Utah State's loss is BYU's gain, as former Aggie forward Kyle Davis will transfer to BYU and play for the Cougar hoopsters after sitting out the 2014-15 season.
Davis, who has already been admitted to BYU, verbally committed to Cougar head coach Dave Rose on Thursday; he said he left a phone message for a vacationing Rose, who then responded via text message.
Davis said after visiting the Provo campus on Monday and Tuesday of this week, "it just became clear that's where I wanted to play."
The latest NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) report shows continued improvement across the Division I membership, while BYU's institutional APR score held relatively steady and the football program saw a slight but important jump that keeps the team clear of the NCAA's "danger zone," relative to low-performance infractions.
The NCAA Division I four-year APR average (measuring 2009-10 through 2012-13 academic years) is currently 976, up from 974 last year. Averaging the team scores for BYU's 21 sports produces an institutional APR score of 973, down a single point from last year.
BYU's 10 men's sports averaged a 2013 multi-year APR score of 967--up six points from last year, while the school's 11 women's sports averaged a score of 978--down slightly from 981 in 2013.
This month, the first college football preseason publications will make their way to the stores and become available online, meaning that kickoff inches ever closer.
BYU opens the season three-and-a-half months from now at Connecticut, and to help keep Cougar fans' senses sharp in the buildup to gameday, well, that's where these weekly tests come in.
So, once again, put the smart phones aside and resist the urge to Google the answers, and enjoy another 'Cougar Quiz'!
Thousands of Cougar fans have already taken the weekly trivia challenge, with varying degrees of success.
Some fans thought Quiz #1 was a little soft, so we hardened it up last week and high scores were a little harder to come by.
What do you think of this week's version? Have a run at it, then encourage your BYU-fan friends to join in and take the quiz for themselves!
The BYU football season is less than four months away now, and in a continuing effort to minimize length of the off-season, we're back with another 10-question trivia quiz for Cougar die-hards.
In the spirit of fun and competition, attempt to refrain from using electronic aids in the completion of the quiz. Sure, you could Google everything, but that would just be lame.
PROVO — The BYU Cougars announced on Tuesday that they have agreed to a deal to participate in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Park in Miami in December.
The Miami Beach Bowl is owned and operated by the American Athletic Conference. The Cougars will face an opponent from the AAC in the bowl, which will be played the week prior to Christmas.
“We are delighted to have Brigham Young University on board for the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl,” said Miami Beach Bowl executive director Carlos Padilla. “BYU is one of the most-respected programs, with one of the most passionate fan bases in the nation. With BYU and an American Athletic Conference team in our first game, we expect to have great interest and support from the Miami and Miami Beach communities and will deliver an exciting game for college football fans everywhere.”
PROVO — With just four months until the start of the 2014 football season, the BYU Cougars appear to have locked up their bowl destination, should they be eligible.
ESPN's Brett McMurphy reported Monday that BYU will play a team from the American Athletic Conference in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl in December.
The Miami Beach Bowl will be played the week before Christmas at Marlins Park, the home of Major League Baseball's Miami Marlins. An exact date has not been determined.
PROVO — Just one day after reporting that BYU guard Matt Carlino would begin official visits next month, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported on Friday afternoon that Carlino has decided to transfer to Marquette.
BYU announced on April 1 that Carlino had decided to transfer to another program for his last season of eligibility. Because Carlino will graduate from BYU in June, he will be eligible to play immediately for the Golden Eagles next season.
Marquette is in the middle of a transition to a new head coach. Longtime Duke assistant Steve Wojciechowski was hired at the beginning of April to replace Buzz Williams, who left to take the head coaching job at Virginia Tech.
PROVO — Would-be BYU transfer guard Matt Carlino may soon know where he’ll be playing basketball next season.
ESPN’s Jeff Goodman reported via Twitter on Thursday that Carlino will begin his official visits next month. According to Goodman, Carlino will visit Purdue the first weekend of May, followed by a visit to Marquette the following weekend.
On April 1, BYU head coach Dave Rose announced that Carlino would be transferring elsewhere for his senior season of eligibility.
With BYU football training camp only 100 days away, I figured now would be a good time to get Cougar fans in the gridiron mood, and what better way than with skill-testing trivia.
The following ten questions will test your knowledge of BYU football history. For the most earnest of fans, it will be a piece of cake. For others, thinking caps might be required.
|Marlins Park, Miami||12/22 12:00 pm|
|Marriott Center, Provo||12/23 12:00 pm|