Jets sign former Rams DB Blake Countess
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets have signed defensive back Blake Countess and waived cornerback Arthur Maulet.
Countess was most recently with Philadelphia, which claimed him off...
Saints begin roster cuts, place linebacker Compton in IR
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have placed veteran linebacker Will Compton on injured reserve, possibly ending his season.
New Orleans also has removed 16 other players from the...
BYU showing toughness amid rugged early schedule
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Wins over Wisconsin and Arizona have breathed new life into BYU's football program.
The No. 25 Cougars (2-1) enter a game as a Top 25 team for the first time since September 2015 when they host McNeese State on Saturday. The ranking and early success at one point seemed unlikely for a program that endured one of its worst seasons in a half-century only a year ago.
BYU football has benefited for years from the abilities of defensive linemen from the Kaufusi family and this year the Cougars have two of them.
Earlier in spring, Wilson dropped back when 6-foot-9 senior Corbin Kaufusi and 6-foot-7 freshman Devin Kaufusi both broke free around each end and charged with their arms raised, making it very difficult to complete the pass. Seeing both in action should be a lot fun this season.
Bryant, Childs spark 2nd half BYU rout of Pepperdine, 83-63
PROVO, Utah (AP) — Elijah Bryant and Yoeli Childs combined to score 46 points and BYU bounced back from an upset loss at Pacific to keep Pepperdine winless in West Coast Conference play with an 83-63 win on Thursday night.
The Cougars led by just six at intermission, 40-34, but after Matthew Atewe's jumper to get the Waves within four, Bryant keyed a 15-2 run by knocking down three 3-pointers and adding two free throws.
Cougars, Pirates try to turn dismal seasons around on Saturday
“Is this the week?”
That’s been the question on the minds of BYU football coaches, players and fans pretty much the entire 2017 season. Each week the Cougars have been presented an opportunity to play better, to execute a cleaner game and to win.
Each week, the results have been disappointing.
If there is a chance to revive BYU’s season, it begins on Saturday in Greenville, North Carolina. The Cougars (1-6) will face East Carolina (1-6) at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
BYU-Mississippi State Notebook: Ghanwoloku interceptions a highlight from road loss
BYU sophomore cornerback Dayan Ghanwoloku said he knows he’s going to be hearing some good-natured ribbing from his teammates after Saturday’s 35-10 loss at Mississippi State.
After the Bulldogs had marched down the field early in the second quarter, an overthrown pass got tipped and fell into Ghanwoloku’s hands in the end zone.
Establishing identity and early success are two keys for BYU football to rebound
After two straight losses, the BYU football team has no shortage of things to work on in all phases of the game.
The first thing is moving past the emotional disappointment of losing to Utah.
"Everyone knows that is a game we will never get back," BYU junior defensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi said. "It was a rivalry game but at the same time you've got to get your mind right because we've got another big game this week."