Quantcast
Last Updated Sep 29, 2016 06:50PM

Provo • Worrying in late September about their prospects of getting to six wins and becoming bowl eligible hasn’t been a thing for the BYU Cougars for more than a decade. But first-year coach Kalani Sitake’s club couldn’t be blamed, …

Read This Article            Share


MORE TOP STORIES, BLOGS & PHOTO GALLERIES
  • Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. (1) breaks the tackle of Connecticut linebacker Vontae Diggs en route to a 30-yard touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith) College football: Ward had big game, No. 6 Houston beats UConn 42-14
    Houston • Greg Ward Jr. threw for a career-high 389 yards and accounted for five touchdowns in just more than three quarters to help sixth-ranked Hous...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • United States’ Dustin Johnson hits from a bunker on the 12th hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Golf: Americans need short memory in the Ryder Cup
    Chaska, Minn. • The American Ryder Cup team could use what might be Dustin Johnson’s greatest asset in golf. Not his power off the tee. His short memo...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • Prep volleyball: Lone Peak upsets Pleasant Grove
    Highland • The Pleasant Grove Vikings came into their girls’ volleyball match against Lone Peak with a national reputation, but it was the Knights who...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:28 pm   |     |   Share
  • SPONSORED ARTICLE
    Porter’s Peach: Ogden’s Own Bottles Utah’s Famous Fruit Highway and History in a New Fruit Whiskey
    Porter Rockwell holds a unique place in Utah lore as a bodyguard for Joseph Smith and Brigham Young, and later deputy marshal of Salt Lake City. This ...
    Updated Sep 06 2016 12:00 pm   |     |   Share

