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    BYU basketball: Has curtain been drawn on Eric Mika era at BYU?
    A few minutes after he met with reporters Wednesday afternoon at the Marriott Center Annex and answered questions about why he has put his name into t...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday February 2, 2017. BYU basketball: Eric Mika puts name in for NBA Draft, but won’t hire an agent
    To no one’s surprise, BYU forward Eric Mika announced Wednesday that he will test his NBA draft stock. The Cougars’ 6-foot-10 star, who just complete...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars guard Nick Emery (4) and Brigham Young Cougars guard Zac Seljaas (2) celebrate as Brigham Young Cougars guard Zac Seljaas (2) 3 point shot brings BYU with in one point near the end of the first half,   in basketball action, Brigham Young Cougars vs. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, in the West Coast Conference Semifinals, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Saturday, March 7, 2016.   BYU basketball: Seljaas returns home after 10 months on mission to get sore shoulder examined; future unclear
    It is still way too early to know if he will rejoin the BYU basketball team this fall, but sophomore shooting ace Zac Seljaas is back in Utah after li...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars will camp during St. George trip -- literally
    Assistant head coach Ed Lamb is bringing the guitar. No word yet on who’s bringing the marshmallows. Believe it or not, the BYU football team will c...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: “We need a lot of work,” Rose says after Cougars bow out of NIT
    In every year of BYU basketball coach Dave Rose’s career, the Cougars have ended their season away from the Marriott Center. Until Wednesday night. ...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars face “underrated” UTA in NIT opener
    Tuesday night was disastrous for No. 3 seeds in the NIT, as the opening-round saw No. 3 Utah fall to Boise State, No. 3 Alabama fall to Richmond and N...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 10:37 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Suspension behind him, LB Bernard ready to roll again in 2017
    If they stay healthy, senior Fred Warner and juniors Butch Pau’u and Francis Bernard will form one of the best groups of linebackers in recent BYU foo...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU football team honors True Blue Hero Andelyn Hadfield, 4 of Lehi after football camp practice Monday March 13.  She has a cancerous tumor from neuroblastoma by her left kidney.  Her father, Andy Hadfield holding her was a BYU football player from 2001-03. BYU football: Cougars honor 4-year-old cancer patient, a “True Blue Hero”
    The best moment of Monday’s BYU football practice happened long after the Cougars had stopped banging into each other and running past one another. A...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: New tight ends flourishing in spring practices
    Ty Detmer took over as BYU’s offensive coordinator last fall and promised to bring the tight end back to the Cougars’ offense. It didn’t happen, most...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake talks to the media after the first practice of BYU’s Spring training camp Monday Feb. 27 at the Indoor Practice Facility. BYU football: Sitake taking a more hands-on approach in spring practices
    Through his first season as BYU’s head football coach, Kalani Sitake mostly took the route that his hero and mentor, LaVell Edwards, took when it came...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars have to get to FT line, hit 3-pointers to upset No. 19 Saint Mary’s
    Prior to 2011, when BYU joined the West Coast Conference, most Cougar fans had probably never heard of Saint Mary’s College of California, a smallish,...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 01:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Talent beats experience as Cougars edge LMU in WCC quarterfinals
    Stats guru Ken Pomeroy ranks the experience of every college basketball team in the country. Saturday, his website showed BYU as the 333rd team in the...
    Updated Mar 04 2017 06:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: 2017 schedule released, game vs. Boise State moved to Friday, Oct. 6
    BYU’s 2017 football schedule was finalized Thursday with the announcement that October’s game against Boise State at LaVell Edwards Stadium has been m...
    Updated Mar 02 2017 04:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum talks to the media after the first practice of BYU’s Spring training camp Monday Feb. 27 at the Indoor Practice Facility. BYU football: Optimism abounds as Cougars begin spring practices
    The offseason is over for the BYU football team, as linebacker Butch Pau’u put it Monday, as the Cougars started spring practices at the Indoor Practi...
    Updated Feb 28 2017 09:39 am   |     |   Share
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    Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss (5) dribbles to the basket against BYU guard Elijah Bryant (3) in the first half during an NCAA college basketball game Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Jeff Swinger) BYU basketball: Mika, Bryant earn Player of the Week honors after upsetting No. 1 Zags
    BYU’s Eric Mika was named he NCAA.com Player of the Week on Monday for his performance in the Cougars’ 79-71 win over No. 1 Gonzaga last Saturday. Mik...
