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BYU football NFL pro day: Taysom Hill, Kai Nacua, Andrew Eide shine for scouts

BYU football NFL pro day: Taysom Hill, Kai Nacua, Andrew Eide shine for scouts

BYU players get a chance to shine in front of NFL scouts Many recently departed BYU players participated in front of NFL scouts during Friday morning’s pro day. 28 of the 32 NFL teams had scouts in attendance. Here is a list of the participants: #BYU Pro Day 2017 participants. pic.twitter.com/7j9bv6nOaI— Mitch Harper (@Mitch_Harper) March 24, 2017 Standouts from the day appeared to be Taysom Hill, Kai Nacua, and Andrew Eide. Despite multiple season-ending injuries, Taysom Hill still has the athleticism which so many have raved about over the years. Taysom started the day with a...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 22, 2017
BYU Basketball’s Eric Mika declares for the NBA draft, but keeps his options open

BYU Basketball’s Eric Mika declares for the NBA draft, but keeps his options open

Mika may be headed to the NBA but will not hire an agent On Wednesday, BYU announced that Eric Mika will be preparing for the NBA draft. However, he is still eligible to return next season as he has decided not to hire an agent. This has become more and more popular over the years, especially for players that are weighing their options. Players at BYU have done this in the past, including Jimmer Fredette and Lee Cummard. Most have not left for the NBA, but Eric might be different. Some outlets have him projected currently projected to go in the middle-late of the second round. A nice thing...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 21, 2017
Cougs on Cougs: BYU Basketball’s Zac Seljaas is back and so is Tanner Mangum Modeling Co.

Cougs on Cougs: BYU Basketball’s Zac Seljaas is back and so is Tanner Mangum Modeling Co.

Catch Jess and Mary’s rapid fire question segment with BYU Football in St. George. Then it’s time for the last BYU Basketball Coaching from the Couch segment of the year + much more. It’s week 61 of Cougs on Cougs and we start out with one of our favorite segments yet. The football team was in St. George last weekend and held an open practice and FanFest. Mary’s parents Jeff and Usha Tuscano live in St. George and managed to snag some amazing footage, asking players and coaches like Ty Detmer, Tanner Mangum, Jonah Trinnaman, the Warner bros., Reno Mahe, and more questions like who...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 20, 2017
BYU basketball sharpshooter Zac Seljaas home from LDS mission

BYU basketball sharpshooter Zac Seljaas home from LDS mission

Will he be an unexpected addition to the roster next year? The BYU basketball team looks like it may have added an unexpected addition for the 2017-2018 season in Zac Seljaas. His teammate Nick Emery met him at the airport: So happy to have my brother home!!! #ElderSeljaas A post shared by Nick Emery (@nickemery04) on Mar 20, 2017 at 6:42pm PDT Sources close to Seljaas have indicated to Vanquish the Foe that he will have shoulder surgery, and, at least in the current outlook, it is not anticipated he will return to the mission field. Seljaas had a historic freshman season at BYU....
Vanquish The Foe Mar 20, 2017
BYU receives verbal commitment from 3-star TE Dallin Holker

BYU receives verbal commitment from 3-star TE Dallin Holker

The first TE in BYU’s 2018 class has seen his stock rise after a huge junior year BYU picked up a big commitment today from Lehi tight end Dallin Holker, which he announced on Twitter earlier today. I love my Family, Team, Coaches and my friends . I'm am very grateful for everyone in my life. I'm happy to say I will be committing to BYU. pic.twitter.com/2CK5FxyjAT— Dallin Holker✖️ (@D_HOLKER) March 20, 2017 Holker, a 6’4” 225 lbs. tight end out of Lehi, had a monster year in 2016, hauling in 105 catches for 1296 yards and 11 touchdowns. The Cougars were the third team to...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 17, 2017
BYU Spring Football Recap, Week 3

BYU Spring Football Recap, Week 3

Twitter roundup of week 3 of BYU spring practices Another week of spring football is in the books, and it concluded with an open practice in St. George, Utah. Practice is under way in St George. Beautiful day for #BYUFootball! #GoCougs pic.twitter.com/c6z8Rb7I9V— BYU Football Video (@BYUFBvideo) March 17, 2017 Spring Football is usually a time to drink the blue Kool-aid, as most of the comments and observations are largely positive. With media observation being limited, this year is not much different. Nonetheless, good things are coming out of BYU’s spring practices. Here is a...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 16, 2017
BYU Basketball loses to UT Arlington in the NIT

