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    BYU football: Eight more Cougars offered NFL opportunities
    Saturday was a good day for former BYU running back Jamaal Williams, but overall the Cougars had to endure another disappointing NFL draft. With Will...
    Updated Apr 30 2017 08:46 am   |     |   Share
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    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: Cougars’ 2017-18 roster still in flux due to transfers, retirings, Mika’s decision
    While outlining what will be going on within the BYU basketball program the next few months, coach Dave Rose said Tuesday that “the most important thi...
    Updated Apr 28 2017 12:33 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) gets pas  defenders, Texas-Arlington Mavericks forward Jorge Bilbao (45) and Texas-Arlington Mavericks guard Kaelon Wilson (5), in NIT basketball action Brigham Young Cougars vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks, at the Marriott Center, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.   BYU basketball: Cougars will have big hole in the middle if Mika leaves
    In his 30-minute discussion with reporters who cover the BYU basketball program last Tuesday, head coach Dave Rose offered little information on which...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 12:42 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: What does Dave Rose want in his new assistant coach?
    If you are interested in applying for the BYU basketball assistant coaching position vacated by Terry Nashif two weeks ago, you better hurry. The pos...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars get ninth commitment for 2018 class, Las Vegas DB Allan Mwata
    Why does BYU hold events for fans around the country to interact with Cougar coaches and athletes? Saturday’s FanFest in southern Nevada probably ans...
    Updated Apr 23 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   Brigham Young running back Jamaal Williams (21), breaking off a TD run against Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl, will go through his graduation ceremony Thursday and then see what’s going on with the NFL draft. BYU football: Just-released documentary details Jamaal Williams’ career at BYU, journey to NFL draft
    Can’t get enough of BYU running back Jamaal Williams? Well, here’s your latest fix — a 35-minute documentary on Williams’ record-setting career at BY...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars add a 6-6 guard from Boise to 2017-18 roster
    Move over Lone Peak High School, BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has seemingly found another pipeline. It’s Boise, Idaho, of all places. Rylan Berger...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 10:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Piano performances by two players, touching farewells highlight annual banquet
    Davin Guinn and Payton Dastrup have mad piano skills, Jamal Aytes and Corbin Kaufusi have quite likely worn BYU basketball jerseys for the last time a...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 11:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Utah State’s refusal to sign release means a likely redshirt year for BYU freshman Joe Tukuafu
    With the emergence in spring camp of freshman returned missionary Matt Bushman, the transition of Moroni Laulu-Pututau from receiver to tight end and ...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 11:47 am   |     |   Share
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    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Micah Hannemann (7) catches a pass intended for Southern Utah Thunderbirds wide receiver Elijah Givens (81) but fumbles as he’s tackled. Brigham Young University leads Southern Utah University 31-7 during their first match up at LaVell Edwards Stadium,  Saturday, November 12, 2016. BYU football: Texas Tech transfer Tanner Jacobson finds a role at free safety
    BYU’s coaches learned a lot about their team in spring camp, which wrapped up more than a week ago with Alumni Day at the Indoor Practice Facility. P...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 12:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars’ game at UNLV moved to Friday, Nov. 10
    Another BYU football game will be played on a Friday night this fall. The Cougars announced Wednesday some kickoff times and a date change in conjunc...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars have some depth at cornerback, finally
    BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki didn’t hesitate when he was asked which defensive player emerged during the Cougars’ 15 practices of spring ca...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share
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    New York Knicks guard Jimmer Fredette (32) guards Toronto Raptors’ Deion Wright during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Toronto Raptors Monday, Feb. 22, 2016, at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Raptors won 122-95. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) BYU basketball: ESPN chronicles Jimmer Fredette’s season in China on Sunday
    ESPN is giving former BYU basketball great Jimmer Fredette the Outside the Lines treatment. Reporter Tom Farrey traveled to China and spent time with...
    Updated Mar 31 2017 05:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    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: Shoaf ready to protect Mangum’s blindside after move to left tackle
    Tanner Mangum has rightfully garnered a lot of attention this month as BYU’s football team wraps up the second spring camp of coach Kalani Sitake’s te...
    Updated Mar 30 2017 03:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars guard Zac Seljaas (2) celebrates three of his 22 points including 6 of 8 from the 3 point line as BYU defeated Central Michigan 98-85, Friday, December 18, 2015. BYU basketball: Returned missionary Seljaas doesn’t need shoulder surgery, will play in 2017-18 season
    BYU guard Zac Seljaas made it known Wednesday that he will play for the Cougars in the 2017-18 season. Seljaas, a 6-foot-7 rising sophomore, returned...
