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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
8 hours 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
1 day 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
2 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
3 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 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
12 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
16 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
16 days ago

Player Power Rankings: Who can help BYU Basketball go dancing?

February is the month that separates the contenders from the pretenders. Who will help determine where BYU’s fate lies? With the BYU Cougars heading into February in the now-familiarly precarious position of sitting just on the outside of the NCAA tournament bubble, it seems like a good time to take stock of which players’ recent performances have helped keep the boys in blue in...
Via Vanquish the Foe
16 days ago

Gonzaga wants to crack down on students mocking BYU over Mormon missions

Gonzaga University has issued a plea to students ahead of the school’s basketball game against BYU.The meeting between the two schools generally causes a lively atmosphere at McCarthey Athletic Center on Gonzaga’s campus. In recent years, students have come dressed in missionary costumes, which mock the Mormon faith.Gonzaga is attempting to eliminate the sight of those costumes going...
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flashback: Run, Ronney, Run

BYU RB Ronney Jenkins with one of his 22 carries at Utah in 1998 (Todd Warshaw, Allsport).Before there was Taysom Hill inspiring chants of "Run, Taysom, Run," BYU Cougars fans were enamored with another ball carrier who ran more often than any other player in BYU history. Twenty years ago, Ronney Jenkins returned to BYU for his highly anticipated sophomore season. As a true freshman...
Via Blue Cougar Football
17 days ago

BYU football: Is independence sustainable? Tom Holmoe thinks so.

This is the first of a three-part series on the sustainability of independence for BYU football. BYU AD Tom Holmoe certainly thinks the status quo can be maintained for the Cougars. From the moment BYU football went independent, the conversation on how and when the Cougars would join a Power Five conference hasn’t stopped. It […] BYU football: Is independence sustainable? Tom Holmoe...
Via Lawless Republic
17 days ago

Morning Links: Kyle Van Noy making difference off the field; Fred Warner getting “top 50” NFL draft pick buzz

Former Cougars have been getting love from national and local media Former BYU players have been in the news recently, particularly with the Super Bowl coming up and the Senior Bowl now wrapped up. Here’s what’s been happening in the BYU sports universe, with a focus on BYU players in the NFL. Kyle Van Noy was featured in a recent article by ESPN, where they highlighted the...
Via Vanquish the Foe
17 days ago

Tuesday Timeline: BYU and the Super Bowl

Kyle Van Noy is just one of many BYU Cougars to play in the Super Bowl (Robert Deutsch, USA TODAY Sports)It is Super Bowl week for the NFL. BYU football players are no strangers to the big game. What better way to celebrate this than with a Tuesday Timeline? Make sure you scroll all the way to the bottom. There is a complete list of Super Bowl stats for all the former Cougars.To...
Via Blue Cougar Football
18 days ago

Childs, Bryant lead BYU Basketball past Pacific

Yoeli Childs and Elijah Bryant combined for 54 points on 18/24 shooting as the BYU Cougars (18-5, 7-3) avenged their earlier loss at Pacific by defeating the Tigers (10-13, 5-5) by a score of 80-65 at the Marriott Center on Saturday night. Childs finished with 26 points on 10/15 shooting, while Bryant had a nearly flawless shooting performance, going 8/9 from the field, 4/4 from...
Via Vanquish the Foe
21 days ago

Ezekiel Ansah is considered the crown jewel of Steve Kaufusi's BYU coaching tenure

Ezekiel Ansah went from novice to NFL draft pick under Steve Kaufusi (Scott Cunningham, Getty Images North America).By now, it is old news that Steve Kaufusi has left the BYU Cougars coaching staff. He spent 16 seasons coaching the Cougars, and was really an unsung hero on the staff.BYU changed head coaches, twice, but Kaufusi remained on staff. Bronco Mendenhall made a radical decision...
Via Blue Cougar Football
22 days ago

Morning Links: BYU-St. Mary’s considered a “danger game”; Fred Warner a “riser” at senior bowl

Thursday is a big day for the BYU hoops team, as the Cougars travel to Moraga to take on the Gaels in a big WCC showdown. An upset win for the Cougars puts BYU in the WCC title race and back in the at-large discussion. With a loss, BYU’s at-large hopes become even slimmer. Andy Katz previewed five of Thursday’s games, including calling tonight’s matchup in Moraga a “danger” game...
Via Vanquish the Foe
23 days ago
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