BYU Basketball loses to UT Arlington in the NIT

Cougars get out-gunned at home in the first round of the NIT The Marriott Center crowd was treated to a fast paced, high scoring basketball game as BYU took UT Arlington in the first round of the NIT by a score of 105-89. Unfortunately for the short handed Cougars their thin bench and turn over problems really contributed to the loss. UT Arlington came out firing on all cylinders and set school record with 62 points in the first half. UT Arlington never trailed in this game. Despite going 22-29 from the free throw line, BYU really didn’t help themselves much by turning the ball over 20...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 15, 2017
After injury to Elijah Bryant, BYU basketball doesn’t have much to gain from NIT

After injury to Elijah Bryant, BYU basketball doesn’t have much to gain from NIT

The NIT is always pretty pointless — but now it’s really pointless With Tuesday’s announcement that sophomore guard Elijah Bryant has suffered a season-ending knee injury, BYU will begin their time in the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday evening with very little to gain — in either the short or long term. Losing Bryant, who had turned a corner late in the season and become one of the most productive players in the West Coast Conference, virtually ensures that the Cougars won’t be making their third deep run to Madison Square Garden. BYU was already stretched painfully...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 14, 2017
BYU Basketball guard Elijah Bryant out for the NIT with knee injury

BYU Basketball guard Elijah Bryant out for the NIT with knee injury

BYU loses one of its top players for the remainder of the season Dave Rose announced after Tuesday’s practice that Sophomore guard Elijah Bryant will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury. It is unclear whether or not it will require surgery. Dave Rose says Elijah Bryant is out, "done for the season" after re-injuring his knee in the WCC tourney; no word on whether surgery needed.— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) March 14, 2017 Junior guard Davin Guinn will start in Bryant’s place. Davin Guinn has played 42 games in a BYU uniform; he will get his first career Cougar...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 14, 2017
Cougs on Cougs: WCC All-Conference Awards and a look at BYU Basketball’s NIT opponent

Cougs on Cougs: WCC All-Conference Awards and a look at BYU Basketball’s NIT opponent

Who across the WCC has the best hair? Best names? Who looks most like they could be on an LDS mission right now? Jess and Mary hand out their annual all-conference awards, do a Know the Foe and have a loaded Talk of the Town. Episode 60 of Cougars on Cougars is filled to the brim with Cougar Sports news and entertainment. There’s an NIT bid to discuss and a few things emerging from Spring Ball. But before all that it’s time to dole out the Cougs on Cougs WCC All-Conference Awards! It’s the second year running for these [not very] prestigious awards. Jess and Mary have determined who...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 12, 2017
BYU Basketball to play University of Texas-Arlington in First Round of NIT

BYU Basketball to play University of Texas-Arlington in First Round of NIT

The Cougars will host the Mavericks on Wednesday night. BYU will play UT-Arlington in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament. The game will be played on Wednesday, March 15 in the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. The game will be played at 9:00 PM EST and will be broadcast on ESPN2. Following their 3rd place finish in the West Coast Conference, the Cougars have a 22-11 record and were awarded a 3 seed in the NIT. Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Texas-Arlington head coach Scott Cross The Mavericks of University of Texas-Arlington have a 25-8 record and...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 11, 2017
The value for BYU basketball in the NIT is in the present, not the future

The value for BYU basketball in the NIT is in the present, not the future

Make no mistake, the NIT is an exhibition that is fun and valuable in the moment it is happening. Nothing more. With the NCAA tournament looming, the BYU basketball team will be left out of the field of 68 teams. They didn’t play well enough to belong. However, the Cougars season isn’t over. The Y wasn’t good enough to be one of the 68, but they were good enough to be among the field of 32 after the 68 — the National Invitation Tournament. The NIT isn’t exactly what any team is looking for at the start of the season, but it still has it’s prestige. Prestige in a “who’s the...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 10, 2017
BYU Football Spring Recap, Week 2

BYU Football Spring Recap, Week 2

Twitter roundup of BYU spring ball BYU has concluded week two of spring practices. With the big win over Gonzaga, and the WCC tournament, spring ball has been rather quiet this season. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, as injuries are often the biggest stories to come out of spring practices. BYU has avoided any notable injuries (knock on wood) thus far during spring practices. Here is a tweet roundup of highlights during BYU’s second week of camp: Coach Steve Kaufusi has moved to linebackers’ coach, and Coach Tuiaki is now the DC/DL coach: 2 thoughts from day 3 of media...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 8, 2017
Cougs on Cougs: NFL Combine review for BYU Football alumni and some basketball group therapy

Cougs on Cougs: NFL Combine review for BYU Football alumni and some basketball group therapy

