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CougarCast: BYU Women's Volleyball vs. Penn State - NCAA National Championship

Listen as Keith is joined by Kevin Kennedy to discuss the unseeded Cougars chances against #5 Penn State for the National Championship. Keith is joined by Assistant Managing Editor of VanquishTheFoe.com, Kevin Kennedy for a special National Championship edition of CougarCast. Together they discuss the entertaining BYU Women's Volleyball team and their match against Penn State for the NCAA National Championship. In this episode: The Women's Volleyball team is bringing families together! (2:00) BYU fans are simply enjoying watching the game, positivity abound between fans and team....
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How to watch Stanford vs BYU: Game time, TV schedule, radio, and more

Game Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 20, 9:00 p.m. MT Location: Marriott Center, Provo, UT Game Notes: BYU Stanford Channel: ESPNU TV Broadcast team: Rich Cellini - play-by-play Miles Simon - analyst Projected Starters - BYU: 5 Kyle Collinsworth (Jr., 6-6, 210) - guard 1 Chase Fischer (Jr., 6-3, 195) - guard 3 Anson Winder (Sr., 6-3, 190) - guard 41 Luke Worthington (So., 6-10, 235) - forward 35 Isaac Neilson (Fr., 6-11, 225) - center Projected Starters - Stanford: 5 Chasson Randle (Sr., 6-2, 185) - guard 21 Anthony Brown (Sr., 6-6, 215) - guard 22 Reid Travis (Fr., 6-8,...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 19, 2014

CougarCast: BYU basketball vs. Stanford

Keith and Tosh discuss the implications of Saturday night's matchup against Chasson Randle and the Stanford Cardinal. Late Saturday night, Stanford comes to the Marriott Center to play a 9 PM game against the (likely) Tyler Haws-less Cougars. In this episode, Keith and Tosh discuss: Tough loss to Utah (1:00) Chase Fischer's "yo-yo" season (2:40) Tyler Haws' ankle and how BYU copes (5:45) Is this Jake Toolson chance? (12:30) Post scoring woes and does BYU develop big men offensively? (13:45) Stanford's Chasson Randle and how do you handle him? (17:40) Stanford's season thus far...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 19, 2014

What you need to know: BYU vs Stanford preview

Both teams scored over 100 points last year. Don't expect the same offensive performance at the Marriott Center. The History Saturday night, the BYU Cougars take on the Stanford Cardinal in a series that started in 1969 and has spanned seven games. The Cougars hold the series lead with five wins, including a win in Maples Pavilion last year. Stanford last beat BYU when the teams played in the Maui Invitational in 2004 and are looking for payback from last year. Stanford, CA 2013 (112-103) In a game that ended with six Cougars scoring in double digits, it took scoring 112 points to put away...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 18, 2014

Next Man Up: 3 BYU players who must raise their game with Tyler Haws injured

You can't replace the best scorer in school history — but the Cougars may have to try. Who needs to step up for BYU to beat Stanford? No one can ever replace Tyler Haws. It's important to get that out of the way up front. He's too good and does too much for this BYU Cougars team to even reasonably consider the possibility of a single player attempting to replace his production. And yet, BYU coach Dave Rose may very well be tasked with trying to plug a gaping, Haws-sized hole in his team for a few games. Put simply, there's no good way to go about doing that. It's not like you can just...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 18, 2014

Miami Beach Bowl, BYU vs. Memphis: Odds, betting lines, and computer predictions

Using data from Las Vegas and several computer predictors to get a hopefully-accurate preview for BYU's postseason bout against the Memphis Tigers. BYU answered the bell in a battle against Cal, and now closes out the 2014 season with a bowl matchup against co-champs of the AAC, Memphis. Let's look at how BYU is expected to fare against the Tigers from sportsbooks and predictors. (This is, of course, for entertainment purposes only. While we don't encourage gambling, referencing predictions from the people who make money on predictions can be interesting.) LINES AND ODDS When sports books...

