COUGARS - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/COUGARS News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU football: Cougars land transferring Nebraska safety Harvey Jackson http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57833772-88/byu-jackson-cougars-nebraska.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57833772-88/byu-jackson-cougars-nebraska.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars land transferring Nebraska safety Harvey Jackson</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-17T16:49:27.274-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Another senior who will graduate this summer but still has a year of college football eligibility remaining will transfer to BYU and be immediately eligible to play for the Cougars this fall. Harvey Jackson, a safety at Nebraska until he got a release to pursue other options from coach Bo Pelini this spring, picked BYU over offers from West Virginia, Western Michigan, Cincinnati, Grand Valley State and Stephen F. Austin. “We just got better,” BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell tweeted...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 57833772@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:49:27 MDT BYU offers strong-armed Pine View (Utah) QB Kody Wilstead http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57832358-65/byu-quarterback-cozart-mission.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57832358-65/byu-quarterback-cozart-mission.html.csp">BYU offers strong-armed Pine View (Utah) QB Kody Wilstead</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="2014-04-17T11:20:03.268-06:00">Updated Apr 17, 2014 11:20AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 (and drastically improves his passing accuracy), but he has reaffirmed several times that he plans on playing four years of college football. So who’s the odds-on favorite to be BYU’s starting quarterback in 2016? It is probably Tanner Mangum, the highly touted graduate of Boise’s Eagle High who le...</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> 57832358@www.sltrib.com Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:20:03 MDT BYU football: Cougar defense has lots of holes to fill in 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57827786-88/camp-defensive-junior-2014.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57827786-88/camp-defensive-junior-2014.html.csp">BYU football: Cougar defense has lots of holes to fill in 2014</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-16T22:15:36.507-06:00">Updated Apr 16, 2014 10:15PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • If quarterback Taysom Hill stays healthy, BYU’s offense in 2014 will undoubtedly be better than it was in 2013. The Cougars have to replace prolific pass-catcher Cody Hoffman and all-around playmaker JD Falslev, but not much else, in their quest to be more effective in the red zone and move the ball against the better teams on their schedule. What about the defense? Coach Bronco Mendenhall said that side of the ball will be fine in 2014 and up to the standard he has installed since takin...</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> 57827786@www.sltrib.com Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:15:36 MDT State colleges: UC Santa Barbara baseball team beats BYU, 9-5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57819001-77/barbara-byu-hits-santa.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57819001-77/barbara-byu-hits-santa.html.csp">State colleges: UC Santa Barbara baseball team beats BYU, 9-5</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-14T23:47:02.471-06:00">Updated Apr 14, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">UC Santa Barbara outfielder Joey Epperson went 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles as the host Gauchos beat BYU 9-5 in a nonconference baseball game in Santa Barbara, Calif. Gaucho pitcher Andrew Vasquez, a 6-foot-6 left-hander, earned the win by holding the Cougars to one run on four hits over six innings, with five strikeouts. The Cougars (14-24) scored three runs in the ninth inning off a bases-loaded triple by Eric Urry down the right-field line. Dillon Robinson singled in Urry to narrow the mar...</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> 57819001@www.sltrib.com Mon, 14 Apr 2014 23:47:02 MDT State colleges: Sacrifice fly lifts USC baseball team over Utah, 3-2 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811792-77/byu-inning-utah-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57811792-77/byu-inning-utah-cougars.html.csp">State colleges: Sacrifice fly lifts USC baseball team over Utah, 3-2</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">combined news services</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-13T00:46:02.346-06:00">Updated Apr 13, 2014 12:46AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The Southern California baseball team scored on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Utah 3-2 on Saturday in a Pac-12 game in Los Angeles. Kody Davis and TJ Bennett hit back-to-back RBI doubles as Utah (11-20, 2-11) took a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The Utes went scoreless the rest of the way, although they outhit the Trojans 8-6. Utah reliever Dalton Carroll (1-3) took the loss. USC (16-17, 5-9) loaded the bases with one out in the ninth inning with a single, hit batter ...