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BYU football: Notes and quotes from first spring camp practice

Winter has finally arrived on the Wasatch Front, which means the BYU Cougars practiced in the Indoor Practice Facility on Monday as 2015 spring camp got underway in Provo. My initial report, that the word discipline will be uttered a time or two, or more, in the next four weeks at camp, can be found here. The big news Monday was that quarterback Taysom Hill participated in practice...
Via The Salt Lake Tribune - BYU
36 minutes ago

BYU football: Cougs will work on their D -- as in discipline -- during spring practice

Provo • The first word that BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall wrote on the whiteboard when the Cougars met Monday before the first practice of 2015 spring camp wasn't execution, effort or anything about a quest for perfection. It was discipline. "He hit that pretty hard," said receiver Mitch Mathews. Call it the most visible fallout, so far, from the brawl that occurred after...

BYU basketball: Collinsworth honored by WCC, Cougs get some poll votes

Only two players were nominated for the West Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week award after last week’s action, perhaps a sign that everybody knew BYU’s Kyle Collinsworth pretty much had it wrapped up. Collinsworth was named the WCC’s PoW for the fourth time this season on Monday after leading the Cougars to wins over Portland and Gonzaga. The only other...

Former BYU Star WR Alleges He Was Kicked Out Of Team’s Locker Room

Former BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman holds the records for most receptions, most receiving yards and most receiving touchdowns in school history. But apparently that isn’t enough to get him a spot in the team’s locker room at home games. Monday, Hoffman took to Twitter to respond to a report that a former Cougars player had been kicked out of the team’s locker room because...
Via College Spun
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Cougars got defensive in big upset of No. 3 Zags

Provo • The bubble-sitting BYU Cougars have apparently grown tired of hearing people say and write that they don't play defense. Sure, Kyle Collinsworth had 20 points, eight rebounds and three assists and Skyler Halford and Chase Fischer combined for 27 points, but the biggest reason high-scoring BYU was able to upset No. 3 Gonzaga on its home court Saturday night was the Cougars...

Latest Bracketology after Gonzaga suffers huge upset to BYU; No longer 1 seed contender

Kyle Collinsworth scored 20 points as the BYU Cougars beat No. 3 Gonzaga 73-70 on Saturday night, ending the Bulldogs’ school-record 22-game winning streak while costing them a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. The loss also snapped the Zags’ 41-game home winning streak — the longest in the nation. The Bulldogs had already clinched the conference’s […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BYU basketball: Gonzaga gets rare home-court advantage against Cougars

Spokane, Wash. • In Thursday’s 82-69 win at Portland, more than half the crowd of 3,500 were cheering for the BYU Cougars. It was a different scene at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday night, where there were fewer than 200 BYU fans in the sellout crowd of 6,000. The Kennel, as Gonzaga’s midsize arena is called, is the only venue in the WCC where BYU fans don’t...

Low-key Tyler Haws eyes Jimmer Fredette, BYU scoring record

PROVO, Utah (AP) BYU guard Tyler Haws is on the verge of breaking the school's all-time scoring record held by the popular Jimmer Fredette. Haws was on his Mormon mission in the Philippines when Fredette starred. He played alongside Fredette as a freshman, but was disconnected from the team in 2010 while serving his two-year mission. Fredette finished his career with 2,599 points...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Mary’s Gaels vs. BYU Cougars: Betting Odds

Betting odds for the St. Mary's Gaels vs. BYU Cougars.
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU should stick with four guard lineup

Right before the Utah game, Cougar center Nate Austin tore his hamstring. The move left coach Dave Rose scrambling. He decided to put a few unproven big guys in the game. While the big men played hard, the Cougars suffered through one of their worst offensive showings of the season. The Cougars played better overall against Gonzaga but something was still missing. The switch to a...
Via TornBySports
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Women’s VB Team

Brigham Young University, better known as BYU, defeated Nebraska 3 – 0 in the Seattle Regional Finals to earn a berth in the Women’s DI Final Four Volleyball Tournament. The Cougars faced an extremely tough bracket, defeating 11th seed Arizona, 6th seed Florida State, and 14th seed Nebraska to gain the National Semifinals. Candidly, after looking at their record and their AVCA...
Via The Net Set
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill breaks leg, out for season

The college football world suffered a huge blow Friday night, as BYU’s dynamic quarterback Taysom Hill was carted off the field during a 35-20 loss to Utah State. The Heisman contender is done for the season after it was revealed that he suffered a fracture in his left leg. The 6-2, 232-pound junior has been spectacular since taking over as BYU’s starting quarterback last...
Via Rumors and Rants
October 04, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU QB Taysom Hill Hurdles Texas Defender on Rushing TD

BYU easily handled Texas 41-7 on Saturday night. Quarterback Taysom Hill was the catalyst for the Cougars’ victory, throwing for 181 yards on...
Via Athlon Sports
September 06, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU's Taysom Hill the Next Great Dual Threat Quarterback to Watch?