Why BYU football needs to schedule FCS teams

Much to the chagrin of some fans, future BYU football schedules will likely need to include an annual FCS opponent. Here's why, and why it isn't that big of a deal. Figuring out the complicated schedule math as an independent is never easy, especially when you're somewhat geographically isolated, but BYU has mostly made it work so far. The tricky part hasn't been finding quality teams to play BYU. After all, next season BYU will face multiple blue blood programs like Nebraska, Michigan, UCLA and Missouri. Texas, Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Ole Miss have been played during the independent...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 17, 2014

What you need to know: BYU vs Memphis preview

BYU and Memphis will meet for the first time on the gridiron when they pair up in the Miami Beach Bowl. The History The BYU Cougars and the Memphis Tigers have never met on the gridiron in the regular or postseason. With Memphis being a member of the American Athletic Conference, and BYU playing a number of AAC members, the two teams did share three opponents this year. Similar to BYU, the Tigers beat Middle Tennessee by 19 (BYU by 20), Houston by 4 (BYU by 8), and Connecticut by 31 (BYU by 25). The Outlook Coming off an emotional win in Berkeley, CA the Cougars are looking forward to one...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 16, 2014

Miami Beach Bowl 2014: BYU vs. Memphis previews, predictions, podcasts, odds and more

BYU and Memphis square off in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl at Marlins Park, Dec. 22 at noon MT on ESPN. Here is everything you need to know. BYU fans have waited quite a while to hear any news on BYU's bowl agreement for the 2014 season and thanks to ESPN's Brett McMurphy they may now know where the Cougars will be playing (if they are bowl eligible) come December. McMurphy broke the report earlier today via Twitter account earlier today: BYU will play AAC team in inaugural Miami Beach Bowl in Dec., sources told @ESPN — Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyESPN) April 28, 2014 According to...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 15, 2014

BYU football recruiting: 2015 OT Kieffer Longson commits to Cougars

The three-star recruit chose BYU over a number of P5 schools. Today the Cougars offensive line hit the jackpot on the recruiting trail! Kieffer Longson, a three-star offensive tackle from Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, CA drew interest from schools such as California, Arizona State, Colorado, and Floridia State while receiving offers from Ohio State, BYU, UCLA, and Utah. Today Longson announced his decision on Twitter: I would like to thank my family, friends and coaches who have made a difference in my life. I am committing to BYU! pic.twitter.com/XmVHhDMspD —...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 14, 2014

BYU Football Recruiting: RB transfer Squally Canada commits to Cougars

News blew in Saturday of an addition to BYU's running backs with a transfer from Washington State. BYU received talented reinforcements to its running back corp Saturday night when news blew in that running back and Washington State transfer Squally Canada committed to the Cougars on his official visit. Canada, visiting with 2015 3-star BYU commit Akile Davis, tweeted this as his visit concluded: It's been a great visit, ate a lot of food and had a lot of laughs ! Can't wait to join the program in January ! #GodIsGood — Tank (@Squally_Canada) December 14, 2014 The running back born...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 14, 2014

BYU vs Nebraska Final: BYU sweeps Nebraska in Elite Eight

Solidifying their first trip to the volleyball final four since 1993, the Cougars swept the Cornhuskers on their way to Oklahoma City. In the BYU Cougars tenth appearance in the Women's Volleyball Regional Finals, the Cougars looked to take out the 14th seeded Nebraska Cornhuskers. With a win the Cougars would make it to the National Semi-finals, volleyballs equivalent to the final four, taking on the 2nd seeded Texas Longhorns. The Cougars have only been to the final four one other time, in 1993, and were looking to continue their special season. First Set BYU and Nebraska went head to...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 13, 2014

BYU vs Weber State Final: Cougars tame the Wildcats 76-60

With the win the Cougars improve their record to 8-3 before taking a week off to prepare for Stanford. On the road after a close loss to the University of Utah, the BYU Cougars faced off against the Weber State Wildcats, another in-state program. The Cougars were looking to tie up the series record at 10 wins each as they battled in the Dee Events Center. The game was ugly at times but the Cougars were able to keep control for most of the game and came away with the 76-60 win, and their 12th straight win over the Wildcats. 1st Half Chase Fischer started the scoring a minute into the game as...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 13, 2014

