1. Could Craig James Hurt ESPN Advertisers Like AT&T, Sears and Allstate?

    Craig James is a villain who is strongly despised by a significant portion of the sports world. But, is he hurting ESPN advertisers? In made-for-Hollywood drama, could college football ...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 2,349 reads 1 comments

  2. BYU Football: Could a Game Against Boise State Be a Thanksgiving Staple?

    BYU wants exposure. It also wants more and better games in November. Is there any day in November that says “football” more than Thanksgiving Day? The Cougars have ...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 2,539 reads 2 comments

  3. BYU Football: Who Will BYU Play in the Armed Forces Bowl?

    As the BYU Cougar football team gears up a trip to Oahu to play against Hawaii this weekend, many fans are already thinking about postseason plans and opponents...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 2,921 reads 11 comments

  4. BYU Football: Grading the Cougars' Win over New Mexico State

    Well, so far, the second half of the BYU football season has played out as scripted, with some changes in the characters along the way. The latest chapter in the 2011 saga was the Cougars’ 42-7 pasting of the Aggies of New Mexico State...

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  5. Big East Expansion: How BYU Cougars Stack Up Against the Big East

    Talk of BYU to the Big East is really gaining momentum. Football coach Bronco Mendenhall has confirmed the conference has approached the school and some media outlets have even gone so far as to say BYU has an invite and is mulling a decision...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 4,717 reads 7 comments

  6. BYU Football: Grading the Cougars' Game vs Idaho

    It wasn’t exciting, it was never in doubt and it wasn’t all that compelling, but BYU did what it was supposed to do by beating up a pretty bad Idaho team in Provo 42-7...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 1,370 reads 2 comments

  7. BYU Football: A Deal with the Big East That Might Work for the Cougars

    Things are heating up in conference realignment again, and Westward Expansion has taken on a whole new meaning, as the Big East looks to build its brand for the future by adding teams west of the Mississippi...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 4,204 reads 9 comments

  8. BYU Football: How Tight-Ends Are Impacting the Cougar Offense

    Football is a very nuanced sport. A minor failure in execution by one player can cause a play to go awry...

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  9. BYU to Big East: Understanding the Factors and Comparing Other Candidates

    There’s talk that BYU should join the Big East. Proponents of the move cite BCS access (at least until 2013) and conference scheduling as primary pros to support the move...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 1,811 reads 8 comments

  10. BYU Football: Breaking Down BYU to the Big East

    BYU has clearly stated from the beginning that conference affiliation, and football strategy overall, is driven by a desire for exposure for the school, which leads to exposure for the LDS Church which owns it...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 3,826 reads 20 comments

  11. BYU Football: Grading the Cougars' Game vs. TCU

    It’s been four years since 2007, when BYU last beat TCU, and that was also the last time the game was even close. 2011’s version of the Cougs vs...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 1,057 reads 1 comments

  12. BYU Football: Grading the Cougars' Game vs. Idaho State

    It’s hard to dole out grades when the competition isn’t much stiffer than Timpview High School (Provo, UT)...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 1,048 reads 1 comments

  13. BYU to Big 12: Understanding All the Factors Affecting Negotiations

    Like any nuanced issue, fans and media have difficulty grasping the myriad of variables that exist in the negotiations and subsequent decision-making relating to Brigham Young University being invited to the Big 12...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 5,331 reads 13 comments

  14. BYU Football: Grading the Cougars' Game vs. Oregon State

    A win on the road, in October, against a Pac-12 team, after barely beating WAC teams is a good thing. The Cougars beat Oregon State in Corvallis in somewhat convincing fashion, putting ...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 573 reads 1 comments

  15. BYU Football: Bowl Opponent Outlook for the Cougars

    With a cakewalk game against the Idaho State Bengals this week, it is highly likely the Cougars end the week bowl eligible. After all, the Bengals are just 2-5 in 1AA/FCS and have a 33-point loss to Montana on their schedule...

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  16. BCS Rankings 2011: Is LSU at No. 1 in First BCS Poll a Mistake?

    Well, the polls are in, the numbers are crunched and the TV reveal show is over. What we're left with is a reminder of the idiocy in the methodology for determining a champion in college football, and the first BCS standings of 2011...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 522 reads 1 comments

  17. BYU Football: Pinpointing What's Ailing the Cougars

    It's never easy to identify exactly what is keeping a football team down. And there are so many variables and storylines this season that make that effort a monumental challenge...

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  18. BYU Football: Previewing the Oregon State Game

    At the beginning of the year, this week’s game looked to be a pretty tough challenge for a team we expected to be striving to move from good to great...

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  19. BYU Football: Grading the Cougars Game vs. San Jose State

    Well, it was a win. And for one half, it looked like a dominant one. But ultra-conservative, predictable play-calling in the second half led to what ended up being a nervous, unimpressive and lackluster win against a poor San Jose State program...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about over 2 years ago 1,103 reads 1 comments

  20. BYU Football: Previewing the San Jose State Game

    If you told BYU Cougar fans going into the season that there would be more drama going into Game 6 than any game leading up to it, they’d say you were crazy...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about almost 3 years ago 1,084 reads 0 comments

  21. Utah State vs. BYU Football: Report Card Grades After Cougars' Win

    The Cougars played their second straight Friday night game on ESPN in a similar manner to the previous—with a flare for the dramatic...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about almost 3 years ago 1,303 reads 2 comments

  22. BYU Football: Do the Cougars Need an Early-Season Cupcake?

    This year is very similar to last. The Cougars went into the year with a schedule that was front-loaded, with the most difficult opponents early in the fall and some downright cupcakes at the end of the season...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about almost 3 years ago 252 reads 4 comments

  23. BYU Football: What to Watch for Against Utah State

    Another year, but the story is very similar. The offense is sputtering. There is a lack of confidence evident on the field. And fans are upset with the play-calling of the offense...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about almost 3 years ago 1,065 reads 1 comments

  24. BYU Football: Better, but Still Not Great Grades for the Performance Against UCF

    Well, it was a win. BYU used a second half surge to slip past a pretty decent Central Florida team 24-17. The point total represents the Cougar’s highest of the season, and the win comes at a time BYU absolutely needed it...

    Ryan Teeples Written by Ryan Teeples about almost 3 years ago 1,263 reads 1 comments

  25. BYU Football: Could Cougars End Up Missing a Bowl Game?

    Sitting back in August, analyzing the schedule, it appeared becoming bowl-eligible for the Cougars was a no-brainer...

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