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Vanquish The Foe Feb 12, 2016

What you need to know: BYU vs Santa Clara (Round 2)

After a huge win in San Francisco, the Cougars are looking for a bay area sweep. The History On Saturday the BYU Cougars will visit the Santa Clara Broncos in their return trip for 2016. The match-up will be the 31st between the schools in a series that started in 1951. BYU has a commanding lead in the series as they are 25-5 against the Broncos and have not lost to them since joining the West Coast Conference. Santa Clara, CA 2015 (81-46) Behind the hot hands of Tyler Haws and Chase Fischer, the Cougars rocketed past the Broncos in a game that was never close. Haws and Fischer each scored...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 12, 2016

BYU vs San Francisco Recap: Emery silences the Dons in 114-89 win

Looking to avoid their first two game losing streak of the season, BYU traveled to San Francisco in hopes of a road win. After laying an egg against Pacific in Provo, the BYU Cougars faced a possibility of dropping two in a row as they took to the road and paid the San Francisco Dons a visit. The teams played a shootout a few weeks ago in Provo and the way the game started, it looked to be more of the same. Early on the teams traded shots as the Dons kept the game close. This held up until BYU went on an 8-0 run and pushed their lead to 15-7. For the rest of the half the Cougars played cat...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 10, 2016

What you need to know: BYU vs San Francisco (Round 2)

After a devastating loss to the Pacific Tigers, the Cougars look to rebound in San Francisco. The History The BYU Cougars will travel to visit the San Francisco Dons on Thursday in what will mark the 21st meeting between the schools. The series was started in 1946 and BYU has won 14 of them. The Cougars will be looking to match the sweep from last year and make it two years in a row. San Francisco, CA 2015 (99-68) Led by the third triple-double of the year for Kyle Collinsworth, the Cougars went on the attack and came away with a dominant road victory. Collinsworth ended with 12 points, 12...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 9, 2016

Why BYU basketball changed its starting lineup

BYU's starting lineup was consistently outscored -- that's why Coach Rose made a change. One of the best parts about basketball is the communal aspect of the sport. It is plain and simple, there are just some people you play better with than others. Sometimes, you find the exactly right people to play with, and everything clicks... like the cosmos have designed for the five players' basketball sensibilities to synergize into a great lineup. The floor spacing, skill sets, movement, passing all click with un-guardable offensive precision and unsolvable defensive tenacity. BYU's former...

Just how hard is BYU's 2016 football schedule?

Let's take a closer look at the math One of the potential reasons for skepticism about the 2016 BYU football team could be their schedule. After all, it's full of multiple Power Five programs, mid-majors that made bowl games, and in terms of pure Q-score, it's probably the toughest schedule BYU has ever played. We've already written about how BYU is behind the eight-ball a little bit on the recruiting front when it comes to its 2016 foes. But that only tells us part of the picture. After all, kids transfer, some don't pan out, some low three-stars become major contributors, etc. Are there...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 8, 2016

BYU Football: Miami RG Joe Brown to transfer to BYU

Joe Brown is headed to Provo, Utah. Thanks to help from another recent transfer -- Tyler Luatua. BYU just added depth to their offensive line as Miami starting RG Joe Brown is reportedly transferring to the Cougars. The 6'4" 320 lbs started in 3 games and made 7 appearances overall for the U. Brown is originally from Paramount, California. His transfer comes due to his desire to play closer to home. The news comes per a report by 1280/97.5 the Zone's Hans Olsen: Got off the phone with former Miami starting RG Joe Brown. He's a friend of ND TE transfer Tyler Luatua. Joe let me know he's...

