COUGARS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUGARS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58154526-88/byu-football-com-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58154526-88/byu-football-com-cougars.html.csp">The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 1</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-18T08:58:28.949-06:00">Updated Jul 18, 2014 08:58AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; There is no debate for BYU’s best season, 1984 reigns supreme. A 13-0 record, a WAC Championship, a Holiday Bowl Championship and most importantly, a National Championship were won by a dominant Cougars team led by LaVell Edwards and Robbie Boscoe. The Cougars finished the season with the college football’s second best scoring offense and 11th best score limiting defense, earning the crown and topping the rest. Here’s a look at the top BYU football season of all-time: Biggest ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154526@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Jul 2014 08:58:28 MDT The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58154698-88/byu-season-team-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58154698-88/byu-season-team-win.html.csp">The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 2</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T12:58:02.183-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 12:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; BYU was dominant once again in 1996 under LaVell Edwards, finishing with its second highest AP ranking ever and a 13-1 regular season record over a tough schedule. The Cougars started the season with a hard fought win over 13th ranked Texas A&M and finished it with a win over 14th ranked Kansas State in the Cotton Bowl, again riding an explosive offense and reliable defense to success. The 1996 team saw the end of an era as Edwards would never reach double digit wins in Provo ag...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58154698@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:58:02 MDT The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 3 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58158274-88/season-byu-win-1983.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58158274-88/season-byu-win-1983.html.csp">The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 3</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-17T10:25:35.446-06:00">Updated Jul 17, 2014 10:25AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; The 1983 Cougars are in the shadow of the National Championship team, but the team deserves praise of its own. BYU rolled to an 11-1 season and seventh overall in the AP poll by the year’s end. In Steve Young’s last season, the Cougars racked up the second-highest scoring total per game in the nation and capped the season off with a win over a middling Missouri team in the Holiday Bowl. Here’s a look at the third-best BYU football season of all-time: Biggest moment: UCLA didn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58158274@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:25:35 MDT BYU QB Taysom Hill makes Allstate Good Works Team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58186524-65/list-award-hill-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58186524-65/list-award-hill-team.html.csp">BYU QB Taysom Hill makes Allstate Good Works Team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T10:31:02.52-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:31AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 Michael Davis back to receiver and the returns of Terenn Houk, Ross Apo, Kurt Henderson and Mitch Mathews. However, the 2014 Biletnikoff Watch List was released on Tuesday morning, and no Cougars are on the list. Utah’s Dres Anderson is the only local receiver on the list. Of course, the Cougars won’t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58186524@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:31:02 MDT The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 4 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58171215-88/season-byu-cougars-bowl.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58171215-88/season-byu-cougars-bowl.html.csp">The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 4</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-15T10:38:19.49-06:00">Updated Jul 15, 2014 10:38AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">&lt;freeform&gt; The 1980 Cougars were in the middle of one of the best three year stretches in BYU history, finishing 11-1 amidst three seasons in 1979, 1980 and 1981 when the team went 34-4. The team lost its opener against New Mexico, but never looked back afterward, scoring at least 28 points in the next 11 games and at least 40 points per game in the last six games of the season. The Cougars finished with the best points, best offensive yardage and bess passing yardage per game average in c...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171215@www.sltrib.com Tue, 15 Jul 2014 10:38:19 MDT The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58171623-88/byu-season-game-beat.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58171623-88/byu-season-game-beat.html.csp">The top 5 BYU football seasons of all-time: No. 5</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Brennan Smith</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-14T16:42:10.424-06:00">Updated Jul 14, 2014 04:42PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The 2006 Cougars are the best of the modern era under Bronco Mendenhall, a season in which BYU cruised to an 11-2 record, beat an ascending Oregon team in the Las Vegas Bowl and beat Utah at Rice-Eccles with a last-second pass. The Cougars scored at least 30 points in all but three games on the way to the fifth best points scored differential in college football, while holding opponents to under 20 points in 10 games, good for the 10th best points against average. Here’s a look at the fifth-bes...