Cougars need to find identity, confidence in final weeks of conference play

BYU basketball coach Dave Rose says there are three essential tasks the Cougars need to accomplish in the final weeks of regular season play: find a team identity, gain confidence and become more consistent. With two weeks left in conference play before the West Coast Conference Tournament, the Cougars are still singing the same song they […]

Championship game loss does not diminish BYU’s rugby dominance

Winning championships is embedded within the DNA of the BYU men’s rugby program. The Cougars have taken home national titles five times over the last eight season — including four straight heading into the 2016 season. Walking off the field with a loss has become such a foreign concept for BYU that California treated a […]

5 things we learned from BYU’s Spring scrimmage

BYU offered a sneak peek of what its football future holds for 2016 and the early returns look promising. The Cougars staged their annual spring scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Saturday. More than 18,000 fans turned out to see what BYU will look like under first-year head coach Kalani Sitake. The picture was not […]

5 extracurricular activities that will help you get into BYU

For many youth in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, attending Brigham Young University is a great option for higher education. The school is not only a well-respected academic institution, but is also known for its wholesome environment and advantageous affiliation with the Church (tuition is subsidized by tithing funds, making the cost difficult […]

Four-star recruit Troy Warner commits to BYU

Defensive specialists and highly coveted recruit Troy Warner announced his commitment to BYU Wednesday afternoon via Twitter. It marks the first four-start commit to BYU for the 2016 season. Family Faith Football, the greatest things. With that, I'd like to announce my commitment to Brigham Young University — Troy Warner (@troywarner_) September 16, 2015 […]

Cougars give up 17-point first-half lead, fall to Ole Miss in Dayton

BYU’s NCAA Tournament dream was short lived. After going up 17 points on the Ole Miss Rebels to end the first half, the Cougars let their lead slip away in a 7-minute stretch in the second half, as they fell to the Rebels 94–90 in Dayton, Ohio Tuesday night. Tyler Haws led the way for […]

Haws saves Cougars with game-winning shot, sends Cougars to semifinals against Portland

BYU's Tyler Haws nails the go ahead basket! #BYUhoops — BYU Photo (@BYUphoto) March 8, 2015 BYU survived an onslaught of Santa Clara threes and kept their NCAA Tournament chances alive, defeating the Broncos 78–76  to advance to the semifinals against Portland on Monday night. Tyler Haws hit the game winner with 2.5 second […]

BYU basketball’s unforgotten senior Nate Austin

As BYU fans said good-bye to the four graduating seniors — Tyler Haws, Anson Winder, Skyler Halford and Josh Sharp — at the Marriott Center last night, one senior sat off to the side unsure of his future. BYU head coach Dave Rose announced on Wednesday that senior forward Nate Austin officially won’t play for the […]

Arizona, BYU announce changes to football series

The University of Arizona, in conjunction with BYU, announced changes and additions to a series between their football programs on Tuesday. The scheduled games for the 2026 and 2027 seasons are an addition to plans already made to play in 2016, 2018 and 2020. The 2016 game will be played Sept. 3 in Glendale at the University […]

Rose has ‘inclination’ that Nate Austin could be out for the year

The BYU Cougars’ basketball season is hurting, and there’s talk that senior forward Nate Austin could be shut down for more than just a few more games. Speculation that Austin — who injured his hamstring in the opening seconds of BYU’s loss to Utah on Dec. 10 — could be out for the year. Austin, who was […]

Memphis announces suspensions for brawl with BYU in Miami Beach Bowl

The Memphis Tigers announced today 12 suspensions resulting from the altercation that occurred following its win over Brigham Young on Dec. 22 in the Miami Beach Bowl. “I want to thank BYU for working with us to achieve not only accountability from this unfortunate event, but also helping our teams continue to grow and develop as young […]

Collinsworth ties NCAA record in Cougars’ win over Pacific

Nothing can hold Kyle Collinsworth back… from triple-doubles that is. The Cougars point man worked all aspects of his game in the Cougars 93–80 win over Pacific in Stockton, California Thursday night. With BYU firmly ahead late in the second half, Collinsworth tied the NCAA record for triple-doubles in a season as he hauled in […]

BYU women’s basketball: Garfield out for the year

Senior guard Ashley Garfield revealed today on Twitter that she has a torn ACL, partially torn Meniscus and a grade two MCL injury. @Kevin4byu @RobbieBullough completely torn ACL, partial tear to the meniscus, and grade 2 MCL… — Ashley Garfield (@ashleygarfield3) January 13, 2015 Garfield suffered the injury at LMU on Jan. 8. In her senior […]

BYU football to knock helmets with LSU Tigers in 2017

  Brigham Young and Louisiana State announced today their first ever meeting in football to be played at NGR Stadium — home to the Houston Texans of the National Football league— in 2017.   #LSU will open the 2017 season against BYU in the @TexasKickoff. — LSU Football (@LSUfball) January 8, 2015 LSU […]