The 2016 BYU recruiting class is a great start, but the Cougars still have room to grow

The 2016 class is in the books. What does it mean? The fax machines can be packed away for another year, as National Signing Day has come and gone, and BYU's 2016 recruiting class is in the books. Despite not getting anything close to a full cycle to evaluate and recruit talent, Kalani Sitake and BYU's new coaching staff managed to keep the bulk of their recruiting class together, while finishing strong, giving BYU one of their best classes in recent memory. At the end of National Signing Day, the Cougars added 24 players, including two consensus blue-chippers, and finished with the...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 6, 2016

BYU vs Pacific Recap: Cougars fall to Tigers 77-72

After a convincing win over Saint Mary's on Thursday, the Cougars just needed a win against the Pacific Tigers today in order to keep in the WCC race. However, BYU had a very weak night from the bench, poor shooting from the starting lineup, and were out-rebounded as a team. With this lethal combination the Cougars ended up losing a very winnable home game. The Cougars led at halftime by two and with 16 minutes remaining they led by seven. After that point they played fairly even and at around the 10 minute mark Pacific took over the game ,never relinquishing the lead. After shooting hot...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 5, 2016

What you need to know: BYU vs Pacific Preview (Round 2)

Looking for the regular season sweep, the Cougars welcome the Tigers to Provo. The History The BYU Cougars and Pacific Tigers played against each other for the first time in 1961 with BYU winning 70-69 in Provo. Since then they have played 10 more times and just recently, thanks to a sweep by the Cougars last year, BYU has taken the series lead. The Cougars won the first game between the teams this season and will be looking for another regular season sweep. Stockton, CA 2014 (93-80) Behind the record tying triple-double by Kyle Collinsworth, the Cougars controlled the game and walked away...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 4, 2016

BYU vs Saint Mary's Recap: Cougars upset the Gaels 70-59

Coach Rose earns a major resume victory in Provo The schedule was favorable down the stretch, Coach Rose and the Cougars were going to face the three best WCC teams in Provo in the second half of conference play. They took care of business against Pepperdine, but Saint Mary's is the class of the conference in 2016 and it isn't a secret. They returned no starters from last year's team but led the nation in shooting percentage and offensive efficiency, as well as boasting one of the best scoring defenses in the nation. BYU started strong against the Gaels, which for BYU basically means they...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 4, 2016

CougarCast: 2016 BYU National Signing Day

Tosh and Keith discuss the newest additions to the BYU Football family. National Signing Day naturally brings excitement and expectation. Combine that with the new look and energy found in the BYU Football program and optimistic attitudes nearly explode! The CougarCast hosts, Tosh and Keith, are no different. Listen to their take on the BYU Football recruiting class of 2016. In this episode of CougarCast: The new energy and excitement in the BYU Football program. (1:33) The "Bronco is Steve Cleveland" Theory (2:27) The silence around Taysom Hill (8:05) BYU QB commit Jaren Hall...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 4, 2016

How to watch Saint Mary's vs. BYU: Game time, TV schedule, radio and more

BYU will be looking to even up the season series with Saint Mary's tonight at the Marriott Center. The Cougars lost the first game of the series back on December 31st in Moraga, CA 74-85. Tonight's trip to the Marriott Center will be the first time the Gaels have left the state of California all season. The Gaels have an extremely balanced scoring attack with five guys averaging in double figures and a sixth just below the double-figure mark. This makes Saint Mary's a difficult team to defend because you can't key in on slowing down one or two guys. The Gaels also have one of the most...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 4, 2016

What you need to know: BYU vs Saint Mary's preview (Round 2)

The Cougars welcome in the 25th ranked Gaels in their pursuit for a WCC Championship. The History The BYU Cougars and the Saint Mary's Gaels have faced off 19 times since 1956 and have already met once this year. BYU has a slim lead in the series with 11 wins to 8 losses. However, the Gaels have won six of the last nine since the Cougars joined the WCC and the teams split last year. Earlier this year the Gaels won at home, securing an advantage over the Cougars in the WCC race. BYU will be gunning for the Gaels now as they stand directly in the way of the Cougars hopes at a WCC...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 3, 2016

