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: Offense might have to carry the defense this year http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317922-77/6-1-cougars-season-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58317922-77/6-1-cougars-season-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Offense might have to carry the defense this year</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="2014-08-23T23:04:37.63-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Although some opening-game suspensions loom over his program and a surprisingly high number of projected starters have missed key practices and scrimmages during preseason training camp, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has been uncommonly loose, jovial and upbeat the past few weeks. Having what he believes will be a pretty good football team will do that for a guy, Mendenhall explains. “I like our team a lot,” said Mendenhall as he enters his 10th season at the helm of the college 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58317922@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:37 MDT Monson: Schedule strength will vex BYU and Utah in differing ways http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318824-77/byu-utah-state-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58318824-77/byu-utah-state-games.html.csp">Monson: Schedule strength will vex BYU and Utah in differing ways</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="2014-08-23T23:04:51.265-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">It’s the local story of the season: strength of schedule. On Utah’s end, it’s brutal. On BYU’s, it’s benign. Everything that happens from now until December for both of those programs must be seen in that light. The days of the win-loss record revealing the whole deal, without context, are long gone. If the Cougars were to end up with a couple or more wins than the Utes, what would that mean, what would that prove? Not a lot. Maybe nothing. Here’s what it wouldn’t mean, wouldn’t prove: that BYU...</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> 58318824@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 23:04:51 MDT BYU football: Cougars turn their attention to UConn http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58326268-88/cougars-byu-uconn-hill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58326268-88/cougars-byu-uconn-hill.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars turn their attention to UConn</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="2014-08-23T16:49:20.952-06:00">Updated Aug 23, 2014 04:49PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Preseason training camp is over, and the BYU Cougars’ focus has turned completely toward UConn and next Friday’s opener at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. But that doesn’t mean the Cougars are ready to show their hand. Coaches said after Friday’s early-morning practice — the second straight 6:30 a.m. start to a workout — that some position battles are still going on and they won’t be releasing a depth chart until Monday. “We will see what happens,” said defensive coordinator Nic...</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> 58326268@www.sltrib.com Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:49:20 MDT BYU football: Bowl blunders forced renewed emphasis on special teams http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58322006-88/poppinga-game-teams-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58322006-88/poppinga-game-teams-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: Bowl blunders forced renewed emphasis on special teams</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="2014-08-21T23:47:37.603-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When BYU football coaches watch film of last December’s 31-16 loss to Washington in the Fight Hunger Bowl, it quickly becomes clear why the Cougars failed to extend their bowl winning streak to five. “Special teams play killed us,” said outside linebackers coach and special teams coordinator Kelly Poppinga. “If that doesn’t happen in the Washington game, I believe we have a really good chance to win that game.” The Cougars gave up an electrifying 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown 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> 58322006@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58321970-88/byu-football-cougars-monson.html.csp">Monson: BYU, though imperfect, deserves better from the Power 5</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="2014-08-21T23:47:37.586-06:00">Updated Aug 21, 2014 11:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">The more Tom Holmoe talked during his recent media summit, the more it became clear that he knows what you know that he knows that you know: BYU isn’t just an independent. It is alone. It has been left out by the five power leagues of college football, the programs by which the Cougars measure themselves, the schools and teams that have what they want: exposure, scheduling, access, relevance, opportunity and money. As loners, they are not an exception. They are not Notre Dame, the program to wh...</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> 58321970@www.sltrib.com Thu, 21 Aug 2014 23:47:37 MDT BYU football: At least three freshmen could start in opener http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58315114-88/mendenhall-camp-koroma-starting.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58315114-88/mendenhall-camp-koroma-starting.html.csp">BYU football: At least three freshmen could start in opener</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="2014-08-19T21:52:34.726-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • With the season opener at UConn 10 days away, BYU coaches haven’t released a depth chart yet, and probably won’t until Friday, at the soonest. But there’s a strong possibility that the Cougars could be starting three freshmen, maybe more, when they line up against the Huskies at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., on Aug. 29. And they are not guys who were highly touted out of high school, either. After the Cougars practiced at the indoor practice field on Tuesday, head coach Bronc...</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> 58315114@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:52:34 MDT BYU football: Defensive line will rely on depth, not stars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58308461-88/byu-defensive-kaufusi-peck.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58308461-88/byu-defensive-kaufusi-peck.html.csp">BYU football: Defensive line will rely on depth, not stars</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="2014-08-18T22:59:51.67-06:00">Updated Aug 18, 2014 10:59PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The 3-4 defense employed by BYU isn’t designed to turn defensive linemen into superstars, or even household names, but the Cougars have had more than their share of good ones since coach Bronco Mendenhall scrapped the 3-3-5 to take advantage of the wealth of outstanding linebackers his program always seems to entice. Guys such as Jan Jorgensen, Russell Tialavea, Romney Fuga and Eathyn Manumaleuna have made defensive line coach Steve Kaufusi’s 12-year tenure in Provo a success. This seas...