Matt Brown

Interim Editor

Matt Brown is the Managing Editor for Land Grant Holy Land, SB's Ohio State website, and has contributed to other B1G sites across the network. A BA graduate of Ohio State in Political Science, he's also covered high school sports and K12 education news for a variety of newspapers and blogs. Matt is from Ohio, lives in Chicago, and the only real time he's spent in Utah was at the MTC, but he married a BYU grad, and will be keeping the lights on at VTF until the new editorial staff is onboarded. Matt will occasionally cover topics of regional or national importance.


A 3.0 GPA cutoff for recruiting is a dumb rule

BYU apparently requires a minimum 3.0 GPA to be considered as a football recruit. I think this is a dumb rule. Here's why:

Big 12 to get conference title game at 10 teams?

If the Big 12 can host a title game without expansion, any door to BYU joining a "Big Five" league is pretty much shut.

2015 Football Schedule: ECU to come to Provo

The Cougars have added their 5th home game for 2015, bringing the ECU Pirates to town.

BYU Bracket Bubble Breakdown 2/24

BYU is squarely on the bubble right now. If they make the WCC Finals, are they in? Who needs to lose, and what needs to happen, for BYU to be dancing this season

BYU football attendance: slight bump from last yr

While some other programs are noticing declines in their attendance, BYU football notched a slight increased from their gate last season. Can they keep it up?

BYU schedules home and home with Arizona State

The Cougars add to what could be a promising 2020-2021 schedule with a home and home with the Sun Devils of Arizona State

Has BYU overachieved relative to their recruiting?

After even more convincing data was released showing that yes, recruiting stars DO matter, we take a look at whether BYU has beaten the odds for football success, and their likelihood of doing so in the future.

BYU Sports Links: football recruiting update 1/16

We check in on two big names in BYU recruiting, plus an update on a big time BYU basketball signee

BYU Links: Vball honors, Taysom Hill ponderings

We take a look at volleyball honors, the career trajectory of Taysom Hill, a TJ Haws POINTS EXPLOSION and more

No, academics aren't really hurting BYU recruiting

We take a look at the idea that high academic standards hurt BYU's recruiting ability, as well as their troubling APR scores in football.

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