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BYU Football: No bowl in 2016?

No Bowl? Will the Cougars be missing bowl season in 2016?  Yes, the schedule may be that brutal.  The question is how confident are you, the cougar fan, in BYU’s ability to win 6 of those tough games.  Let’s examine the schedule: Game 1: (at) Arizona: Worst case: Anu Solomon goes crazy.  Throws all over the Cougars.  You can’t expect Kalani Sitake to fix all problems...
Via TornBySports
9 days ago

Skara sends Valpo to NIT title game with 72-70 win over BYU

NEW YORK (AP) David Skara sank the tiebreaking 3-pointer with 20 seconds left and Valparaiso held off BYU 72-70 on Tuesday night to reach the championship game of the National Invitation Tournament. Skara came off the bench to score a season-high 15 points, none bigger than his jumper that gave the top-seeded Crusaders (30-6) a 71-68 advantage after they had squandered a 16-point...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Taysom Hill to miss spring game after death of brother

The BYU Cougars are looking to make some noise next season and they return quarterback Taysom Hill for his final season of eligibility to do just that. However, Hill will miss the team’s spring game after tragedy struck his family. Hill’s older brother, Dexter, suddenly and sadly passed away at his home in Idaho Saturday evening. It was a sad event for the family as Dexter was...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Mangum-Detmer relationship key to new era of BYU football

PROVO, Utah (AP) Kalani Sitake is the popular new coach at BYU, but Ty Detmer and Tanner Mangum were swarmed by the two biggest crowds following the spring game Saturday. Detmer, the Heisman-winning quarterback turned offensive coordinator, and Mangum, the Cougars' current hot-shot signal-caller, will be linked the next three years as the success of one will likely determine the...
Via AP on Fox
March 26, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU uses big 2nd half to clinch spot in NIT semifinals

PROVO, Utah (AP) Freshman Zac Seljaas made 5 of 6 3-pointers and scored 19 points and BYU used a big second half to beat Creighton 88-82 on Tuesday night in the NIT quarterfinals. The Cougars (26-10) will face Valparaiso (29-6), which beat BYU's fellow West Coast Conference member Saint Mary's, at Madison Square Garden on March 29. Seljaas nailed an open 3-pointer to give BYU...
Via AP on Fox
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU fans are excited about the NIT – YsGuys Podcast

Is it March Madness or Sadness for BYU? The Cougars have moved on to the third round of the NIT, and are looking for more. The team certainly seems to be enjoying it but should BYU fans be excited about the NIT? Or is it below the program?  Derek and Sam analyze this question and of course, provide the correct answer. Hey look, a Football Coach caring about about athletics not...
Via TornBySports
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Collinsworth's 12th triple-double highlights BYU's NIT win

PROVO, Utah (AP) Chase Fischer scored 27 points with seven 3-pointers, Kyle Collinsworth posted his 12th career triple-double with 19 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists and BYU beat UAB 97-79 on Wednesday night in the NIT first round. It was the sixth time this season that Collinsworth has reached the feat, which equaled last season's total. After UAB trailed by 21 at halftime...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

March Sadness for BYU? – YsGuys Podcast

  Can we say that this is March Sadness for BYU? The Cougars will not be in the NCAA Tournament for just the 2nd time since 2007. Derek and Sam recap the disappointing season and analyze where to go from here.  In particular, have BYU fans become too loyal to Coach Rose that it is clouding their judgement? Is is possible for the Cougars to replicate what Gonzaga has done? Also...
Via TornBySports
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch BYU's gigantic recruit run the 40 in his missionary uniform

The BYU Cougars signed the biggest recruit in the nation in 2015, despite the fact that he had never played organized football before. 6-foot-7, 410 pound Tongan Motekiai Langi was spotted by a BYU coach while playing a pickup basketball game, and BYU coach offered him a scholarship based on pure potential. Langi is currently serving as a missionary in Phoenix, and won't join the...
Via Fox Sports
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

This Week in the WCC: That Battle for the Automatic Bid

  And then there were four. As expected, the conference’s top four seeds in St. Mary’s, Gonzaga, BYU and Pepperdine are all that remains in the race for the golden ticket to the dance. That Gaels, Zags, and Cougars all cruised easily this past weekend, while Pepperdine held off San Francisco 90-86 after Jeremy Major iced the game at the line for a 2 possession lead with six...
Via TornBySports
March 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Balanced BYU ousts Santa Clara from WCC tourney, 72-60

LAS VEGAS (AP) Kyle Collinsworth, the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, scored 13 points and had two key assists late in the game as Brigham Young defeated Santa Clara 72-60 in the quarterfinal round of the WCC basketball tournament on Saturday. BYU (23-9) will face the winner of No. 2 seed Gonzaga-No. 7 Portland in a semifinal on Monday. Gonzaga has eliminated BYU in...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball’s Kyle Collinsworth named WCC Player of the Year

BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year Tuesday, and there is no player more deserving of the honor. During the WCC Tournament of his sophomore season, Collinsworth tore his ACL and his return to basketball appeared to be in jeopardy. Collinsworth returned to the court the next season and was even better than his previous form. A senior for...
Via isportsweb.com
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Williams returns as BYU begins spring football practice

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Jamaal Williams had been waiting for this moment for nearly a year, and it showed. BYU began spring football practices Tuesday and welcomed back their star running back after he sat out for a year due to personal reasons. Williams was thrilled to be back on the field, smiling and dancing to Missy Elliott's ''Get Ur Freak On'' during the morning session. '...
Via AP on Fox
March 01, 2016  |  Discuss

This Week in the WCC: Gaels, Zags Share Regular Season Crown

This past weekend concluded the WCC regular season and the seeding for the conference tournament in Las Vegas, which is set to begin this Friday with San Diego taking on LMU at 7 p.m. The winner will take on St. Mary’s who claimed the one seed as they swept Gonzaga head-to-head this season. Gonzaga, winners of the last four WCC regular season championships, will face Portland...
Via TornBySports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Is Taysom Hill Coming Back Bad?