</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> 58308461@www.sltrib.com Mon, 18 Aug 2014 22:59:51 MDT Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58300548-77/players-football-valley-cougars.html.csp">Prep football preview: Monument Valley Cougars</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Tom wharton</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-19T09:16:14.681-06:00">Updated Aug 19, 2014 09:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">EDITOR’S NOTE • This is one in a series of previews of Utah’s high school football programs. They will run throughout the summer leading up to the 2014 regular season, which begins Aug. 21. Monument Valley Cougars Playing football for Monument Valley High School isn’t easy. The school is located on the edge of the iconic scenic valley right on the Utah-Arizona border, meaning long-distance travel for the majority of its games. Most of the athletes have never played the game before strappin...</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> 58300548@www.sltrib.com Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:16:14 MDT Women’s soccer: No. 22 BYU opens season searching for capable goalkeeper http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58296818-88/rockwood-byu-season-team.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58296818-88/rockwood-byu-season-team.html.csp">Women’s soccer: No. 22 BYU opens season searching for capable goalkeeper</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="2014-08-15T12:22:34.671-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 12:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • After departing senior goalkeeper Erica Owens played every minute last season for the BYU women’s soccer team, coach Jennifer Rockwood knew that if the Cougars were going to return to the NCAA Tournament for the ninth time in 10 years, she would have to come up with a capable replacement in the nets. That task was made even more difficult last spring, when projected starter Hilary Kaufusi — wife of BYU football star Bronson Kaufusi — went down with a season-ending knee injury. But Rockwo...</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> 58296818@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:22:34 MDT Every healthy player will see action in Y.’s scrimmage Friday http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58298726-88/friday-scrimmage-action-bronco.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58298726-88/friday-scrimmage-action-bronco.html.csp">Every healthy player will see action in Y.’s scrimmage Friday</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-15T14:04:27.007-06:00">Updated Aug 15, 2014 02:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">College Football • BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall, pictured, downplays the significance of scrimmages in preseason training camp and usually holds out key players as a precautionary measure. That won’t be the case Friday night, when the Cougars scrimmage at 6 p.m. at LaVell Edwards Stadium. &gt; C6</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> 58298726@www.sltrib.com Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:04:27 MDT BYU football: Dog days of training camp fall upon Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58289628-88/mendenhall-camp-coach-tuesday.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58289628-88/mendenhall-camp-coach-tuesday.html.csp">BYU football: Dog days of training camp fall upon Cougars</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="2014-08-12T23:12:57.118-06:00">Updated Aug 12, 2014 11:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • For the BYU Cougars, the dog days of preseason training camp are here. With camp close to reaching its midpoint, that was head coach Bronco Mendenhall’s assessment on Tuesday, although conditions were pleasant thanks to some high clouds above the outdoor practice facility on campus. “It was a doldrum day,” Mendenhall said, joking about how he “tried to launch a flare” on Monday night to warn media members. “I will shoot it higher next time.” Still, the coach said it was a good practice, ...</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> 58289628@www.sltrib.com Tue, 12 Aug 2014 23:12:57 MDT BYU's soccer and women's volleyball teams start season ranked nationally http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58285282-65/byu-ranked-volleyball-season.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58285282-65/byu-ranked-volleyball-season.html.csp">BYU's soccer and women's volleyball teams start season ranked nationally</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="2014-08-11T14:18:02.713-06:00">Updated Aug 11, 2014 02:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 BYU’s women’s volleyball team No. 9 in the country in its preseason poll. Hopes are high for a phenomenal season in Provo because of the return of All-American Jennifer Hamson, who redshirted last year to concentrate on basketball. Although she was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in April’s WNBA Draft, H...</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> 58285282@www.sltrib.com Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:18:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars backup quarterback getting lots of reps in camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58273451-88/hill-mendenhall-run-taysom.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58273451-88/hill-mendenhall-run-taysom.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars backup quarterback getting lots of reps in camp</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="2014-08-07T23:41:03.446-06:00">Updated Aug 7, 2014 11:41PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Newcomers to BYU’s preseason training camp football practices who are not familiar with the program couldn’t be blamed for thinking that senior quarterback Christian Stewart, and not much-hyped junior play-caller Taysom Hill, is going to start three weeks from Friday when the Cougars open the 2014 season at Connecticut. Through six practice sessions, Stewart has received almost as many reps as Hill, and at times has looked better than the Davey O’Brien Award candidate. Coach Bronco Mende...</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> 58273451@www.sltrib.com Thu, 07 Aug 2014 23:41:03 MDT BYU football: Receivers shining early at preseason camp http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58254225-88/byu-camp-passes-transfer.