1. BYU Football: Coach Mendenhall's Biggest Challenges for the Cougars in 2013

    Bronco Mendenhall has plenty of talent in his 2013 roster—a good quarterback, an experienced offense and a solid defense. But in other areas, he sure has his work cut out for him...

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  2. BYU Football: Examining What Makes Kyle Van Noy a Nightmare at LB

    Kyle Van Noy is heading into this season as one of the most-hyped Cougars in recent memory, coming off a transcendent performance in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl . The All-American linebacker filled stat sheets with 8 tackles, 1...

    Samuel Benson Written by Samuel Benson about over 1 year ago 4,068 reads 6 comments

  3. BYU Football: Ranking the Best Offensive Weapons for the Cougars

    Robert Anae has revamped a formerly hindered offense and turned it into a high-tempo unit. The offense should show much improvement, but it is not possible to have a successful team without good players...

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  4. BYU Football: What Taysom Hill Must Do to Prove Doubters Wrong

    Taysom Hill has seized BYU football's starting role as quarterback, and Bronco Mendenhall has complete confidence in the sophomore. Unfortunately, some Cougar fans do not feel the same way...

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  5. BYU Football: 5 Recruits the Cougars Must Pursue

    Although the BYU football season hasn't yet started, it is never too early to look at next year's batch of recruits. Bronco Mendenhall and his staff have already received commitments from five players and are recruiting several more...

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  6. BYU Football: Ranking the 4 Deepest Positions on the Cougars' 2013 Roster

    The BYU football team will be laden with stars on both sides of the ball next year, from linebackers to receivers to running backs. There will be plenty of talent all over the field for the Cougars, and it should be a fun group to watch...

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  7. BYU Football: Game-by-Game Predictions for 2013

    BYU's season opener at Virginia is only 123 days away (who's counting?), and there's not a Cougars fan out there who isn't looking forward to this season...

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  8. NFL Draft 2013: Most Likely Landing Spots for Ezekiel Ansah

    Ziggy. Before the 2012 football season, most BYU fans—or the nation, for that matter—had never heard of a 6'5", 271-pound Cougar from Ghana...

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  9. BYU Football: Coach Mendenhall's 5 Biggest Concerns Post-Spring Practice

    Bronco Mendenhall doesn't seem like the type of guy to show his frustration, but at times, you can assume that the resentment is there. With three straight seasons that left fans a little bit upset, I'm sure they're not the only ones slightly frustrated.

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  10. 5 People Cougars Fans Must Follow on Twitter

    Bronco Mendenhall shocked BYU nation on Tuesday by entering the social media world with his own Twitter account, something that most of us thought never would happen...

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  11. BYU Football: Post Spring Practice 2-Deep Depth Chart

    Coach Bronco Mendenhall released a post-spring depth chart for his BYU Cougars last week, and despite many surprises on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, the position groups look solid...

    Samuel Benson Written by Samuel Benson about over 1 year ago 4,045 reads 4 comments

  12. BYU Basketball: 4 Things We Learned from Cougars' NIT Run

    Despite a crushing loss to Baylor, a game that seemed very winnable throughout the first and most of the second half, BYU's basketball season ended on a fairly good note...

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  13. BYU vs. Baylor: 5 Keys for Cougars to Win 2013 NIT Semifinal

    After a trio of impressive blowout wins against Washington, Mercer and Southern Miss, BYU will take on Baylor in an NIT semifinal game on Tuesday...

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  14. BYU Basketball: Complete Guide to the 2nd-Round NIT Game vs. Mercer

    In all honesty, I expected to be anticipating an SEC-WCC clash between Tennessee and BYU in the NIT's second round. Boy, was I wrong. The Cougers will host a team in orange next week—but it won't be Volunteer orange...

    Samuel Benson Written by Samuel Benson about over 1 year ago 1,052 reads 2 comments

  15. BYU Cougars' Blueprint to Making a Deep Run in the 2013 NIT Tournament

    As announced on Sunday night, BYU will host the Washington Huskies in a first-round NIT game. The third-seeded Cougars are not only looking to leave a positive mark on the 2013 season, but they have their focus set on winning the NIT as a whole...

    Samuel Benson Written by Samuel Benson about almost 2 years ago 1,077 reads 3 comments

  16. BYU Basketball: Coach Dave Rose Should Be Admired for 2012-13 Season

    Dave Rose is one heckuva coach. And, as BYU fans are often reminded, we are sure lucky to have him...

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  17. BYU Basketball: Ranking the Games That Popped the Cougars' Tourney Bubble

    BYU is wrapping up the most frustrating basketball season since 2006 for most Cougar fans, and any hope of landing a spot in the NCAA tournament has diminished...

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  18. BYU Basketball: Ranking the Cougars' 5 Best Wins of the Season

    BYU may not have a single "quality win" in the eyes of the NCAA tournament committee, but that doesn't mean that they haven't beaten some good teams this year...

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  19. BYU Basketball: 5 Keys to Peaking in WCC Tournament

    BYU has finished the long regular-season road, with good wins and bad losses and a 21-10 mark. Despite a frustrating finish, with a 3-4 record in the last seven games, it's time to put that in the rearview mirror and look forward to the postseason...

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  20. BYU vs. Gonzaga: Complete Game Preview

    The second-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs will head to Provo, Utah, on Thursday to take on the BYU Cougars . Riding a 10-game winning streak, the Zags are one of the hottest teams in the country...

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  21. BYU Basketball: Report Card Grades for Dave Rose on 2013 Recruiting Trail

    Dave Rose is on the verge of wrapping up BYU's 2013 recruiting class, which has been called one of the best in the school's history . The class includes two players in the top 40 of the ESPN 100, along with a good mixture of post players and guards...

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  22. BYU Basketball: What Will Decide Cougars' Success, Failure in Postseason?

    BYU's postseason options are still up in the air. The NCAA tournament, though, is not likely one of them. But the Cougs could still finish the season strong with a good performance in the conference tourney, and a NIT bid...

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  23. BYU Basketball: 5 Keys to Beating Saint Mary's in WCC Showdown

    After a good win at home against Utah State, the BYU Cougars will hit the road for an in-conference game against Saint Mary's on Thursday...

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  24. BYU Basketball: 6 Lessons Cougars Have Learned This Season

    BYU is on the home stretch of a fairly frustrating basketball season for nearly anyone involved with the program. If any season could be called a roller coaster, I would call this one it...

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  25. Why the State of Utah Won't Be Shut Out of March Madness

    The state of Utah has placed at least one of their six NCAA D-I basketball teams in the national tournament every year since 1994, and is continually putting their schools deep in the tourney...

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