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    BYU football: Cougars get high praise from WVU coach after 35-32 nailbiter
    One of the elements that was overlooked by many prior to Saturday’s showdown at FedEx Stadium between BYU and West Virginia — won 35-32 by the Mountai...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 10:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tom Holmoe, Athletic Director, Brigham Young University, talks about the new men’s college basketball showcase featuring BYU, Utah, USU, and Weber State, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Thursday, July 21, 2016. BYU football: Tom Holmoe talks scheduling, importance of game with Big 12’s WVU
    Today’s BYU vs. West Virginia football game at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., was actually talked about 10 years ago, and finally contracted in 2010 — ...
    Updated Sep 24 2016 10:23 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Receivers need to get open faster, coaches say
    Somewhat surprisingly, BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer said Wednesday that the Cougars’ makeshift offensive line — now missing three-year starter ...
    Updated Sep 21 2016 06:13 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Injury could keep Oldroyd from kicking against West Virginia
    The point spread on Saturday’s BYU-West Virginia football game has gone from WVU favored by 4.5 points to 7, but most prognosticators are calling for ...
    Updated Sep 20 2016 08:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars will head East on Thursday for Saturday’s game
    Saturday’s first-ever meeting on the gridiron of BYU and West Virginia at FedEx Field in Landover, Md., will pit a team 200 miles away from the nation...
    Updated Sep 20 2016 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, West Virginia linebacker Justin Arndt (30) tackles Youngstown State running back Martin Ruiz (29) during the second half of an NCAA college football game, in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia has nine new starters on defense and has allowed an average of 434 yards per game. The Mountaineers don’t play this Saturday and are using the extra time to prepare for a Sept. 24 game against BYU in Landover, Maryland. (AP Photo/Raymond Thompson, File) BYU football: Is matchup with West Virginia a Big 12 audition for BYU?
    Although it was nowhere near the candidate for Big 12 expansion then as it is now, BYU performed well that last time it tangled with a Big 12 club, cu...
    Updated Sep 19 2016 05:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    University of Oklahoma President David Boren speak to reporters after the second day of the Big 12 sports conference meetings in Irving, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero) BYU athletics: BYU’s candidacy for Big 12 is “crumbling,” SI report says
    BYU is now seen as “toxic” and its hopes of receiving an invitation to join the Big 12 conference are “crumbling,” a Sports Illustrated writer opined ...
    Updated Sep 16 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Will Cougars get their offense revved up against UCLA?
    Well, that didn’t take long. What’s wrong with BYU’s offense? Critics are already taking pokes at new offensive coordinator Ty Detmer and fifth-year...
    Updated Sep 15 2016 03:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    University of Oklahoma President David Boren speak to reporters after the second day of the Big 12 sports conference meetings in Irving, Texas, Thursday, June 2, 2016. (AP Photo/LM Otero) BYU athletics: Big 12 expansion “not a given,” Oklahoma president says
    Just when you thought Big 12 expansion was about to become a reality, one of its biggest proponents pumped the brakes Wednesday on the train that BYU ...
    Updated Sep 14 2016 07:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars add Princeton to 2016-17 schedule
    A month after BYU announced its 2016-17 men’s basketball schedule in conjunction with the release of the West Coast Conference schedule, there’s been ...
    Updated Sep 13 2016 02:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Sitake not second-guessing Detmer’s two-point play call
    Almost from the moment it failed miserably against Utah, BYU’s two-point conversion try with 18 seconds left in the 20-19 loss has been analyzed, brok...
    Updated Sep 12 2016 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this June 30, 2016, file photo, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake looks on as he speaks to a reporter during NCAA college football media day in Provo, Utah. BYU and Utah may have as much crossover within the two programs as any two major football schools in the country. BYU coach Sitake was the Utah defensive coordinator just two seasons ago and was one of the first hires by 12th-year Utes coach Kyle Whittingham.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File ) BYU football: Can Sitake deliver a win, end Cougars’ rivalry nightmare?
    The long wait is over. For the first time since Utah celebrated a 20-13 win on BYU’s field at LaVell Edwards Stadium in 2013, the Utes and Cougars wil...
    Updated Sep 10 2016 04:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: More thoughts from Langi on the rivalry, Cougars’ first win
    What happened to BYU’s defense in the fourth quarter against Arizona? Did the Cougars wear out, or stop playing as aggressively as they did the first ...
    Updated Sep 07 2016 08:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Freshman kicker Jake Oldroyd introduces himself in spectacular fashion as Cougars win, 18-16
    Who is Jake Oldroyd? Don’t fret, BYU fans, most of the players on BYU’s football team didn’t know who the walk-on freshman from Southlake, Texas, was...
