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BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe Friday announced the school’s future basketball slate against in-state rivals Utah, Utah State and Weber State. BYU will face Utah at the Marriott Center in 2017, at Vivint Smart Home Arena in the Beehive Classic …

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  • (Rick Egan  | The Salt Lake Tribune)     Brigham Young Cougars running back Jamaal Williams (21) gets past Texas Longhorns linebacker Steve Edmond (33) in the Cougars 40-21 win over the University of Texas at Lavell Edwards stadium, Saturday, September 7, 2013.  Monson: For BYU, football-only membership in Big 12 is perfect enough
    Let’s put away all the BS and get real here. There is no question that of all the candidates trying to get into the Big 12, BYU has the top football ...
    Updated Jul 29 2016 09:18 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young fans celebrate as the Cougars take a 11 point lead with seconds left on the clock, after Kai Nacua’s touchdown on an interception, in college football action, BYU vs. Boise State at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, September 12, 2015. Kragthorpe: BYU’s proactive approach to Big 12 is refreshing
    Suddenly, athletic director Tom Holmoe and the BYU Cougars are accessible, available and agreeable. The Big 12’s move toward expansion is bringing ou...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 04:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (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 athletics: Cougars ‘putting best foot forward’ in hopes of Big 12 invite
    With the Big 12 opening the door for conference expansion this week, BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe is ready to do everything he can to make sure i...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 04:09 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 sports: Holmoe says BYU could live with football-only Big 12 invite
    The idea of BYU joining the Big 12 conference in football only — and keeping most of its other sports in the West Coast Conference — has been thrown a...
    Updated Jul 22 2016 10:04 pm   |     |   Share


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  • Minnesota Timberwolves’ Tyus Jones, left, and Minnesota Timberwolves’ Kris Dunn, right, try to get the ball from Denver Nuggets’ Jimmer Fredette during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher) NBA: Jimmer Fredette taking one more shot at the league
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer talks to the media at the annual football media day at the Broadcasting Building,Thursday, June 30, 2016. Monson: Grown-up Ty Detmer ready for another shot at BYU greatness
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Dave McCann talks to BYU Athletic Director, Tom Holmoe about the upcoming BYU football schedule during the annual football media day at the Broadcasting Building,Thursday, June 30, 2016. BYU football: As BYU pines for a Big 12 invite, coaches promote its Power 5 schedule
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  • BYU wide receiver Cody Hoffman during the second half of an NCAA college football game against the Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Notre Dame defeated BYU 17-14. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Kragthorpe: Value of BYU’s independence outweighs the drawbacks
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  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU warms up before kickoff as Utah faces BYU in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl, NCAA football at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Saturday December 19, 2015. BYU athletics: Five years later, Cougars’ move to football independence, WCC has been a mixed bag
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