Brandon Gurney
Brandon Gurney covers recruiting, high school sports, and BYU athletics for the Deseret News. Previously, he worked with scout.com for eight years, covering BYU, with an emphasis on recruit coverage. He joined the Deseret News full-time in the summer of 2011.

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The Cougars will open play this Friday in a match against Ohio. The winner will go on to play the winner of Arizona vs. Western Kentucky.

PROVO — The BYU men's basketball team took an important step forward on Saturday beating Belmont 95-81 at home. The Cougars used a second-half offensive onslaught, which was complimented by some big

Senior forward Asa McCord powered the Thunder with a game-high 31 points while teammate Maizen Fausett chipped in 22.
Faimafili Moroni Laulu-Pututau is a mouthful for a full name, but it's one that holds a lot of meaning for the freshman receiver.
A former Utah State Aggie debuted for the Dallas Cowboys and made an immediate impact in a 24-14 win over the Miami Dolphins.
From family relations to his big game played against the Aggies in 2013, BYU's Mitch Mathews seems to like visiting Cache Valley.
For Remington Peck, who converted to tight end after spending most of his career playing defensive end, capped off his final game at LaVell Edwards Stadium in fun and unexpected fashion.
Francis Bernard helped blaze the trail for Herriman's success as a football program, and as could be imagined, he was excited as anyone when the Mustangs won their first 5A state title on Friday.
Sophomore quarterback Hayden Reynolds engineered a late game-winning drive to give the Mustangs their first ever football championship.
Four prime scoring opportunities were stunted by interceptions thrown or turn-overs-on-downs that crushed Timpview in its 49-14 loss to East in the 4A state championship game.