself. The col...

Updated on Apr 1, 2014 05:59PM
Today is April 1, but the news that came out of BYU an hour ago was no April Fool’s joke. I’m sure some of you wish it was, others are glad it wasn’t.
Mercurial guard Matt Carlino is leaving BYU....

Updated on Mar 25, 2014 07:55PM

BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall met with reporters after Tuesday's spring practice session and discussed a variety of issues, including the status of star running back Jamaal Williams.


Updated on Mar 19, 2014 04:33PM

The Cougars met the media here at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee today, participating in the NCAA-mandated interview sessions with the media and practicing for the first time in the place that ...

Updated on Mar 17, 2014 09:01PM

BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke to reporters on Monday after the Cougars' seventh practice of spring camp.

Mendenhall said the BYU running back corps is looking good this spring,...

Updated on Mar 17, 2014 02:49PM

Matt Carlino got right to the point.
Asked Sunday afternoon after the Cougars received a No. 10 seed and a date with Oregon in the NCAA Tournament (Thursday, 1:10 p.m. MDT, truTV) what they le...

Updated on Mar 16, 2014 11:24PM

I’ve covered the BYU basketball program for six seasons now — Jimmer Fredette’s sophomore season (2008-09) was my first as the full-time beat writer — and I don’t know if I have ever seen coach Dav...

Updated on Mar 16, 2014 09:39PM

BYU guard Anson Winder and freshman center Eric Mika appeared at the Marriott Center news conference some two hours after the Cougars received their NCAA Tournament bid on Sunday.

The playe...

Updated on Mar 16, 2014 09:22PM

BYU basketball players Matt Carlino (R) and Tyler Haws spoke to reporters a couple hours after the Cougars received an NCAA Tournament bid on Sunday night.

The players talked about their re...

Updated on Mar 16, 2014 06:58PM

BYU coach Dave Rose talks about the Cougars' NCAA Tournament bid on Sunday after the Selection Committee gave BYU a No. 10 seed and sent them to Milwaukee to play No. 7 Oregon.


Updated on Mar 15, 2014 03:08PM
It’s going to be a long Saturday on the NCAA Tournament bubble for the BYU basketball team.
Excruciatingly long, actually.
Saturday morning, most NCAA Tournament bracket experts had the Coug...

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 05:48PM

BYU held its annual Pro Day on Friday at the Indoor Practice Facility, with scouts from 21 NFL teams and one CFL team (if you count former BYU QB Max Hall of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, who wa...

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 05:09PM

BYU receiver Cody Hoffman participated in most of the drills at Pro Day on Friday, despite having a sore hamstring.

Hoffman said he was disappointed in some of the numbers and times he post...

Updated on Mar 14, 2014 02:34PM

BYU linebacker Kyle Van Noy met with reporters after BYU's Pro Day on Friday.

Van Noy went through a personal workout conducted by a representative of the San Diego Chargers, but didn't do ...

Updated on Mar 13, 2014 06:14PM
More than half of BYU’s 2016 football schedule is now known, thanks to a story on the website about the future of the BYU-Southern Miss series that was first announced way back in 2011...

Updated on Mar 12, 2014 12:58AM

It appeared that Kyle Collinsworth couldn’t stand to watch.
In the closing moments of the Cougars’ 75-64 loss to Gonzaga on Tuesday night in the WCC championship game, Collinsworth sat...

Updated on Mar 11, 2014 01:28AM
It is well past midnight here in Las Vegas, so just a quick blog post on the Cougars’ 79-77 win over San Francisco in overtime.
The Cougars won it at the free-throw line, really, going 24 of 28 f...

Updated on Mar 10, 2014 02:31PM
It will be interesting to see how BYU does tonight in its basketball game against San Francisco in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinals at Orleans Arena without the benefit of having practi...

Updated on Mar 8, 2014 09:52PM
BYU’s two-game losing streak in the West Coast Conference tournament is over.
Kyle Collinsworth turned in a monster performance with career highs in points (23) and rebounds (16) and the Cougars ...

Updated on Mar 8, 2014 08:01PM

Here's BYU basketball coach Dave Rose's opening comments from the podium after the Cougars' downed Loyola Marymount 85-74 in a West Coast Conference quarterfinal game at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas....

Updated on Mar 8, 2014 11:55AM

With a rather inglorious record of 1-2 in past West Coast Conference tournament games, the Cougars get back at it at 3:30 p.m. (approx.) MST this afternoon, taking on Loyola Marymount in a quarte...

Updated on Mar 7, 2014 02:30PM

BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth talks about the knee injury that has slowed him the past few games, and reflects on the 3-point shot that helped the Cougars beat San Diego last week.


Updated on Mar 7, 2014 12:56AM

Is Loyola Marymount going to make another improbable run at the West Coast Conference tournament?
Last year, the Lions won three tournament games after finishing last in the regular season wi...

Updated on Mar 7, 2014 12:24AM

BYU guard Matt Carlino, appearing in a T-shirt he said his family gave him, answered questions on Thursday about the upcoming WCC Tournament.

Carlino said the Cougars are playing some of th...

Updated on Mar 6, 2014 03:26PM

BYU coach Dave Rose talks met with reporters Thursday afternoon to talk about the Cougars' season and their prospects for the WCC Tournament.

BYU opens tourney play on Saturday against the ...

Updated on Mar 5, 2014 09:14PM

BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall talked to reporters after the Cougars' second practice of spring camp on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.

Mendenhall talked about the scuffles that erupted at ...

Updated on Mar 5, 2014 10:34AM

It was kind of odd to watch the last 30 minutes of BYU’s first spring practice on Monday and have to check the roster to figure out the names of those guys catching passes.
BYU’s three leadin...

Updated on Mar 5, 2014 08:46AM

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall spoke with reporters on Monday after the Cougars' first practice of spring camp.

In this two-minute segment, Mendenhall talks about the situation in the secondar...

Updated on Mar 4, 2014 07:04PM

BYU opened spring football camp on Monday with the first of 15 scheduled practices.

After the practice, Bronco Mendenhall spoke to media members about what he hopes to accomplish in his 10t...

Updated on Mar 4, 2014 09:36AM
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s my report for the newspaper about BYU’s first day of spring camp, 2014.
The Cougars will take today (Tuesday) off, and get back at it on Wednesday. Basical...

Updated on Mar 4, 2014 08:48AM

BYU football star Bronson Kaufusi talks about his switch from defensive end to outside linebacker in this interview conducted on Monday, March 3, 2014 as the Cougars opened spring camp.


Updated on Mar 4, 2014 08:28AM

BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae met with reporters after the first day of spring camp and discussed how the offense looked out of the gates on Monday.

Anae also talked about the depth...

Updated on Mar 3, 2014 11:04PM
The first of 15 practices or scrimmages that will make up BYU’s 2014 spring football camp is in the books.
The Cougars went for about two hours outside today, with temperatures almost spring-like...

Updated on Mar 2, 2014 09:15AM
Perhaps big Nate Austin said it best: “It was a game that we had to win, and we got it done.”
With their NCAA Tournament at-large hopes hanging in the balance, the Cougars pulled out a 78-70 win ...

Updated on Feb 28, 2014 01:27PM

BYU guard Tyler Haws previews the Cougars' Saturday matchup with San Diego at Jenny Craig Pavilion in this appearance at the weekly press conference in the Marriott Center.

Haws said San Di...

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