BYU football recruiting: 2016 DE Keanu Saleapaga chooses Cougars over Colorado

Keanu Saleapaga, a 6-foot-5, 270-pound defense end prospect of La Miranda High School in La Miranda, California, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play football at BYU. Saleapaga was uncommitted coming into today and picked the Cougars over Colorado. He was previously committed to USC, but decommitted from the Trojans in early January. Saleapaga is a three-star prospect with a 247Sports Composite rating of 84.17. That rating makes him one of the top 100 high school football prospects out the state of California and the 51st ranked strong-side defensive end in the country. Saleapaga...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 3, 2016

BYU football recruiting: 2016 DE Freddy Livai signs with the Cougars

Freddy Livai, a 6-foot-2, 250-pound strong-side defensive end prospect out of A.B. Miller High School in Fontana, California, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Livai committed to BYU back in May and stayed true to the Cougars despite receiving several offers from Pac-12 schools. Livai has a composite rating of 80.81, which makes him a borderline three-star prospect according to the 247Sports Composite. Livai's rating ranks him just outside the top ten defensive ends out of the state of California. His list of offers includes Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado,...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 3, 2016

BYU football recruiting: 2016 DE Darius McFarland signs with the Cougars

Darius McFarland, a 6-foot-2, 265-pound defensive end prospect out of Box Elder High School in Brigham City, Utah has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. McFarland committed to the Cougars back in June and has remained committed since that time. McFarland received a three-star designation with a rating of 84 from 247Sports. For some reason, McFarland did not receive a 247Sports Composite rating. His standard rating of 84 places him among the top ten defensive end prospects out of the state of Utah. McFarland's offers include Air Force, Army, Southern Utah, and...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 3, 2016

BYU football recruiting: 2016 S Max Tooley signs with the Cougars

Profile and highlights for prolific two-way player Max Tooley from Bountiful High School, who signed with BYU. Max Tooley, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound hard hitting safety prospect out of Bountiful High School in Bountiful, Utah, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Tooley turned down several offer from P5 programs to join the Cougars. Tooley is a three-star prospect and the fouth ranked high school prospect out of the state of Utah this year according to the 247Sports Composite. His composite rating of 86.08 makes a solid prospect and one of the more promising players in BYU's...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 3, 2016

BYU football recruiting: 2016 OLB Jackson Kaufusi signs with the Cougars

Jackson Kaufusi, a 6-foot-1, 200-pound agile outside linebacker prospect out of Brighton High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Kaufusi's road to BYU was a bumpy one, previously having had his original offer pulled by former BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall a couple months ago and excluding the Cougars from his top three. Kaufusi received a new offer from new head coach Kalani Sitake recently and surprisingly committed to the Cougars just over a week ago. Kaufusi is a three-star prospect and the 25th ranked high school prospect out of...
Vanquish The Foe Feb 3, 2016

BYU football recruiting: 2016 DT Atunaisa Mahe signs with the Cougars

BYU picks up an athletic defensive tackle in Atunaisa Mahe. Profile and highlights of the latest to sign with the Cougars. Atunaisa Mahe, a 6-foot-1, 258-pound defensive tackle prospect out of West Jordan High School in West Jordan, Utah, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for BYU. Mahe committed to the Cougars soon after he was offered back in April and stayed faithful to that commitment since that time. Mahe is not rated by 247Sports, but he did receive a two-star rating from Scout.com. The Cougars were the only offer Mahe received. He had 38 tackles, five tackles for loss,...

Notre Dame TE Tyler Luatua to transfer to BYU

The Cougars are picking up another former blue chip recruit It won't show up on the recruiting rankings score sheet, but the Cougars added another potentially big name today, as Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua will transfer to BYU, per his Twitter account. There had been chatter that BYU was the likely destination earlier last week. The 6'2, 250 pound tight end was a major recruit in the class of 2014, earning offers from Alabama, Ohio State, USC, and other power programs, including BYU. He was a composite four-star recruit, but did not generate much offensive production during his...

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