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    BYU guard Nick Emery (4) bows his head after a foul during the team’s NCAA college basketball game against Utah Valley on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in Provo, Utah. Utah Valley won 114-101. (Sammy Jo Hester/The Daily Herald via AP) BYU basketball: Cougars try to make sense of embarrassing loss to UVU, face USU tonight
    What did the BYU men’s basketball team do after suffering the most embarrassing loss of the Dave Rose era, that 114-101 setback to Utah Valley last Sa...
    Updated Nov 30 2016 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (7) looks to throw for the Cougars, in football action, BYU vs Utah State, at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo,  Saturday, November 26, 2016.   BYU football: Cougars keep Old Wagon Wheel, but Hill suffers hyper-extended elbow injury (with video)
    Well, the Old Wagon Wheel stays at BYU for at least another year. It wasn’t the prettiest display of college football, but in the end the Cougars pos...
    Updated Nov 27 2016 12:57 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU head coach Dave Rose paces along the court during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Louis, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) BYU basketball: Cougars turn attention to UVU after maddening loss to Valpo
    After BYU lost 92-89 to Valparaiso late Wednesday night in the championship game of the MGM Grand Main Event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vega...
    Updated Nov 25 2016 12:40 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU forward Kyle Davis reacts as his team trails Valparaiso with seconds left in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, in Las Vegas. Valparaiso won 92-89. (AP Photo/John Locher) BYU basketball: Cougars lose another wild, frustrating game to Valpo
    Las Vegas • Veteran guard L.J. Rose probably said it best. The Cougars lost their composure too much late Wednesday night in the championship game of ...
    Updated Nov 24 2016 06:53 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Hospitalized daughter of BYU RBs coach “doing better.”
    Elsie Mahe, daughter of BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe, is showing signs of improvement but still has a long way to go, a family spokesperson said ...
    Updated Nov 23 2016 06:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Las Vegas guard Christian Popoola says he’s still a Cougar, just not ready to sign yet
    It appears that BYU basketball coaches are going to have to wait five more months to sign highly recruited guard Christian Popoola, a 6-foot-4 standou...
    Updated Nov 16 2016 09:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: UMass is another mystery opponent for Cougars
    Another week, another opponent that the BYU Cougars have never played before. The Cougars (6-4) play host to the UMass Minutemen (2-8) on Saturday at ...
    Updated Nov 14 2016 04:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars wallop BYU-Hawaii 110-63 in final exhibition game
    Nick Emery’s three-point attempt bounced high off the back rim. Freshman Yoeli Childs gathered in the rebound with one hand way behind him, a good 4 f...
    Updated Nov 09 2016 11:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU athletics: BYU’s relationship with ESPN “as strong as ever,” Steve Young says
    Former BYU quarterback Steve Young has been doing a lot of interviews lately as he promotes his new book: “QB: My Life Behind the Spiral.” You can re...
    Updated Nov 08 2016 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Mangum staying patient, waiting for his turn
    Greetings from Cincinnati, everyone. I’m actually in Kentucky tonight, across the Ohio River from the state of Ohio, where a pair of 4-4 teams — BYU...
    Updated Nov 04 2016 08:56 pm   |     |   Share
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    Greetings from Cincinnati, everyone. I’m actually in Kentucky tonight, across the Ohio River from the state of Ohio, where a pair of 4-4 teams — BYU...
    Updated Nov 04 2016 08:49 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Mitch Mathews (10) makes a catch past Cincinnati Bearcats safety Mike Tyson (5) during the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium Friday October 16, 2015. BYU football: Cougars were too nice? Bearcats want revenge for kind treatment last year in Provo
    Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. That is probably what BYU officials are thinking today after Cincinnati’s student newspaper reported that at l...
    Updated Nov 03 2016 02:05 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Taysom Hill earns $18,000 postgraduate scholarship, named a finalist for Campbell Trophy
    Cincinnati coach Tommy Tuberville said on Tuesday as the Bearcats continued preparations to face BYU on Saturday that BYU’s Taysom Hill “will be the b...
