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Jay Drew

    BYU basketball: Ranked Saint Mary’s tests Cougars tonight in Provo
    Growing up in rural West Virginia, Chase Fischer knew one thing about tiny Saint Mary’s College in Northern California. “I knew that Mickey McConnell...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU women’s soccer: Cougars add four recruits, including three Utahns
    Kalani Sitake wasn’t the only BYU coach who welcomed a crop of new recruits to Provo on Wednesday. BYU’s highly successful women’s soccer program sig...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Mark Atuaia celebrates with BYU running back David Foote (27) after his fourth quarter touchdown, BYU vs. Colorado State, college football, Saturday, November 13, 2010. BYU won 49-10. Former BYU assistant coach stops hit and run driver in Florida
    Former BYU assistant coach Mark Atuaia followed Bronco Mendenhall to Virginia to coach running backs on the finer points of running away from defender...
    Updated Feb 04 2016 10:31 am   |     |   Share
    Kalani Sitake is introduced as the new football head coach for Brigham Young University during a news conference, Monday, Dec. 21, 2015 at the BYU Broadcasting Building in Provo, Utah. (Sammy Jo Hester/The Daily Herald via AP) Live blog: Sitake's first BYU Football Signing Day kicks off
    **11:30 a.m.** The Sitake Effect, as some in Provo are calling it, continued later in the morning with the announcement from former USC commit Kea...
    Updated Feb 03 2016 11:46 am   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Holmoe willing to wait for Notre Dame to return a game
    It has been more than three months since BYU last announced an addition to its future football schedules. For the first four or five years of football...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 01:33 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua transferring to BYU
    It isn’t the middle of the week yet, but already BYU football coaches have received some welcome news. On Tuesday — a day before Signing Day — Notre ...
    Updated Feb 02 2016 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Athletic Director Tom Holmoe listens as Cougar football head coach Bronco Mendenhall speaks during a press conference at Brigham Young University Friday December 4, 2015.  Mendenhall signed a five-year contract with the University of Virginia that will pay him $3.25 million annually, estimated to be more than three times the money he makes coaching BYU. BYU prefers to keep Big 12 chatter private, AD says
    Almost every day, it seems, a national college sports writer tackles the Big 12 expansion, or non-expansion, situation and BYU fans gobble it up faste...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars guard Kyle Collinsworth (5) brings the ball across the middle, in basketball action BYU vs. San Francisco, at the Marriott Center, Saturday, January 9, 2015. BYU basketball: Collinsworth in running for top point guard award
    Snubbed by the Wooden Award and the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch lists, BYU basketball star Kyle Collinsworth received some good news on Monday. The s...
    Updated Feb 01 2016 12:08 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Holmoe’s thoughts on Sitake hiring, new football coaching staff
    As you’ve probably read or heard by now, BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe conducted a roundtable discussion, a Q&A session, as it were, with media mem...
    Updated Jan 30 2016 02:18 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Vai Sikahema humbled by induction into Polynesian Football Hall of Fame
    Nearly 3,000 miles away, Vai Sikahema’s excitement, passion and raw emotion come through the telephone line loud and clear. Sikahema, the former BYU ...
    Updated Jan 29 2016 05:30 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Cougars put focus on sharing the ball as LMU, Pepperdine visit
    A week ago, the BYU Cougars were in Los Angeles preparing to play the LMU Lions at Gersten Pavilion. Today, both teams are in Provo for a rematch of B...
    Updated Jan 28 2016 11:46 am   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Sitake adds 3 more staffers, including TE coach Steve Clark
    New head coach Kalani Sitake announced three additional hires to the BYU football coaching staff on Monday. Well-traveled assistant coach Steve Clark...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 05:42 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Cougars’ game vs. MSU will be played on a Friday night
    BYU’s 2016 football schedule will include at least two Friday games this year. Monday, BYU announced that its home game against the SEC’s Mississippi...
    Updated Jan 25 2016 02:49 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Former players critical of Utah’s suspension of rivalry game
    A couple days ago, I asked four former BYU basketball players to weigh in on Wednesday’s stunning announcement from BYU coach Dave Rose that the Unive...