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58171623@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Jul 2014 16:42:10 MDT Letter: Dogs, cougars should lay low for a while http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132250-82/cougar-cougars-dogs-shot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58132250-82/cougar-cougars-dogs-shot.html.csp">Letter: Dogs, cougars should lay low for a while</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-30T16:46:02.152-06:00">Updated Jun 30, 2014 04:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A police officer shot at the cougar (near Jordan Commons) with 12 gauge buck shot. He did not miss. You can see the cougar’s body jerk on the video when it’s hit. How’s that for a contributing factor to the cougar’s death? Even more alarming would be an officer firing a shotgun in a public place at a target he can’t hit. Police choose their targets, then aim carefully. Dogs, cougars, you guys better lay low for a while. Ray Stevenson Draper</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58132250@www.sltrib.com Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:46:02 MDT BYU football: Taysom Hill ready for challenge of another season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58103459-88/byu-hill-season-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58103459-88/byu-hill-season-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: Taysom Hill ready for challenge of another season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Steve Luhm</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T22:36:58.566-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:36PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • As another college football season approaches, all eyes at BYU are focused on junior quarterback Taysom Hill. Why not? Hill was outstanding last season, when he rushed and passed for nearly 3,000 yards and led the Cougars to an 8-5 record, despite the transition to offensive coordinator Robert Anae’s high-speed system. With another year of experience, greater things are expected from Hill and — by extension — the BYU offense. Hill sounds ready for the challenge of the new season, which ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58103459@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:36:58 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU needs to make statement vs. Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104398-88/byu-texas-football-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58104398-88/byu-texas-football-mendenhall.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU needs to make statement vs. Texas</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By kurt kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-23T22:40:05.589-06:00">Updated Jun 23, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo Coach Bronco Mendenhall already succeeded in creating one headline about BYU football that resonated beyond Austin, Texas. Here’s another newsmaking suggestion: The Cougars really should consider beating Texas in September. If anything crystallized Monday during BYU’s annual Football Media Day, it is how much that Sept. 6 game in Austin means to the Cougars. It’s not as if Texas and other Big 12 schools would be so impressed that they immediately would vote to expand the conference, but...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58104398@www.sltrib.com Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:40:05 MDT Monson: BYU has lots to sell to Big 12 — and an image to overcome http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58050583-88/byu-football-wants-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58050583-88/byu-football-wants-cougars.html.csp">Monson: BYU has lots to sell to Big 12 — and an image to overcome</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">BY Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T22:12:10.825-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">In one setting or another, whether we were shopping for the latest in front-loading washer-and-dryer combos or a new four-pack of all-weather Michelins, we’ve all been on the business end of an aggressive salesman desperate to get product off the floor. Bronco Mendenhall was that sales guy, selling hard last week. Selling BYU football. He latched onto the leg of a writer at the Austin American-Statesman on Thursday like a schnauzer loose at the company picnic, making plain and public what BYU f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58050583@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 22:12:10 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars release 2014-15 nonconference schedule http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58052463-88/dec-nov-state-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58052463-88/dec-nov-state-byu.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars release 2014-15 nonconference schedule</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-10T21:55:18.678-06:00">Updated Jun 10, 2014 09:55PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A trip to the prestigious Maui Invitational in November and home games against the Pac-12’s Utah and Stanford in December highlight BYU’s 2014-15 men’s basketball nonconference schedule, which was released Tuesday. The Cougars will also travel to Weber State and Utah State for instate battles, and play host to Hawaii on Dec. 6 at EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City. West Coast Conference play begins on Dec. 27, but the league schedule likely won’t be released until August. All told, BYU’s no...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58052463@www.sltrib.com Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:55:18 MDT Kragthorpe: Bronco’s ‘love’ for Big 12 devalues BYU’s independence http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58035693-88/byu-independence-mendenhall-love.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58035693-88/byu-independence-mendenhall-love.