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58254225-88/byu-camp-passes-transfer.html.csp">BYU football: Receivers shining early at preseason camp</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="2014-08-02T23:10:13.939-06:00">Updated Aug 2, 2014 11:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • It is dangerous to make a lot of bold declarations after just two days of training camp, but so far it appears that BYU’s revamped receiving corps is the real deal. And the Cougars seem hell-bent on using that heightened speed and athleticism, throwing the ball deep countless times already in the 11-on-11 team scrimmages and 7-on-7 drills. “We have more balls going downfield today in the first practice maybe than I saw all spring,” coach Bronco Mendenhall said on Friday. “More weapons, 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> 58254225@www.sltrib.com Sat, 02 Aug 2014 23:10:13 MDT Kragthorpe: Williams’ suspension will affect BYU at Texas too http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58253677-88/williams-byu-suspension-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58253677-88/williams-byu-suspension-cougars.html.csp">Kragthorpe: Williams’ suspension will affect BYU at Texas too</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="2014-08-03T13:02:36.917-06:00">Updated Aug 3, 2014 01:02PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo Jamaal Williams’ ambitious goal of 1,500 rushing yards this season suddenly is farther away. BYU’s biggest football game of the year, Sept. 6 at Texas, is now more mysterious. “Classic Skating” is becoming a catchphrase in Provo, if not exactly a recruiting attraction. That’s all just part of the fallout of Williams’ one-game suspension for what he described as a BYU honor code violation. Even if the Aug. 29 opener at Connecticut represents only about 8 percent of the Cougars’ season, W...</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> 58253677@www.sltrib.com Sun, 03 Aug 2014 13:02:36 MDT Tribune Photo of the Day - August 1, 2014 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58253069-227/football-provo-cougers-photo.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsphotoblog/58253069-227/football-provo-cougers-photo.html.csp">Tribune Photo of the Day - August 1, 2014</a></h4> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-01T23:19:02.08-06:00">Updated Aug 1, 2014 11:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune Brigham Young Cougars work out during a practice at Richards Building Fields Friday August 1, 2014. Read more</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> 58253069@www.sltrib.com Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:19:02 MDT BYU football: Cougs want to hit ground running — and improve passing http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58246451-88/byu-camp-cougars-ground.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58246451-88/byu-camp-cougars-ground.html.csp">BYU football: Cougs want to hit ground running — and improve passing</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew | The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-31T23:17:49.178-06:00">Updated Jul 31, 2014 11:17PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU plays at Connecticut in its 2014 football season opener four weeks from Friday, but as the Cougars begin training camp in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s 10th season at the helm, another East Coast program dominates their mindset. That would be Virginia. The Cavaliers don’t visit Provo until Sept. 20, but BYU’s rallying cry in camp could very well be “Remember Virginia” as the Cougars vow to start better in 2014 than they did in 2013 when they traveled to Charlottesville for an opener and...</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> 58246451@www.sltrib.com Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:17:49 MDT BYU basketball: Collinsworth not ruling out leaving early http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58243093-65/collinsworth-really-byu-lot.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58243093-65/collinsworth-really-byu-lot.html.csp">BYU basketball: Collinsworth not ruling out leaving early</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="2014-07-30T16:19:01.976-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 04:19PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">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 on that 10-2 run that got them into the NCAA Tournament. Yes, Collinsworth’s upper body is more chiseled than before — “but I’m not going to get muscle-bound,” he says — but what really stands out is his hair. That short-cropped, bushy look is gone, replaced by a more standard-looking cut with a pa...</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> 58243093@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 16:19:01 MDT BYU basketball: Collinsworth ‘ahead of schedule’ with ACL recovery http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58237476-88/collinsworth-byu-tournament-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58237476-88/collinsworth-byu-tournament-cougars.html.csp">BYU basketball: Collinsworth ‘ahead of schedule’ with ACL recovery</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="2014-07-30T23:16:06.331-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 11:16PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The devastating knee injury that Kyle Collinsworth suffered in the West Coast Conference basketball championship game last March robbed him of the opportunity to play in the NCAA Tournament, ruined many of his summer plans and has meant countless hours of rehabilitation for BYU’s best playmaker in 2013-14. Yet the rising junior has a surprising description of the ordeal four and a half months into what he hopes is a six-month recovery process. “It has been a blessing in disguise,” Collin...</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> 58237476@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:16:06 MDT BYU's 2015 football schedule taking shape http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58241830-65/byu-oct-state-2015.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58241830-65/byu-oct-state-2015.html.csp">BYU's 2015 football schedule taking shape</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="2014-07-30T12:23:02.05-06:00">Updated Jul 30, 2014 12:23PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">At first, BYU’s announcement today that it will play Idaho State on Oct. 24, 2015 and Northern Illinois in 2018 and 2020 seemed like more bad news than good. That’s because a quick check of the 2015 schedule showed that the Cougars were going to play the Cincinnati Bearcats on Oct. 24. Certainly, hosting UC is much better than hosting ISU of the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS, formerly known as Division-II). Shortly after the announcement, however, BYU tweeted out that the Cincy game wil...</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> 58241830@www.sltrib.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:23:02 MDT