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5 major recruits BYU landed on national signing day and 5 that got away

BYU did not make a huge splash on national signing day on Wednesday in terms of reeling in a slew of highly rated recruits. The Cougars brought in a 2017 class mostly composed of players who committed early and flew under the radar. Major recruiting [...]

Rising stars from BYU’s 2017 national signing day class

Versatility is the defining characteristic for BYU’s latest crop of new players. The Cougars brought in many players on 2017 National Signing Day who can play at multiple positions on both offense and defense. BYU announced 24 high school [...]

5 ways former BYU Coach LaVell Edwards left his mark beyond football

Life encompassed something much greater than winning football games for LaVell Edwards. Nowhere did that message come through more clearly than how he approached building up the players on each one of his teams during his 29-year career as [...]

BYU and Wyoming will renew fierce rivalry in the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl

For a second consecutive season, BYU will close out a football season by tangling with a long-time rival in a bowl game. The Cougars will face Wyoming for the first time since 2010 in the Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. PST (broadcast [...]

5 most dramatic BYU victories over Utah State

It seems fitting to see BYU face off against Utah State to close out the regular season for a second straight year. The Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel has experienced a resurgence in relevance behind a series of close contests and memorable [...]

Southern Utah offers a dynamic coaching pipeline for BYU football

Getting BYU on the football schedule became a major goal for Ed Lamb during his time as a head coach at Southern Utah. The Thunderbirds searched tirelessly to find a date that worked for both schools before finally locking in a game a year [...]

5 reasons why BYU can and will survive without immediate P5 inclusion

Rumors of Big 12 conference expansion turned out to be much ado about nothing. Big 12 presidents passed on adding BYU and other potential candidates on Monday afternoon, opting to remain at 10 teams for the foreseeable future. Oklahoma president [...]

Jamaal Williams’ top 5 rushing performances that claimed him the career rushing record at BYU

Fighting and scraping for every single yard is one of the last things BYU running back Jamaal Williams expected to do against Mississippi State. Once the Bulldogs made it clear they weren’t going to let the senior beat them on the ground, [...]

5 plays that changed the game for BYU In 17–14 loss to UCLA

For the second consecutive week, BYU walked away with a close loss to a Pac-12 opponent. The Cougars could do little to stimulate their offense in a 17–14 loss to UCLA. BYU totaled just 273 yards and 91 yards came on the Cougars’ final [...]

5 plays that changed the game for BYU in a 20–19 loss to Utah

SALT LAKE CITY – A familiar scenario played out for BYU. Once again, the Cougars battled Utah down to the final play with a shot at clinching a dramatic victory. Unlike John Beck in 2006 and Max Hall in 2009, Taysom Hill could not deliver [...]

Top 5 last-second victories for BYU over Utah

Thrilling victories and dramatic finishes are a staple of football games between BYU and Utah. Twelve of the last 15 games in the Holy War have been decided by a touchdown or less. A single play or two can literally make all the difference [...]

Everything you ever wanted to know about BYU football season openers

BYU is looking to start a new season under a new coaching staff off with a bang against Arizona in the Cactus Kickoff on Saturday. Recent history suggests the odds are in the Cougars’ favor for getting off on the right foot. Since 2001, [...]

Infograph: BYU football season openers stats and facts

Huge victories and memorable individual performances are not a new trend for BYU in starting a new football season. The Cougars have a rich history of success on college football’s opening weekend. Here’s a closer look at key numbers [...]

BYU newcomers whose names you will know in 2016

Experience at several key positions will help BYU’s transition to new offensive and defensive schemes under first-year coach Kalani Sitake. The Cougars return a total of 12 starters on both sides of the ball. Joining these familiar faces [...]

Taysom Hill comes full circle in comeback by becoming BYU starting quarterback again

Finishing what he started at BYU matters to Taysom Hill. It drove him through those months where he couldn’t put weight on his leg after suffering a season-ending foot injury against Nebraska. It lifted him up during a lengthy rehabilitation [...]

Freed from foul trouble: Corbin Kaufusi chasing BYU football dream

It feels refreshing to Corbin Kaufusi to finally not worry about getting in foul trouble. Those five fouls are in the back of Kaufusi’s mind when he defends the basket as a BYU basketball player. He has to be wary of getting too physical [...]

Brotherhood takes on literal meaning for BYU football siblings

Brotherhood is not just a motivational metaphor for the BYU football team. The Cougars boast a pair of real flesh and blood siblings who are expected to play major roles during the 2016 season. On offense, BYU will rely on twin brothers Mitchell [...]

11 most important players for BYU football in 2016

Ever since coming to BYU, Kalani Sitake has repeatedly affirmed his desire to put his best 11 players on the field. It has opened up battles at multiple positions as the Cougars open fall camp this weekend. Players are pushing hard to show [...]

Tom Holmoe sheds more light on BYU’s final push for Big 12 inclusion

SALT LAKE CITY – Joining the Big 12 seemed like a missed opportunity for BYU after the door seemingly closed for good on the conference expanding just a few weeks ago. That all changed during Big 12 media days this week when news of the ACC [...]

Beehive Classic offers new boost to BYU-Utah basketball rivalry

SALT LAKE CITY – BYU already experienced a small taste of playing rivalry games at Vivint Smart Home Arena and Cougars Athletic Director Tom Holmoe liked how everything turned out. The Cougars hosted Utah State at the Utah Jazz’s home [...]