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    BYU basketball: Ankle injury could sideline Yoeli, disheartens Cougars
    BYU’s new Marriott Center Annex — a basketball practice facility and so much more for the men’s and women’s teams — was showcased on Tuesday night. Pa...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 09:58 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars forward Payton Dastrup (15) guards Coppin State Eagles guard Rasool Hinson (0) during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday November 17, 2016. BYU basketball: Cougars need a boost from their bench, but who?
    Much has been made lately of the BYU basketball team’s lack of depth and bench scoring, precipitated by the season-ending injuries suffered by starter...
    Updated Feb 21 2017 12:11 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Cougars savoring rematch after losing by 13 at San Diego last month
    It is not often that a team is heavily favored to beat a team that beat it by 13 points a month ago, but such is the case in the wacky West Coast Conf...
    Updated Feb 16 2017 02:06 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Childs’ play produces late-season hope for Cougars
    It was suggested by one scribe who covers West Coast Conference basketball that Yoeli Childs was a front-runner for the league’s Player of the Week ho...
    Updated Feb 13 2017 06:43 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU softball: Cougars drub Nebraska, fall to No. 1 Oklahoma on opening day
    BYU’s softball team couldn’t have asked for a better start to the 2017 season and freshman Rylee Jensen couldn’t have asked for a better start to her ...
    Updated Feb 10 2017 09:57 am   |     |   Share
    San Diego State running back Donnel Pumphrey (19) carries the ball against Utah State defensive back Dallin Leavitt (2) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 28, 2016, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/Herald Journal via AP) Feud’s over: BYU, SDSU agree on two-game football series
    Relations between a pair of former Mountain West Conference rivals, Brigham Young and San Diego State, have apparently thawed the past couple of years...
    Updated Feb 09 2017 12:18 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Point guard L.J. Rose will have meniscus surgery Friday, out indefinitely
    BYU’s men’s basketball roster is suddenly down to zero seniors. The Cougars announced on Wednesday afternoon that senior guard L.J. Rose, a graduate ...
    Updated Feb 08 2017 04:49 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Cougars lead the West in attendance, and other notes
    Scattershooting today on a variety of BYU basketball-related topics: BYU has two road games this week, traveling to beautiful Malibu to take on Pep...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars quarterback Taysom Hill (7) runs for a touchdown past Massachusetts Minutemen defensive lineman Peter Angeh (5) during the game at LaVell Edwards Stadium Saturday November 19, 2016. BYU football: Players at private schools such as BYU are employees, could unionize, per NLRB ruling
    Did you know that football players at BYU are now considered employees of the private school owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latte...
    Updated Feb 06 2017 01:23 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Head football coach Kalani Sitake speaks during a press conference at the BYU broadcasting building Wednesday February 1, 2017. BYU football: What Kalani Effect? Sitake’s first full signing class eerily similar to Bronco’s last few
    Signing Day for BYU football came and went on Wednesday, so it seems like an appropriate time to recap and analyze coach Kalani Sitake and his staff’s...
    Updated Feb 02 2017 12:47 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Emery falls ill on eve of showdown with No. 1 Gonzaga
    It is just the news that BYU basketball fans didn’t want to hear on the eve of Thursday’s showdown with No. 1-ranked and undefeated Gonzaga at the Mar...
    Updated Feb 01 2017 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Cedar City QB commits, and more on recruiting from Ed Lamb
    It appears that BYU’s football program will sign a high school quarterback on Wednesday after all. Well, sort of. Cedar High’s Mason Fakahua became ...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
    Gonzaga guard Nigel Williams-Goss, center, dribbles between Pacific guard T.J. Wallace, left, center Sami Eleraky, rear, and guard Max Tinsley (14) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, in Stockton , Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) BYU basketball: Gonzaga will bring No. 1 ranking to Provo on Thursday
    BYU will host a No. 1-ranked team in the Marriott Center for the first time in school history. West Coast Conference rival Gonzaga jumped from No. 3 t...
    Updated Jan 30 2017 11:14 am   |     |   Share
    Brigham Young Cougars guard Steven Beo (10) takes the ball to the hoop during a BYU home basketball game against Pepperdine University on Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 at the Marriott Center in Provo. (Dominic Valente/The Daily Herald via AP) BYU basketball: Can Cougars win another tough WCC road game?
    BYU is a four-point favorite to defeat Santa Clara at Leavey Center tonight (9 p.m. MST, ESPNU), which seems a bit low considering the Cougars wallope...
    Updated Jan 26 2017 02:19 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Three-star DB D’Angelo Gunter commits to Cougars
    With signing day exactly a week away, BYU football coach Kalani Sitake landed one of his biggest targets, getting a commitment earlier this week from ...
