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The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 21, 2018

BYU is dealing with dwindling attendance, but Cougars still draw the third largest crowds in the West

Provo • An energizing season-opening win over Arizona had revitalized a fanbase still sagging from last year’s disappointing season, so BYU football officials were anticipating a larger-than-normal crowd for their home opener against the Pac-12’s California on a beautiful late-summer evening in early September.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 20, 2018

BYU snagged Khyiris Tonga from Utah, but now have to worry about losing the star defensive tackle early to the NFL

Provo • The Tampa Bay Buccaneers scout at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday afternoon went away impressed, and it wasn’t because the press box swayed as if an earthquake was happening when Wisconsin fans did their traditional “Jump Around” before the fourth quarter began.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 20, 2018

Eye on the Y: After stunning Wisconsin, Cougars go from hunter to hunted against McNeese

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The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 19, 2018

After returned from two knee injuries, sixth-year senior Gavin Fowler was the unsung hero in BYU’s stunning win over Wisconsin

Provo • Squally Canada ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Tanner Mangum solidly managed the game. Sione Takitaki made a sack and 13 tackles and earned National Defensive Player of the Week honors. Zayne Anderson recorded his third career interception to set up a go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 18, 2018

Wins over Arizona and Wisconsin validate BYU’s desire to play tough opponents early in the season

Provo • Tom Holmoe was asked last month during BYU’s Education Week whether the independent Cougars should “soften” their schedule in an attempt to get more wins and an easier path to a bowl game.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 17, 2018

BYU turns attention to dangerous FCS foe McNeese State after stunning upset of No. 6 Wisconsin

Provo • Congratulatory phone calls and text messages poured in for BYU football coach Kalani Sitake after the Cougars upset No. 6-ranked Wisconsin on Saturday, including one from Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 16, 2018

BYU cracks national rankings for first time since 2015, landing at No. 25 in AP poll after big upset over Wisconsin

Provo • BYU’s impressive 24-21 win over previously undefeated Wisconsin has earned the Cougars a spot in the Associated Press Top 25 College Football Rankings.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 16, 2018

BYU in review: With huge win over No. 6 Wisconsin, Cougars can now start aiming higher

Madison, Wis. • After he had chest-bumped dozens of players and fellow coaches and danced in a jubilant BYU locker room in a clip that was shown on virtually every Saturday night college football highlight show in the country, coach Kalani Sitake opened his postgame news conference with a simple statement.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 15, 2018

BYU gets a lift from wide receiver Aleva Hifo’s 31-yard TD pass in win over Wisconsin

Madison, Wis. • The play was called “Bucky,” for obvious reasons.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 13, 2018

New BYU offensive line coach combines seriousness with a dry wit to keep players striving for improvement

Provo • Offensive lineman Tristen Hoge carries around a notebook to keep track of his daily experiences on the BYU football team.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 13, 2018

Eye on the Y: If BYU QB Tanner Mangum struggles against Wisconsin, coaches won’t hesitate to turn to freshman Zach Wilson

Senior quarterback Tanner Mangum is about to play the most important half of football in his up-and-down college career.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 10, 2018

After BYU’s poor offensive performance vs. Cal, calls for freshman QB Zach Wilson have already begun

Provo • When a starting quarterback competition goes into the final week of preseason camp, questions are naturally going to arise when the player who gets the nod struggles in the first few games of the season.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 8, 2018

BYU hoping to prove Saturday against Cal that season-opening win was no fluke

After a big victory over Arizona last week, BYU is facing another Pac-12 team in Cal at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Follow BYU beat writer Jay Drew’s tweets and come back after the game for his full analysis.
The Salt Lake Tribune Sep 8, 2018

BYU’s late goal is good for a 3-2 victory over Utah in a wild women’s soccer game

Utah women’s soccer coach Rich Manning has lived through the rivalry with BYU long enough to know what everyone should expect when these teams meet.

Cougars Player News

  • Tanner Mangum

    Tanner Mangum

    After returned from two knee injuries, sixth-year senior Gavin Fowler was the unsung hero in BYU’s stunning win over Wisconsin

  • Matt Bushman

    Matt Bushman

    Homecoming

  • Squally Canada

    Squally Canada

    After returned from two knee injuries, sixth-year senior Gavin Fowler was the unsung hero in BYU’s stunning win over Wisconsin

  • Fred Warner

    Fred Warner

    NFL locals: Fred Warner disruptive as a starter in his pro debut; Alex Smith shines in first game with Washington

  • Francis Bernard

    Francis Bernard

    Once a Ute, safety Austin Lee has successfully made the transition from red to blue and has emerged as a force on BYU’s defense

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