</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> 57811792@www.sltrib.com Sun, 13 Apr 2014 00:46:02 MDT State colleges: Utah baseball team beats USC 3-2 in 13 innings http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57808627-77/innings-utah-hits-state.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57808627-77/innings-utah-hits-state.html.csp">State colleges: Utah baseball team beats USC 3-2 in 13 innings</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Staff And Wire Reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-11T23:18:04.367-06:00">Updated Apr 11, 2014 11:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">TJ Bennett led off the 13th inning with a single and scored on Konnor Armijo’s two-out base hit as the University of Utah baseball team defeated USC 3-2 in a Pac-12 game on Friday in Los Angeles. Cory Hunt had an RBI triple in the fourth inning for the Utes (11-19, 2-10), who had just four hits while the Trojans had eight. Utah starter Mitch Watrous held USC to two runs on four hits over eight innings, and Nick Green pitched five scoreless innings to earn the win. Pepperdine 6, BYU 4 • In Malib...</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> 57808627@www.sltrib.com Fri, 11 Apr 2014 23:18:04 MDT BYU volleyball: Cougars looking for new momentum after losses http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57802222-88/hawaii-cougars-byu-mcgown.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57802222-88/hawaii-cougars-byu-mcgown.html.csp">BYU volleyball: Cougars looking for new momentum after losses</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-10T23:06:34.916-06:00">Updated Apr 10, 2014 11:06PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Just when it looked like BYU’s men’s volleyball team was the odds-on favorite to win the NCAA volleyball national championship this season, Hawaii happened. The Cougars were swept by the No. 10 Warriors 3-2 and 3-0 last weekend, snapping their six-match winning streak. Upon returning home from the islands, the Cougars, who dropped to 18-4 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play, 18-6 overall, dropped from No. 2 to No. 3 in the national rankings. And they got a pep talk from a legend, ...</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> 57802222@www.sltrib.com Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:06:34 MDT BYU softball: Inexperience has led to inconsistent season http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57796714-88/byu-freshman-cougars-eakin.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57796714-88/byu-freshman-cougars-eakin.html.csp">BYU softball: Inexperience has led to inconsistent season</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T21:41:21.576-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 09:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Asked to explain the BYU softball team’s uneven 2014 season to date, senior pitcher Tori Almond offers just one word. “Insane,” says the former Bingham High star and two-time 5A MVP and Utah Gatorade Player of the Year. It is a 17-20 team that defeated No. 2-ranked Tennessee 6-3 on Feb. 27 and current No. 1 Oregon 6-5 on March 25 and played No. 10 Washington, No. 14 Minnesota and No. 22 Stanford tough, yet has lost to the likes of Valparaiso, North Dakota State, Weber State, Chattanooga ...</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> 57796714@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 21:41:21 MDT BYU softball team no-hits mistake-prone UVU in 9-0 romp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57792772-88/byu-team-cougars-inning.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57792772-88/byu-team-cougars-inning.html.csp">BYU softball team no-hits mistake-prone UVU in 9-0 romp</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-09T16:58:03.921-06:00">Updated Apr 9, 2014 04:58PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Orem • Midway through the third inning of Tuesday’s intra-county college softball clash, the scoreboard operator at Wolverine Field changed the visiting team’s name to Cougars, rather than BYU. Unfortunately for the home team, he couldn’t wipe away the six runs BYU scored in the first inning, all with two outs. He also couldn’t erase the two runs the Cougars scored in the second inning when Utah Valley infielder Morgan Summers picked up what was meant to be Lauren Bell’s sacrifice bunt and chuck...</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> 57792772@www.sltrib.com Wed, 09 Apr 2014 16:58:03 MDT Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall assesses conclusion of spring camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57777091-65/mendenhall-bronco-byu-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/57777091-65/mendenhall-bronco-byu-camp.html.csp">Video: BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall assesses conclusion of spring camp</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="2014-04-04T20:16:02.69-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 08:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 watched the two-hour workout. This is the first half of Mendenhall's chat with the media.