    Updated Jan 25 2017 03:51 pm   |     |   Share
    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young tight end Tanner Balderree (89), celebrates after catching a touchdown pass for the Cougars, in football action, Brigham Young Cougars vs. Wyoming Cowboys in the Poinsettia Bowl, at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, December 21, 2016. BYU football: Poinsettia Bowl shuts down, leaving Cougars without a 2018 postseason deal
    BYU can always say it won the final edition of college football’s Poinsettia Bowl. The San Diego Bowl Association announced on Wednesday that it is d...
    Updated Jan 25 2017 01:55 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Mika is WCC Player of Week for third time in 2016-17
    While BYU basketball fans throughout the world await an update on sophomore guard Nick Emery’s left knee, the Cougars did get some good news on Monday...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 03:18 pm   |     |   Share
    (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Bingham’s LB Langi Tuifua celebrates after Bingham recovered a Lone Peak fumble on the first play of the game. Bingham led Lone Peak 21-9 at the half, Friday, September 2, 2016. BYU football: Cougars get 20th commitment from class of 2017, Bingham DE Langi Tuifua
    With Signing Day quickly approaching, BYU football coaches landed their 20th commitment over the weekend, Bingham High defensive end Langi Tuifua. Th...
    Updated Jan 23 2017 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Cougars have to stay together, believe in each other, Rose says
    BYU basketball coach Dave Rose looked at all the microphones and recording devices spread out on the table before him Wednesday afternoon before his w...
    Updated Jan 19 2017 11:49 am   |     |   Share
    Brigham Young University quarterback Jim McMahon raises his arms in celebration Dec. 19, 1981 as BYU defeated Washington State 38-36 in the Holiday Bowl in San Diego.  McMahon was named Most Valuable Player in the game as he threw three touchdown passes for 342 yards. (AP Photo) BYU football: Former Cougar QB Jim McMahon is Davey O’Brien Legends Award winner
    Last week, former BYU quarterback Jim McMahon was in Provo to mourn the loss of legendary Cougars coach LaVell Edwards. Friday, it was announced that...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 03:30 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU women’s soccer: Rockwood replaces Gonzaga-bound Watkins with UVU’s head coach
    BYU women’s soccer coach Jennifer Rockwood didn’t have to look far for a replacement for assistant coach Chris Watkins, who left the program on Dec. 1...
    Updated Jan 13 2017 02:46 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Ten transfers, returned missionaries, newcomers added to Sitake’s program
    News has leaked out the past few weeks, even months, regarding new players who will join the BYU football program before the 2017 season. That list o...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 05:00 pm   |     |   Share
    San Francisco head coach Kyle Smith gestures during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Saint Mary’s in San Francisco, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) BYU basketball: Dons bring new coach, familiar style to Marriott Center tonight
    Utah’s Larry Krystkowiak will forever be the college basketball coach everybody associated with BYU despises, but when it comes to the WCC coaches, Sa...
    Updated Jan 12 2017 12:31 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU guard Elijah Bryant (3) drives towards the basket while guarded by Pacific guard D.J. Ursery (15) during an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 7, 2017 in Provo, Utah. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP) BYU basketball: Cougars need a lift from healthy Elijah Bryant
    Last Thursday’s convincing 81-68 win over BYU at McKeon Pavilion apparently didn’t impress the national pollsters for Saint Mary’s. The Gaels, who fo...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 04:53 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU offensive lineman Thomas Shoaf (59) blocks UCLA defensive lineman Rick Wade (90) in the second half during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Provo, Utah. UCLA won 17-14. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) BYU football: OL Thomas Shoaf makes Freshman All-America Team
    For the second time in three years, BYU has placed an offensive lineman on the college football Freshman All-America Team. Monday, the Football Write...
    Updated Jan 09 2017 01:51 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Much-improved Santa Clara not an easy WCC opener for Cougars
    At first glance, tonight’s WCC opener for the BYU Cougars appears to be an easy one. After all, BYU has defeated Santa Clara all 12 times the teams ha...
    Updated Dec 29 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Imminent knee surgery will end senior Kyle Davis’ college career
    It appears that center Corbin Kaufusi is returning at the right time for the BYU basketball team. Coach Dave Rose announced on his radio show Tuesday...
    Updated Dec 27 2016 10:09 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Cougars ink juco OL John Vaka, now have 18 signees/commits for 2017
    Late Thursday night, BYU’s football program announced that it has signed a mid-year transfer, Diablo Valley College offensive lineman John Taipe Vaka....
    Updated Dec 23 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
    BYU offensive lineman Corbin Kaufusi (90) pursues Southern Utah quarterback Patrick Tyler (3) in the first half during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) BYU football: Pressure is on the favored Cougars in Poinsettia Bowl
    Almost four weeks since they downed Utah State 28-10 in frigid conditions in Provo, the BYU Cougars (8-4) will finally play in the Poinsettia Bowl ton...
    Updated Dec 21 2016 04:44 pm   |     |   Share