Jess and Mary look back at how the NFL Combine went for BYU’s Jamaal Williams and Harvey Langi. Then they get into the nitty gritty of what went wrong for BYU Basketball in its ugly loss to Saint Mary’s. Cougars on Cougars: Combines, Cosmos and Crushing DefeatNeed some group therapy after that Saint Mary's game? Jess and Mary have you covered in a new Cougars on Cougars. They also review the NFL Combine for BYU Football alumni and much more.Posted by Vanquish The Foe on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Y’all. That BYU Hoops loss to Saint Mary’s was an absolute doozy. And we have to...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 7, 2017
BYU Basketball Star Eric Mika named USBWA District VIII Player of the Year

BYU Basketball Star Eric Mika named USBWA District VIII Player of the Year

BYU’s sophomore center wins prestigious award The United States Basketball Writers Association has named Eric Mika as the District 8 player of the Year. The district is comprised of teams from Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana, Idaho, New Mexico, and Nevada. The rest of the all-district team can be viewed below: BYU's Eric Mika was today named to the @USBWA All-District VIII Team, honored as District VIII Player of the Year: pic.twitter.com/Ul0x2PYUJn— Greg Wrubell (@gregwrubell) March 7, 2017 After spending two years on an LDS mission, Mika had a huge jump between his freshman and...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 7, 2017
BYU Basketball loses to St. Mary’s in WCC Semi’s

BYU Basketball loses to St. Mary’s in WCC Semi’s

Cougar offense goes cold as Gaels advance When you are a basketball team fighting for your postseason lives, you hope that you can get on a hot streak and ride it to NCAA Tournament glory. Unfortunately for the BYU basketball team, a cold shooting night, combined with some extremely hot shooting from St. Mary’s, kept the Cougars from a rematch with Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference Championship game. Both teams initially did not shoot the ball well; missing shots that were good shots within the flow of their respective offenses. As BYU continued to miss good shots, St. Mary’s...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 6, 2017
BYU vs St. Mary’s: Odds, How to Watch, TV schedule, and more

BYU vs St. Mary’s: Odds, How to Watch, TV schedule, and more

How to watch tonight’s WCC semifinal game vs the Gaels BYU faces 20th-ranked St Mary’s tonight in the WCC tournament semifinals; the meeting is the first ever between the two programs in the WCC tournament. BYU is an underdog for the 3rd time this season versus the Gaels. Vegas has BYU as a 7-point underdog for tonight’s game, while KemPom gives BYU a 20% chance to pull off the upset. St. Mary’s has won each game this year rather easily, with both meetings being decided by 13 points. BYU’s last victory over St. Mary’s away from Provo was Eric Mika’s freshman season, when Mika...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 4, 2017
Mika, Emery lead BYU to victory over LMU in WCC Quarterfinals

Mika, Emery lead BYU to victory over LMU in WCC Quarterfinals

Defense and turnovers were a struggle at various points of this game, but BYU was able to avoid a major letdown a week after beating #1 Gonzaga. Eric Mika scored 25 points on 9/14 shooting as BYU held on for a close victory over Loyola Marymount by a score of 89-81 in the West Coast Conference Tournament Quarterfinals. Nick Emery played one of his best games of this season, scoring 21 points on 5/7 shooting (4/6 from beyond the arc). Yoeli Childs looked much healthier in this game, recording his 6th double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Elijah Bryant and T.J. Haws...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 3, 2017
Historically, BYU Basketball’s conference tournament success has come via luck.

Historically, BYU Basketball’s conference tournament success has come via luck.

The Cougars have needed breaks to win in the past. They’ll need it in the future too. Conference tournaments began in March of 1984. Since BYU’s National Championship season in Football (never forget), BYU has qualified for every conference tournament except one. In 1997, BYU basketball had a crummy team. The Cougars went 1-25 with their one victory begin over Utah State (never forget, even in the worst season ever BYU was still better than the Aggies). Struggles in conference tournament play are nothing new. In fact, it is the old dusty furniture in the house of BYU hoops. The...
Vanquish The Foe Mar 2, 2017
BYU Basketball faces tall odds to win WCC Championship

BYU Basketball faces tall odds to win WCC Championship

The odds are stacked against BYU for the second week in a row BYU faces steep odds if the Cougars want to win its first conference tournament championship since 2001. According to KenPom, BYU has a 1.6% chance to win the WCC tournament. KenPom also gives BYU a meager 18% chance to even make the WCC championship game. BYU should be used to winning with next-to-impossible odds, however. KenPom gave BYU a 1% chance to knock off Gonzaga in the Kennel, which the Cougars of course did. BYU has historically been less than stellar in conference tournaments. In 32 appearances, BYU has won only 3...

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