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BYU guard T.J. Haws injures ankle, yells at Portland crowd to ‘SHUT THE EFF UP!’

BYU guard T.J. Haws injured his ankle on a drive to the basket in the second half of the Cougars’ game at Portland on Thursday night. Haws went to the ground in pain, and clearly didn’t like the reaction of the Portland fans to his injury. While rolling on the ground, the sophomore turned to the fans behind the basket and yelled, “SHUT THE EFF UP!” ESPNU is surely thankful that Haws...
Via The Comeback
2 hours ago

BYU Basketball: Cougars beat Portland to Lock up 3 Seed

BYU holds off the Pilots to secure the third seed in the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas. BYU played a really solid overall game to gain a nice win over the Portland Pilots 72-60 on the road. The Cougars were lead by Yoeli Childs 15 points and 13 rebounds along with 15 points and 6 rebounds from Elijah Bryant. Dalton Nixon also chipped in 14 points and TJ Haws had 10, including a timely...
Via Vanquish the Foe
3 hours ago

BYU Football: Did you know? (80-yard receptions)

Margin Hooks did something no other BYU football player has ever done (Chuck Wing, Deseret News).The long bomb is one of the most exciting plays in football, and it always has the potential to change the game. Therefore, it rarely happens. Just 14 BYU Cougars have made a catch 80 yards or longer. The list of players that have two 80-yard receptions is even shorter, much shorter.Did...
Via Blue Cougar Football
11 hours ago

Flashback: Record setting wide receivers

Cody Hoffman currently holds all of BYU's major career receiving records. (George Frey, Getty Images)The BYU Cougars had a disappointing season from its wide receivers in 2017. The good news for Cougar fans is that there is a good chance that the receivers will do something spectacular in 2018 in the form of a record setting performance. Going back 45 years, in five-year intervals...
Via Blue Cougar Football
1 day ago

BYU Basketball Recruiting: Meet Agasiy Tonoyan, the Russian forward who has been turning heads in Europe

The Cougars couldn’t get Tonoyan eligible over the summer, but they’re hoping they can make it work the second time around Yesterday, BYU basketball head coach Dave Rose mentioned in his afternoon media session that the Cougars had an international player lined up to join the program this season, until he ran into test score issues: That player is Russian forward Agasiy Tonoyan...
Via Vanquish the Foe
1 day ago

Tuesday Timeline: BYU Wide Receivers

Mitch Mathews makes game winning catch at Nebraska.This week's BYU Cougars timeline rounds out the offensive skill positions: Wide Receivers. As a reminder, an archive of all Tuesday Timelines can be found on the Timeline page. Enjoy!The Editor appreciates all feedback. He can be reached via email at bluecougarfootball@gmail.com
Via Blue Cougar Football
2 days ago

Cougs on Cougs: What’s going right (and wrong) for BYU Basketball ahead of the WCC Tourney?

It’s the last week of conference play for BYU Basketball. Join Jess and Mary for Couch Coaching and more. It’s episode 102 of Cougars on Cougars. Jess and Mary have a lot to talk about concerning a BYU Hoops squad that has disappointedly become quite inconsistent. But before they get to that, it’s time to show off some of the best #BYUValentines (be sure to go check out the hashtag...
Via Vanquish the Foe
2 days ago

BYU Basketball: Cougars only path to Big Dance is WCC tourney title

BYU basketball has no path to an NCAA Tournament at-large berth. Their only shot is to win the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas. The bubble has burst for BYU Basketball. After a shocking loss to Loyola Marymount and a close defeat in The Kennel to Gonzaga two weeks ago, and then yet another crushing loss […] BYU Basketball: Cougars only path to Big Dance is WCC tourney title - Lawless...
Via Lawless Republic
2 days ago

BYU Cougars sports has no place to go but up after this year

With multiple sports not meeting expectations, and very few exceeding them it is very possible that this is the worst year ever for BYU Cougars fans. BYU football was expected to win eight games according to the FPI. The BYU women’s soccer team started the season ranked No. 8 in the nation. BYU’s women basketball […] BYU Cougars sports has no place to go but up after this year -...
Via Lawless Republic
4 days ago

BYU Basketball struggles with foul trouble, outside shooting in loss at San Diego

14 points from T.J. Haws and Elijah Bryant were not enough as the BYU Cougars (21-8, 10-6 WCC) suffered a 75-62 loss to the San Diego Toreros (17-11, 8-8 WCC) on Saturday afternoon at the Jenny Craig Pavilion in San Diego, CA. Haws, Bryant, and Yoeli Childs were limited to a combined 34 points on 10/31 shooting, 14 below their season average of 47.8 points per game as a trio coming...
Via Vanquish the Foe
5 days ago

Gunner Romney expected to have biggest immediate impact for BYU Cougars

Source: BYUCougars.comThe jump from high school football to major college football is a big one. Most prep recruits need a few years to make the transition and be ready to contribute. Some players never make the transition, but a few have an immediate impact.Gunner Romney is expected to have the biggest immediate impact for the BYU Cougars in 2018 according to the findings of a recent...
Via Blue Cougar Football
6 days ago

BYU Football: Did you know? (Nielsen, Wilson, and McMahon's Touchdown Passes)

BYU WR Mike Chronister (BYUCougars.com)It is a little hard to believe, but both Gifford Nielsen and Jim McMahon were on the BYU Cougars football roster in 1977. Of course, one of the main reasons is because they sandwich Marc Wilson's career.These three Cougar quarterback greats combined to throw exactly 200 touchdowns. All three threw at least one TD in 1977, but ...Did you know...
Via Blue Cougar Football
7 days ago

Morning Links: Jamaal Williams among NFL elite with his ball security; Fred Warner projected to go to Patriots

