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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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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: 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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    BYU football: Former East RB Ula Tolutau commits to Cougars
    It appears that Squally Canada, Riley Burt and KJ Hall will have some competition to be BYU’s starting running back next season. On Saturday, the Cou...
    Updated Dec 17 2016 05:41 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars savoring matchup with Illinois at United Center
    For the first time since November of 2011, the BYU basketball team is back in the Chicago area tonight, ready to take on Illinois in the State Farm Ch...
    Updated Dec 17 2016 10:29 am   |     |   Share
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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Nick Kurtz (5) runs with the ball, as Utah State Aggies defensive back Dallin Leavitt (2) defends, in football action, BYU vs Utah State, at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo,  Saturday, November 26, 2016.   BYU football: Kurtz will play at the stadium in San Diego where he once worked
    The BYU Cougars aren’t strangers to postseason competitions in San Diego, having played in the city’s Holiday Bowl 11 times and the Poinsettia Bowl in...
    Updated Dec 15 2016 02:43 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Algie Brown enjoyed senior season despite bone bruise, position change
    When running back Jamaal Williams announced in late July of 2015 that he was withdrawing from school and wouldn’t play for the BYU Cougars in 2015, th...
    Updated Dec 14 2016 04:17 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) as BYU hosts Weber State, NCAA basketball at the Marriott Center in Provo, Wednesday December 7, 2016. BYU basketball: Cougars hosting holiday party for cancer-stricken children
    BYU’s basketball team is currently in the middle of the biggest gap between games that it will have all season. Having defeated Colorado 79-71 last Sa...
    Updated Dec 14 2016 02:29 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Seldom-used Beo made most of his opportunity vs. Colorado
    BYU discovered Zac Seljaas at its 2015 basketball game at Colorado, coach Dave Rose said several times last week, after the freshman from Bountiful sc...
    Updated Dec 12 2016 12:12 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Cougars seek a resume-building win vs. Colorado
    There is probably no such thing as a must-win in December in college basketball, but tonight’s game against Colorado is darn close to that for the BYU...
    Updated Dec 10 2016 10:39 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Taysom Hill honored in NYC, talks about his place among BYU’s best QBs
    A fringe Heisman Trophy candidate in 2013 before he suffered a season-ending leg injury in the fifth game against Utah State, BYU quarterback Taysom H...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 12:53 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU coach Dave Rose, as BYU faces Utah State, NCAA basketball in Salt Lake City, Wednesday November 30, 2016. BYU basketball: Cougars expect good test from snakebit Weber State
    For the first time since that devastating 114-101 loss to Utah Valley back on Nov. 26, a loss that looks less surprising by the week, BYU’s basketball...
    Updated Dec 07 2016 11:33 am   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Public memorial service for Elsie Mahe is Friday at Salt Palace
    A public memorial service for Elsie Mahe, the 3-year-old daughter of BYU running backs coach Reno Mahe and former BYU volleyball star Sunny Tonga Mahe...
    Updated Dec 06 2016 02:45 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: Cougars add 13th opponent, Portland State, to 2017 schedule
    BYU won’t have to open its 2017 football season against three straight Power 5 conference opponents after all. Monday, the Cougars announced that the...
    Updated Dec 05 2016 11:20 am   |     |   Share
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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