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BYU foes cry foul over age issue

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 24th - 10:16am

BYU has decided to go with the 26-year-old Taysom Hill as its starting quarterback. His age, combined with anticipated success, is bound to draw the ire of competing coaches, who will note that BYU players often are much older than their players.

Taysom Hill named BYU starting quarterback ahead of 2016 season

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 8:09pm

Taysom Hill woke up Tuesday morning as a 26-year-old fifth-year senior — and BYU's starting quarterback, offensive coordinator Ty Detmer confirmed after practice.

Could BYU and Utah's best compete with Alabama?

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 23rd - 10:18am

Examining the best players from BYU, and Utah's roster, could a super team comprised of both rosters compete with the best teams in college football?

Huskers snap No. 16 BYU soccer's 18-match home win streak

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 8:44pm

Nebraska’s Haley Hanson scored the lone goal of the match 10 minutes after halftime, and Aubrei Corder made it stand to give the Huskers a 1-0 win on opening night in Provo.

Best-case scenario for BYU football

Dylan Cannon, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 22nd - 11:45am

Summer is ending, and that means college football is almost here. Here's a look at what a dream season for BYU football would look like in 2016.

BYU growing into new defense, 4 linemen set

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 20th - 8:33pm

New BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki is quickly leaving his mark on a Cougar defense that has rated among the top-25 in the country for several years.

Steve Clark: BYU's big coach on campus

Cleon Wall  |  Posted  Aug 19th - 11:01am

Clark overcomes the stereotype that you have to be big to coach football.

Offense gets back on track in Cougars’ 2nd scrimmage

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 18th - 10:30pm

The offense got back on track in the Cougars’ second scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium, which was closed to the media.

Religious discrimination could keep BYU out of Big 12, ex-A.D. says

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 17th - 10:18am

Outside issues are arising as BYU attempts to gain admission into the Big 12 Conference. Former BYU athletic director Rondo Fehlberg thinks his alma mater will get an invitation, but religious discrimination could end up keeping the Cougars out.

Tight end will play role in BYU's offense in 2016, even if by committee

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 16th - 3:15pm

In his first season back at BYU, Ty Detmer is still looking for one of those guys to be a standout tight end reminiscent of the Cougars' past.

Just 19 days from opener, BYU a hive of player activity

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 15th - 4:58pm

The Cougars practiced Monday in front of a larger-than-normal crowd from the BYU Management Society as the rest of campus scurried around at the start of the university’s annual Education Week.

Cougars cap 1st week of fall camp with closed-door scrimmage

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 13th - 6:25pm

Former BYU fullback Kalani Sitake brought his current team to the stadium for its first 2016 preseason scrimmage Saturday morning, marking the formal end to the first full week of fall camp.

Report: Big 12 to interview 18 expansion candidates, including BYU

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 7:32pm

The Big 12 has determined its expansion candidates, and, as projected, the list includes BYU. Along with about 20 other schools.

Once fired BYU coaches ready for a gridiron return

Cleon Wall  |  Posted  Aug 12th - 1:49pm

BYU had once fired Mike Empey and Ben Cahoon after coaching for the Cougars. So why did they come back?

BYU football adds pads, preps for weekend scrimmage

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 11th - 7:14pm

Finally, real football. BYU put on full pads for the first time in fall camp Thursday, and the increased aggression and physicality was exactly what new coach Kalani Sitake hoped to see with it.

Behind new coach, BYU receivers look to replace depth of 2015

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 11th - 10:15am

BYU’s receiving corps of 2015 had five different receivers with 450 yards or more. But three of them — all starters — graduated after the season: Mitch Mathews, Devon Blackmon and Terenn Houk. Who’s left?

Southern Cal, Colorado, Illinois highlight 2016-17 BYU hoops schedule

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 10th - 3:49pm

BYU is still two weeks away from opening the college football season Sept. 3 in Arizona. But the Cougar basketball teams became the 144th Division I school to release a start date with an announcement Wednesday.

Can BYU overcome difficult LGBTQ issue?

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 10th - 10:33am

BYU's strong push to get into the Big 12 took a serious hit when LGBTQ advocacy groups sent a letter of protest to the conference commissioner. The groups say BYU's LGBTQ policies make the university's athletic programs a bad fit for the conference.

Even BYU picture day brings out punter Jonny Linehan's competitive side

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Aug 9th - 9:07pm

Tuesday was picture day at BYU fall camp, when players gathered for team photos, roster updates, and media opportunities. But punter Jonny Linehan still got a little competitive with KSL radio host Alex Kirry.

BYU at important crossroads of sports, politics

Ben Anderson, Contributor  |  Posted  Aug 9th - 10:21am

Despite the complexities of the issue, BYU and the Big 12 are in the ideal arena to discuss college athletics and the role of the LGBTQ community.