    Updated Sep 04 2016 01:42 am   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks at the BYU Marriott Center Tuesday November 18, 2014.  His forum was titled ’Life Lessons From the Front.’  BYU invites experts in their fields, noted public officials  to come to campus to deliver a Forum address on campus. BYU football: Mitt Romney’s lobbying for BYU to Big 12 fails to persuade OSU booster Pickens
    One of BYU’s most famous graduates apparently wasn’t able to get one of the Big 12’s most powerful boosters to endorse BYU for the Power Five conferen...
    Updated Sep 03 2016 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Hoopster Corbin Kaufusi’s move back to football going well
    I hope you were able to catch the live chat I did this morning with Kevin Morris, the Tribune’s digital director. Thanks to those of you who jumped on...
    Updated Sep 01 2016 03:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Offensive line bolstered by steady SUU transfers
    You know that depth chart that BYU published on Monday, the one that says the offensive line starters will be Andrew Eide at left tackle, Keyan Norman...
    Updated Aug 31 2016 05:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Friday, April 1, 2016. BYU athletics: BYU makes Big 12 expansion cut, report says
    BYU has made the Big 12 expansion cut — yes, there apparently is such a thing — according to a paywall website operated by three former newspaper colu...
    Updated Aug 31 2016 11:01 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Foot injury will sideline DT Tuiloma first few games
    BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki said last week that the Cougars “have to stay healthy at the D-line spot” for the defense to flourish this sea...
    Updated Aug 30 2016 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Captains confident in Sitake, new coaching staff
    One of the takeaways I got after listening to three of BYU’s four newly named team captains on Monday was that these guys have a lot of confidence in ...
    Updated Aug 30 2016 11:28 am   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016 file photo, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby addresses attendees during Big 12 media day in Dallas. Bowlsby has referred to what the Big 12 is about to step into as it moves toward expansion as a seller’s market. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) BYU athletics: Report: No Big 12 expansion decision until mid-September, maybe later
    When it comes to Big 12 expansion talk, an old Elton John song (1982) and a famous 1929 anti-war novel by Eric Maria Remarque certainly applies as of ...
    Updated Aug 29 2016 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Mitt Romney leaves the funeral services for former U.S. Senator Bob Bennett. Interment was at the Salt Lake City Cemetery, Saturday, May 14, 2016. BYU athletics: Report says BYU alum Mitt Romney lobbying for Big 12 inclusion
    It looks like BYU has called in one of its heavy hitters to lobby the Big 12 for inclusion if the conference decides to expand. The Austin American-S...
    Updated Aug 24 2016 04:28 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars gets a commitment from Idaho prep center Kolby Lee
    An excellent month of recruiting continued for BYU basketball coaches on Monday as the staff received a commitment from Kolby Lee, a 6-foot-9, 260-pou...
    Updated Aug 22 2016 08:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU athletics: Iowa State president talks about Big 12’s consideration of BYU
    When one of the 10 university presidents who has a vote on Big 12 expansion talks, people tend to pay attention. So when Iowa State president Steven ...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Tom Holmoe, Athletic Director, Brigham Young University, talks about the new men’s college basketball showcase featuring BYU, Utah, USU, and Weber State, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Thursday, July 21, 2016. BYU athletics: Relationships with ESPN, Nike, instate schools important to BYU, Holmoe says
    BYU’s football team is conducting another scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium this morning — Thursday morning — but once again the two-hour workout is...
    Updated Aug 18 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU athletics: More from Tom Holmoe’s Wednesday Q&A at Education Week
    If you’re a big BYU sports fan, you’ve probably heard by now that athletic director Tom Holmoe gave his annual Education Week address Wednesday mornin...
    Updated Aug 17 2016 05:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars in shotgun formation more often than anticipated
    It has been assumed since Ty Detmer became BYU’s new offensive coordinator last winter that the offense would almost exclusively feature an under-cent...
    Updated Aug 16 2016 03:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU quarterbacks, Taysom Hill and Tanner Mangum talk to the media at the annual football media day at the Broadcasting Building,Thursday, June 30, 2016. BYU football: Scrimmage film showed no separation at QB
    It wouldn’t be a complete interview session with BYU football coach Kalani Sitake without someone asking him about the starting quarterback situation....
    Updated Aug 15 2016 04:35 pm   |     |   Share
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    FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016 file photo, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby addresses attendees during Big 12 media day in Dallas. Bowlsby has referred to what the Big 12 is about to step into as it moves toward expansion as a seller’s market. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) Report: BYU among 17 schools Big 12 will interview for expansion
    The Big 12 is turning over multiple stones — 17 to be exact — in its exploration of expansion, and the list includes BYU. An ESPN report Friday said ...
    Updated Aug 12 2016 10:28 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Defense gets the upper hand at Thursday’s practice
    BYU’s sixth practice of Kalani Sitake’s inaugural fall camp wrapped up Thursday in Provo, and the rookie head coach said the defense is a bit ahead of...
    Updated Aug 11 2016 05:37 pm   |     |   Share