Brigham Young Rumors & News

  • 6-foot-10 BYU center Corbin Kaufusi to play football in 2016

    Salt Lake Tribune "BYU announced Friday that 6-foot-10 basketball center Corbin Kaufusi will play football this fall. Kaufusi, the 6-10, 255-pound brother of probable NFL draft pick Bronson Kaufusi, will join the football team for camp in August and then re-join the basketball team once the football season ends." April 22

  • Valparaiso beats BYU to advance to NIT championship

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Once Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew found out his team wasn't selected for the NCAA Tournament, he started focusing on the positives of playing in the National Invitation Tournament. "Our goals shifted to this tournament (NIT) and it's been sensational," Drew said. "It's better than..." March 29

  • BYU 88, Creighton 82

    The Sports Xchange "Freshman guard Zac Seljaas made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points to help Brigham Young post an 88-82 victory over Creighton on Tuesday at Provo, Utah, and advances into the NIT semifinals for the second time in four seasons. Junior forward Kyle Davis scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting,..." March 23

  • BYU 80, Virginia Tech 77

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Chase Fischer scored 24 points, leading second-seeded BYU to an 80-77 victory over third-seeded Virginia Tech in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Friday night at the Marriott Center in Provo, Utah. Kyle Collinsworth had 18 points and 10 rebounds for BYU..." March 19

  • Brigham Young 97, UAB 79

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Chase Fischer made seven 3-pointers while scoring 27 points and senior point guard Kyle Collinsworth extended his NCAA career triple-doubles record to 12 as the Brigham Young Cougars recorded a 97-79 victory over Alabama-Birmingham on Wednesday in National Invitation Tournament..." March 17

  • Larry Krystkowiak: Utah-BYU series canceled due to 'toxic environment'

    The Score "Utah's Larry Krystkowiak made national headlines last week when he canceled the 2016-17 contest against in-state rival BYU amid safety concerns, and the Utes coach expanded on the reason for his decision Monday. "Within this matchup exists a highly venomous and toxic environment that fuels..." January 12

  • Utah cancels 2016-17 men's basketball contest vs. BYU

    The Score "The Holy War rivalry between BYU and Utah is one of the fiercest in college basketball, but will be absent from next season's calendar after Utah cancelled the scheduled game. "I disagree with the decision," Cougars coach Dave Rose said in a statement. "I know our students, our players, our..." January 07

  • Cory Calvert transferring from BYU

    The Deseret News "BYU sophomore guard Cory Calvert is leaving the program one month into the basketball season, Cougars head coach Dave Rose announced Monday morning. Calvert has appeared sparingly since the season began on Nov. 13 against Utah Valley. The Parker, Colorado, native has 5 points on 2-of-8 shooting..." December 14

  • BYU's Nick Emery suspended by conference for striking Utah player

    The Score "The West Coast Conference suspended BYU guard Nick Emery on Thursday, a day after he struck Utah's Brandon Taylor in the face. Emery was issued a Flagrant-2 "fighting" foul, which comes with an ejection and an automatic one-game suspension, forcing him to miss Saturday's game against Weber..." December 04

  • BYU Basketball Player Nick Emery Ejected for Punching Utah Player Brandon Taylor and Then Taunting Him

    Complex "Aren’t BYU athletes supposed to be, like, nice? Well, there was nothing nice about what BYU freshman basketball player Nick Emery did late in a game against Utah last night. With his team trailing by double digits and less than two minutes left on the clock, Emery was standing next to Utah..." December 03

  • BYU's Kyle Collinsworth breaks Shaq record for college triple-doubles

    CBS Sports "An impressive piece of college basketball history was made Saturday night in Utah. BYU senior Kyle Collinsworth scored 26 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and handed out 10 assists in his team's 95-81 win against Belmont. That's a triple-double. It's his first of the season but, remarkably, the..." November 30

  • Bingham’s Yoeli Childs and Keaton Torre both commit to BYU

    Salt Lake Tribune "BYU locked down two Bingham products the past two days. Highly-touted four-star Class of 2016 forward Yoeli Childs committed to the Cougars during his official visit to Provo, which culminated watching the football program down Boise State in dramatic fashion on Saturday, while Miners' three-star..." September 14

