BYU Sports Blog - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/Blogs/byusports Stories from The Salt Lake Tribune &copy; 2014 The Associated Press, The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Learn more about our privacy policy: http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy. en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU football: Ex-Ute Langi's mom says he's still undecided http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/58219596-65/langi-byu-harvey-kimmel.html.csp 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 of Bingham High and played a year at running back for the Utes before a church mission to Tampa, Fla. Two and a half weeks ago, ex-BYU player Vai Sikahema reported in the Deseret News that Langi wanted to transfer to BYU and would be immediately eligible to compete for the Cougars because of a loophole in NCA... 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 of Bingham High and played a year at running back for the Utes before a church mission to Tampa, Fla. Two and a half weeks ago, ex-BYU player Vai Sikahema reported in the Deseret News that Langi wanted to transfer to BYU and would be immediately eligible to compete for the Cougars because of a loophole in NCA... <img src="http://mngislctrib.112.2O7.net/b/ss/mngislctrib/1/H.17--NS/0?&pageName=RSS" height="1" width="1" border="0" alt=""/> 58219596@www.sltrib.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 17:58:38 MDT Four BYU players on watch list for Polynesian Player of the Year award http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/58215328-65/award-football-list-polynesian.html.csp 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 announced the establishment of the award on Wednesday with the release of the Watch List for the 2014 season. BYU players on the list are linebackers Alani Fua and Bronson Kaufusi and offensive linemen Edward Fusi and Solomone Kafu. Utah State safety Brian Suite and Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi... 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 announced the establishment of the award on Wednesday with the release of the Watch List for the 2014 season. BYU players on the list are linebackers Alani Fua and Bronson Kaufusi and offensive linemen Edward Fusi and Solomone Kafu. Utah State safety Brian Suite and Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi... 58215328@www.sltrib.com Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:02:03 MDT Carlino (finally) talks about reason he left BYU http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/58206404-65/carlino-byu-basketball-marquette.html.csp 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 unhappy with his role on the team coming off the bench. But it would have been nice to hear him say that, instead of the silence. Well, now we know that was truly the case. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper spoke to Carlino recently, and has this report in Monday’s editions about Carlino’s “long ... 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 unhappy with his role on the team coming off the bench. But it would have been nice to hear him say that, instead of the silence. Well, now we know that was truly the case. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel newspaper spoke to Carlino recently, and has this report in Monday’s editions about Carlino’s “long ... 58206404@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:23:33 MDT Patriots sign former BYU lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsbyusports/58207466-65/manumaleuna-byu-lineman-brennan.html.csp The New England Patriots announced Monday the signing of rookie free agent and former BYU defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna. Manumaleuna was originally picked up by the New York Giants following the draft, but was released on June 19. Manumaleuna had 143 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his time at BYU. UCLA defense lineman Seali’i Epenesa was released to make room for Manumaleuna. -Brennan Smith bsmith@sltrib.com Twitter: @BrennanJSmith The New England Patriots announced Monday the signing of rookie free agent and former BYU defensive lineman Eathyn Manumaleuna. Manumaleuna was originally picked up by the New York Giants following the draft, but was released on June 19. Manumaleuna had 143 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his time at BYU. UCLA defense lineman Seali’i Epenesa was released to make room for Manumaleuna. -Brennan Smith bsmith@sltrib.com Twitter: @BrennanJSmith 58207466@www.sltrib.com Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:54:28 MDT