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Lincoln, Neb. • A well-publicized brawl after a loss to a perceived lesser opponent in a minor bowl game. Legacy recruits choosing other schools, including longtime rivals. Another whiff in the NFL draft. The withdrawal a week before preseason camp …

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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU QB Tayson Hill runs during practice, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Analysis: BYU-Nebraska Position Preview
    This time of year is often “cupcake” season, top FBS teams easing into their schedule with games against lower division opponents. Don’t tell BYU that...
    Updated Sep 04 2015 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Anae scaled back offense, but still says Cougs will play hard and fast
    I personally think that BYU’s chances of pulling off an upset as touchdown underdogs at Nebraska on Saturday hinge on whether a makeshift defense miss...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 02:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Nebraska NCAA college football head coach Mike Riley speaks during a news conference in Lincoln, Neb., Monday, Aug. 31, 2015. Riley's been in football coaching for 40 years, including three years at the helm of the San Diego Chargers. But he's never worked at a place like Nebraska, where football is a 365-day-a-year passion. By Eric Olson.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik) BYU football: Cougars savoring opportunity to face Nebraska
    Provo • When BYU opted for college football independence five years ago, athletic director Tom Holmoe said there were only a handful of nationally pro...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 02:50 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: At least 12 men’s games will air on ESPN networks
    The West Coast Conference announced Thursday that a minimum of 35 men’s basketball games involving WCC schools will air nationally on an ESPN network ...
    Updated Sep 03 2015 12:39 pm   |     |   Share


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    Color me a bit surprised when BYU honored a couple reporters’ interview requests today and brought center Tejan Koroma to the football offices lobby. ...
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  • Connecticut wide receiver Deshon Foxx (4) is covered by BYU cornerback Michael Davis during the first half of an NCAA college football game in East Hartford, Conn., on Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Fred Beckham) BYU football: Cornerback Michael Davis faces assault, rioting charges
    Provo • An alleged dispute over a parking spot at a Provo apartment complex has left a BYU football player facing criminal charges just days before th...
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (4) runs the ball during a scrimmage at LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday August 15, 2015. BYU football: Cougars banking on a heroic return for Taysom Hill
    Provo • Just a few days before their season opener at perennial college football power Nebraska, the BYU Cougars haven’t unveiled a new slogan this ye...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall watches during practice, Saturday, August 22, 2015. Monson: BYU’s actions ensure that Miami brawl remains at forefront going into season opener
    The college football season is about to commence, and BYU should be smelling the freshly cut grass, reveling in the wafts of bratwursts on the grill a...
    Updated Sep 01 2015 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Bronco’s theory on captains: less is more
    When it comes to having team captains, less is more. That’s BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall’s theory — this year, at least — as the coach announced Monda...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Head coach Bronco Mendenhall watches players stretch on the first day of fall football camp for Brigham Young University on Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015 in Provo, Utah. (Spenser Heaps/Daily Herald via AP) BYU football: Bronco names captains, but stays mum on suspensions
    Provo • BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall named his two team captains for the 2015 football season and identified two former walk-ons who will be p...
    Updated Aug 31 2015 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Sept. 7, 2013, file photo, shows Brigham Young's Devin Mahina (84), Uani Unga (41) and Mitch Mathews (10) celebrating with other players following their NCAA college football game against Texas, in Provo, Utah. BYU has visions of mismatches across the field with the 2015 passing game. That begins with a pair of 6-foot-6 receivers nicknamed the Twin Towers. With running back Jamaal Williams gone for the season, Mitch Mathews and Nick Kurtz need to live up to the hype. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File) BYU football: Nebraska will test Cougars’ success in openers
    Provo • When he took over a program coming off three straight losing seasons in 2005, BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall dropped his first two season-openers...
    Updated Aug 30 2015 08:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU Quarterback Taysom Hill waits for the play call during practice, Saturday, August 22, 2015. BYU football: Cougars’ season will hinge on Hill staying healthy
    Provo • Any predictions of success for the BYU football team in coach Bronco Mendenhall’s 11th season have to begin or end with one particular clause...
    Updated Aug 30 2015 07:05 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
BYU WR Devon Blackmon during BYU football had it's first scrimmage, Friday, March 27, 2015. BYU football: With best friend Williams gone, Devon Blackmon just tries to hang on
    Provo • In what amounted to a cultural exchange, of sorts, between a pair of good friends and senior receivers, Devon Blackmon invited Kurt Henderson ...
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BYU Bronson Kaufusi sacks Middle Tennessee Quarterback Austin Grammar. BYU defeated Middle Tennessee by a score of 27-7 at Johnny BYU football: Cougars’ defensive line is deep and experienced
    Provo • Steve Kaufusi has a pretty good job these days. BYU’s defensive line coach is not only coaching his own son — All-America candidate Bronson Ka...
    Updated Aug 27 2015 06:32 pm   |     |   Share
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BYU's Amy Boswell (10) celebrates a point against Penn State in the second set. The BYU Women's Volleyball Team lost to Penn State in straight sets during the Championship Match of the 2014 NCAA Women's Volleyball National Championships, Hosted in Oklahoma City, OK. BYU women’s volleyball: New coach, same high expectations for No. 11 Cougars
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    Updated Aug 28 2015 01:52 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Notes and quotes from Bronco’s “favorite” practice of camp
    A rainy morning in Provo forced the BYU football team indoors today, but that didn’t stop coach Bronco Mendenhall from calling it his favorite practic...
    Updated Aug 26 2015 05:51 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   
BYU football opens spring camp on Monday, March 2, 2015, as quarterbacks Hunter Moore, McCoy Hill and Taysom Hill, from left, work out in the Smith Fieldhouse. BYU football: Cougars conclude camp, turn attention to Nebraska
    Provo • Bring on Nebraska. At least, bring on preparation for Nebraska. That was the message from BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall on Wednesday as...
    Updated Aug 26 2015 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars rout another opponent in Spain, conclude trip with 4-0 record
    Chase Fischer scored a team-high 20 points, making six 3-pointers, and Utah State transfer Kyle Davis added 14 points and 13 rebounds as BYU’s basketb...
    Updated Aug 25 2015 11:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU running back Algernon Brown runs past California cornerback Darius White (6) and linebacker Hardy Nickerson (47) on a touchdown reception during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 29, 2014, in Berkeley, Calif. BYU won 42-35. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) BYU football: Cougars rely on committee of RBs
    Provo • How will BYU replace the production of star running back Jamaal Williams? The question has been asked since the team announced on Aug. 6 that ...
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    BYU football: Update on injuries, future scrimmage and soon-to-be-happy walk-ons
    Kyle Johnson couldn’t understand what all the fuss was about. BYU’s junior offensive lineman, a right guard as a freshman and a left guard as a sopho...
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    BYU basketball: Cougars rout EBA 102-74 to improve to 3-0 in Spain
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    Updated Aug 24 2015 05:40 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU football: Connections with French have toughened offensive line
    Provo • When former BYU offensive linemen Robert Anae and Garett Tujague took over the Cougars’offensive line in January of 2013 — Anae in his second ...
    Updated Aug 24 2015 05:55 pm   |     |   Share
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Houston Cougars defensive back Trevon Stewart (23) tackles BYU Cougars wide receiver Trey Dye (86) in the second half of the game between BYU and Houston and LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Thursday, September 11, 2014. BYU football notes: Dye seems destined to make an impact this season
    Provo • That Trey Dye had six receptions in BYU’s scrimmage on Saturday isn’t all that surprising until one considers that the sophomore from Abilene,...
    Updated Aug 23 2015 09:55 pm   |     |   Share