Battle in the west: Cougars rally falls short to No. 8 Gonzaga

Brigham Young is having quite the Christmas vacation. Stanford rolled into town with one goal in mind: limit the points (last year they lost in a shootout, allowing  Tyler Haws to score 30). They did just that, but fell to the Cougars in a tight defensive battle that saw Haws (a game time decision) knock […]

Miami Beach brawling: BYU throws punches in double-overtime loss to Memphis

                The Miami Beach Bowl was a bloody affair. It smeared across the face of Memphis’ tight end Allen Cross during pregame. He had just finished pounding his helmetless head across the face masks of his teammates like a warrior — this wasn’t going to be a walk along the […]

Haws, Collinsworth and Winder account for 50 points in hard loss to Utah

The players won’t say it, but we all knew what the game meant to the Cougars. After losing by double digits in last years’ contest in Salt Lake, this edition of the Deseret Duel was about revenge. Unfortunately, the baby-blue donning Cougars didn’t quite have enough offense, as the Cougars fell to the Runnin’ Utes, […]

Fueling the fire: Four and a half reasons Utah should be afraid

Thanks for fanning the fire, Coach Krystkowiak. With the football rivalry on hiatus for another season, it’s only fitting that fans pulling for the red, or the blue, will get their fix soon. Good news — a little bit of smack talk should be all the team needs … and Tyler Haws, Kyle Collinsworth, Anson […]

BYU basketball hits most free throws since 2011-12 season

BYU men’s basketball (6–2) snapped Utah State’s 29 game winning streak against in-state competition on Tuesday night by the score of 91–81. It was BYU’s first win in Logan since 2000. Tyler Haws scored a season-high 35 points, 26 in the second half. The bigger deal, however, came at the free throw line, where the Cougars […]

Cougars punch ticket to Miami Beach Bowl, crush Rebels at home

The Cougars (6–4) took care of the UNLV Rebels 42–23 Saturday night in freezing temperatures at LaVell Edwards Stadium, earning a postseason berth and punching a ticket to the Miami Beach Bowl. It was the Cougar’s first home win since Sept. 20 against Virginia. All the Cougars can do now is buckle up and hope […]

BYU flounders late, loses tight contest to Nevada

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The Cougars complete reversal in the second half against Nevada can be summed up by one word: turnovers. BYU jumped out to a first-half 15-point lead, but conceded 26 unanswered points to Nevada in the second half and couldn’t recover in a 42–35 Homecoming loss at LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday night. The team has now lost […]

A statistical angle on Utah’s football rivalries

BYU and Utah are rivals — everybody knows that. Since 1896, the Cougars and Utes have been battling for superiority both on and off the field. It’s a grind, a valley-to-valley duel, but more than anything, it’s tradition. To the dismay of fans, the traditional November contest has been put on hold for the 2014 […]

BYU and UMass schedule four-game football series

Brigham Young University and the University of Massachusetts announced Monday a four-game football series beginning in 2016. The first two of the four games will be held at LaVell Edwards Stadium on Oct. 8, 2016 and on Nov. 18, 2017. The last two will be played at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Nov. 10, […]

Nick Emery returning to Germany to finish mission

Nick Emery announced on Twitter Wednesday that he will be retuning to Germany to finish the remainder of his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It's official, I will be heading back to Germany to finish my mission! Thank you for all the prayers and support. #blessed #GodsTeam — Nick Emery […]

Cougars claim No. 10 seed in NCAA Tournament for second chance at Ducks

Second chances, redemption and a chance at revenge. That is what the BYU men’s basketball team is getting with their No. 10 bid into the NCAA Tournament.   We goin’ dancing!!!!! #byuhoops — Aubrey Reeves (@aub128) March 16, 2014   The Cougars will take on the No. 7 Oregon Ducks in Milwaukee, Wis. on […]

BYU President Samuelson leaves unique legacy in his wake

PROVO — An unusual thing happened at the conclusion of the BYU devotional Tuesday — a standing ovation. The typically reverent Marriott Center filled with applause in honor of BYU President Cecil O. Samuelson, because minutes before President Henry B. Eyring, LDS First Counselor in the First Presidency, announced that as of May 1, 2014, […]

BYU’s Eaton clears the bar, returns from ACL injury

It was a pretty impressive stat line under any circumstances – 27 points, nine rebounds, four assists. That career-high scoring night for Brigham Young University’s 5-foot-10 sophomore guard Lexi Eaton came in Game 5 of the 2013-2014 women’s basketball season. More importantly for Eaton and the Cougars, the performance on their home court came 357 […]

Lone Peak’s basketball team creates déjá vu moment with Haws brothers

ALPINE — The Lone Peak boys basketball team proved their alumni aren’t the only ones that know how to have fun promoting their basketball games. After the BYU men’s basketball team released their first lip-sync music video featuring guard Tyler Haws, a copycat showed up on YouTube featuring none other than T.J. Haws, Tyler’s younger brother. […]