    Updated Mar 29 2017 08:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars have another Kaufusi to keep an eye on
    Freshmen were the story of Saturday’s BYU football scrimmage, on both sides of the ball. But while tight end Matt Bushman got loads of ink for his bi...
    Updated Mar 28 2017 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Juco cornerback commits, and notes from Monday’s practice
    Trevion Greene, a cornerback from Chabot College, a two-year community college in Hayward, Calif., visited BYU last weekend and watched the Cougars’ s...
    Updated Mar 27 2017 04:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: More notes and quotes from Saturday’s rainy spring scrimmage
    Here’s my report on BYU’s spring get-together Saturday, a combined practice-scrimmage deal played in miserable, rainy conditions at LaVell Edwards Sta...
    Updated Mar 26 2017 10:15 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Has curtain been drawn on Eric Mika era at BYU?
    A few minutes after he met with reporters Wednesday afternoon at the Marriott Center Annex and answered questions about why he has put his name into t...
    Updated Mar 23 2017 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday February 2, 2017. BYU basketball: Eric Mika puts name in for NBA Draft, but won’t hire an agent
    To no one’s surprise, BYU forward Eric Mika announced Wednesday that he will test his NBA draft stock. The Cougars’ 6-foot-10 star, who just complete...
    Updated Mar 22 2017 12:34 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars guard Nick Emery (4) and Brigham Young Cougars guard Zac Seljaas (2) celebrate as Brigham Young Cougars guard Zac Seljaas (2) 3 point shot brings BYU with in one point near the end of the first half,   in basketball action, Brigham Young Cougars vs. The Gonzaga Bulldogs, in the West Coast Conference Semifinals, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Saturday, March 7, 2016.   BYU basketball: Seljaas returns home after 10 months on mission to get sore shoulder examined; future unclear
    It is still way too early to know if he will rejoin the BYU basketball team this fall, but sophomore shooting ace Zac Seljaas is back in Utah after li...
    Updated Mar 21 2017 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars will camp during St. George trip -- literally
    Assistant head coach Ed Lamb is bringing the guitar. No word yet on who’s bringing the marshmallows. Believe it or not, the BYU football team will c...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: “We need a lot of work,” Rose says after Cougars bow out of NIT
    In every year of BYU basketball coach Dave Rose’s career, the Cougars have ended their season away from the Marriott Center. Until Wednesday night. ...
    Updated Mar 16 2017 02:31 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars face “underrated” UTA in NIT opener
    Tuesday night was disastrous for No. 3 seeds in the NIT, as the opening-round saw No. 3 Utah fall to Boise State, No. 3 Alabama fall to Richmond and N...
    Updated Mar 15 2017 10:37 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Suspension behind him, LB Bernard ready to roll again in 2017
    If they stay healthy, senior Fred Warner and juniors Butch Pau’u and Francis Bernard will form one of the best groups of linebackers in recent BYU foo...
    Updated Mar 14 2017 01:21 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU football team honors True Blue Hero Andelyn Hadfield, 4 of Lehi after football camp practice Monday March 13.  She has a cancerous tumor from neuroblastoma by her left kidney.  Her father, Andy Hadfield holding her was a BYU football player from 2001-03. BYU football: Cougars honor 4-year-old cancer patient, a “True Blue Hero”
    The best moment of Monday’s BYU football practice happened long after the Cougars had stopped banging into each other and running past one another. A...
    Updated Mar 13 2017 10:54 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: New tight ends flourishing in spring practices
    Ty Detmer took over as BYU’s offensive coordinator last fall and promised to bring the tight end back to the Cougars’ offense. It didn’t happen, most...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 01:22 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Al Hartmann  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake talks to the media after the first practice of BYU’s Spring training camp Monday Feb. 27 at the Indoor Practice Facility. BYU football: Sitake taking a more hands-on approach in spring practices
    Through his first season as BYU’s head football coach, Kalani Sitake mostly took the route that his hero and mentor, LaVell Edwards, took when it came...
    Updated Mar 10 2017 10:51 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars have to get to FT line, hit 3-pointers to upset No. 19 Saint Mary’s
    Prior to 2011, when BYU joined the West Coast Conference, most Cougar fans had probably never heard of Saint Mary’s College of California, a smallish,...
    Updated Mar 06 2017 01:26 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Talent beats experience as Cougars edge LMU in WCC quarterfinals
    Stats guru Ken Pomeroy ranks the experience of every college basketball team in the country. Saturday, his website showed BYU as the 333rd team in the...
    Updated Mar 04 2017 06:33 pm   |     |   Share