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Before hitting the recruiting trail this weekend, BYU basketball assistant coach Quincy Lewis took some time Wednesday to chat with me about the state of the program, now that the Cougars have started...

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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars guard Nick Emery (4) runs around Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Silas Melson (0) during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday February 2, 2017. BYU basketball: Cougars back at work, regrouping after Eric Mika’s eyebrow-raising departure
    Provo • Reality has set in over the past three weeks for the BYU men’s basketball program. Eric Mika is not walking through the Marriott Center doors ...
    Updated Jul 13 2017 07:26 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU men’s basketball nonconference schedule features four in-state opponents
    BYU men’s basketball coach Dave Rose on Tuesday released the Cougars’ 2017-18 nonconference schedule, which features trips to the Barclay’s Center Cla...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 09:39 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Linebacker Fred Warner a nominee for Allstate Good Works Team
    Of all the watch lists and nominee lists out there for the upcoming college football season, the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team is perhaps the most sig...
    Updated Jul 11 2017 10:30 am   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Utah Valley Wolverines guard Conner Toolson (11) dribbles the ball as Weber State Wildcats guard McKay Cannon (24) defends, in basketball action, Weber State Wildcats vs Utah Valley Wolverines, in Ogden, Saturday, December 17, 2016. BYU adds Texas JUCO guard, Weber walk-on to hoops squad
    Provo • BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has added a scholarship player and a walk-on to complete his roster for the 2017-18 season. The scholarship sig...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 04:53 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 again top non-P5 finisher in Directors’ Cup, 31st overall
    At this time last year, BYU’s overall athletic program — and even the school’s honor code — came under scrutiny as the Big 12 conference announced in ...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Tanner Mangum, Fred Warner on preseason award watch lists
    The middle of July is traditionally the slowest segment of the year for sports news. Aside from the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, there’s not m...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 10:00 am   |     |   Share
  • Courtesy Errol Seaver poses with the the Bob Matey National Video Coordinator of the Year award. BYU video coordinator steps out from behind the scenes for award
    If ever Kalani Sitake or one of his assistant coaches stops by Errol Seaver’s office, the BYU video coordinator gets a little worried. “It’s kind of l...
    Updated Jul 06 2017 06:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum is joined by his mother Karen as he gets ready for Football Media Day at the BYU Broadcast Building on Friday, June 23, 2017.  Mangum posted on Instagram in the Spring that he has dealt with depression and has taken medication for it. Kragthorpe: By publicizing his struggles, Tanner Mangum may accomplish more off the field than on it
    Provo Steve Young went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame with an anxiety disorder known only to those within his circle. Tanner Mangum has gone pu...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:52 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum talks with head coach Kalani Sitake during BYU Football Media Day at BYU Broadcasting in Provo on Friday, June 23, 2017. BYU football: Cougar QB Tanner Mangum turns depression admission into a ‘platform for good’
    Provo • Karen Mangum has been fully aware for quite some time that her son suffers from mild depression and anxiety. She’s watched closely as 23-year-...
    Updated Jul 10 2017 06:29 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU basketball: Cougars land another juco recruit, finalize 2017-18 roster
    BYU’s roster for the 2017-18 basketball season has apparently been finalized. On Tuesday, the Cougars received a commitment from Kajon Brown, a 6-foo...
    Updated Jun 27 2017 11:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     LaVell Edwards stadium will be celebrating its 35th anniversary this season since it was renovated in 1982. BYU football: As LaVell Edwards Stadium turns 35, goal is to make it better, not bigger
    Provo • BYU’s football stadium as it is presently constituted turns 35 this fall, having last undergone a major expansion in 1982 when Cougar Stadium’...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:59 am   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     A sample jersey at BYU Football Media Day shows the patch BYU football players will wear this upcoming season to honor former coach LaVell Edwards on Friday, June 23, 2017. Kragthorpe: BYU’s Ty Detmer balances LaVell Edwards’ legacy with practicality
    Provo The patches will be prominent, yet understated. BYU’s tribute to the late LaVell Edwards during the 2017 football season is just the right tou...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (AARON FALK  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU running back Squally Canada shows off his Shadybo tattoo, which honors his cousin, Vinshay J. Bracy, who was shot to death earlier this year. Shadybo was Bracy’s rap nickname. BYU football: After his cousin was killed, Squally Canada intends to turn his personal grief into success on the field
    Provo • His mother was weeping when she opened the door of her rental car. Earlier that day, the woman had been so excited to watch her son play in BY...
