Breakdown of BYU Football’s Defense

When the schedule includes nationally leading programs like Tennessee, USC, Washington, Utah and Boise State, it helps to have a solid defense that can keep the team in the ballgame while the offense gets going. This is good news for the Cougars, who finished last season No. 18 in total defense, including No. 1 field […]

Breakdown of BYU Football’s Offense

Sophomore Zach Wilson emerged quickly last year into the offensive leader for the Cougars, starting the last seven games of the season, enamoring fans with his arm and his legs, finishing the season with a team-high 1,578 yards passing — setting a BYU record for freshman passing efficiency with a 157.23 — and was fourth […]

UV To Do: August 2019

School may be just around the corner, but it’s not too late to cross the last few items off your summer bucket list. Here are some events in Utah Valley in the month of August to add to your calendar. Events Highland Fling When: July 27 – Aug. 3 Where: Heritage Park Cost: Varies Site: […]

Reboot and reload: A breakdown of the BYU football roster for game day

Everyone involved with the BYU Cougars football team — fans, players, parents, coaches, groundskeepers, cheerleaders and food vendors — agrees that finishing the year 4-9 is not OK. Fine. Done. Can we all take a cleansing breath and move on? With significant changes to the coaching staff (especially on the offensive side of the ball) […]

BYU football selects 8 team captains for 2018 season

BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake announced the team captains for the 2018 season. For the 2018 season, team members voted on the captains and the coaches announced the selected leaders on Monday. There are eight total captains: four offensive and four defensive. “I’m pleased to announce our captains for the season,” Sitake said in […]

Keys to a better season for BYU football in 2018

No better example of Murphy’s Law exists than BYU’s 2017 football season. Everything that could go wrong for the Cougars did go wrong. A flurry of injuries, an inept offense, and an inconsistent defense all combined to help BYU finish with its most losses in a season since 1955. Now, the Cougars are looking to […]

Steve Young congratulates Ray Lewis with ‘squirrel dance’

When Steve Young realized he couldn’t make it to Ray Lewis’ induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he sent his friend a video message. Lewis, who received the honor along with seven other football players, is known for his signature “squirrel dance.” So Young closed his video with his attempt at the trademark dance […]

5 BYU newcomers who could make a splash in 2018

Many position battles are far from settled as BYU opened up its fall football camp on Thursday. That may not be a bad thing for the Cougars as they look to bounce back from a disastrous season. Competition at quarterback, receiver and other key positions is giving BYU a chance to develop some quality depth. […]

Quarterback vs. quarterback: who will lead BYU’s offense in 2018?

Injuries and ineffective play created a revolving door at quarterback for BYU last season. With a new offense in place, the Cougars hope to avoid a repeat scenario this fall. The search for the right quarterback to run this new offense will extend into fall camp. BYU finished spring ball with several players making a […]

BYU receivers seeking to elevate their game in new offense

Things feel much different for Dylan Collie in his second stint at BYU. Collie, a graduate transfer from Hawaii, is becoming a mentor to a group of receivers short on experience but long on potential. The senior definitely has plenty of wisdom to impart from his time with the Rainbows. But he has also learned […]

Dastrup announces transfer from BYU basketball to Oregon State

Former BYU basketball forward Payton Dastrup has decided to transfer to Oregon State University, Dastrup announced on Instagram Monday night. He announced he would transfer from BYU in May. Dastrup, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mesa, Arizona, played for the Cougars for two years. He has two years of eligibility remaining. With much consideration, and pondering, […]

BYU counting on coaching experience to build a better offense in 2018

Experience has become the tool of choice for BYU in rebuilding an offense from the ashes. The Cougars sunk to unthinkable depths a year ago en route to a 4–9 season. Putting points on the board, or even moving the chains, became a virtually impossible task at times. Last season, BYU ranked among the bottom […]

Payton Dastrup to transfer from BYU basketball

BYU basketball announced Thursday that forward Payton Dastrup will transfer from the program. Dastrup, a 6-foot-10 forward from Mesa, Arizona, played for the Cougars for two years. He has two years of eligibility remaining. “We are grateful to Payton for the time he spent here at BYU,” said BYU coach Dave Rose. “He is a […]

BYU men’s basketball announces home-and-home series with former MWC opponent

BYU men’s basketball has agreed to a home-and-home game series with former Mountain West Coast opponent San Diego State, the teams announced Tuesday afternoon. The teams will first meet at San Diego State in Viejas Arena on Dec. 22, 2018. In 2019, San Diego State will travel to the Marriott Center for the second game in […]

Bryant announces end to BYU career to pursue professional basketball dreams

BYU basketball guard Elijah Bryant is leaving BYU to pursue his professional basketball dreams, Bryant announced on his vlog Wednesday. “As a little kid, it was always my dream to play in the NBA,” Bryant said in a YouTube video. “And now is my opportunity to fulfill that dream. I am honored to say that […]

Cougar baller scores with fitness and lifestyle vlog

When Elijah Bryant isn’t sinking shots on the BYU basketball court, he is creating content for his next vlog with his wife, Jenelle. “The main reason we started our YouTube channel was to create memories,” Jenelle says. “It’s fun for us to watch the videos, and we also want our future kids to be able […]