8:09 AM EDT, Thu August 22, 2019
The Salt Lake Tribune 14 hours ago

BYU throttles back final preseason scrimmage to minimize injuries; Cougars are now in game mode for the opener vs. Utah

Provo • Just a week out from the season opener against Utah, the BYU Cougars used more caution than aggression on Wednesday as the final scrimmage was used more for mock game situations than deciding position battles.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 19, 2019

Senior cornerback Dayan Ghanwoloku leads a BYU secondary light on experience but loaded with talent.

Provo • BYU senior cornerback Dayan Ghanwoloku likes to joke that he is the old man among BYU’s corners since he has the most experience. The joke, though, will be on any BYU opponents who might take him lightly, for Ghanwoloku certainly doesn’t play like a guy who has lost a step due to age.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 17, 2019

BYU’s offensive line has jelled this preseason; now it’s time to take the next step

Provo • BYU’s James Empey has a goal for himself and his offensive line teammates: remove the asterisk that seemed stuck to the group’s name whenever anyone was talking about the line.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 15, 2019

Jake Oldroyd has a leg up on BYU’s starting kicker competition

Provo • BYU kicker Jake Oldroyd made himself known to BYU fans when he kicked a game-winning 33-yard field goal against Arizona in 2016.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 14, 2019

BYU insists it has plenty of playmakers despite the loss of talented receiver Neil Pau’u

Provo • BYU football coach Kalani Sitake wants more big plays out of his receivers this season, and he’s turning to a famous Saturday Night Live skit to get his point across.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 12, 2019

BYU has an overabundance of senior safeties in 2019 — and that’s a good thing

Provo • Remember how BYU had an overabundance of senior linebackers last year?
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 10, 2019

Graduate transfer RB Ty’Son Williams shines in BYU’s first scrimmage of preseason camp

Provo • It didn’t take head coach Kalani Sitake, offensive coordinator Jeff Grimes or starting quarterback Zach Wilson to single out which player shined the most at BYU’s first preseason training camp scrimmage on Saturday at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 9, 2019

NCAA says BYU basketball star Yoeli Childs must miss first 9 games next season after paperwork snafu related to NBA Draft

Provo • BYU basketball star Yoeli Childs will be forced to sit out of the Cougars’ first nine non-conference games of the upcoming 2019-20 men’s basketball season after an NCAA ruling that school officials are vehemently protesting.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 8, 2019

BYU senior safety Austin Kafentzis never duplicated his record-setting prep QB feats, but he’s inspiring his teammates in other ways

Provo • It was one of those get-to-know-you team meetings early in preseason training camp that BYU safeties Austin Lee, Malik Moore and others will never forget.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 6, 2019

BYU has dramatically upgraded its depth at running back; now assistant coach AJ Steward must decide who gets the football

Provo • Fifth-year graduate transfer running backs Emmanuel Esukpa and Ty’Son Williams made difficult decisions a few months ago, choosing to play their final seasons of college football for BYU.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 5, 2019

His BYU teammates call him ‘gramps.’ You can call Kavika Fonua, 24, the starting middle linebacker.

Provo • Teammates like to call BYU junior Kavika Fonua “gramps,” or “old man,” or the “elder statesman” when they see him around campus or in the locker room.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 3, 2019

Two years later, tight end Joe Tukuafu is finally ready to make an impact at BYU

Provo • Temperatures were in the high 90s Friday afternoon as the BYU Cougars practiced for the first time in shoulder pads, but one of the newest, yet oldest, members of the team wasn’t complaining one bit.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 2, 2019

Sione Takitaki is in the NFL now, so BYU has a huge hole to fill at MLB. Here are the candidates

Provo • As Sione Takitaki draws rave reviews for his familiar relentless style of play and fanatical effort at the Cleveland Browns’ training camp this month, BYU football coaches have started the search in earnest for the middle linebacker’s replacement in Provo.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 1, 2019

Koa Eldredge, a two-sport prep star in Hawaii, chooses BYU for baseball, football

Provo • Another Jaren Hall-type athlete is heading BYU’s way.
The Salt Lake Tribune Aug 1, 2019

Zach Wilson is the starting QB at BYU, but coaches are scheming to get his backups on the field, somehow

Provo • When he became an offensive consultant at BYU in 2017 and then the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2018, Aaron Roderick started to develop a blueprint for what he wanted in a Cougar quarterback.

Cougars Player News

  • Nick Emery

    Nick Emery

    Arizona transfer Alex Barcello lands at BYU

  • Zach Wilson

    Zach Wilson

    Graduate transfer RB Ty’Son Williams shines in BYU’s first scrimmage of preseason camp

  • Yoeli Childs

    Yoeli Childs

    NCAA says BYU basketball star Yoeli Childs must miss first 9 games next season after paperwork snafu related to NBA Draft

  • Kavika Fonua

    Kavika Fonua

    His BYU teammates call him ‘gramps.’ You can call Kavika Fonua, 24, the starting middle linebacker.

  • Dayan Ghanwoloku

    Dayan Ghanwoloku

    Senior cornerback Dayan Ghanwoloku leads a BYU secondary light on experience but loaded with talent.

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