    Updated Feb 27 2017 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Mika, Haws lead Cougars to epic upset of No. 1, undefeated Gonzaga
    TJ Haws had some interesting comments after scoring 17 points and making 5 of 9 3-point attempts, some of them from NBA range, in BYU’s stunning 79-71...
    Updated Feb 26 2017 03:07 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Jimmer and Whitney Fredette announce daughter’s birth
    Saying it was “the best experience of my whole life today,” former BYU star Jimmer Fredette announced via Twitter on Friday that his wife, Whitney, ha...
    Updated Feb 25 2017 02:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Ankle injury could sideline Yoeli, disheartens Cougars
    BYU’s new Marriott Center Annex — a basketball practice facility and so much more for the men’s and women’s teams — was showcased on Tuesday night. Pa...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars forward Payton Dastrup (15) guards Coppin State Eagles guard Rasool Hinson (0) during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday November 17, 2016. BYU basketball: Cougars need a boost from their bench, but who?
    Much has been made lately of the BYU basketball team’s lack of depth and bench scoring, precipitated by the season-ending injuries suffered by starter...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:11 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars savoring rematch after losing by 13 at San Diego last month
    It is not often that a team is heavily favored to beat a team that beat it by 13 points a month ago, but such is the case in the wacky West Coast Conf...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Childs’ play produces late-season hope for Cougars
    It was suggested by one scribe who covers West Coast Conference basketball that Yoeli Childs was a front-runner for the league’s Player of the Week ho...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 06:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU softball: Cougars drub Nebraska, fall to No. 1 Oklahoma on opening day
    BYU’s softball team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2017 season and freshman Rylee Jensen couldn’t have asked for a better start to her ...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 09:57 am   |     |   Share
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    San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) carries the ball against Utah State defensive back Dallin Leavitt (2) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP) Feud’s over: BYU, SDSU agree on two-game football series
    Relations between a pair of former Mountain West Conference rivals, Brigham Young and San Diego State, have apparently thawed the past couple of years...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Point guard L.J. Rose will have meniscus surgery Friday, out indefinitely
    BYU’s men’s basketball roster is suddenly down to zero seniors. The Cougars announced on Wednesday afternoon that senior guard L.J. Rose, a graduate ...
    Updated Feb 08 2017 04:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars lead the West in attendance, and other notes
    Scattershooting today on a variety of BYU basketball-related topics: BYU has two road games this week, traveling to beautiful Malibu to take on Pep...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (7) runs for a touchdown past Massachusetts Minutemen defensive lineman Peter Angeh (5) during the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday November 19, 2016. BYU football: Players at private schools such as BYU are employees, could unionize, per NLRB ruling
    Did you know that football players at BYU are now considered employees of the private school owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latte...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 01:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Head football coach Kalani Sitake speaks during a press conference at the BYU broadcasting building Wednesday February 1, 2017. BYU football: What Kalani Effect? Sitake’s first full signing class eerily similar to Bronco’s last few
    Signing Day for BYU football came and went on Wednesday, so it seems like an appropriate time to recap and analyze coach Kalani Sitake and his staff’s...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Emery falls ill on eve of showdown with No. 1 Gonzaga
    It is just the news that BYU basketball fans didn’t want to hear on the eve of Thursday’s showdown with No. 1-ranked and undefeated Gonzaga at the Mar...
    Updated Feb 01 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cedar City QB commits, and more on recruiting from Ed Lamb
    It appears that BYU’s football program will sign a high school quarterback on Wednesday after all. Well, sort of. Cedar High’s Mason Fakahua became ...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss, center, dribbles between Pacific guard T.J. Wallace, left, center Sami Eleraky, rear, and guard Max Tinsley (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Stockton , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) BYU basketball: Gonzaga will bring No. 1 ranking to Provo on Thursday
    BYU will host a No. 1-ranked team in the Marriott Center for the first time in school history. West Coast Conference rival Gonzaga jumped from No. 3 t...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 11:14 am   |     |   Share