Another BYU linebacker with the Patriots? A handful of former BYU football players are grabbing headlines with the NFL season now in the rearview mirror and the NFL draft approaching. Here is the latest of what’s going on in the BYU sports world: Fred Warner continues to get fly up NFL mock draft boards, as SB Nation’s latest mock draft has Warner going late in the second round...
Via Vanquish the Foe
8 days ago

2018 BYU Baseball Season Preview

The Bats Cats are back! “Never met your heroes.” Oddly enough, this is the adage that is resonating in my mind as I think about the 2018 BYU Baseball season. The problem with meeting your heroes in general has nothing to do with the your hero. It has to do with expectations. Let me illustrate. Perhaps you’ve met your celebrity crush. I’m going to venture a guess here and say...
Via Vanquish the Foe
9 days ago

Cougs on Cougs: #BYUValentines

Jess and Mary coach from the couch for wins over Santa Clara and San Francisco, and bring back #BYUValentines! Hey there, Cougar fans! It’s another week of back-to-back BYU Basketball wins, including an exciting overtime win at the Marriott Center, and love is in the air all around, which can only mean one thing—the return of #BYUValentines! That’s right, your (and our) favorite...
Via Vanquish the Foe
9 days ago

BYU's 2018 recruiting class graded as a C

DB Malik Moore is a member of BYU's 2018 recruiting class (Twitter: @malik9moore) College football recruiting rankings and star ratings are a very inexact science. Even when the recruit lives up to the hype, it can still take two or three years before that recruit starts to have an impact on the field. In the case of the BYU Cougars, that window of time from signing day to impact...
Via Blue Cougar Football
10 days ago

Flashback: BYU's 1998 recruiting class

Current BYU cornerbacks coach Jernaro Gilford was a member of the 1998 recruiting classWith yesterday being the completion of the 2018 recruiting cycle, a trip down memory lane 20 years to look back on the BYU Cougars' 1998 recruiting class felt in order.In all honesty, it wasn't one of the great LaVell Edwards' best recruiting jobs. The only thing about the first four names that...
Via Blue Cougar Football
14 days ago

BYU football adds eight more players to 2018 recruiting class, Dylan Collie still out there

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake (Photo Jaren Wilkey, BYU Photo)A month and a half ago, the BYU Cougars announced 14 new members of the football team during the first ever early signing period. Today, eight more National Letters of Intent came in for BYU.The good news is BYU didn't lose any of its verbally committed players who did not sign back in December. The group of players who...
Via Blue Cougar Football
15 days ago

BYU Football Recruiting: Former Utah Signee RB Amone Finau signs with Cougars

It’s been a long journey for Finau to get to BYU, who officially announced Wednesday that he has signed with BYU. After signing with Utah back in the 2014 class back when Tuiaki and Sitake were on Utah’s staff, a LDS mission and a stint at Salt Lake Community College delayed his college career. Four years later, the former 3-star athlete will join his younger brother Sione at BYU...
Via Vanquish the Foe
15 days ago

BYU Football Recruiting: Australian Punter Danny Jones Signs with Cougars

BYU adds left-footed Aussie With the graduation of Jonny Linehan, BYU added a punter to its 2018 recruiting class with the signing of Australian punter Danny Jones. Jones is a former rugby player who comes to BYU from La Trobe University in Australia. From his highlights, Jones is a left-footed punter who comes with a rugby background. At 6-4, 223 lbs Jones is also bigger than...
Via Vanquish the Foe
15 days ago

BYU Football Recruiting: Defensive Back Isaiah Herron Signs with Cougars

BYU lands a CB from Las Vegas BYU got some help in the defensive backfield, with the commitment of Las Vegas (Arbor View HS) DB Isaiah Herron. The 6’1”, 175 lbs Herron predominately played cornerback in high school, and will likely play the same position at BYU. Herron’s offer list consists of Utah schools SUU, Weber State, and Dixie State. Although under recruited, Herron seems...
Via Vanquish the Foe
15 days ago

BYU adds AJ Steward as 10th assistant, running backs coach

The long wait for the BYU Cougars to name its 10th assistant coach is over. AJ Steward has been announced as running backs coach.BYU head coach Kalani Sitake said, "AJ is known as an excellent recruiter and for his ability to develop players. He has done great things as a running backs coach and brings unique experience from an outstanding academic school, which helps him understand...
Via Blue Cougar Football
16 days ago

BYU Football Recruiting: 2018 WR Gunner Romney confirms that he will sign with BYU, play in 2018

BYU will get a boost to its WR unit next season BYU fans can breath a sigh of relief, as 2018 WR Gunner Romney confirmed on ESPN960 that he will sign with BYU on Wednesday and play for the Cougars in 2018. Romney committed to BYU over the summer, but considered Arizona State stronger over the past several months. The news that he will officially play for BYU right away rather than...
Via Vanquish the Foe
17 days ago

Turnovers, Poor Three-Point Shooting Doom BYU in Loss to LMU

Deflating loss for BYU Los Angeles — BYU came out sloppy and never seriously threatened LMU all night, as the Cougars fell on the road, 76-69. Turnovers were BYU’s achilles heel, as BYU lost the turnover battle, 16-7. Three-point shooting was rough as well, with BYU finishing a dismal 5-24 from distance. LMU’s record was 6-15 on the year coming into the game, and they were last...
Via Vanquish the Foe
21 days ago

BYU Football: Did you know? (Collie Family)

Dylan Collie probably wouldn't best his brother Austin's record-setting 2008 season if he comes to BYU, but he could do something else to match it.With the possibility of Dylan Collie returning to the BYU Cougars and playing, like his father (Scott) and two brothers (Zac and Austin), it is only natural to dig up a little bit of Collie family trivia. Ten years ago (2008), Austin had...
Via Blue Cougar Football
21 days ago
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