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Mendenhall: Cougars schedule is tough 'all the way through'

With BYU opening up the 2015 season with matchups against Nebraska, Boise State, UCLA and Michigan, respectively, the front end of the Cougars schedule has received a lot of attention.However, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall took a moment to remind everybody that the rest of the schedule isn't exactly filled with cupcakes. “As part of independence, the schedule is usually front-end...
Via Fox Sports
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

BYU QB Taysom Hill looking to Wall Street after football?

Every once in a while, you hear the story of a top-tier football player who has all the potential in the world ahead of him when his whole world seems to crash down around him. BYU quarterback Taysom Hill was easily one of the most talked about quarterbacks in the country before a broken ankle put him out for the rest of the season last year. He now knows the costs of playing football...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

BYU, UNLV to finish off home-and-home in 2017

It seems as though the BYU Cougars and UNLV Runnin’ Rebels will be able to finish out their home-and-home agreement in the coming seasons. This announcement comes after the teams decided to push the game back from this season in order for the Cougars to play Missouri in the fall. College Football Talk reported the news and it seemed as though the game would be played in 2016. The...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

NCB 2015 CFB Previews: BYU Cougars

ANYWHERE ANYTIME After stumbling initially, BYU’s jump to independence is finally starting to look like they hoped. After a solid 10-3 season and top 25 finish in 2011 the Cougs suffered a bunch of close losses in three straight 8-5 seasons. But even while repeatedly bashing its head against the ceiling BYU managed to prove [&hellip The post NCB 2015 CFB Previews: BYU Cougars...
Via No Coast Bias
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Why BYU's Taysom Hill is a great sleeper pick to win Heisman Trophy

I noticed a few hours after I posted this week's top 10 list about the best value picks among the latest Heisman odds that one name was creating a lot of curiosity -- BYU QB Taysom Hill, a 50/1 pick.  If you haven't had a chance to see Hill play, you should make a point to watch him and the Cougars this fall. Anyhow, here's more about why I am very intrigued by Hill and his team...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

BYU signee Charles West shot in arm outside middle school

Brigham Young University running back signee Charles West was shot in the arm outside Coppell Middle School East in his hometown of Coppell, Texas (near Dallas) last night. Claire Z. Cardona of The Dallas Morning News reported the story. Per Cardona, West was playing basketball with friends at the middle school before a man came up to him and shot him in the left arm. West managed...
Via Campus Sports Net
29 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 02, 2015  |  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
June 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Cougars QB Tanner Mangum returns from LDS mission

BYU added some much-needed depth at the quarterback position, as Tanner Mangum recently returned home from his LDS mission in Antofagasta, Chile. With starting quarterback Taysom Hill recovering from a broken leg, the Cougars were shorthanded at the QB position this spring and had trouble finding enough passers to hold practice. BYU was so thing at quarterback it was forced to call...
Via Fox Sports
June 10, 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 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

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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