  • |  Courtesy   Action from the Huntsman Senior Games. Athletics: Huntsman Senior Games turn 30
    St. George • The Huntsman Senior Games have given athletes such as Marvin Woodbury, Cal Dilworth and Betty Helland a good reason to stay active well i...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 09:14 pm   |     |   Share
  • Brigham Young quarterback Taysom Hill (7) scrambles upfield as West Virginia defensive lineman Noble Nwachukwu (97) pursues during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) Transcript: BYU Cougars live chat with Jay Drew on Sept. 29
    The BYU Cougars suffered another close defeat last week, this one at the hands of West Virginia to drop the Cougars to 1-3 this season. Toledo travels...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 11:48 am   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Adora Anae is a steadily rising star for the University of Utah volleyball team. Anae was photographed after practice on the Crimson Court in Salt Lake City, Wednesday September 28, 2016. Utah volleyball: Adora Anae powers Utes, advances family legacy
    For a long time, there’s been an established hierarchy. Adora Anae is the girl from Hawaii. Or if not that, the girl from Kahuku High School. Or if no...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 08:07 pm   |     |   Share
  • Utah Jazz guard Trey Burke (3) drives around Denver Nuggets guard Randy Foye (4) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, in Salt Lake City. The Jazz won 97-88. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) NBA: Trey Burke’s time with the Wizards is a chance for a career awakening
    Richmond, Va. • Trey Burke was asleep when the Washington Wizards traded for him. If you’re looking for a metaphor about his NBA career, you could do ...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 09:08 pm   |     |   Share
  • Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers) NFL: A.J. Green has big game as Bengals dominate Dolphins 22-7
    Cincinnati • Bengals receiver A.J. Green followed his disappointing game with a dominating one — 173 yards and a touchdown — and the Cincinnati defens...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 09:30 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016, file photo, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon catches a pass before an NFL preseason football game against the Chicago Bears in Cleveland. Gordon said in a statement Thursday, Sept 29, 2016, that he’s entering a rehab facility to “gain full control of my life.” (AP Photo/David Richard, File) NFL: Suspended Browns WR Gordon entering rehab on brink of return
    Cleveland • Suspended Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon says he’s entering a rehab facility to “gain full control of my life.” Gordon is serving a four...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 04:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • Anthem protest opportunities are limited in college football
    Lincoln, Neb. • If Nebraska’s Michael Rose-Ivey and teammates want to kneel during the national anthem again, their next opportunity will be the Nov. ...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 03:45 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham, pre-game as the BYU Cougars host the Utah Utes, college football Saturday, September 21, 2013 at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo. Kragthorpe: 100th win is next checkpoint for Utes’ Kyle Whittingham
    Kyle Whittingham’s road toward 100 victories as the University of Utah’s football coach is unlike anything anyone has traveled in the history of sport...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 06:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • OUTDOORS AND TRAVEL
    Courtesy Rich Hansen, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources Utah’s 2016 Canada goose hunt starts Oct. 1. Utah waterfowl hunt opens Saturday
    While Utah’s general duck and goose hunt seasons don’t generally produce the kind of interest that big game hunts do, they offer the longest season an...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 04:24 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. Unsigned for two years since the release of the horrific video of him punching his then-fiancee, Rice says his second chance has come through a choice to speak out against domestic violence.  (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File) NFL: Ray Rice still waits for 2nd chance, doesn’t begrudge Hardy
    Dallas • Unsigned for two years since the release of the horrific video of him punching his then-fiancee, Ray Rice says his second chance has come thr...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2015 file photo, a plume of steam billows from the coal-fired Merrimack Station in Bow, N.H. If the nation doesn’t do more, the U.S. probably won’t quite meet the dramatic heat-trapping gas reduction goal it promised in last year’s Paris agreement to battle climate change, according to a new study. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File) Justices take up trademark case that could affect Washington NFL team
    Washington • The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge over the government’s refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that cou...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 09:05 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - This Aug. 24, 2016, file photo, shows an exterior view of Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. The Atlantic Coast Conference is moving its 2016 football championship to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium, the ACC announced Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016.  Orlando emerged as a possible location after the ACC joined other sports leagues in pulling out of North Carolina amid backlash over controversial state House Bill 2. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) College football: ACC moves football championship game to Orlando
    Orlando, Fla. • The ACC is moving its 2016 football championship to Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. The conference made the announcement Thursday abo...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2016, file photo, Buffalo Bills special teams and quality control coach Kathryn Smith works from the sideline during the second half of a preseason NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts in Orchard Park, N.Y.  In its report released Wednesday, Sept. 28,2 016, The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport gave the NFL its seventh consecutive A on racial hiring practices and a combined grade of B for hiring minorities and women. Dr. Richard Lapchick, the director of the institute, is the primary author of the report card that independently evaluates the NFL’s racial and gender hiring practices at both league and team levels, (AP Photo/Bill Wippert, File) NFL to hold January careers forum for women in Orlando
    In its efforts to get more women into administrative, coaching, officiating and scouting jobs, the NFL will offer a careers forum during Pro Bowl week...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:27 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, former Cincinnati Reds player Pete Rose holds his place marker during a ceremony to honor the 1976 World Series champion team, before the Reds’ baseball game against the San Diego Padres in Cincinnati.  Rose has appealed directly to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in an effort to restore his eligibility to be elected. In a seven-page letter to the Hall’s president on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016, Rose’s longtime attorney Raymond Genco makes the case that the career hits leader’s ban from baseball for gambling in 1989 was not intended to make him ineligible for the Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) College football: Out of playoff race, Oklahoma gets fresh slate in Big 12
    Things to watch in the Big 12 in Week 5, the first full weekend of conference play, which got an early start with Kansas playing at Texas Tech on Thur...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:24 am   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In this Sept. 10, 2016, file photo, Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook drops back to pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Akron in Madison, Wis. One start into his college career and has already proven that he can handle big-game pressure. The stakes are only going to get higher this weekend at No. 4 Michigan.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File) College football: Louisville-Clemson headlines ACC’s Week 5
    Here are some things to watch in the Atlantic Coast Conference for Week 5: GAME OF THE WEEK: No. 3 Louisville at No. 5 Clemson. For the second time in...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:24 am   |     |   Share
  • Mourners file past the casket of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez during a memorial service at St. Brendan’s Catholic Church, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Miami. Fernandez, was killed in a weekend boat crash along with two friends. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) MLB: Family, friends of Marlins’ Fernandez to attend funeral Mass
    Miami • A day after fans said goodbye, family members and friends of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez were set to attend a private funeral Mass on...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:21 am   |     |   Share
  • John Carlos, left, and Tommie Smith smile during an event in Washington on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. Carlos and Smith voiced their support for Colin Kaepernick and other athletes staging national anthem protests, 48 years after they raised their gloved fists on the podium in a symbolic protest at the Olympics. (AP Photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz) Olympics: Raised-fist protesters Smith, Carlos support Kaepernick
    Washington • Tommie Smith and John Carlos were proud to raise their gloved fists in a symbolic protest at the Olympics, and now they’re proud that Col...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
  • File - In this Aug. 5, 1936 file photo, American athlete Jesse Owens practices in the Olympic Village in Berlin. Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolph Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America’s 17 other black Olympians found a less-than-welcoming reception from their own government, as well. On Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 relatives of those 1936 African-American Olympians will be welcomed to the White House and will get to shake the President’s hand, an honor Owens and the others didn’t receive after they returned home from Berlin 80 years ago. (AP Photo/File) 1936 Olympians receive overdue recognition at White House
    Washington • Shortly after Jesse Owens returned home from his snubbing by Adolf Hitler at the 1936 Olympics, he and America’s 17 other black Olympians...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
  • Olympics: Rome’s city council votes down 2024 bid
    Rome • The Rome city council backed Mayor Virginia Raggi’s decision to reject the capital’s bid for the 2024 Olympics on Thursday. The motion passed e...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 10:18 am   |     |   Share
  • HIKING
    Lya Wodraska  |  Special to The Tribune  A view from top of the rim after climbing out of the wash on the Upper Muley Twist Canyon hike in Capitol Reef National Park. Utah Hike of the Week: Upper Muley Twist Canyon in Capitol Reef National Park
    Capital Reef is known for its isolated, awe-inspiring terrain, and there is no better example of the geology than hiking Upper Muley Twist, a canyon t...
    Updated Sep 29 2016 05:23 pm   |     |   Share
  • California Golden Bears wide receiver Chad Hansen takes a catch as he is tackled by Hawaii Warriors defensive back Jalen Rogers during the opening game of the U.S. College football season in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. The last American football of any kind played in Sydney was an NFL preseason game at the Olympic stadium that attracted 73,000 spectators in 1999.(AP Photo/Rob Griffith) Utah football notes: Utes face No. 1 receiver in the country at Cal
    When unbeaten Utah plays its first Pac 12 road game Saturday at Cal, the No. 1 receiver in the country will be waiting for the Utes. In the Golden Bea...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 08:09 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Taylor Campbell Isom (2) Stephanie Ringwood Ney, (24) midfielder Bizzy Bowen (10), celebrate Isom’s goal giving BYU a 1-0 lead, in soccer action, BYU vs. Utah, at the Ute soccer field, Monday, September 5, 2016. BYU athletics: Women’s sports are flourishing this fall
    Provo • As its fanbase is well aware, BYU’s football team is off to a 1-3 start, having lost close games to Power 5 conference foes Utah, UCLA and Wes...
    Updated Sep 28 2016 05:37 pm   |     |   Share
ASSOCIATED PRESS HEADLINES