BRIGHAM YOUNG RUMORS

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

Larry Krystkowiak cites safety for cancellation of BYU-Utah game

When Utah and BYU are on the same athletic field, it’s usually a fierce and intense meeting. However, it’s that nature that is the reason behind the next men’s basketball game between the two schools being cancelled. The two teams met in early December. During that contest, BYU’s Nick Emery was ejected for punching Utah’s Brandon Taylor. However, it’s not just the players...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Utah calls for halt in basketball rivalry series with BYU after most recent incident

BYU-Utah is perhaps one of the longest and most heated rivalries in college sports, but the basketball rivalry is of particular importance. To say these two programs don’t get along would be an understatement. Sometimes those emotions boil over, and they did just that this season as BYU guard Nick Emery was ejected for throwing a punch at Utah’s Brandon Taylor late in their...
Via The Comeback
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

BYU great Ty Detmer hired to coordinate Cougars offense

As Kalani Sitake promised in his Monday press conference, he would begin recruiting. Not only has the recruiting begun with players, but even former BYU greats. Recently announced, BYU Heisman trophy winner Ty Detmer will be returning home to BYU. The stand out quarterback in college and excellent 14-year NFL quarterback has accepted a job to become the new offensive coordinator...
Via isportsweb.com
December 25, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU to hire Ty Detmer as offensive coordinator

BYU is bringing back a program legend to help coach the team. According to KSL, BYU plans to hire Ty Detmer as offensive coordinator. Detmer, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1990, will join the staff of new head coach Kalani Sitake and also help with coaching quarterbacks, the report says. Detmer, 48, has been coaching high school football in Texas the past five seasons. St. Andrews...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 24, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU drove to the Las Vegas Bowl to expand their weight room

If you are a fan of Virginia Cavalier football, you no doubt watched the first quarter of Saturday’s Las Vegas Bowl with your hands over your eyes. And who could blame you? Your future head coach’s team was down 35-0 without it seems a shred of pride. But his Cougars fought back to only lose by seven, and that spirit may be needed in a difficult ACC Coastal division. It may...
Via The Comeback
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Brent Musburger feels bad for non-drinking BYU fans

BYU is currently getting destroyed by Utah in the Las Vegas Bowl. It’s really not pretty, as the Utes have taken a 35-7 lead into the half and have been dominating all facets of the game, which doesn’t project well for the final two quarters. But Cougars fans have ESPN analyst Brent Musburger’s sympathy! He dropped a great quote during the game. “I really feel sorry for...
Via The Sports Daily
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah DL calls BYU a ‘dirty team’

Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl between rivals Utah and BYU just got a whole lot more interesting. Utah senior defensive lineman Viliseni Fauonuku added some intrigue to the Holy War matchup when he called BYU a "dirty team" at a pre-bowl game event on Wednesday. The event was supposed to be a dance-off, but when Fauonuku grabbed the mic, he declared he wasn't a dancer and that instead...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 17, 2015  |  Discuss

The Las Vegas Bowl neatly captures BYU’s larger situation

As Brigham Young University tries to nail down its next head coach, the football program with a national championship and a national schedule finds itself playing yet another bowl game before Christmas. Sure, the Saturday matchup with Utah is one of the most watchable and attractive bowls on the slate. Sure, the re-enactment of The Holy War should make for riveting television. Sure...
Via The Student Section
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Ken Niumatalolo to visit with BYU about coaching job

BYU needs a new football coach, and one person they have targeted as a candidate is Navy’s Ken Niumatalolo. Niumatalolo sounds very interested in the position. The Capital Gazette reports that Niumatalolo will meet with BYU officials and tour the school’s facilities on Monday. “Kenny is doing his due diligence. He feels strongly that he needs to hear what BYU has to say,”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU's future uncertain after Mendenhall leaves for Virginia

Yes, the University of Virginia very handsomely compensated former head coach Mike London. Yes, the school will give new head coach Bronco Mendenhall a highly competitive financial package. Yes, Mendenhall is a noticeably better coach than London. Virginia football improved on Friday evening. However, one must ask if the Cavaliers improved enough in an ACC Coastal with Mark Richt...
Via The Comeback
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Virginia hires BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall as new coach

In a surprise move, Virginia announced that BYU’s Bronco Mendenhall will be the team’s new football coach Friday. Virginia made the abrupt announcement late Friday afternoon. #UVA announces Bronco Mendenhall (@Bronco_BYU) as Hoos new head football coach. #GoHoos https://t.co/iHgWtantz4pic.twitter.com/7m0onV4vWa — Virginia Football (@UVa_Football) December 4, 2015 ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Walton: BYU-Utah 'a battle for the souls of the world'

Bill Walton is the best. This is a fact that is without a counter-argument. His introduction to last night’s BYU-Utah game seemed to be well-reasoned and logically thought out with proper perspective regarding the importance of an early season, non-conference college basketball game. Mainly, the fate of the universe was riding on it. ICYMI: @BillWalton said BYU-Utah is "a battle...
Via Awful Announcing
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Cougars Basketball: Looking at the Season

