Fui Vakapuna http://www.deseretnews.com/home/ Fui Vakapuna en-us Copyright 2015, Deseret News Publishing Company Sun, 01 Feb 2015 00:00:01 MST Sun, 01 Feb 2015 12:59:43 MST Newspapers http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Dick Harmon: BYU's Jay Omer ends long career after building athletes from coast to coast http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616349/BYUs-Jay-Omer-ends-long-career-after-building-athletes-from-coast-to-coast.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865616349/BYUs-Jay-Omer-ends-long-career-after-building-athletes-from-coast-to-coast.html Whether it be at Auburn, Georgia Tech or BYU, Jay Omer's 43 years brought him plenty of opportunities to develop athletes on... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 18:45:00 MST Excerpt from 'Cougar Converts': The LDS conversion of Sete Aulai http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573308/Excerpt-from-Cougar-Converts-The-LDS-conversion-of-Sete-Aulai.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865573308/Excerpt-from-Cougar-Converts-The-LDS-conversion-of-Sete-Aulai.html Sete Aulai was playing football for BYU when he converted to the LDS Church. His story is included in "Cougar Converts:... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:00:00 MST Video: Former BYU fullback Fui Vakapuna gives back to his community http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562676/Video-Former-BYU-fullback-Fui-Vakapuna-gives-back-to-his-community.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865562676/Video-Former-BYU-fullback-Fui-Vakapuna-gives-back-to-his-community.html Former BYU football player Fui Vakapuna reflects on his volunteer efforts after his football career. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:23:46 MDT BYU football: Michael Alisa now living his dream as a running back for the Cougars http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765599686/BYU-football-Michael-Alisa-now-living-his-dream-as-a-running-back-for-the-Cougars.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765599686/BYU-football-Michael-Alisa-now-living-his-dream-as-a-running-back-for-the-Cougars.html There was a time, not long ago, when BYU's Michael Alisa told people — including some in the program — that he... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 14:56:45 MDT Dick Harmon: BYU's offensive linemen sporting leaner look http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765594500/BYUs-offensive-linemen-sporting-leaner-look.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765594500/BYUs-offensive-linemen-sporting-leaner-look.html This time of the year at every college football camp, you look for something new. Fri, 03 Aug 2012 18:02:46 MDT Dick Harmon: Hiring of Atuaia will help prime BYU's pipeline to the Polynesian community http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591173/Hiring-of-Atuaia-will-help-prime-BYUs-pipeline-to-the-Polynesian-community.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765591173/Hiring-of-Atuaia-will-help-prime-BYUs-pipeline-to-the-Polynesian-community.html Growing up on the north shore of Oahu, Mark Atuaia and Itula Mili were inseparable barefoot Samoan kids on the beaches around... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:16:29 MDT BYU football: Patrick Palau latest commit from loaded East class http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765587771/BYU-football-Patrick-Palau-latest-commit-from-loaded-East-class.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765587771/BYU-football-Patrick-Palau-latest-commit-from-loaded-East-class.html Fullback Patrick Palau is the latest football commit from East High School in what looks to be a bumper crop for that program... Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:30:23 MDT BYU football: Cougars' coaches mining NFL teams for ideas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765586440/BYU-football-Cougars-coaches-mining-NFL-teams-for-ideas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765586440/BYU-football-Cougars-coaches-mining-NFL-teams-for-ideas.html Among the opportunities, and challenges, of independence is playing in a variety of geographic locations against a variety of... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 17:44:55 MDT Blue roundup: Philadelphia Inquirer says BYU or Air Force could join Big East http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556342/Blue-roundup-Philadelphia-Inquirer-says-BYU-or-Air-Force-could-join-Big-East.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865556342/Blue-roundup-Philadelphia-Inquirer-says-BYU-or-Air-Force-could-join-Big-East.html In the latest college football realignment news, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that BYU or Air Force could join the Big... Wed, 23 May 2012 15:20:46 MDT Harmon: Utah Polynesian football stars react to Junior Seau's death http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765573384/Harmon-Utah-Polynesian-football-stars-react-to-Junior-Seaus-death.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765573384/Harmon-Utah-Polynesian-football-stars-react-to-Junior-Seaus-death.html Junior Seau was an icon to Utah Polynesian football stars. Thu, 03 May 2012 14:08:18 MDT Dick Harmon: Former BYU fullback Fui Vakapuna making a difference http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765571803/Former-BYU-fullback-Fui-Vakapuna-making-a-difference.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765571803/Former-BYU-fullback-Fui-Vakapuna-making-a-difference.html Former BYU running back Fui Vakapuna has made a difference off the football field with ScenicView, a charity for autistic... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 23:00:43 MDT Highland's rugby coach Larry Gelwix readies for a new mission http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387520/Highlands-rugby-coach-Larry-Gelwix-readies-for-a-new-mission.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705387520/Highlands-rugby-coach-Larry-Gelwix-readies-for-a-new-mission.html Through 36 years, 3,500 players, 20 national championships and a motion picture, Highland rugby coach Larry Gelwix taught... Tue, 31 May 2011 11:00:00 MDT Brad Rock: Highland's rugby coach Larry Gelwix readies for a new mission http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139735/Highlands-rugby-coach-Larry-Gelwix-readies-for-a-new-mission.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700139735/Highlands-rugby-coach-Larry-Gelwix-readies-for-a-new-mission.html Through 36 years, 3,500 players, 20 national championships and a motion picture, Highland rugby coach Larry Gelwix taught... Sat, 28 May 2011 23:09:24 MDT Dick Harmon: Labor strife puts local NFL hopefuls on hold for now http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700135227/Labor-strife-puts-local-NFL-hopefuls-on-hold-for-now.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700135227/Labor-strife-puts-local-NFL-hopefuls-on-hold-for-now.html Locked out. Fri, 13 May 2011 21:26:57 MDT Dick Harmon: Former BYU running back Fui Vakapuna puts family first http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386849/Former-BYU-running-back-Fui-Vakapuna-puts-family-first.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705386849/Former-BYU-running-back-Fui-Vakapuna-puts-family-first.html Fui Vakapuna and his younger brother, Tauni,have proven to be warriors on the football field, but it all took a second seat... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 15:00:00 MST Dick Harmon: Family is the main thing for Vakapunas http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700091603/Family-is-the-main-thing-for-Vakapunas.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700091603/Family-is-the-main-thing-for-Vakapunas.html This is the time of the year fans prepare for college bowl games and the NFL playoffs. It's a rite of passage to hold the TV... Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:46:42 MST NFL Sunday http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700090884/NFL-Sunday.html http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700090884/NFL-Sunday.html Game of the week Sat, 11 Dec 2010 22:31:50 MST