LaVell Edwards LaVell Edwards en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:01 MST Wed, 04 Mar 2015 05:50:26 MST Newspapers BYU, Michigan State agree to home-and-home series starting in 2016 BYU’s future football schedules added another impressive opponent Wednesday. The Cougars have agreed to a home-and-home... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 18:39:08 MST Dick Harmon: Does the BYU-LSU game validate BYU's football program? For a team that has yet to receive an invitation to play in a so-called Power-5 conference, could games with Missouri and LSU... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:05:00 MST Peavler: Breaking down the BYU offense entering the offseason 2014 may have been a disappointment, but the BYU offense improved in every way despite losing Taysom Hill and Jamaal Williams... Fri, 02 Jan 2015 14:25:00 MST Ranking the biggest bowl games in BYU history A look through the history of the Cougars' bowl appearances to decide the biggest games in school history. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 09:00:00 MST BYU, Memphis defensive schemes are mirror images Although BYU and Memphis have never met in football, there is a level of familiarity between the two programs. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 17:03:12 MST BYU football: Cougars in talks with Wagner College for 2015 game BYU is in talks with Wagner College for a game to be played next season at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:20:00 MST BYU defensive back transferring to Utah State Dallin Leavitt makes the announcement on Twitter. Wed, 17 Dec 2014 12:20:00 MST BYU has big edge in bowl experience over Memphis While Memphis hasn’t been to a bowl game since 2008, BYU has played in 10 consecutive bowl games. The Tigers (9-3) and... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 20:45:00 MST Miracle Bowl: When things look hopeless, take a risk and run like you have nothing to lose Mon, 08 Dec 2014 09:15:00 MST Brad Rock: BYU needs bowl win worst of Beehive State teams USU, Utah and BYU all have reasons to win in the postseason, but for the Cougars it will define their year. Sun, 07 Dec 2014 00:41:07 MST 1980 Miracle Bowl: Sizing up the enemy Sat, 06 Dec 2014 09:30:00 MST BYU football: BYU vs. Cal at a glance BYU travels to take on Cal this Saturday in the final regular season game of the year for both teams. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:05:00 MST BYU senior Paul Lasike thriving in new role as primary ball carrier Paul Lasike's transition from rugby to football has been difficult at times, but ultimately rewarding as it draws to a close. Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:05:00 MST BYU looking for strong finish in intriguing regular-season finale at Cal Clinging to a modest three-game winning streak, including last Saturday’s 64-0 rout of Savannah State, BYU is looking... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 16:55:00 MST Sunday morning quarterback: Stars and stats from the BYU win over Savannah State A look at how the Cougars fared and who played well in the win over Savannah State, plus a look ahead to the Cal Golden Bears Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:35:01 MST Despite the loss, Savannah State coach grateful for BYU experience Savannah State coach Earnest Wilson has always admired BYU football and legendary coach LaVell Edwards from afar, and was... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 21:35:20 MST Makings of a high score: Looking back at BYU's top scoring games in the Bronco Mendenhall era Here's a look at the numbers behind each of the Cougars' top 10 scoring games in the Bronco Mendenhall era. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 20:55:00 MST BYU football report card: Cougars score A's & B's as they empty the bench On senior day at Lavell Edwards Stadium, the Cougars came out with the blowout victory. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 17:59:16 MST BYU prepares for final tune-up; focus is on honoring seniors Taking on a winless FCS opponent in the home finale — on Senior Day — isn’t the ideal situation for BYU. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:46:38 MST BYU-Savannah State gameday primer: Cougars host Tigers on senior day The Cougars are looking to send their 26 seniors out with a win in their final game at LaVell Edwards Stadium. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 23:20:00 MST BYU Management Society honors LDS slugger Dale Murphy, legendary LDS pro baseball player, is honored by BYU's Management Society. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:25:59 MST For BYU, it's not about opponent — it's about the seniors, improvement Taking on a winless FCS opponent in the home finale — on Senior Day — isn’t the ideal situation for BYU.... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:00:00 MST 3 seniors grateful for opportunity to play 1 season for BYU Receivers Jordan Leslie and Keanu Nelson and safety Harvey Jackson took advantage of an NCAA rule that allows athletes that... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 17:04:05 MST Dick Harmon: Hard-hitting safety Craig Bills makes a comeback as his BYU career winds down BYU's defensive quarterback, safety Craig Bills, explains how tough it is to battle through an injury and make a comeback.... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:05:00 MST Freshman Trey Dye coming along gradually in BYU offense Dye has been coming along gradually in BYU’s offense and patiently waiting for a chance to contribute. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 19:40:00 MST Brad Rock: Former player provides wide-angle look at BYU's best bowl moment Utah author and former Cougar receiver looks back at 1980 Holiday Bowl and the final seconds that changed the course of the... