HOUSTON - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/HOUSTON News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58421360-88/college-byu-football-cougars.html.csp">BYU football: No. 21 Cougars basking in national attention</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="2014-09-17T10:00:17.733-06:00">Updated Sep 17, 2014 10:00AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Play on national television for three straight weeks, humiliate Texas 41-7 in Week Two, feature an exciting, play-making quarterback who is a fringe Heisman Trophy candidate, stay undefeated and crack the national rankings. That’s what the BYU Cougars did the first quarter of the college football season, and naturally national attention has followed for the independent going against the grain in the college football world. Coach Bronco Mendenhall has appeared on a handful of national col...</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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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> 58421360@www.sltrib.com Wed, 17 Sep 2014 10:00:17 MDT BYU football: Cougars jump to No. 21 in AP poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412712-77/poll-cougars-football-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58412712-77/poll-cougars-football-byu.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars jump to No. 21 in AP poll</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="2014-09-14T22:33:51.624-06:00">Updated Sep 14, 2014 10:33PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • An unsatisfying performance against Houston in Thursday’s 33-25 win didn’t stop the BYU Cougars from making a substantial leap in the Associated Press Top 25 college football poll. BYU is ranked No. 21 in the poll released Sunday afternoon, up from No. 25. The Cougars (3-0) are the only team not in a Power 5 conference that is ranked. Fellow independent Notre Dame ranked ninth, but the Irish are considered a Power 5 school. The Cougars moved into the Amway Coaches Poll, landing at No. 23...</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> 58412712@www.sltrib.com Sun, 14 Sep 2014 22:33:51 MDT BYU football: Players get weekend off while coaches recruit http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58409621-88/byu-mcmahon-football-coaches.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58409621-88/byu-mcmahon-football-coaches.html.csp">BYU football: Players get weekend off while coaches recruit</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="2014-09-13T23:43:26.862-06:00">Updated Sep 13, 2014 11:43PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU football coaches had to work long hours in the three days they had to prepare for Thursday night’s 33-25 win over Houston, but that didn’t mean they got the weekend off. No fewer than eight coaches were out recruiting on Friday night and Saturday, watching high school and junior college games around the country. Coach Bronco Mendenhall held a team meeting Friday morning, then gave the players the weekend off. “We will get back to work on Monday [to begin preparations for Virginia],” he said....</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> 58409621@www.sltrib.com Sat, 13 Sep 2014 23:43:26 MDT BYU football: Cougars won, but didn’t pick up many style points http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58407178-88/game-byu-cougars-daniel.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58407178-88/game-byu-cougars-daniel.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars won, but didn’t pick up many style points</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="2014-09-12T23:22:19.821-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:22PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Along with being BYU’s best shutdown corner, senior Robertson Daniel is developing a reputation as the Cougar most willing to tell things like they are — often cutting through the cliches and trite expressions common in post-game interviews. For instance, Daniel took the blame for the Hail Mary completion on Thursday night that let Houston get back in the game against No. 25 BYU, a game the Cougars led 23-0 before giving up 15 unanswered points the last three minutes and 12 seconds of 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> 58407178@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 23:22:19 MDT Notes and quotes from BYU's 33-25 win over Houston http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58407523-65/byu-houston-game-think.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58407523-65/byu-houston-game-think.html.csp">Notes and quotes from BYU's 33-25 win over Houston</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="2014-09-12T16:10:14.913-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 04:10PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Time for a few notes and quotes from No. 25 BYU’s 33-25 win over Houston on Thursday night in front of 57,630 at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Only 57,630? Where was everybody? Not only did they miss a good college football game, they missed some spectacular tributes to the victims of the 9-11 terrorist attacks and the United States’ Armed Forces, including the unfurling of a U.S. flag that was almost the size of the football field and a card display in the East stands that spelled out: We Will Never ...</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> 58407523@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 16:10:14 MDT BYU football: Cougars start fast, hold on to beat Houston 33-25 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404482-77/byu-houston-cougars-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404482-77/byu-houston-cougars-game.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars start fast, hold on to beat Houston 33-25</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="2014-09-11T23:40:03.411-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Ranked nationally after whipping Texas on its home field, BYU went into Thursday’s nationally televised contest against Houston looking for some style points. The blue-clad Cougars left the game just happy to have held on for the win. Frittering away a huge first-half lead, No. 25 BYU escaped with a 33-25 victory in front of 57,630 fans at LaVell Edwards Stadium to improve to 3-0 on the season. It is the first time since 2008 that BYU has been undefeated through three games, but it wasn’...</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> 58404482@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:40:03 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU’s defense comes through when it counts http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58405107-77/byu-game-defense-houston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58405107-77/byu-game-defense-houston.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU’s defense comes through when it counts</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">Kurt Kragthorpe Tribune Columnist</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-11T23:28:45.178-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • The pass sailed over the middle toward Houston’s wide-open receiver, and here came BYU safety Craig Bills, separating the ball from the visiting Cougar player on the first scrimmage play of Thursday night’s game. That was a good start. And in the end, BYU’s defense was asked to make one last stop. The home team delivered, as Houston quarterback John O’Korn fired three straight incompletions to halt a drive that potentially could have tied the game, and BYU’s offense proceeded to run out ...