  • Colonial Athletic Association Rookie of the Year transfers to BYU

    CBS Sports "Elon's reward for finding a gem of a mid-major player in freshman guard Elijah Bryant? Bryant is now off to BYU. In an Instagram post on Tuesday, Bryant said, "I want to thank the one person who made this possible, my lord and savior Jesus Christ [prayer emoji]" below an altered photo of him a..." July 30

  • BYU adds 7-foot-3 walk-on center

    College Basketball Talk "BYU picked up a walk-on center with tremendous size as 7-foot-3 big man Alan Hamson committed to the Cougars, according to a report from Darnell Dickson of the Provo Daily Herald. Hamson didn’t play much in high school due to scoliosis and is currently finishing up a two-year LDS mission as part..." June 17

  • BYU's Nate Austin receives medical hardship waiver, will play for Cougars next season

    The Deseret News "It's official: Nate Austin is coming back. The 6-foot-11 forward was granted a medical hardship waiver by the West Coast Conference and will play for BYU in the 2015-16 season, the school announced Tuesday. “Having Nate back for this season will be a big boost for our team,” BYU coach Dave..." June 16

  • BYU Frank Bartley IV transfers to Louisiana-Lafayette

    Salt Lake Tribune "The second of two players who left the BYU basketball program after the 2014-15 season has found a home. Sophomore guard Frank Bartley IV announced on his Instagram account on Tuesday that he will join the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, and coach Bob Marlin made the news..." June 15

  • Gavin Baxter commits to play for BYU basketball

    The Deseret News "Dave Rose added a local piece to his 2016 recruiting class on Monday when Timpview’s Gavin Baxter committed to the Cougars. Baxter announced via Twitter he would be joining the hometown BYU squad. lists the 6-foot-7, 180-pound forward as a four-star recruit with offers from Arizona..." June 09

  • Four-star Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson will take a mission trip before playing college basketball

    College Basketball Talk "Class of 2016 guard Frank Jackson is emerging as one of the premier guards in the country, but he’s also dealing with a unique development in his recruitment. The native of Utah will be one of the more college-ready guards in his class when he arrives on campus. Except Jackson won’t enter college..." May 05

  • Two will transfer out of BYU

    College Basketball Talk "BYU will lose two to transfer as the school announced that sophomore guard Frank Bartley IV and freshman forward Isaac Neilson will transfer. The 6-foot-3 Bartley averaged 2.5 points and 1.8 rebounds per game last season while the 6-foot-10 Neilson averaged 3.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per..." April 21

  • BYU's Dave Rose agrees to new 5-year contract

    The Deseret News "Just two days after earning his 250th victory as BYU’s head basketball coach, athletic director Tom Holmoe announced that Dave Rose has agreed to a new five-year contract. The deal will keep Rose with the Cougars through the 2019-20 season. “I’m excited about the future of BYU basketball,”..." February 10

  • BYU coach Rose says Austin could miss rest of season

    Salt Lake Tribune "If Saturday's 77-74 loss to San Diego proved anything, it is that BYU sorely misses 6-foot-11 forward Nate Austin, who has been sidelined since Dec. 10 with a hamstring injury. The Cougars did get some offensive contributions from Luke Worthington and Corbin Kaufusi, but were torched inside..." January 28

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • BYU star Tyler Haws listed as 'day-to-day' with ankle sprain

    CBS Sports "Brigham Young's Tyler Haws is considered "day-to-day" with a sprained left ankle and might be able to play Saturday against Stanford, a school spokesperson told on Monday. "He's day-to-day and will be evaluated at the end of the week," said Kyle Chilton, the media relations..." December 16

  • Report: BYU loses transfer sophomore to ankle surgery

    College Basketball Talk "BYU received a setback this weekend as the team announced that sophomore forward and UNLV transfer Jamal Aytes will miss three months recovering from ankle surgery. The news was reported by Darnell Dickson of the Daily Herald. Losing the 6-foot-6 Aytes for a few months definitely doesn’t help..." November 03

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • BYU guard Matt Carlino transfers to Marquette

    College Basketball Talk "Marquette and new head coach Steve Wojciechowski picked up a big commitment on Friday as BYU transfer Matt Carlino will finish his career as a Golden Eagle, a source confirmed to The news was first reported by ESPN‘s Jeff Goodman. The 6-foot-2 Carlino will be eligible to play..." April 25

  • Matt Carlino transferring from Brigham Young

    CBS Sports "Matt Carlino is off to yet another destination. The BYU junior is leaving the school, seeking transfer to one more university with one year left of eligibility. Brigham Young announced the transfer Tuesday evening. Carlino is on track to graduate this spring from BYU, meaning he'll qualify as a..." April 01

