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Provo An hour after most everyone had vacated the building on the day he was introduced as BYU's new head football coach, Kalani Sitake meandered his way through a lobby and toward the door. He stopped to accept well wishes …

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  • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4) throws under pressure from Nebraska defensive tackle Maliek Collins (7) and linebacker Josh Banderas (52) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) BYU football: Taysom Hill on verge of fourth start in a season opener
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    Updated Aug 30 2016 11:06 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Captains confident in Sitake, new coaching staff
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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
  • BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (4) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Nebraska in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) BYU football: Cougars’ depth chart is out, but guessing game continues (with video)
    Provo • With the exception of starting quarterback, which BYU named last week, it appears the Cougars will continue to try to keep Arizona guessing in...
    Updated Aug 29 2016 09:15 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
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