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Bronco’s ‘love’ for Big 12 devalues BYU’s independence</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kurt Kragthorpe</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-06T23:46:56.484-06:00">Updated Jun 6, 2014 11:46PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bronco Mendenhall’s declaration that BYU “would love” to join the Big 12 was so out of the blue and out of character that it almost seemed fictional. The Cougars’ football coach is rarely available for interviews between early April and August, other than the school’s Media Day in late June. Yet here he was making headlines — even suggesting headlines, according to the report — Thursday in a Texas newspaper, expressing BYU’s case for Big 12 membership in a strikingly forward manner. Naturally, M...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58035693@www.sltrib.com Fri, 06 Jun 2014 23:46:56 MDT BYU football: Cougs, Bruins announce home-and-home series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58033615-88/byu-cougars-football-series.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58033615-88/byu-cougars-football-series.html.csp">BYU football: Cougs, Bruins announce home-and-home series</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T23:27:31.23-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 11:27PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU and UCLA on Thursday announced a home-and-home football series for the 2015 and 2016 seasons. The Cougars and Bruins will meet at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, on Sept. 19, 2015 and again at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, on Sept. 17, 2016. “I’m excited for this series with UCLA. It’s a great matchup versus an opponent rich in football tradition, and a team that will be fighting for a Pac-12 championship,” BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a statment. “It’s ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58033615@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 23:27:31 MDT BYU, UCLA agree to home-and-home football series http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58033875-65/byu-sept-state-ucla.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58033875-65/byu-sept-state-ucla.html.csp">BYU, UCLA agree to home-and-home football series</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-05T21:59:42.893-06:00">Updated Jun 5, 2014 09:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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-home football series that calls for the first game to be played in 2015 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and the second game to be played in 2016 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. The 2015 game is on Sept. 19 and the 2016 game is on Sept. 17. BYU now has seven road games in 2015 (at Nebraska, at UCLA, at Michigan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58033875@www.sltrib.com Thu, 05 Jun 2014 21:59:42 MDT Nine Cougars on Phil Steele preseason all-independent team http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58027571-65/team-independent-byu-defensive.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58027571-65/team-independent-byu-defensive.html.csp">Nine Cougars on Phil Steele preseason all-independent team</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn"></span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-06-04T16:37:27.039-06:00">Updated Jun 4, 2014 04:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">There are only four independents in college football — Notre Dame, BYU, Army and Navy — so making an All-Independent team probably isn’t all that prestigious. That’s especially true of an All-Independent team in the preseason. But noted college football analyst Phil Steele is annually producing All-Independent teams now, and his latest iteration shows that nine BYU players made the preseason first team and seven more made the second team for the upcoming season. Five BYU defenders, three offensi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58027571@www.sltrib.com Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:37:27 MDT Monson: Bad news for BYU is good news for college football http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58002801-88/byu-teams-football-college.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58002801-88/byu-teams-football-college.html.csp">Monson: Bad news for BYU is good news for college football</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Gordon Monson</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-29T23:13:58.684-06:00">Updated May 29, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">What’s bad for BYU is good for college football. What’s good for college football is bad for BYU. Not in all things, but in this one specific thing. The Cougars recently have been punched in the lips — called unworthy — and patted condescendingly on the head — tagged a nice, little program — by conferences like the SEC and the ACC, leagues that are insisting that their schools play not only a full slate of conference games, but also a game against a team from one of the other Power-5 leagues. A...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58002801@www.sltrib.com Thu, 29 May 2014 23:13:58 MDT BYU sends strong team to NCAA track regionals http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57998535-88/byu-ncaa-10000-athletes.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57998535-88/byu-ncaa-10000-athletes.html.csp">BYU sends strong team to NCAA track regionals</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-05-28T22:34:39.129-06:00">Updated May 28, 2014 10:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s men’s and women’s track teams will be represented by 42 athletes at the NCAA West Preliminary this week in Fayetteville, Ark. The NCAA regional will be held Thursday through Saturday at the John McDonnell Field on the campus of the University of Arkansas. Because several BYU athletes qualified in more than one event, the Cougars will be chasing a total of 49 qualifying marks for the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore, next month. BYU’s men’s team is especially strong this year and l...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57998535@www.sltrib.com Wed, 28 May 2014 22:34:39 MDT