  • Disrespected Cougars eager to show they belong

    Salt Lake Tribune "Even before their name was called on Selection Sunday as a better-than-anyone-expected No. 10 seed in the NCAA Tournament’s West Regional, the BYU Cougars were hearing and reading about their bid unworthiness from national college basketball experts. You don’t belong. You shouldn’t be..." March 20

  • BYU bounced out of NCAA Tournament with 87-68 loss to Oregon

    Salt Lake Tribune "Matt Carlino was heating up, open 3-point shots that rattled out in the first half were beginning to fall, and the mostly red-clad crowd of 17,749 at the Bradley Center was on its feet, urging the upset-minded BYU Cougars to complete their comeback from an early 14-point deficit. BYU was within..." March 20

  • NCAA rematch with Ducks doesn’t bother Cougs

    Salt Lake Tribune "Mostly because of its no-play-on-Sunday policy, BYU always seems to create bracketing headaches for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament selection committee. Matters were complicated even more this year when the Cougars’ second-leading scorer, point guard Kyle Collinsworth, suffered a..." March 18

  • NCAA Tournament snubs and surprises

    CBS Sports "Heading into the Selection Show, most bracketologists seemed to reach a relative agreement and consensus on the 68 teams in the field – and the four No. 1 seeds. Of course, the selection committee isn't part of the bracketology world, and messed up the consensus. So, who got snubbed and who..." March 17

  • BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth done for season with torn ACL

    CBS Sports "After losing to Gonzaga on Tuesday night, BYU knew its five-day wait until Selection Sunday was going to be stressful. Unfortunately, it took a turn for the worse on Wednesday. Guard Kyle Collinsworth tore his ACL against Gonzaga and will miss the rest of the season. Collinsworth will..." March 13

  • Gonzaga 75, Brigham Young 64

    ProSportsDaily "Sam Dower had 20 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Bulldogs past the Cougars in the West Coast Conference title game in Las Vegas. Gary Bell Jr. added 14 points for top-seeded Gonzaga (28-6), which is headed to the NCAA Tournament for the 16th consecutive season after claiming the league’s..." March 12

  • Gonzaga men roll past BYU to win WCC tournament

    Seattle Times "Gonzaga blew Brigham Young’s doors off in the early going, then held on through some fragile moments late in the second half and won the West Coast Conference men’s basketball title, 75-64, here Tuesday night. It gives the Zags a 16th straight NCAA tournament appearance. Gonzaga (28-6) got..." March 12

  • BYU’s overtime win enough to land Cougars in NCAA tourney

    Salt Lake Tribune "San Francisco’s last shot bounced off the rim, and the BYU Cougars celebrated as if they had won something important Monday night. Unofficially, that’s true. For the moment, all their 79-77 overtime victory earned them was the right to meet Gonzaga for the West Coast Conference tournament..." March 11

  • WCC tournament key to Bay Area teams' NCAA hopes

    San Jose Mercury News "USF, having posted its highest West Coast Conference victory total since 1977, can realistically aspire to its first NCAA tournament bid in 16 seasons when it treks to Las Vegas this week for the WCC tournament. For Santa Clara, the prospects are more daunting, and the wait has been two years..." March 04

  • BYU Cougars beat No. 25 Gonzaga, 73-65

    Salt Lake Tribune "Maybe BYU coach Dave Rose should change his starting lineup more often. At least that tactic helped the Cougars finally beat West Coast Conference kingpin Gonzaga on Thursday night. With Anson Winder making just his third start of the season, and foul-prone freshman Eric Mika coming off the..." February 21

  • High-scoring games becoming routine for Haws

    Salt Lake Tribune "After answering a question about his team winning the rebounding battle 38-33 on Saturday night in BYU’s 84-71 win over Saint Mary’s, coach Dave Rose changed the subject without any prodding. "It is interesting that I would field six or seven questions, and nobody would ask me about Ty [Haws]..." February 04

  • Pangos, Stockton shine as Zags best BYU

    Gonzaga Bulletin "With a team-high 23 points Saturday night, BYU’s Tyler Haws was good. With 24 points — 21 of them in the second half — and six 3-pointers, Gonzaga’s Kevin Pangos was better. A version of Pangos GU fans haven’t seen since the Maui Invitational emerged in front of a rowdy Saturday-night..." January 26