    Updated Nov 01 2016 03:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars agree to a home-and-home series with Minnesota
    It has been quite awhile — last March, to be exact — since BYU announced a new football series. But with the Big 12 declaring last week that it is no ...
    Updated Oct 26 2016 03:58 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     BYU head coach Kalani Sitake and the BYU bench wait for Toldeo to attempt a field goal late in the first half. The kicked was blocked. BYU and Toledo were tied 21-21 at the half, Friday, September 30, 2016. BYU football: A few bye week notes, and an updated list of 2017 football commitments
    BYU’s secondary was a mixed bag last Thursday against Boise State. The Cougars returned two interceptions for touchdowns, as linebacker Fred Warner (...
    Updated Oct 24 2016 02:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Steve Young will conduct two book signings in Utah on Tuesday
    Former BYU quarterback Steve Young started out just wanting to make sure his children would have some knowledge of what their dad went through growing...
    Updated Oct 23 2016 07:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars say they’re ready for anything at Boise State
    My preview of Thursday night’s BYU-Boise State football clash was just posted online and can also be read in Thursday morning’s printed version of The...
    Updated Oct 19 2016 04:59 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Tight ends finding their way into Cougars’ offense
    Having gone the first half of the season, the first six games, without a tight end catching a touchdown pass, the BYU Cougars got two in last Friday’s...
    Updated Oct 18 2016 01:10 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Unga is thrilled to see Williams approach his career rushing record
    If anybody knows what BYU running back Jamaal Williams went through last summer, it is the former Cougar whose school career rushing record Williams i...
    Updated Oct 12 2016 05:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Sitake continues to mold program his way
    Has anyone else out there noticed that BYU’s captains don’t wear their helmets when they walk to midfield for the pregame coin toss? I first noticed...
    Updated Oct 11 2016 04:30 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Michigan State is struggling, but win over Big Ten bully would be big for Cougars
    The BYU football team arrived in Big Ten territory on Thursday, and has already gotten two good looks at Spartan Stadium, where it will take on Michig...
    Updated Oct 07 2016 04:38 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Holy Toledo! Cougars utilized tight ends against Rockets
    Is the tight end finally back in the BYU offense? It sure looked that way on Friday night, as Cougars tight end Tanner Balderree caught three passes ...
    Updated Oct 05 2016 04:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio talks with his team during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Indiana, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016, in Bloomington, Ind. Indiana won in overtime, 24-21. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings) BYU football: MSU coach Dantonio talks BYU (barely) and how a Spartan also took a “mission trip”
    Obviously, their first matchup ever with Michigan State is a big deal to BYU. The Cougars (2-3) travel to East Lansing on Saturday to take on the slum...
    Updated Oct 04 2016 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Williams’ big night gave offensive line a confidence boost
    Perhaps lost in BYU’s 55-53 win over Toledo as time expired Friday night was the play of the Cougars’ offensive line, which struggled early to protect...
    Updated Oct 04 2016 12:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Freshman receiver Aleva Hifo learning on the job
    Of the 13 players who have caught passes for the BYU Cougars this season, the most unlikely are obviously defensive end Corbin Kaufusi and offensive l...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 06:51 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: Oklahoma president denies SI report that he’s now against Big 12 expansion
    The president of a Big 12 school who probably favored expansion the most has reversed his course. Or, maybe not. Sports Illustrated’s Campus Rush we...
    Updated Sep 27 2016 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU quarterback Taysom Hill (7) passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against West Virginia, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) BYU football: Sitake OK with Hill’s daring runs against West Virginia
    Perhaps lost in the disappointment for BYU fans from Saturday’s 35-32 loss at West Virginia was the fact that Taysom Hill ran for 107 yards in the gam...
    Updated Sep 27 2016 01:15 pm   |     |   Share
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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