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Miles and Magnusson in Deutschland

Men's Basketball Blog | Sep 28, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:58 am | Permalink

Former Cougars Chris Miles and Logan Magnusson are hooping it up for the Hanau White Wings in Das Land der Dichter und Denker — the land of poets and thinkers (thank you Wikipedia). The White Wings had their first game on Saturday, Sept. 24 and defeated TSV Troester 71-60. Miles — who is in his second season with the White Wings — was in the starting five and had seven points and six boards.

A Look Inside the Indy Players of the Week Process

Football Blog | Sep 27, 2011 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 12:38 pm | Updated: October 10, 2011 3:15 pm | Permalink

The 2011 season marks the inaugural FBS Independent Player of the Week awards. But how are the weekly awards decided?

Up Close: Hebron Fangupo

Football Blog | Sep 26, 2011 - Posted by Ralph R. Zobell at 2:35 pm | Updated: September 26, 2011 2:37 pm | Permalink

Take a closer look at senior defensive lineman Hebron Fangupo, as published in BYU-Central Florida game program:

Legends on BYUtv

Men's Basketball Blog | Sep 22, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 3:23 pm | Permalink

Legends, a show featuring the best of the best that competed at BYU, will be on BYUtv this fall. Get a sneak peak with Shawn Bradley.

Friday Night Lights

Football Blog | Sep 20, 2011 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 5:24 pm | Permalink

The BYU football team is playing three Friday night games this season on ESPN. The first is coming up this weekend against UCF and the second is the following week against Utah State. The third Friday game is scheduled for October 28 against TCU, a neutral site game at Dallas Cowboys Stadium. Some have looked down at the Friday night games, with traditional college football being played on Saturdays. It also usually gives teams one less day to prepare.

Pregame Fireside - Utah

Football Blog | Sep 19, 2011 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 11:05 am | Permalink

OREM, Utah - The BYU football team held its third pregame fireside of the season Friday evening at the Windsor Stake Center.

Head coach Bronco Mendenhall centered his remarks around 1 Nephi 10:19, "For he that diligently seeketh shall find; and the mysteries of God shall be unfolded unto them by the power of the Holy Ghost, as well in these times as in times of old, and as well in times of old as in times ot come..." Mendenhall counseled those in attendance to continue to be "diligently seeking" truth and a testimony.

Y Tight End Weekend to feature several former All-Americans

Football Blog | Sep 16, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 8:03 pm | Permalink

PROVO, Utah — Many of the legendary tight ends in BYU history will be in Provo Sept. 16-17 for the Y Tight End Weekend. 

The event begins Friday evening with a dinner and auction featuring several All-American tight ends like Clay Brown, Gordon Hudson, Bryon Rex, Chris Smith, Itula Mili, Chad Lewis and Jonny Harline.

Event three of the 2011-12 Deseret First Duel set for Saturday

Football Blog | Sep 16, 2011 - Posted by Kyle Chilton at 7:56 pm | Permalink

The BYU vs. Utah football game on Saturday marks the third event of the 2011-12 Deseret First Duel rivalry series. The Cougars currently lead the Duel 6-0, following victories in soccer on August 23 and women’s volleyball on September 10.

To celebrate the fifth year of the Deseret Duel and the long-standing rivalry, both schools will wear their home jerseys (blue and red) for the game Saturday and throughout the 2011-12 season regardless of event location.

BYU Featured In BBC Documentary "Polynesian 'Luau' In Unfamiliar Surroundings"

Football Blog | Sep 16, 2011 - Posted by Kenny Cox at 10:50 am | Updated: September 16, 2011 11:11 am | Permalink

The BYU football team was recently featured in the BBC's documentary called "Polynesian 'Luau' In Unfamiliar Surroundings."

The documentary follows the Polynesian migration to Utah and the current culture in the state. It mentions that at times, as much as 30 percent of BYU's football team is of Polynesian descent.

For a time, the documentary was the most watched video on the BBC's US website, and a three-minute version aired on BBC Worldwide and PBS stations across the country.

BYU Top in State

Football Blog | Sep 15, 2011 - Posted by Jordan Christiansen at 1:51 pm | Permalink

Brigham Young University jumped up four spots to 71st in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 Best Colleges rankings, released earlier this week.

The BYU football team has been taking advantage of the academics offered, posting a 3.0 cumulative team GPA, the highest cumulative team mark in years. Last season, running back Bryan Kariya earned Academic All-American Second Team honors and was the only running back from an FBS school to earn Academic-All-American.