BYU football adds 11 new players to 2015 roster

The BYU Athletic Department announced that 11 new players will join the football roster for the 2015 season.

Four of the players are transfers while seven are returning missionaries. Transfers include running back Bryant “Squally” Canada, cornerback Kamel Greene from Washington State, tight end Jackson Kaka from New Mexico State and safety Erik Takenaka from Snow College.

Canada weighs in at 192 pounds and will sit out of the 2015 season due to transfer rules. Canada is a four-star rec…

BYU to play Michigan State Spartans in 2016 and 2020

BYU announced a football home-and-home series with the Spartans of Michigan State Jan. 21.

The Cougars will travel to East Lansing Sept. 3, 2016, and MSU will come to LaVell Edwards Stadium Sept. 12, 2020. This is the first time the two teams have faced each other.

“I’m excited about this series with one of the top programs in the Big Ten,” BYU Director of Athletics Tom Holmoe said.

Holmoe said it is a chance for BYU to play a new team. “We haven’t played many games in the Great Lak…

BYU women's tennis dominates in opening weekend

The BYU women’s tennis team opened up its season with impressive wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and No. 37 University of Houston Jan. 17.

The Cougars dominated on Saturday with a 4-0 sweep of TAMCC.

“It was a good first match for us,” BYU head coach Lauren Jones-Spencer said. “Corpus Christi is a tough team that gets a lot of balls in play. We played long points and pulled out the win.”

The team found a tougher challenge Monday, Jan. 19, as the Cougars faced University of Ho…

BYU men’s tennis splits weekend matches

Francis Sargeant and Shane Monroe led the way as the BYU men’s tennis team beat the University of New Orleans on Saturday while competing well against highly ranked Tulane on Monday.

Sargeant was impressive in the Cougars’ match against New Orleans. Sargeant had yet to play in the No. 1 singles position this season due to an injury but showed why he has earned that spot when he took the court on Saturday. He beat Timo Kranz 3-6, 7-5, 6-0 as BYU went on to defeat UNO 5-2.

On Monday the …

Fallout from Miami Beach Bowl football brawl arrives

The first day of Spring 2015 classes at the University of Memphis was bleak for 12 football players as consequences for incidents occurring at the end of the Miami Beach Bowl were announced.

“I want to thank BYU for working with us to achieve not only accountability from this unfortunate event, but also helping our teams continue to grow and develop as young men, consistent with the high expectations held by both our universities, along with the high standards of sportsmanship established…