</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> 57777091@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:16:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars conclude spring camp with an improved offense http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57776267-88/hill-spring-camp-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57776267-88/hill-spring-camp-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars conclude spring camp with an improved offense</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay drew</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-04T23:37:43.934-06:00">Updated Apr 4, 2014 11:37PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Perhaps it was because it was the final practice of spring camp, and players felt like it was the last day of school. Or maybe it was because up to 400 former players were on hand outside the student athlete building to watch it, including some of the biggest names in BYU football history. Then again, it could have been the way the offense moved the ball up and down the field, for the most part, in the 15th and final practice of camp. Whatever the reason, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall, of...</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> 57776267@www.sltrib.com Fri, 04 Apr 2014 23:37:43 MDT UVU crushes BYU in baseball http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57761511-77/byu-hits-baseball-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57761511-77/byu-hits-baseball-cougars.html.csp">UVU crushes BYU in baseball</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Staff and Wire Reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-01T23:28:02.206-06:00">Updated Apr 1, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Craig Brinkerhoff went 3-for-5 with a home run and three RBIs as the Utah Valley baseball team beat BYU 8-3 on Tuesday in a nonconference game in Provo. Mark Krueger had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs for Utah Valley (9-18). UVU starter Devin Nelson (2-4) earned the win, holding the Cougars to three runs on 10 hits over 81⁄3 innings. Sean Moysh and Seth Rhineer had two hits each for the Wolverines, who won their third straight game. Jarrett Jarvis had two hits for BYU (11...</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> 57761511@www.sltrib.com Tue, 01 Apr 2014 23:28:02 MDT BYU women’s basketball: Cougars have foundation for future March runs http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57749930-77/byu-cougars-bailey-basketball.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57749930-77/byu-cougars-bailey-basketball.html.csp">BYU women’s basketball: Cougars have foundation for future March runs</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon The</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T08:33:15.855-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 08:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • After dancing longer than most thought they would, the BYU Cougars finally stepped off the stage on Saturday night. But if the Cougars have their way, they’ll be back — and hopefully it won’t take 12 years to get there again. BYU (28-7) wrapped up a strong season with a Sweet 16 berth, only the second in the program’s history. It took top-ranked UConn to finally put down the run that took college basketball by surprise. But next year, if the Cougars are back in the Big Dance, coa...</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> 57749930@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:33:15 MDT Beeston, Hamson go out strong http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57745506-88/byu-beeston-half-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57745506-88/byu-beeston-half-cougars.html.csp">Beeston, Hamson go out strong</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:45:02.769-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • Kim Beeston didn’t know it would be her last college game. Not at the time. Most expected it to be. It might have occurred to her before facing No. 1-ranked UConn that BYU’s season would soon be over. But on her last night in a Cougars uniform, the senior guard made the nation wonder how far BYU could go. For a half, her last night didn’t look like her last, as the Cougars kept stride with the Huskies. “More than just hitting shots was just knowing how well we played together in ...</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> 57745506@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:45:02 MDT BYU women’s basketball: Speed-up twists game in UConn’s favor http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745486-77/byu-uconn-cougars-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745486-77/byu-uconn-cougars-game.html.csp">BYU women’s basketball: Speed-up twists game in UConn’s favor</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T23:44:33.763-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 11:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • In the week leading into BYU’s matchup with Connecticut, the Cougars said if they played their game, they could stun the top-ranked Huskies. In the first half, they did. In the second half, they didn’t. BYU thrived in the half-court game against UConn, winding down the clock and forcing clunky attempts on defense. But a tempo change put the Cougars out of their comfort zone and ended up being a big advantage in UConn’s 70-51 win on Saturday afternoon. A few fast-break points an...</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> 57745486@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 23:44:33 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars fall in upset bid against UConn (VIDEO) http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747378-88/byu-cougars-game-uconn.