BYU offers Bountiful forward Zach Seljaas

Zach Seljaas

BOUNTIFUL — A day after receiving his first offer from Utah State, Bountiful forward Zach Seljaas received an offer from BYU. Seljaas is a 6-foot-7 2015 graduate who averaged 15.3 points, 3.2 assists, 1.3 steals and 2 3-pointers per game last season as a sophomore. Seljaas’ older sister, Nancy Seljaas Warner, played basketball for BYU and coached the Springville girl’s team to a state championship last season. Nancy … Continue reading»

Beaverton, Ore. — The fact that top offensive line signee Brayden Kearsley leaves for Provo today is nothing short of remarkable. Kearsley is a 6-foot-4, 285 prospect who is widely considered the crown jewel of BYU’s 2013 signing class and as one of the top offensive line recruits nationally for the same recruiting year. The four-star prospect held offers from schools such as Washington, Arizona State and Oregon … Continue reading»

By KEN DRIGGS, BYU COUGARS BLOG CONTRIBUTOR According to reports, BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has been recruiting fifth-year seniors to help fill out his 2013-14 roster in the wake of the early departures of Raul Delgado, Ian Harward and Agustin Ambrosino. BYU announcer Greg Wrubell says that adding “at least one single-season player would be beneficial.” It wouldn’t be the first time the Cougars’ basketball program has … Continue reading»

Newly hired BYU Baseball head coach Mike Littlewood instructs at a sports camp. BYU upset nationally-ranked ASU in Arizona Wednesday in preparation for the College World Series.

BY KEN DRIGGS, DESERET NEWS COUGAR BLOG GUEST BLOGGER It was a hot early summer night in Tempe. The vaunted 1983 BYU baseball team was paired with a legendary college baseball program, Arizona State University, in the first round of the NCAA playoffs. Even though BYU came into the game as the No. 1 seed in the country, the first-round games were played at ASU’s home stadium. BYU … Continue reading»

Ken Driggs: How Ralph Mann was recruited to BYU

Ralph Mann after setting the world record in the 440 yard hurdles at the 1970 NCAA Championships in Des Moines, Iowa. (BYU Photo)

By Ken Driggs, Deseret News Cougar Blog Contributor My good buddy, Richard “Zeke” Zimmerman, was a zany Jewish-Mormon kid from the Los Angeles area who came to BYU in the ’60s. He was short, brash, irreverent, and at his best was the life of the party. Zeke was a sprinter on the BYU track team, and also ran the 330 yard intermediate hurdles. Yes, there was a time … Continue reading»

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Former BYU Cougar and recent Detroit Lions draft pick Ziggy Ansah may still lack fundamental knowledge about football, but Deseret News columnist Brad Rock thinks his marketing savvy is better than any of us thought. Plus, how much pressure is on him to perform in Detroit, even with the “project” label hanging over him? The linebacker position is all the rage at BYU, but what happened to the … Continue reading»


There were five men representing BYU men’s rugby in the post-game press conference, but their accents and origins couldn’t have been more different. Ray Forrester (New Zealand), Ryan Roundy (Utah), Luck Mocke (South Africa), Jonny Linehan (New Zealand) and head coach David Smyth (Ireland) were all beaming, exhilarated after an incredible season capped off with a national championship. The differences amid shared success didn’t stop there. Forrester and Roundy, who … Continue reading»

Jim McMahon, BYU and NFL QB

This blog post was written by BYU Cougars guest blogger Ken Driggs Roy High School’s outstanding quarterback Jim McMahon wanted to go to Notre Dame, the ultimate name in Catholic football teams, but settled for BYU. He was uncomfortable with the behavior restrictions in the BYU environment, but his football performances were legendary and record-setting. He didn’t fit the mold of the classic Cougar athlete. He was brash, … Continue reading»

It isn’t always about winning

This post was written by Deseret News Cougar Blog guest blogger Ken Driggs. I just watched the ESPN feature on Ziggy Ansah. It was so well done, and I was enthralled by the details of the story of his conversion and the odyssey that brought him to BYU and to football fame. I know that the Cougars had some crushing defeats in 2012, and certainly the dramatic loss … Continue reading»

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While writing a series on columns analyzing the new faces involved in BYU football recruiting, Deseret News columnist Dick Harmon talked with the Cougar Sports crew about some of the behind-the-scenes interviews and research involved. Harmon on Garett Tujague and his California recruiting connections Harmon why BYU needs junior college recruiting to work You can listen to the complete interview by clicking here. RELATED STORIES BYU receiver coach Guy Holliday … Continue reading»