    Updated Jan 09 2016 05:10 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Dave Rose’s comments on Utah canceling game next December
    In my eight seasons of covering BYU basketball, I’ve never seen coach Dave Rose talk as bluntly, or with as much anger in his voice, as he did Wednesd...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 07:12 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: New coaching staff showing refreshing humility
    The humility was refreshing. That’s my biggest takeaway from Tuesday’s first public introduction of three BYU football assistant coaches, Ed Lamb, Il...
    Updated Jan 06 2016 02:39 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Defensive scheme “still kinda up in the air,” new DC Tuiaki says
    Heisman Trophy winner Ty Detmer was obviously the big draw at BYU’s press briefing Tuesday afternoon as the Cougars rolled out the three new assistant...
    Updated Jan 05 2016 06:09 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: New staff forced to pull a pair of scholarship offers
    The changing of the guard in the BYU football program brought some collateral damage on Wednesday. A pair of three-star recruits — running back Wayne...
    Updated Dec 31 2015 10:45 am   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Seldom-used sophomore guard Cory Calvert leaving program
    A native of Parker, Colo., BYU sophomore Cory Calvert was looking forward to facing Colorado last Saturday in Boulder. But Calvert played only a few ...
    Updated Dec 14 2015 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Stanford DC Lance Anderson says he’s had “some” contact with BYU, Michigan
    One of the obvious candidates to replace Bronco Mendenhall as head football coach of the BYU Cougars, Stanford defensive coordinator Lance Anderson, t...
    Updated Dec 11 2015 02:48 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Tanner Mangum not worried, yet, about new coach, OC
    It is easy to come up with the BYU football player most affected by Bronco Mendenhall’s decision to leave BYU for Virginia. It is quarterback Tanner ...
    Updated Dec 10 2015 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: AD Tom Holmoe, key players sad to see Mendenhall go
    Well, it has been an interesting day, to say the least. As I’m sure you’ve read or heard by now, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall is saying goodb...
    Updated Dec 05 2015 01:39 am   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Cougars to play in Las Vegas Bowl, ESPN reports
    More indications came on Wednesday that BYU is headed to Las Vegas to play in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 19. The latest report came from...
    Updated Dec 02 2015 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Beating Utes a tall task tonight for inconsistent Cougars
    Tonight’s college basketball game at the Huntsman Center pitting 5-1 Utah and 4-1 BYU will be the fifth since the schools left the Mountain West Confe...
    Updated Dec 02 2015 12:09 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Rose on facing Utes: “This is a really important game.”
    Rivalry games might not be a huge deal to BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall, but they are to the other coach of a flagship athletic program at the ...
    Updated Dec 01 2015 04:42 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: WSU transfer RB Squally Canada could play in bowl game, BYU confirms
    In news first reported by former BYU defensive back Ben Criddle of ESPN 960 AM Radio, running back Squally Canada will be eligible to play in BYU’s bo...
    Updated Dec 01 2015 12:24 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Mountain West commissioner says BYU to Las Vegas Bowl appears likely
    If Mountain West Conference commissioner Craig Thompson is to be believed, the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl could be getting closer to inviting BYU to ...
    Updated Nov 30 2015 04:15 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Upon further review, Collinsworth credited with 7th triple-double
    BYU senior guard Kyle Collinsworth is now the NCAA’s all-time leader in triple-doubles. File this one in the “upon further review” category. Collins...
    Updated Nov 29 2015 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Aggies have Cougars’ respect in “new” rivalry
    Back in the day, Thanksgiving weekend usually meant a BYU-Utah football game on the Friday or Saturday after the holiday. For many years, the big til...
    Updated Nov 24 2015 09:30 am   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Notes and quotes from Mendenhall’s Monday press briefing
    It was a jovial and engaging coach Bronco Mendenhall who met with reporters earlier today at the BYU Student Athlete Building in Provo. Funny, what a ...
    Updated Nov 23 2015 05:09 pm   |     |   Share