Jay Drew joined the Deseret News in 2019 after covering sports for The Salt Lake Tribune for nearly 30 years. A Utah native, he has covered BYU sports the last 14 years. The avid golfer (he’s played every golf course in Utah) and University of Utah graduate recently added Runnin’ Utes basketball to his list of coverage assignments. His Twitter handle is @drewjay.

Why BYU is hoping for a night game at TCU on Oct. 14 at Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, Texas.
BYU has been resilient and opportunistic in its two wins over Power Five foes, including Friday’s 35-27 win over Cincy.
Cougars overcome a miserable first 29 minutes offensively to score right before halftime and pull away in second half to get first-ever Big 12 victory.
Redshirt sophomore Will Ferrin grew up wanting to play for BYU, but an offer never came and he committed to USU before his mission, then moved on to Boise State.
As the Cougars and Bearcats battle to be the first Big 12 newcomer to get a win, here’s what you need to know.
Season trajectories could be at stake Friday when Big 12 newcomers BYU and Cincinnati get together at 8;15 p.m. in front of a sold-out crowd at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Cougars will almost certainly be without leading tackler Ben Bywater against fellow Big 12 newcomer Cincinnati at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Winner of Friday’s matchup at LaVell Edwards Stadium will become the first Big 12 newcomer to get a conference victory in 2023.
The early returns have been positive for the BYU quarterback — on and off the field.
BYU’s lack of a rushing attack and a slew of injuries were big topics of Kalani Sitake’s weekly press briefing Monday.
Jake Retzlaff says “I owe it to my brothers” to be on the field on game days and during practices, even during Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana.
Almost a half-dozen BYU football players were unable to finish the game in Saturday’s 38-27 loss to Kansas.
Eastern Michigan transfer caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Kedon Slovis in 38-27 loss to Jayhawks
The Cougars’ seven-game winning streak was snapped, as the team was buried by two KU defensive scores and BYU’s inability to run the ball.
Cougars will need to get their inconsistent offense going to hang with explosive Jayhawks and super QB Jalon Daniels.
Kansas defensive back Kwinton Lassiter and his brother, BYU receiver Darius Lassiter, are sons of Kwamie, who died at the age of 49 of cardiac arrest.
As the undefeated Cougars and Jayhawks clash at ‘The Booth’ in Lawrence, Kansas, here’s what you need to know.
While Cougars’ defense has been better than expected, their offense ranks among worst in country in some categories through three games.
Three safeties have been sidelined by injuries and a fourth has been demoted for subpar play in BYU’s 3-0 start.
Win over Arkansas, coupled with some surprise losses by leaguemates, give BYU hope for 2023 conference season.
Third-year Jayhawks coach expects BYU to be fired up in its first-ever Big 12 game Saturday in Lawrence.
BYU coach Kalani Sitake hints that the UNLV transfer is less than 100% healthy and explains why freshman LJ Martin is atop depth chart.
Up next is a showdown of unbeatens as BYU meets 3-0 Kansas in Lawrence in its first-ever Big 12 game.
Freshman Parker Kingston becomes seventh BYU player to catch a touchdown pass and throw for a TD in the same game
Cougars overcome two-score deficits in each half to ride off with a 38-31 win in Fayetteville
High on the Hogs? Cougars looking for revenge and redemption after falling 52-35 to Razorbacks last October in Provo
BYU’s Connor Pay says there is ‘some extra juice’ there because Arkansas embarrassed BYU last year in Provo.
Defensive tackle Caden Haws was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas, where his former Ute father, Kurt, worked in medical sales.
Offensive line coach Darrell Funk says he’s ‘established five starters,’ but there are signs that could change.
Five-time Utah Women’s Am champion won the title in 2017 but lost 2-up to Kimberly Dinh on Thursday in Pennsylvania.