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:35:00 MST Bronson Kaufusi thriving in his new role after incurring some initial struggles BYU's Bronson Kaufusi is coming off his best game of the year last week against UNLV after coaches made some adjustments with... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 19:47:11 MST BYU's senior class exemplifies resiliency through 'unique' challenges, Mendenhall says During his BYU football career, Michael Alisa has seen, and experienced, a little bit of everything. He started out as a... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 17:45:00 MST Looking behind, ahead at BYU's, Utah's and Utah State' schedule A look at how BYU's opponents fared over the weekend. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:50:00 MST BYU to welcome FCS team Savannah State for home finale Now that BYU is bowl-eligible after a 42-23 win over UNLV last Saturday, the Cougars turn their attention to Senior Day,... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 17:30:00 MST BYU football report card: Stewart and the BYU offense leads the Cougars to victory over UNLV Quarterback Christian Stewart led the Cougars to the 42-23 victory with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. Sun, 16 Nov 2014 08:57:05 MST BYU notebook: Cougars' defense gives up big plays but keeps UNLV in check After going through a stretch that saw BYU allow 30-plus points in five consecutive contests, it held Middle Tennessee to... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 22:15:00 MST Video: The scene before BYU's victory over UNLV Go behind the scenes with DesNews Sports’ one-man camera crew to take in the pregame scene as Christian Stewart tries... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:30:00 MST Dick Harmon: Every player on BYU's roster will continue bowl tradition of 10 straight The season has been a disappointment and filled with injuries and losses, but with a win over UNLV Saturday, the Cougars... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:15:00 MST BYU gets bowl-eligible with 42-23 win over UNLV on cold night in Provo Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:40:00 MST BYU-UNLV game day primer The Cougars return home to face former Mountain West Conference foe UNLV. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 00:30:00 MST BYU football: Christian Stewart has settled in as Cougars' starting quarterback BYU senior quarterback Christian Stewart inherited a difficult situation more than a month ago, having to replace dark-horse... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 18:03:30 MST Guest commentary: Epic Scott Arellano punt evokes memories of great BYU performances The 81-yard punt uncorked by BYU's Scott Arellano against the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State was of epic proportions,... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 08:20:00 MST BYU to play Missouri of SEC next season and face Tigers in Provo in 2020 BYU and Missouri, a member of the SEC, announced that they have agreed to a two-game series beginning with a neutral site... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:05:00 MST BYU's Arellano, punter and father of 2, took long road to live his dream While BYU senior punter Scott Arellano enjoyed etching his name atop the school record books with an 81-yard punt against... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 08:20:00 MST Reeling Cougars 'starving for some redemption' After suffering a 42-35 setback to Nevada at home last Saturday, the Cougars returned to practice Monday “tired”... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:55:00 MDT BYU defense working hard to catch up to the offense Youth and inexperience have beset the BYU defense this season, with coaches working hard to rectify those contributing factors. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:05:00 MDT Dick Harmon: Even more urgency needed as Cougars prepare to play at Boise State Bronco Mendenhall says his team's issues are correctable if execution issues are rectified. Question is, will BYU return... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:00:00 MDT Mired in 3-game losing streak, BYU preparing for visit to Boise State To avoid another four-game losing streak, BYU will need to defeat Boise State Friday night in Idaho. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:20:00 MDT BYU football report card: Turnovers costly against Wolf Pack With BYU ahead 28-13 at the half, the Cougars were primed to take control and win the homecoming game, but the second half... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 11:05:00 MDT Sunday morning quarterback: Stars and stats from the BYU loss to Nevada A look at how the Cougars performed in the loss to the Wolf Pack, including the most productive players. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 10:30:00 MDT Dick Harmon: BYU amasses yards but flutters in the end in loss to Nevada BYU blew a 28-13 halftime lead against Nevada Saturday night, sputtering in the second half in a replica of a loss last week... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 00:10:00 MDT BYU football notebook: Ankle injuries galore for Cougars In BYU’s 28-23 victory last year at Nevada, quarterback Taysom Hill rushed for 154 yards and running back Jamaal... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:35:00 MDT Nevada rallies to beat BYU, 42-35 Early in the third quarter Saturday night, BYU led Nevada by 15 points and was driving in Wolf Pack territory, appearing... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 18:55:00 MDT FBS football coaches vote BYU most worthy of inclusion into a power conference in ESPN poll ESPN's Brett McMurphy asked head football coaches in the FBS which team outside of a power conference was most deserving of a... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:40:00 MDT