</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> 58405107@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:28:45 MDT Monson: Cougars’ victory over Houston was an underachievement http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404486-77/byu-cougars-monson-houston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404486-77/byu-cougars-monson-houston.html.csp">Monson: Cougars’ victory over Houston was an underachievement</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="2014-09-12T07:15:56.146-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 07:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Three things were in the offing for BYU on Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium and two of them were bad: a shot at a big, impressive win, a shot at a small, unimpressive win, a shot at – shut your mouth – a loss. The first would be acceptable, the second disappointing, the third a competitive disaster. As it turned out, the Cougars could gain only a bit of satisfaction in the middle ground they found. The final numbers on the board reflected their ho-hum discovery: BYU 33, Houston...</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> 58404486@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:15:56 MDT BYU Football: Leslie gives BYU a lift (again) in win over Houston http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404633-77/leslie-byu-hill-cougars.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58404633-77/leslie-byu-hill-cougars.html.csp">BYU Football: Leslie gives BYU a lift (again) in win over Houston</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="2014-09-11T23:34:42.018-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 11:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU and senior receiver Jordan Leslie don’t play another opponent from Texas this season. Too bad. On Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the Cougars won their third straight game by escaping with a 33-25 victory over Houston. Just like he did last week against the University of Texas, Leslie played a pivotal role. He finished with six catches for 79 yards — all while BYU was rolling to a 23-0 lead in the first half. It was Leslie’s 31st straight game with a reception and it came 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> 58404633@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:34:42 MDT BYU will need its offensive line depth tonight vs. Houston http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58402577-65/byu-houston-juergens-leavitt.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58402577-65/byu-houston-juergens-leavitt.html.csp">BYU will need its offensive line depth tonight vs. Houston</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="2014-09-11T15:29:53.228-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU started the same five offensive linemen against Texas as it did against UConn in the opener, but that almost certainly won’t be the case tonight against Houston. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. and the game will be televised by ESPN. Right tackle De’Ondre Wesley sprained an ankle against the Longhorns and is questionable tonight. Coaches would like to hold him out, but his backup at the spot, Brayden Kearsley, is also nursing an ankle injury. Kearsley actually suffered the injury on the last series aga...</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> 58402577@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:29:53 MDT Live BYU updates: BYU survives Houston scare to win 33-25 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58404088-65/byu-houston-cougars-yard.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58404088-65/byu-houston-cougars-yard.html.csp">Live BYU updates: BYU survives Houston scare to win 33-25</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> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> </span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T01:11:08.45-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">End third quarter: BYU 26, Houston 15 The Cougars regained a bit of momentum in the third quarter after the epic meltdown to end the second quarter. They drove 53 yards on 15 plays and took a 26-15 lead on Trevor Samson’s 27-yard field goal. The Cougars had a first-and-goal at the 10, but a holding penalty put them in a hole. So far, that’s been the story of the game for the Cougars — untimely penalties. Freshman center Tejan Koroma, who was ejected in the final fall scrimmage, was ejected agai...</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> 58404088@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:11:08 MDT BYU football: Houston twins thriving as blue Cougars http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58398380-88/byu-houston-mitchell-garrett.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58398380-88/byu-houston-mitchell-garrett.html.csp">BYU football: Houston twins thriving as blue 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="2014-09-11T15:29:33.49-06:00">Updated Sep 11, 2014 03:29PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Like most people who have met BYU football walk-ons Mitchell and Garrett Juergens, coaches at Langham Creek High School in the Houston area had trouble telling the identical twins apart. So the boys devised a plan to help their coaches and teammates out. Mitchell wore white socks everywhere he went, and Garrett wore black socks. Problem solved. Thursday night, the Juergens brothers hope to give a different set of Houston coaches and players a different kind of dilemma. Just five days aft...</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> 58398380@www.sltrib.com Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:29:33 MDT Kragthorpe: BYU’s quick turnaround will test Bronco Mendenhall http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58396770-88/byu-cougars-season-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58396770-88/byu-cougars-season-game.html.csp">Kragthorpe: BYU’s quick turnaround will test Bronco Mendenhall</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="2014-09-10T22:40:27.572-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 10:40PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • Now what? The BYU Cougars won the game that supposedly would define their season, and all anyone is asking of them is to do it again and again. Beginning five days later. “A natural tendency,” BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall said this week, “would be to try to feel good a little bit longer.” Sorry. A season that continues with Thursday’s home opener vs. Houston at LaVell Edwards Stadium will have evolving themes, and this game is easily framed: Mendenhall’s challenge is to make sure his tea...</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> 58396770@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 22:40:27 MDT BYU, Houston will wear patriotic-themed helmets Thursday night http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58398561-65/byu-helmets-football-houston.