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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) South Florida quarterback Timmy McClain, left scrambles during Saturday's game against BYU  at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

BYU needs to reevaluate defense following frustrating win over South Florida

By Norma Gonzalez | September 26, 2021, 8:02 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Baylor Romney (16) checks the play at the line of scrimmage, as BYU and the South Florida Bulls face off at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Gordon Monson: Great promise cuts through a dark cloud hanging over BYU football

By Gordon Monson | September 26, 2021, 1:35 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Baylor Romney (16) runs in ball in game action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the South Florida Bulls at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

Explosive first quarter helps No. 15 BYU survive frustrating game against USF

By Norma Gonzalez | September 26, 2021, 2:13 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) rolls out of the pocket before completing a pass for a first down, in football action between the Utah Utes and the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Quarterback Jaren Hall is leading BYU football his own way

By Norma Gonzalez | September 25, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU kicker Jake Oldroyd, left, and punter Ryan Rehkow answer interview questions during BYU Football Media Day at the BYU Broadcasting Building in Provo on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

Punter Ryan Rehkow has etched his name into BYU’s record book, but the Cougar offense hopes to keep him off the field

By Norma Gonzalez | September 24, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

BYU linebacker Ben Bywater (33) will take on a starting role after the team's leading tackler, Keenan Pili, suffered a season-ending knee injury.
(AP Photo/Tyler Tate)

BYU linebacker Ben Bywater overcame his own injury last year, primed himself to be next man up

By Norma Gonzalez | September 22, 2021, 10:18 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars fullback Masen Wake (13) is taken down by the Arizona defense in football action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Arizona State Sun Devils at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Eye on the Y: For true success, BYU will need to overcome slow starts

By Norma Gonzalez | September 21, 2021, 12:09 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Keenan Pili, right, tackles Utah Utes running back Tavion Thomas during a football game Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

BYU loses top defensive player for the season

By Norma Gonzalez | September 20, 2021, 8:38 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Jaren Hall (3) shakes off pressure put on by Arizona State Sun Devils defensive end Michael Matus (91) in football action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Arizona State Sun Devils at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Tyler Allgeier’s hustle play is perfect parable for BYU’s season

By Norma Gonzalez | September 19, 2021, 8:14 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) The Brigham Young Cougars get ready to take on the Arizona State Sun Devils at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

Gordon Monson: It just keeps getting better and better for BYU football

By Gordon Monson | September 19, 2021, 12:50 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars running back Tyler Allgeier (25) carries the ball against the Arizona State Sun Devils at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

No. 23 BYU grinds out win over No. 19 Arizona State

By Norma Gonzalez | September 19, 2021, 12:38 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University basketball coach Mark Pope, left, poses for a photo alongside BYU football coach Kalani Sitake as they attend the announcement of BYU's acceptance into the Big 12 conference at a press conference in Provo, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

For BYU Football, the move to the Big 12 means getting out of independence. But what does it mean for men’s basketball?

By Norma Gonzalez | September 18, 2021, 12:33 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake argues a call as they play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

Gordon Monson: If Kalani Sitake piles up the wins, can BYU hang onto him?

By Gordon Monson | September 18, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University athletics director Tom Holmoe, left, and university president Kevin Worthen, wait for the start of a press event to announce BYU's acceptance into the Big 12 conference in Provo, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

With BYU in the Big 12, athletic director Tom Holmoe reaches ‘legendary status’ in Provo

By Norma Gonzalez | September 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Provo - BYU fans hold Brigham Young quarterback Max Hall (15) on their shoulders, celebrating victory as BYU defeats the University of Utah 17-10 in college football action Saturday at BYU's Lavell Edward Stadium.
Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune; 11.24.2007

Utah football fan wears controversial T-shirt featuring former BYU star Max Hall’s mugshot

By Alex Vejar | September 18, 2021, 6:48 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Isaiah Herron (11) celebrates a turnover in the first half as the Cougars play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

BYU football faces ‘major challenge’ with Arizona State offense

By Alex Vejar | September 15, 2021, 3:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Mark Pope takes questions from the media after being announced as BYU's new head basketball coach during a press event at the BYU broadcasting building on Wed. April 10, 2019.

BYU men’s basketball coach Mark Pope touts this season’s nonconference schedule as toughest of his tenure

By Norma Gonzalez | September 14, 2021, 11:23 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
BYU fans storm the field as the Brigham Young Cougars defeat the Utah Utes 26-17, at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Eye on the Y: Celebrating my two-year anniversary of living in the Beehive State with a memorable BYU-Utah game

By Norma Gonzalez | September 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young head coach Kalani Sitake amps up the crowd before the Cougars play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

Kalani Sitake has helped the Cougars upset Arizona State before. Can the BYU football coach do it again?

By Norma Gonzalez | September 13, 2021, 10:54 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Jakob Robinson (0) breaks up a pass intended for Utah Utes wide receiver Britain Covey (18), in football action between the Utah Utes and the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

In a win over No. 21 Utah, BYU football proved it should be taken seriously this season

By Norma Gonzalez | September 13, 2021, 4:03 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Gunner Romney celebrates after scoring a touchdown as the Cougars play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

Gordon Monson: The mark of a better day for BYU football

By Gordon Monson | September 13, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fans storm the field as the Brigham Young Cougars defeat the Utah Utes 26-17 in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

BYU stuns No. 21 Utah, snaps nine-game losing streak against Utes

By Norma Gonzalez | September 12, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Coaches Kyle Whittingham and Kalani Sitake shake hands after the game as Brigham Young University (BYU) hosts the University of Utah, NCAA football in Provo on Friday Aug. 30, 2019.

Watch: Tribune sportswriters talk BYU joining the Big 12; Utah vs. BYU game

By Xoel Cardenas | September 11, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University football coach Kalani Sitake greets people as he attends the announcement of BYU's acceptance into the Big 12 conference at a press conference in Provo, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

How much will it cost BYU to get out of nonconference football games? Maybe less than first thought.

By Aaron Falk | Norma Gonzalez | September 11, 2021, 12:38 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University athletic director Tom Holmoe, right, is joined remotely by Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, right for the announcement of BYU's acceptance into the Big 12 conference at a press conference in Provo, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

BYU joins Big 12 Conference

By Norma Gonzalez | September 10, 2021, 11:36 p.m.