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Bloguin Top 50: No. 42 — BYU

BYU Cougars 2014 Record: 8-5 (lost to Memphis in Miami Beach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Taysom Hill Return to Form The Cougars were flying high to open the 2014 season. BYU’s 4-0 start was highlighted by a 41-7 victory over Texas, but things changed for the worse during an early October contest against in-state rival Utah State. A 14-7 lead had become a 21-14 deficit when...
Via The Student Section
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BYU Football: JSwaggy Media Day

BYU media day has come and gone.  Here is what I took away from the festivities. Jamaal Williams Jamaal Williams was the star of Media Day and cemented himself as my favorite Cougar this year.  He made the rounds with the local media members.  He ate a cupcake with Hans Olsen and told the story of the Good Samaritan using the bloods and the crips, here are a few of the quotes...
Via TornBySports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Healthy Hill eager for opener

It's hard for Taysom Hill not to think about what could have been. In 2014, the BYU quarterback guided the Cougars to a 4-0 start four before disaster struck in the fifth game of the season.Facing off against rival Utah State, Hill sustained a season-ending leg injury as the Cougars fell 35-20. BYU would go on to lose its next three game before righting the ship and ending the year...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU's Williams takes over Twitter

BYU running back Jamaal Williams took over the Cougars’ Twitter account and ran with it on Tuesday. The rising senior back, who passed John Ogden for No. 8 on BYU’s career rushing list (2,403 yards) last season, was giving control of BYU’s Twitter account on Tuesday and answered everything from “How’s your mom?” to “Who are you looking forward to playing the most?...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU adds 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson

The BYU Cougars men’s basketball team added a great deal of size, specifically in 7-foot-3 walk-on Alan Hamson. Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald reported the story. Hamson is currently finishing up a 2-year LDS mission in California, but should suit up for the Cougars soon. There’s also a bit of family history here, as his mother was an All-American basketball player...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU lands commitment from 2016 four-star forward

The BYU Cougars have just made their paint play a little bit stronger for the 2016 season. The team landed a commitment from a four-star forward and they couldn’t be more excited. Four-star forward Gavin Baxter committed to the Cougars on Monday evening. He made the announcement via Twitter. Excited to say that I've committed to BYU. This is a dream come true. Can't wait to see...
Via Campus Sports Net
24 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU places 18 on preseason all-Independent team

The Cougars paw prints can be found all over Phil Steele’s 2015 all-Independent preseason team as 18 players earned preseason accolades, with eight BYU players earing first-team honors. Quarterback Taysom Hill, RB Jamaal Williams, WR Mitch Mathews, center Tejan Koroma, DE Bronson Kaufusi and linebacker Manoa Pikula were all named to the all-Independent first team, along with kicker...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars 2015 Preview and Prediction

Bronco Mendenhall enters his 11th season in Provo with some renewed excitement. That’s because BYU welcomes back Heisman candidate and...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU’s Isaac Nielson Transferring to Utah Valley

BYU Cougars forward Isaac Nielson will leave the program and transfer to Utah Valley. There, he will play for former BYU assistant Mark Pope, who was hired as Utah Valley’s head coach back in March. ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported the story. BYU’s Isaac Nielson is transferring to Utah Valley and will play for former BYU assistant Mark Pope, source told ESPN. — Jeff Goodman...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Touch Line: Special Episode BYU Cougars

Rise And Shout In a special episode, Rick Aaron, of the Jockularity Podcast and BYU Soccer Play-By-Play, joins Rich and Brett to discuss the unique situation that is the BYU Soccer team. With the season about to begin on May 8th, and the United States Open Cup about to start, the three talk about BYU Soccer. Contact the hosts @frisbee_rich, @A24Brett  or the show @TouchLine_TBS...
Via TornBySports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Bronco Mendenhall wants BYU to join Power 5 conference

The BYU Cougars are currently an independent team and without a conference, but that is something head football coach Bronco Mendenhall would like to see change sooner rather than later. Mendenhall spoke to BYU announcer Greg Wrubell about the team’s future as an independent and it is clear he wants to join a Power 5 conference as soon as possible. “I hate to be pinned down...
Via Campus Sports Net
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars 2015 Schedule and Analysis

Bronco Mendenhall has never had a losing season at BYU. He’s grown accustomed to winning, posting five seasons with at least 10 wins...
Via Athlon Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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
March 02, 2015  |  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 season...
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

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 (14.0...
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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