Early commitment trend is slowing down for BYU

The Cougars are making offers and taking commitments by recruits, but the process will get more picky in future years according to the coaching staff. Also, in the near future, you can expect BYU to add a few transfers from other four-year programs like AB Tysom Hill, who signed at Stanford but never attended there before his LDS Mission. This week I had a good talk with a … Continue reading»

Marriott Center change draws BYU student reaction

The announcement today of changes to the Marriott Center seating is sure to be a change that draws some passion from many fans, in particular students, who have yet to measure what they get in person from behind the west baskets. What many of these students say right now is they are disappointed with the change but understand it opens up more revenue with season ticket holders given … Continue reading»

The Mtn: May it rest in peace

Now comes the news the Mountain West Conference’s TV network will come to an end.  Employees were told about layoffs and shutdown today. The Mtn issues began with a lack of keeping promises, written or spoken, with key members of the league when the MWC went fishing for TV partners.  It ended when Utah, BYU and TCU decided they’d take their programs to greener pastures. You can read … Continue reading»

LOUISVILLE — It was strange for sure. For the second-straight game, BYU fell behind an NCAA opponent on Thursday and looked out of it only to make a series of runs.  When BYU cut Marquette’s 49-34 halftime lead to six at 52-46 after ripping off a 12-2 run, people began to thing they’d see another repeat of the Iona game Tuesday. But the No. 11 ranked Golden Eagles … Continue reading»

Carlino sat against Iona and says he’s learned

BYU freshman Matt Carlino hopes he’ll contribute in a more positive way Thursday when the No. 14 seed Cougars play No. 3 Marquette here in Louisville in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Carlino got benched in BYU’s dramatic win over Iona on Tuesday and he admits he didn’t play well against the Gaels.  In his place, junior Craig Cusick took over point guard duties and settled … Continue reading»

Long after BYU’s historic comeback victory over Iona in the first round of the NCAA Tournament here, folks were still buzzing about the dramatic game. You can paint it a couple of ways, BYU was tremendous or Iona choked. When Brandon Davies blocked a shot in the final seconds and Brock Zylstra took it the distance for a lay-in and was fouled and converted, the Cougar comeback from … Continue reading»

Good Luck, Dave McCann, Good catch for KSL, BYUtv

I remember when i first met Dave McCann.  He was just a high school kid who’d come into the newsroom and file high school sports stories.  He was 15 or 16 at the time.  This was a long time before he got into broadcasting and became an TV anchor in Las Vegas. Now comes his latest venture.  He’ll replace Bruce Lindsay as a news anchor and reporter at … Continue reading»

Iona versus BYU should be interesting matchup

Jeff Call and I are at the Salt Lake International Airport this morning in a quick turn around to get to Dayton, Ohio after Sunday’s selection show and Tuesday’s first round NCAA game with Iona. This should be an interesting matchup with Iona’s smaller but quicker size against Cougar rebounding and superior post play.  A key will be how Noah Hartsock plays and BYU’s guards have to step … Continue reading»

Curious interactions with Zag fans over BYU

It’s an interesting dynamic simmering in the Orleans Hotel and Arena for the WCC with Gonzaga fans and how they view BYU fans. In short, these Zag fans are very nice people.  But they are uneasy with BYU fans. Maybe it falls back to the NCAAs last year when the Jimmer-led BYU team defeated Gonzaga.  Things may have been a little more strained when BYU beat the Zags … Continue reading»

Coach goes off on his seniors: Pat Knight

Lamar coach Pat Knight had every reason to go off on his seniors, a group he called the worst group of seniors he’d ever been around.  But it was unusual to do it in public. This kind of Pat Knight rant is unusual.  It is also refreshing.  The norm is for coaches to always protect their players and prevent the negative light from exposing their weaknesses.  This must have … Continue reading»