Brigham Young Rumors & News

  • BYU commit Motekiai Langi is a very large man

    CBSSports.com "You may not know who Motekiai Langi is, but trust me, when he takes the field for BYU one day you won't have a hard time finding him on the field. He'll be the mountain. BYU lists their newest lineman at 6-foot-7 and 410 pounds. " February 04

  • Oregon State Beavers officially announce Brayden Kearsley's transfer

    Oregonian "Offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley has officially transferred from BYU to Oregon State, the school announced Tuesday afternoon. Kearsley, who was a four-star prospect coming out of Aloha High School in 2013, appeared in 18 games over two seasons at BYU. " February 03

  • Don’t expect BYU to announce Miami Beach Brawl penalties

    College Football Talk "Earlier this week, Memphis announced suspensions, ranging from half-game to two-game as well banishment from other team activities such as practices and scrimmages, for 12 unnamed players for their roles in the Miami Beach Brawl. For those expecting BYU to do the same, don’t hold your..." January 22

  • BYU adds three FBS transfers, including two from Wazzu

    College Football Talk "The transfer train pulled into BYU Friday night, and dropped off a bigger haul than normal. The football program has confirmed that three transfers from FBS schools have been added to the Cougars’ roster. Two of those are from Washington State — running back Squally Canada (pictured) and..." January 19

  • BYU offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley transferring to Oregon State

    The Deseret News "BYU offensive lineman Brayden Kearsley will soon be playing closer to his Oregon hometown. Kearsley announced via Twitter Wednesday afternoon that he plans on transferring to Oregon State. The Oregonian also confirmed the news. "Excited to be an Oregon State Beaver and for this next chapter..." January 15

  • Memphis, BYU ADs to probe fight

    ESPN.com "The athletic directors at Memphis and BYU are expressing regret over the fight following the Tigers' 55-48 overtime victory over the Cougars in the Miami Beach Bowl on Monday. Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen said he and coach Justin Fuente will review video over the next few days and take..." December 23

  • Taysom Hill out for '14 after leg break

    ESPN.com "Taysom Hill, the star quarterback for No. 18 BYU and a Heisman Trophy hopeful, will miss the rest of the season after breaking his left leg Friday night. Hill suffered the fracture during BYU's 35-20 loss to Utah State in Provo, Utah. He is scheduled for surgery Saturday and will be out three..." October 05

  • Charlie Strong: Starting QB David Ash out against BYU

    College Football Talk "Texas head coach Charlie Strong says his starting quarterback, David Ash, will not be available this weekend for a home game against BYU. Ash apparently took a hit in the first quarter against North Texas on Saturday that raised a caution flag later that night. Sophomore Tyrone Swoopes will now be..." September 01

  • BYU WR Blackmon says he's suspended, will miss opener

    Salt Lake Tribune "It appears that BYU will be missing another one of its offensive weapons when it lines up Aug. 29 to face UConn in a 2014 season opener. Devon Blackmon, a transfer from Riverside (Calif.) College who originally began his college career at Oregon, noted on his Twitter account on Monday night..." August 12

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "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 09

  • BYU suspends RB for honor code violation

    Salt Lake Tribune "There was a reason why Jamaal Williams, BYU’s blossoming superstar at running back, was working with the second-team offense as the Cougars opened 2014 preseason training camp on Friday afternoon. In a post-practice interview session, Williams stared into the sea of cameras, microphones and..." August 02

  • Prized freshman linebacker dismissed

    Salt Lake Tribune "BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall has dismissed one of his prized recruits from the 2014 signing class before that recruit has played a down of football for the school. Incoming freshman linebacker Sione Takitaki has been kicked off the football team. Talo Steves of Totalbluesports.com first..." July 21

  • Sorry BYU, but Big 12 is sticking with 10

    College Football Talk "BYU head coach Bronco Mendenall may have to keep on waiting for any call to come from the Big 12. That is because the Big 12 apparently has no interest in even discussing expansion, for now at least. According to Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, the Big 12 has had no talk about expansion in recent..." June 11

  • BYU's Mendenhall: Cougars would 'love to be' invited to Big 12

    CBSSports.com "The push for governing autonomy for the FBS's Power 5 has unsurprisingly caused more than a little apprehension among their counterparts in the Group of 5 -- see Boise State president Bob Kustra's recent rip job on proposed NCAA reforms, or UCF coach George O'Leary's comparison of the Power 5's..." June 07

  • BYU FB Iona Pritchard, backup QB Billy Green transferring

    Salt Lake Tribune "BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall once compared fullback Iona Pritchard to the great Manase Tonga, a mainstay on those strong Cougar teams in 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. But a massive knee and ankle injury derailed Pritchard’s career after he returned from a church mission to the Marshall..." June 02

  • BYU probing allegations of improper benefits to football players

    Salt Lake Tribune "A high-ranking BYU athletic department official confirmed Wednesday that the school has been conducting an investigation into allegations that current and former BYU football players received improper benefits from a former football program staff member. "BYU is aware of the allegations and has..." May 22

  • Ex-Mizzou QB Trent Hosick will transfer to BYU

    College Football Talk "Former Mizzou backup quarterback Trent Hosick is on his way to Provo, though he’ll have a layover in Miami, Okla. Hosick will transfer to BYU in 2015, but instead of sitting on the sidelines for a year will ply his craft at the junior college level with Northeastern Oklahoma A&M. Hosick, a..." May 13

  • BYU picks up Stanford WR transfer

    College Football Talk "A player who struggled to see the playing field at Stanford has decided to move on for an opportunity to do so elsewhere. BYU announced earlier this week that Keanu Nelson has decided to transfer into the Cougars football program. The school stated in its release that the wide receiver has..." April 10

  • BYU football: Williams ‘in great standing’ with program despite arrest

    Salt Lake Tribune "Two days after news of his arrest for underage drinking last month became public, BYU junior running back Jamaal Williams practiced with his teammates on Tuesday, but was not made available to speak to reporters after the two-hour workout. However, coach Bronco Mendenhall addressed the..." March 27

  • BYU's Williams pleads not guilty to misdemeanor underage drinking charge

    The Deseret News "BYU running back Jamaal Williams has pled not guilty in connection with a misdemeanor charge of possession of alcohol by a minor, and is scheduled for a court hearing in May, according to police records and court documents. Williams, 18, was charged with being a minor with a measurable..." March 24

  • Predicting Destinations for Top 25 Uncommitted 2014 College Football Recruits

    Bleacher Report "Top uncommitted recruits are without a doubt the hottest commodities on the recruiting trail right now. At this point, many of the nation's best prospects have a decision on where they are going to college. Yet some recruits are still mulling their options. That means college coaches are..." January 20

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