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    BYU softball: Cougars will make their 12th-straight NCAA appearance, face Mizzou
    The most successful sport at BYU, year in and year out, might just be women’s softball. The Cougars wrapped up their eighth-straight conference champ...
    Updated May 16 2016 12:15 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars guard Lexi Eaton Rydalch (21) prepares to make her move, as San Francisco Lady Dons guard Rachel Howard (11) defends, in the West Coast Conference Championship game, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. Lexi Eaton Rydalch scores 8 points in WNBA preseason debut
    Seattle • Lexi Eaton Rydalch, the greatest scorer in West Coast Conference basketball history — male or female — made her pro debut Wednesday and (blu...
    Updated May 04 2016 04:53 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU volleyball: Cougars laughing it up in the other Happy Valley
    State College, Pa. -- It won’t do them any good Thursday night when they take on Long Beach State in an NCAA Men’s Volleyball Tournament semifinal mat...
    Updated May 04 2016 02:40 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Cougars will play USC at Staples Center on Dec. 3
    BYU’s 2016-17 non conference men’s basketball schedule is slowly taking shape. Wednesday, the school announced that it will participate in the inaugu...
    Updated Apr 27 2016 12:27 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Six-foot-10 center Corbin Kaufusi will give football a try
    A week before his brother is likely to be selected in the NFL draft and sign a check for an awful lot of money, BYU’s Corbin Kaufusi made a move Frida...
    Updated Apr 22 2016 03:27 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Sophomore guard Jake Toolson leaving program
    Before the 2015-16 BYU men’s basketball season started, Danny Ainge’s son — walk-on Crew Ainge — announced he was leaving the team to focus on academi...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 07:54 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Kalani Sitake talks satellite camps, post-spring depth chart, quarterback battle, and more
    A few months after becoming Oregon State’s defensive coordinator last year, new BYU football coach Kalani Sitake participated in a satellite camp at S...
    Updated Apr 19 2016 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Cougars honor 3 seniors at end-of-season banquet
    The BYU men’s basketball program held its annual postseason banquet and awards ceremony at the NuSkin building in downtown Provo on Monday night. To ...
    Updated Apr 11 2016 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake  sings the Cougar fight song, after BYU’s final practice of spring camp, at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Friday, April 1, 2016. BYU football: Quest to find best 11 continues for Sitake, staff
    It has been a week since BYU’s first spring camp under new coach Kalani Sitake wrapped up, and I’ve had some time to listen a couple times through the...
    Updated Apr 08 2016 12:07 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Austin Collie, (8) BYU, struggles for some extra yards as UCLA  Defensive Back Rahim Moore (3) grabs him,  after catching a pass, in football action, BYU vs UCLA at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo.  The Cougars shut out the Bruins 59-0 Saturday, September 13, 2008.   BYU football: Austin Collie tells his CFL team he plans to retire
    Former BYU receiver Austin Collie is finally calling it quits, it appears. Collie, 30, notified the British Columbia Lions of the Canadian Football L...
    Updated Apr 07 2016 07:32 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Linebacker, Harvey Langi (21) sings the BYU Fight Song, during BYU’s final practice of spring camp, at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Friday, April 1, 2016. BYU football: Defenders excited about changes to scheme under Tuiaki
    As he was wrapping up his first interview with reporters in about six months last Friday, BYU linebacker Harvey Langi said the Cougars’ defense “is go...
    Updated Apr 05 2016 01:32 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU guard Chase Fischer (1) celebrates after BYU defeated Creighton during an NCAA college basketball game in the men’s NIT, Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Provo, Utah. BYU won 88-82. (Sammy Jo Hester/Daily Herald via AP) Cougars having some fun on New York "business trip”
    The BYU Cougars hit Manhattan on Sunday night, walked around Times Square a little bit, then hunkered down at the Marriott Marquis Hotel and watched m...
    Updated Mar 28 2016 03:15 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Virginia series pushed back, lengthened; And more from BYU Pro Day
    On the day he announced he was leaving BYU for Virginia, football coach Bronco Mendenhall said he had no interest in playing the Cougars as the Cavali...
    Updated Mar 25 2016 04:12 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU baseball: Cougars use eight pitchers, another Shaver homer, to beat Utah 6-0
    BYU sophomore Colton Shaver salivates when he sees Utah pitching. Shaver belted a two-run home run in the fifth inning and eight Cougar pitchers comb...
    Updated Mar 15 2016 09:48 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose yells instructions to his team, in the West Coast Conference Semifinals, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Saturday, March 7, 2016.   Rose says Few’s words on WCC should be heeded
    Gonzaga basketball coach Mark Few’s comments to The Spokesman-Review of Spokane that seven teams in the West Coast Conference are “dragging the top th...
    Updated Mar 15 2016 12:03 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Cougars’ 2016 schedule released, includes Thursday game at Boise State
    BYU’s 2016 football schedule has been known for several months now — at least which 12 opponents will face the Cougars this fall — but on Tuesday the ...
    Updated Mar 02 2016 02:24 pm   |     |   Share
    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Kalani Sitake is announced as BYU’s new head coach at a press conference in Provo Monday Dec. 21.  He answers questions with BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe, left. BYU football: Sitake is not all-business, like Bronco was at first
    After his first practice as BYU’s head football coach, and after his first press briefing in the football offices lobby in the student athlete buildin...
    Updated Mar 02 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Cougs will focus on fundamentals in Sitake’s first spring camp
    Balls will be in the air early Tuesday morning in Provo — footballs. The Cougars will begin spring camp practices on March 1, perhaps the earliest st...
    Updated Feb 29 2016 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Sitake completes support staff with hiring of Ah You, Kinikini
    BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe last month pledged more resources to BYU’s football program for support personnel and the like, and on Wednesday the ...
    Updated Feb 17 2016 01:39 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Two QBs better than one, Detmer says as Hill returns
    As you’ve probably heard or read by now, BYU quarterback Taysom Hill announced Tuesday morning via Twitter — after telling his teammates and coaches i...
    Updated Feb 16 2016 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Emery named National Freshman of the Week
    Accolades continued to roll in Tuesday morning for BYU freshman guard Nick Emery after his sensational performances last week in wins over San Francis...
    Updated Feb 16 2016 11:54 am   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Fischer questionable for USF game with shoulder ailment
    Coming off a disastrous 77-72 loss at home to Pacific, the BYU Cougars head out on the road for three games now, beginning Thursday night (8 p.m. MST,...
    Updated Feb 10 2016 04:57 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Former Cougar Jack Damuni is new director of player personnel
    BYU announced on Wednesday that former Cougar Jack Damuni has been hired as the school’s Director of Player Personnel. Damuni played for BYU in 1993 ...
    Updated Feb 10 2016 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
    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