The buzz in college football these days seems to focus on dual threat quarterbacks a lot. These guys are exciting to watch and he bring a lot of attention to their programs, and from the look of things in Friday night's season opener against UConn the BYU Cougars may have a pretty good one on their hands.His name--Taysom Hill.@_MarcusD_/TwitterAgainst the Huskies Hill completed...
Via FatManWriting
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Down the Gate Crashers: Brigham Young Cougars

There is one spot for the teams that aren’t in the Big 5 conferences to make a nationally relevant bowl game. Jerry Palm has it as the Peach Bowl, Phil Steele has it as the Fiesta Bowl. The game itself is up in the air, but there is one fact that doesn’t change: There is only one spot. None of the preseason top 25 teams according to the USA Today media poll were from one of the...
Via The Student Section
August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Announces “Something Cool Coming” This July 1st

The BYU football program may be in a state of flux given its status as an independent right now, but that doesn’t mean the school is going to stop celebrating its tradition on the gridiron. Monday night, the BYU Cougars Twitter handle sent out a very cryptic tweet that read that there is “something cool coming” this July 1st. The #BYU50 hashtag might be a clue that it has to...
Via College Spun
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lions trade up to draft OLB Kyle Van Noy out of BYU

The Lions finally made some sort of splash on the second day of the NFL Draft trading up to the 40th pick with the Seahawks to take OLB Kyle Van Noy out of Brigham Young University. Van Noy offers tremendous versatility for the Lions as he’s able to play near the line of scrimmage, rush the quarterback off the edges and be a guy that can drop back into pass coverage. Bottom line...
Via The Majors Detroit
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos: BYU Football Will Have Three New Alternate Uniforms This Fall

The Brigham Young University football team will be sporting a new look on occasion come fall. The Cougars will have three new alternate uniforms for the 2014 season. The jerseys will be white, royal, and black.  BYU released photos of the jerseys today:  BYUCougars.com BYUCougars.com BYUCougars.com BYU went 8-5 last season. [CBS Sports]    
Via College Spun
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Collinsworth Out For Season With Torn ACL

Kyle Collinsworth tore his ACL in BYU's WCC Tournament Championship Game loss to Gonzaga on Tuesday. Collinsworth will undergo surgery early next week. Collinsworth was named to the All-WCC First Team and the WCC All-Tournament Team this season. He led the Cougars in rebounding (8.1 rebounds per game) and assists (4.6 assists per game) and was second on the team in scoring (14...
Via RealGM
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars 2014 Spring Football Preview

BYU went 8-5 for a second straight season last fall, but the Cougars followed two different scripts to get there. In 2012, the nation’s No. 3-...
Via Athlon Sports
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU will no longer discuss honor code violations

Brigham Young University athletic director Tom Holmoe says the school will no longer comment about athletes who are suspended for violating the honor code. The Deseret News reports (http://bit.ly/1kjy1nG ) the decision was made after Holmoe and university officials discussed it following the suspension of Spencer Hadley from the football team last fall. In that case, BYU officials...
Via AP on Fox
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ASU to play home-and-home series with BYU

Arizona State and Brigham Young University will meet in a home-and-home series beginning in 2020, ASU announced Thursday. ASU will host BYU on Sept. 19, 2020, at Sun Devil Stadium and travel to play at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Utah, on Sept. 18, 2021. "This football series with Brigham Young University renews one of our oldest and most interesting rivalries," ASU vice president...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball Stats: Defense, not free throws, Cougars’ real problem

It’s time to shut up about the horrible free throw shooting of the BYU basketball team. Believe me, we here at the Sports Bros, like all BYU basketball fans, have lamented the Cougars’ pathetic efforts from the charity stripe. But it’s time to start putting the blame where it really belongs: the defense. To all who have watched the Cougars play this season, it is no revelation...
Via TornBySports
February 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Hot-shooting BYU overwhelms Prairie View 100-52

Tyler Haws and Kyle Collinsworth both scored 19 points and Eric Mika added 15 as Brigham Young rolled past Prairie View A&M 100-52 Wednesday night. The Cougars (8-3) jumped out to a 25-10 lead midway through the first half sparked by six baskets from Haws, including a trio of 3-pointers. After leading by 18 at the break, BYU held the Panthers scoreless over an eight-minute span...
Via AP on Fox
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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