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57747378-88/byu-cougars-game-uconn.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars fall in upset bid against UConn (VIDEO)</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-30T14:10:34.996-06:00">Updated Mar 30, 2014 02:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • For 24 minutes, BYU was not just a 12 seed. The Cougars weren’t Cinderella, or just happy to be in the Sweet 16. They were a contender, trading body blows with the nation’s best team. For 24 minutes, it wasn’t David vs. Goliath — just two basketball teams scrapping to survive. It fell apart for BYU — slowly at first, but surely — as top-ranked, undefeated Connecticut eventually topped the upstart Cougars, 70-51. BYU put up a fight to remember in a game few thought it could compet...</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> 57747378@www.sltrib.com Sun, 30 Mar 2014 14:10:34 MDT State colleges: BYU baseball splits doubleheader at Saint Mary’s http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745256-77/byu-state-game-doubleheader.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57745256-77/byu-state-game-doubleheader.html.csp">State colleges: BYU baseball splits doubleheader at Saint Mary’s</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">STaff and Wire Reports</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-28T23:33:52.459-06:00">Updated Mar 28, 2014 11:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moraga, Calif. • BYU split a doubleheader with Saint Mary’s in West Coast Conference baseball Friday, winning the first game 4-3 before dropping the second 6-1. In Game 1, Kolton Mahoney allowed one run while striking out six in seven innings to earn his third victory of the season. Brock Whitney went 2-for-4 with a two-RBI double that put the Cougars (10-19, 2-7) ahead for good. In Game 2, the Gaels (13-13, 4-1) broke a close game open with a four-run seventh inning. “It’s frustrating, but I am...</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> 57745256@www.sltrib.com Fri, 28 Mar 2014 23:33:52 MDT BYU basketball: Cougars need monumental effort vs. UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744485-88/byu-uconn-cougars-win.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57744485-88/byu-uconn-cougars-win.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougars need monumental effort vs. UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-29T22:12:34.87-06:00">Updated Mar 29, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Lincoln, Neb. • Friday must’ve felt very much like a ceremonial pat on the back for BYU. Great run. You had a great season. Too bad about tomorrow. The early obituaries are almost certainly in. Most don’t expect the 12-seeded Cougars to have a chance on Saturday. The media milling around No. 1 Connecticut’s practice dwarfed that of BYU, which is presumed to lay down for the undefeated Huskies to continue a run to their ninth national title. The Cougars wouldn’t be in Lincoln, wouldn’t be in the ...</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> 57744485@www.sltrib.com Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:12:34 MDT BYU basketball: Cougs excited for challenge of No. 1 UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57735519-88/byu-cougars-basketball-judkins.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57735519-88/byu-cougars-basketball-judkins.html.csp">BYU basketball: Cougs excited for challenge of No. 1 UConn</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-26T22:45:53.373-06:00">Updated Mar 26, 2014 10:45PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Like any college basketball coach who wants to make his or her program great, BYU’s Jeff Judkins has followed Connecticut closely throughout the years. His admiration runs deep. They execute offense exactly how the schemes are laid out, he said. They play tough and physical defense. They don’t beat themselves with dumb plays. “And probably the biggest thing is they believe they’re the best,” Judkins said. “They don’t believe anyone can beat them.” Taking on No. 1-ranked, undefeated UConn...</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> 57735519@www.sltrib.com Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:45:53 MDT BYU hopes more upsets are in store http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57729839-88/byu-cougars-beat-hamson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/57729839-88/byu-cougars-beat-hamson.html.csp">BYU hopes more upsets are in store</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Kyle Goon </span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-25T23:31:01.758-06:00">Updated Mar 25, 2014 11:31PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Los Angeles • Shortly after the postgame news conference, Jeff Judkins switched hats. The BYU coach turned off the competitiveness and turned on the charm. He went out to talk to the Nebraska players, still red-eyed and mourning the end or their season. He shook hands with Cornhusker fans, talking to them about the close finish of the 80-76 NCAA Tournament game that propelled the Cougars into the Sweet 16 for the first time in 12 years. “Well we’ll be looking for you next weekend,” he said. “We ...</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> 57729839@www.sltrib.com Tue, 25 Mar 2014 23:31:01 MDT