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58398561-65/byu-helmets-football-houston.html.csp">BYU, Houston will wear patriotic-themed helmets Thursday night</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="2014-09-10T13:03:02.99-06:00">Updated Sep 10, 2014 01:03PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">BYU and Houston will have special alternate decals on their white football helmets when they meet tomorrow night at LaVell Edwards Stadium (7 p.m. MT, ESPN). The patriotic-themed helmets can be seen here. And here’s a video of the BYU football team’s reaction when players first saw the helmets this week. Many other football teams will wear special jerseys or decals this week to remember the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 and to show support for the United States’ armed forces around the wor...</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> 58398561@www.sltrib.com Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:03:02 MDT BYU football: Cougars starting over at halftime to get mental edge http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394983-88/byu-game-halftime-mendenhall.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58394983-88/byu-game-halftime-mendenhall.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars starting over at halftime to get mental edge</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="2014-09-09T22:44:16.663-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • When No. 25 BYU lines up against Houston on Thursday night at LaVell Edwards Stadium, the blue-clad Cougars won’t treat it like just another game. Instead, they will treat it like two games. Hey, it worked against Texas. After BYU led UConn 28-7 in East Hartford and then failed to score in the second half until just over four minutes remained in the game, an eventual 35-10 win, coach Bronco Mendenhall decided to change up the Cougars’ halftime routine. It apparently worked, because the 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> 58394983@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:44:16 MDT AP sports reporter Christopher Duncan dies at 43 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393347-77/duncan-sports-houston-chris.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58393347-77/duncan-sports-houston-chris.html.csp">AP sports reporter Christopher Duncan dies at 43</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T22:38:50.995-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 10:38PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • Christopher Duncan, a sports reporter for The Associated Press who covered the Houston Texans, Houston Rockets and the Kentucky Derby, has died at the age of 43. A Harris County sheriff’s deputy confirmed the death on Monday night. Duncan was found at his home, and a cause of death wasn’t released. He had recently returned to work after a kidney transplant. Duncan was a 20-year AP employee who started with the news cooperative as an editorial assistant in 1994 in Louisville, Kentucky. ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583933472014-09-09T22:38:50.995-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T22:38:50.995-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58393347@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 22:38:50 MDT BYU football: Houston will have hands full with Hill, coach says http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58389272-88/hill-byu-houston-yards.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/cougars/58389272-88/hill-byu-houston-yards.html.csp">BYU football: Houston will have hands full with Hill, coach says</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="2014-09-08T23:13:07.977-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 11:13PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston coach Tony Levine grimaces a little when he hears national commentators say BYU’s Taysom Hill is a one-dimensional quarterback. After all, Hill completed 29 of 44 passes for 417 yards and four touchdowns last year when BYU eked past Houston 47-46 at Reliant Stadium. He rushed 34 times for 128 yards. The rematch is Thursday at 7 p.m. at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. “Well, Taysom Hill is an outstanding football player and certainly a great quarterback. He presents a number of challenge...</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> 58389272@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 23:13:07 MDT Houston coach impressed with BYU's shellacking of Texas http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58389381-65/hill-mendenhall-really-byu.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogs/byusports/58389381-65/hill-mendenhall-really-byu.html.csp">Houston coach impressed with BYU's shellacking of Texas</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="2014-09-08T14:44:03.621-06:00">Updated Sep 8, 2014 02:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">File this one in the making-lemonade category. BYU announced last night that there would be no media availability on Monday for coach Bronco Mendenhall and players, so I jumped on the American Athletic Conference coaches teleconference and listened to what Houston coach Tony Levine had to say about Thursday’s matchup. The blue Cougars play host to the red Cougars at 7 p.m. MDT at LaVell Edward Stadium. Houston is coming off a 47-0 blasting of Grambling State after losing to UTSA in its opener. ...</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> 58389381@www.sltrib.com Mon, 08 Sep 2014 14:44:03 MDT BYU football: Cougars ranked No. 25 in latest AP Poll http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385230-77/byu-cougars-houston-poll.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385230-77/byu-cougars-houston-poll.html.csp">BYU football: Cougars ranked No. 25 in latest AP Poll</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jay Drew The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:15.98-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Provo • BYU’s impressive 41-7 win over Texas on Saturday night in front of 93,463 fans has earned the Cougars a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 poll. The Cougars landed at No. 25 after improving to 2-0 and routing the Longhorns for the second-straight season. Florida State remained No. 1, while Oregon leapfrogged Alabama into the No. 2 spot after drilling Michigan State on Saturday. Utah is among schools also receiving votes. BYU did not crack the rankings in the Amway Coaches Poll, but rece...</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> 58385230@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:15 MDT NFL: Group protests Washington mascot game http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385073-77/group-mascot-washington-game.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/58385073-77/group-mascot-washington-game.html.csp">NFL: Group protests Washington mascot game</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00">Updated Sep 9, 2014 04:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Houston • A small group of people are protesting the name of the Washington NFL team outside the stadium before the team’s game against Houston. The group of Native Americans was protesting the nickname — considered by many to be offensive slang for Native Americans — and held signs voicing their distaste for it. One read “R-word (equals) N-Word” and another said “Indians are Human Beings Not Mascots.” Juan Mancias, who is a member of the Carrizo Tribe of Texas says: “This is a racist name and i...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-583850732014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00" id="#license-2014-09-09T16:05:16.031-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58385073@www.sltrib.com Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:05:16 MDT