How to watch BYU at Weber State: Game time, TV schedule, radio, and more

Game Date/Time: Sat., Dec. 13, 7:00 p.m. MT Location: Dee Events Center, Ogden, UT Game Notes: BYU Weber State Channel: KJZZ TV Broadcast team: Steve Klauke - play-by-play Phil Johnson - analyst Tony Parks - sideline Projected Starters - BYU: 5 Kyle Collinsworth (Jr., 6-6, 210) - guard 1 Chase Fischer (Jr., 6-3, 195) - guard 3 Tyler Haws (Sr., 6-5, 195) - guard 41 Luke Worthington (So., 6-10, 235) - forward 35 Isaac Neilson (Fr., 6-11, 225) - center Projected Starters - Weber State: 11 Chris Golden (Jr., 6-2, 165) - guard 30 Jeremy Senglin (So., 6-2, 185) -...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 12, 2014

Zone Leaders Podcast #14: Bowling and the Big 12

Zach and Jake reconvene to discuss the implications of the Big 12 being snubbed and what that means for BYU in this latest episode of the Zone Leaders podcast. Jake ponders which P5 teams would get booted from their conference if only 10 teams were needed and Zach explains why West Virginia demanding a travel partner is laughable. The cherry on top is a short discussion on Jessica Chastain and BYU basketball. Follow Zach and Jake on Twitter at their respective accounts, @zbloxham and @BYUAllBlue. To check out more episodes of the podcast, subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or visit...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 12, 2014

What you need to know: BYU vs Weber State preview (Basketball Edition)

Will the Cougars rebound on offense after being held to a season low 61 points? The History The BYU Cougars and Weber State Wildcats will continue their series on Saturday, which started in 1973. Many would like to call it an instant rivalry, but the Cougars have dominated the series as they have won 29 of the 39 games played. Not only does BYU lead the series, but they have won 11 straight against Weber State, meaning that Coach Dave Rose has never lost to the Wildcats.  The last time the Wildcats won was in the Dee Events Center in Ogden. In fact, the odds of the Wildcats winning go up...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 11, 2014

BYU vs Utah Basketball final: Cougars fall to the Utes 65-61

In typical BYU fashion, the Cougars keep it close by can't escape sloppy second half play in a loss to the Utes. In another close contest with a tough out of conference opponent, BYU came up short once again to the rival Utes 65-61. After taking a one point lead into the half, the Cougars fell absolutely flat in the second period. A stagnant offense and multiple turnovers let the Utes jump out in front once again. After a relatively slow start, Delon Wright led the way for the Utes with 18 points and 11 rebounds. After being down 11 points with 6:04 to play, Anson Winder went on a short...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 10, 2014

Gary Andersen surprisingly tabbed as Oregon State head coach

The Oregon State hire ended up having a Utah tie, just not one anyone discussed. The biggest external threat to a departure from Bronco Mendenhall seems to have been eliminated. In a just as big of a surprise as Mike Riley leaving for Nebraska, Oregon State named sitting Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen as the next head coach of the Beavers on Wednesday. Andersen replaces Riley after his 14 total seasons at the helm in Corvallis. Shortly after reports game from the Portland Tribune and The Oregonian, both schools confirmed the move on Twitter. #BeaverNation, please help us welcome Gary...
Vanquish The Foe Dec 10, 2014

BYU vs. Utah: Odds, betting lines, and computer predictions

Using data from Las Vegas and computer predictors to get a hopefully-accurate preview for BYU's hoops rivalry bout with Utah. It's been a long time since a basketball game between BYU and Utah felt this big. The Cougars and Utes tip tonight at 7 p.m. MT on ESPNU. Let's look at how BYU is expected to fare in the grudge match. (This is, of course, for entertainment purposes only. While we don't encourage gambling, referencing predictions from the people who make money on predictions can be interesting.) LINES AND ODDS When sports books opened lines on the game, BYU was favored by 4.5 points....
Vanquish The Foe Dec 10, 2014

Hoops Holy War, BYU vs. Utah: Previews, predictions, podcasts and more

BYU hosts a ranked Utah Wednesday in the Marriott Center. Here is everything you need for previews. The History On Wednesday the next edition of the BYU Cougars vs Utah Utes rivalry will come back to Provo as the teams meet in the Marriott Center. The two teams have met 255 times with BYU holding the slight edge 129-126.  The series started in 1909 and has continued to be hard fought in the games since.  Right now the Cougars have the upper hand after winning eight of the last 10 meetings, but they received a beating in the Huntsman Center last year. Salt Lake City, UT 2013 (64-81) After...

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