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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What does BYU’s 2018 class reveal about the Cougars going forward?

Few surprises emerged for BYU on National Signing Day. A large percentage of the team’s 2018 football signing class officially joined the Cougars in the early signing period in December. This development ended up aiding head coach Kalani Sitake in a transition period. Coming off a 4–9 season, Sitake shook up his coaching staff during […]

Most notable BYU sports moments in 2017

As 2018 approaches, it’s time to reflect on the last 365 days. For BYU sports in 2017, there were plenty of highs and definitely plenty of lows to improve on in the coming year. Here’s a list of 12 notable BYU sports moments from the past year. Some are good memories and some are bad, […]

5 things we learned about BYU football’s early signees

BYU is banking on athletes possessing large frames and versatile games to help turn things around after a difficult football season. The Cougars brought in 14 players during the early signing period on Wednesday and Thursday. If this first wave of recruits is an accurate barometer for how the remainder of BYU’s 2018 class will […]

Looking ahead: a promising future for BYU women’s volleyball

The 2017 BYU women’s volleyball season is over — but the future looks bright for the Cougars. After losing in the Sweet 16 to Kentucky on Friday, Dec. 8, it already looks like the team is poised for another postseason run next year as they return the majority of their core for the 2018 season. […]

Devashrayee’s career high leads BYU women’s basketball to victory over rival Utah

Behind senior guard Cassie Broadhead Devashrayee’s career-high 36 points, the BYU women’s basketball team beat rival Utah 77–68 in the Deseret First Duel on Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center. The Cougars snapped their four-game losing streak to improve to 4–5 on the year with the victory. “I’m really proud of this team,” BYU head […]

BYU women’s volleyball to face Kentucky in Sweet 16

After sweeping the first two rounds, the No. 13 seed BYU women’s volleyball team will look to continue their dominance in the NCAA Tournament this week. The Cougars will travel to Lexington, Kentucky to take on the No. 4 seed Kentucky Wildcats in their sixth-straight Sweet 16 appearance. “We’re super excited,” BYU head coach Heather […]

BYU women’s volleyball to host NCAA Tournament’s first two rounds

With a 17–1 conference record and a 28–2 overall record, the BYU women’s volleyball team is the No. 13 seed in the upcoming NCAA Tournament and will host the first two rounds at the Smith Fieldhouse. The Cougars are set to face American University on Friday night in Provo. Kennesaw State and Oregon will also […]

BYU women’s basketball puts the ‘young’ in Brigham Young University

With only two returning starters and six new freshman, the BYU women’s basketball team is looking a lot different this year. The Cougars lost four seniors since last season, most notably guard Makenzi Morrison Pulsipher and forward Kalani Purcell. Pulsipher averaged 13.5 points per game for BYU while Purcell averaged 12.7 points and 10.5 rebounds […]

10 highlights from a dark BYU football season

These are strange times for BYU football. For the first time since 2004, the Cougars will not play in a bowl game after enduring a historically bad season. BYU finished with a 4–9 record, tallying the highest number of losses in a single season since going 1-9 under Chick Atkinson in 1955. “I’ve said it […]

BYU football to finish disappointing season against Hawaii

At the end of a historically bad season, the 3–9 BYU football team will travel to Honolulu looking to finish the year with a win against Hawaii. Coming off a 9–4 2016 season including a bowl-game win against Wyoming, nobody could have predicted such a disappointing year. BYU football hasn’t seen a losing record in […]

BYU cross country team is better together

Six seconds after junior Connor McMillan crossed the finish line for first place at the cross country West Coast Conference Championship, four of his teammates followed side-by-side to sweep the competition with a perfect score of 15. It was the first perfect score in WCC Championship history. Running an 8K race, the No. 2 BYU […]

Utah County hometown stars shining bright for BYU football

Putting on a BYU football uniform feels special for Micah Hannemann beyond the reasons you might expect to hear from a college athlete. It isn’t just a chance for the senior safety to represent his school. For the lifelong Utah County resident, it also gives him a chance to represent his family, his community and […]

BYU women’s soccer season wraps up on the road

With the season coming to an end, the BYU women’s soccer team will miss the NCAA Tournament for the first time in six years. With a 7–6–4 overall record and a 4–2–1 conference record, BYU currently sits in fourth place in the West Coast Conference behind first place Pepperdine (7–0–1), second place Santa Clara (6–1–0), […]