Is Taysom Hill coming back bad? Since Taysom Hill announced that he was returning to BYU for another season I have been trying to figure out what I think about it.  The only conclusion I can come up with is, it’s a bad thing.  Don’t get me wrong I like watching Taysom play he is an amazing athlete.  Initially I was excited about his return, but the more and more I think about...
Via TornBySports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU Spring Camp Opens Tuesday – Here are my 5 Questions about the BYU Football Program

In just three short months since being named the Head Coach, Kalani Sitake will start his first spring camp this Tuesday.  BYU will return an experienced and deep roster that faces a daunting independent schedule in 2016. The coaching landscape has completely changed in Provo [save Kaufusi as DL Coach]. The spirit of BYU football is one of winning. This team expects to win games...
Via TornBySports
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Wiltjer scores 21 as Gonzaga downs BYU 71-68

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Kyle Witljer scored 21 as the Gonzaga defeated BYU 71-68 in the regular-season finale for both teams on Saturday night. Gonzaga (23-7, 15-3) secured the No. 2 seed in the West Coast Conference and kept its hopes alive for the regular season title. The Bulldogs need St. Mary's to lose to San Francisco on Saturday night. Gonzaga seemed poised to run away with...
Via AP on Fox
February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU freshman phenom Emery having record-setting season

PROVO, Utah (AP) Confidence has never been an issue for BYU guard Nick Emery. Assistant coach Quincy Lewis remembers his wife asking Nick, who was in third grade at the time, if he would be as good as his seven-year senior brother Jackson - who went on to become the No. 25 scorer in BYU history. The grade schooler answered with one word: Better. ''It didn't matter what age he...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU tops Portland 99-81; Collinsworth has 11th triple-double

PROVO, Utah (AP) Kyle Collinsworth had his fifth triple-double of the season, increasing his NCAA career record to 11, and six players scored in double figures as BYU rolled to a 99-81 win over Portland on Thursday night. Collinsworth had 14 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high 16 assists, for the Cougars (22-8, 13-4 West Coast Conference), who led 53-26 at halftime on the way...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

This Week in the WCC: How BYU Can Still Win the Title

There are two games remaining in regular season play for the WCC, and the BYU Cougars (12-4) are just one game back of St. Mary’s and Gonzaga (each 13-3). St. Mary’s holds the tie-breaker over the Zags as they finished the sweep last weekend on the Bulldog’s Senior night. It should be noted that it is the second straight year the Zags have lost on Senior night and the first...
Via TornBySports
February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Taysom Hill Annonces He’ll Stay At BYU For Final Season

Taysom Hill announced over Twitter that he’ll play his sixth and final year of college football where it all began – at BYU. #Cougarnation I want to thank you for all of your love and support and let you know I am coming back to BYU for one more year!! #2016 #fam — Taysom Hill (@T_Hill4) February 16, 2016 While lost last season due to an injury, Hill will compete with Tanner...
Via Diehardsport
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Taysom Hill returning to BYU for 2016 season

fBYU quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a season-ending foot injury in 2015 season opener and Tanner Mangum came on to lead the Cougars to a 9-4 record with an appearance in the Las Vegas Bowl. In late December, speculation about Hill’s BYU future ran rampant as reports arose that Virginia, where Bronco Mendenhall had just taken the head coaching position, offered him a scholarship...
Via Campus Sports Net
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU QB Taysom Hill Announces He’s Returning To The Cougars In 2016

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill, who would have been a sought-after commodity on the graduate transfer market, will instead return to Provo for his final season in 2016.  Hill announced the news on Twitter this afternoon.  #Cougarnation I want to thank you for all of your love and support and let you know I am coming back to BYU for one more year!! #2016 #fam — Taysom Hill (@T_Hill4...
Via College Spun
February 16, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball: Keys to Winning the WCC Tournament

The 2015-2016 BYU basketball team is, to say the least, unpredictable. They beat Gonzaga in the Kennel and then lost to Portland a few days later. Nick Emery shot 1-12 from three-point range in consecutive games against St. Mary’s and Pacifc and then scored 37 and and 31 in the next two games. Truly BYU is capable of beating or losing to any team in the WCC, making the life...
Via TornBySports
February 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Emery stays hot with 31, BYU beats Santa Clara 96-62

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) Nick Emery had 18 of his 31 points before intermission Saturday and BYU cruised in the second half to beat Santa Clara 96-62. Emery's hot shooting carried over from BYU's 114-89 win over San Francisco on Thursday night when he set career highs of 37 points and 10 3-pointers. Chase Fischer added 22 points and Kyle Collinsworth had 15 points, seven rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
February 13, 2016  |  Discuss
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