On this episode of the TornBySports Lunch Break, Allen talks with Jared Lloyd from the Daily Herald. Jared talks about the BYU Cougars basketball team: how to stop them, the importance of Nick Emery, the upcoming game against Utah, and more. Please subscribe to the show on iTunes and Stitcher. If you use a different podcast player, let us know and I will get the podcast on there...
Via TornBySports
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Anonymous Missouri player says football boycott not unanimous

Not every member of the Missouri football program is thrilled with the team’s boycott in response to racial issues on campus. An anonymous Mizzou player tells ESPN’s Brett McMurphy that the team and coaching staff is very split on the issue, and that if the Tigers had a better record, they would not be taking this course of action. Mizzou player tells @ESPN, MU players &...
Via College Spun
November 08, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: BYU's Tanner Mangum throws game-winning Hail Mary

You were probably sound asleep by the time the game between BYU and No. 20 Boise State came to an end early Sunday morning, but it was worth staying up for.  After last week’s heroics, when quarterback Tanner Mangum stepped in for injured starter Taysom Hill and beat Nebraska on a last-second Hail Mary, nobody expected last night’s game to have the same flair. But they were...
Via College Spun
September 13, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU QB Taysom Hill out for season with injury

BYU quarterback Taysom Hill is out for the season, according to Cougars’ coach Bronco Mendenhall.  Hill, a senior, left the game against the Huskers – a miraculous 33-28 victory that came on a Hail Mary – twice with a foot injury. He left for good late in the second half, when Tanner Magnum took over, leading the Cougars to the win.  Hill has a lisfranc (mid-foot) injury...
Via College Spun
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: BYU beats Nebraska on last-second Hail Mary

It wouldn’t be a college football weekend without an unbelievable finish, and that’s what we had in Nebraska on Saturday. BYU backup quarterback Taylor Mangum, in the game for an injured Taysom Hill, connected with star wide receiver Mitch Matthews on a 42-yard Hail Mary pass on the game’s final play. Mangum took the shotgun snap, rolled right and launched a heave toward...
Via College Spun
September 05, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU LB Sione Takitaki charged, will miss Nebraska game

The BYU Cougars just had to suspend one of their possible starting outside linebackers for the opening game this season. Sophomore Siones Takitaki was charged with two counts of misdemeanor theft and the Cougars subsequently suspended him for the opening game against Nebraska. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, Takitaki was charged with the counts after he allegedly stole from the...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Video allegedly shows BYU RB recruit being shot

By Robert Judin BYU running back recruit Charles West was shot in the arm on Sunday afternoon. The shooting apparently took place outside a middle school in Coppell, Texas, according to the police report. DMagazine says this is video of the incident: West reportedly is running away in the video. WFAA reports that West has had many other issues. He was charged with aggravated...
Via Gamedayr
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Will Cougars compete in 2015?

Nate Carter As the final day of spring practice winds down for the BYU Cougar football team, the countdown is on to the season opener at BIG 10 opponent Nebraska.  The Cougars finished the 2014 season with an 8-5 record that included a brawl-marred Miami Beach Bowl Game loss to Memphis to end the season.  It also saw the Cougars start out 4-0 before losing to Utah State as well...
Via isportsweb.com
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Ole Miss beats BYU with huge comeback

By Sam Galanis It was a First Four matchup between No. 11 seeds, but Ole Miss and Brigham Young delivered a score that looked more like an NBA game in the Rebels’ exciting 94-90 comeback win. Ole Miss trailed the Cougars right out of the gate, and things certainly weren’t looking great for them when BYU held a 49-32 lead at halftime. But the Rebels slowly crept up on the...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Football: Returned Missionaries 2015

As signing day, February 4th, soon approaches let’s take a look at recruits of years past. The following individuals return from their mission and will suit up for the Cougars in 2015. WR Josh Weeks, Washington Kennewick Mission Josh Weeks Josh Weeks, a freshman, has already returned home and is enrolled in classes. At Show Low High School in Arizona, he played both running...
Via isportsweb.com
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Football: 4 burning questions ahead of the 2015 season

In roughly 7.5 months, or 33 weeks, or 226 days, the Cougars kickoff against the Cornhuskers in Lincoln, Nebraska. In 13 days, or on February 4th, BYU will announce its 2015 signing class. Football is in the air and it’s only January. The 2014 season was full of ups and downs. Realistically, a lot more downs than ups. Looking to next season the obvious goal is to move forward,...
Via isportsweb.com
January 23, 2015  |  Discuss

BYU Basketball: The Collinsworth Key

It wasn’t much of surprise when the buzzer sounded in Stockton, California. The Cougars beat Pacific and Kyle Collinsworth collected his fourth triple-double this season with an 11 rebound, 11 assist and 17 point outing. Coming off an ACL tear, against Gonzaga, in last year’s WCC championship game in March, nobody was sure how Collinsworth would return this season. Especially...
Via isportsweb.com
January 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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