    Updated Jun 23 2017 10:22 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Luke Staley is interviewed by the media regarding his number being retired during BYU Football Media Day at BYU Broadcasting in Provo on Friday, June 23, 2017. BYU football: Luke Staley says having his number retired ‘a total honor’
    Provo • Luke Staley used to sneak into LaVell Edwards Stadium, sit there and envision himself playing on the field. In all his daydreaming, however, t...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Roundtable interviews take place for BYU Football Media Day at BYU Broadcasting in Provo on Friday, June 23, 2017. BYU football: Cougars ‘a lot more comfortable’ entering second year under Sitake
    Provo • Comfortable almost always was a word that came up when people talked about former BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, who died last December at...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 06:36 pm   |     |   Share
    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Herriman’s Taylor Pursley (2) tackles Bingham’s Brayden Cosper (7) during the game at Bingham High School Friday August 26, 2016. BYU football: Two more locals commit, bringing 2018 total to 15
    June has been a busy and profitable month for BYU football coaches, who landed a couple more instate recruits on Wednesday. Bingham High receiver Bra...
    Updated Jun 22 2017 10:42 am   |     |   Share
  • (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: LaVell Edwards’ legacy the theme of Friday’s media day activities
    Provo • BYU football players and coaches will report for preseason camp in less than five weeks to begin making preparations for the Aug. 26 opener ag...
    Updated Jun 28 2017 09:42 am   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Oregon State signee Christian Folau, a four-star LB, transferring to BYU after mission
    At Monday’s Rivalry for Charity golf event, BYU football coach Kalani Sitake hinted that his program could be getting at least one more transfer from ...
    Updated Jun 21 2017 10:44 am   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Fourteen prospects from 2018 recruiting class, five from 2019 class, remain committed to Cougars
    As you can read in my report on Monday’s annual Rivalry for Charity golf tournament at Hidden Valley Country Club in the Sandy-Draper area, BYU footba...
    Updated Jun 20 2017 12:50 pm   |     |   Share
    BYU football: Cougars add a pair of highly touted offensive linemen
    A team can never have too many talented offensive linemen, BYU reiterated Monday with the announcement that returned missionary James Empey and Notre ...
    Updated Jun 05 2017 06:42 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy BYU Photo   Colton Shaver BYU baseball: Cougars’ season ends with 9-1 loss to Stanford in NCAA regional
    Stanford, Calif. • A historic baseball season for BYU came to an end on Saturday in a 9-1 loss to Stanford in the Stanford Regional of the NCAA tourna...
    Updated Jun 14 2017 06:53 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy BYU Photo   Nate Favero BYU baseball: Cougars rebound to bounce Sacramento State from regional
    Stanford, Calif. • BYU baseball coach Mike Littlewood didn’t like what he saw. So with his team about to hit in the top of the third inning on Friday,...
    Updated Jun 02 2017 10:33 pm   |     |   Share
  • BYU baseball: Cougars lose 13-2 in NCAA opener to Cal State Fullerton
    Stanford, Calif. • BYU’s first appearance in the NCAA baseball tournament since 2002 got off to a rough start Thursday afternoon as the Cougars fell t...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 10:01 pm   |     |   Share
    (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU quarterbacks Jeremiah Evans, Tanner Mangum, and Koy Detmer Jr., during the annual spring football scrimmage in Provo, Saturday March 25, 2017. BYU football: TV plans, kickoff times set for four more games, including Utah
    In their first meeting in Provo since 2013, BYU and Utah will play football long into the night on Sept. 9, 2017. ESPN announced Wednesday that it wi...
    Updated Jun 01 2017 12:24 pm   |     |   Share