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Morning hyperlinks: Should BYU remain an independent or go back to the Mountain West? Will Cougar hoops be better this season?

PROVO — It’s been a hot-button matter surrounding BYU soccer for years now.

Should the Cougars remain an independent or must they go back to the Mountain West Conference, the league they left after the 2010 season?

Vanquish The Foe examines the 4 largest myths of the should-BYU-go-back- to-the-Mountain West argument. One of the ones arguments comes to bowl tie-ins.

“Even the maximum blue-goggled BYU fan would almost definitely admit that one in all the large drawbacks to being an independent is that they simply have one bowl contract. Once they’re eradicated from a NY6 alternative (extra on this in a minute), all of us just about know the place BYU is spending their offseason, every so often ahead of the calendar switches to October. These bowl preparations are rarely mega-prestigious occasions both. At easiest, they provide BYU a shot at a tight Pac-12 crew. At worst, they’re matchups with MWC or AAC squads. These video games are usually objectively blah,” writes Matt Brown.

Will BYU basketball be better in 2018-19?

ESPN it sounds as if thinks so.

The Cougars had been ranked No. 65 in RPI and No. 82 in ESPN’s BPI closing season. In ESPN’s preseason BPI rankings, BYU assessments in at No. 32.


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“The recruiting rankings will certainly boost BYU’s standing. They’ll bring in a trio of 4-Star freshmen in Gavin Baxter, Connor Harding, and Kolby Lee. All three newcomers will have a chance to contribute right away,” according to Lawless Republic. “Looking at Dave Rose’s past offensive and defensive performances, it likely helped raise the Cougars’ BPI slightly. Rose has fielded elite offensive teams and solid defensive ones, although the past few years haven’t produced the same results. Overall, it’s not surprising that ESPN predicts that the Cougars will improve in 2018-19. It is surprising that they predict so much improvement, and that they see BYU as one of the Top 35 teams in the nation.”

And in the end …

Former BYU huge receiver Colby Pearson has signed a contractwith the Atlanta Falcons. Pearson firstly signed with the Green Bay Packers, and he spent a part of closing season on the Packers’ apply squad.

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