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Charlotte, N.C. • The Atlantic Coast Conference’s four new coaches find very different challenges ahead for the 2016 season. Miami’s Mark Richt is charged with helping a program leap into the league’s upper echelon, while Virginia Tech’s Justin Fuente must …

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  • College football: Sun Belt chief envisions stability despite Big 12 expansion
    New Orleans • Sun Belt Conference Commissioner Karl Benson won’t rule out Big 12 expansion plans affecting his own conference. Still, Benson called th...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:54 pm   |     |   Share
  • Boise State quarterback Grant Hedrick (9) receives the offensive MVP trophy from MWC Commissioner Craig Thompson after the Mountain West Conference championship NCAA college football game against Fresno State in Boise, Idaho, on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Boise State won 28-14. (AP Photo/Otto Kitsinger) Mountain West faces new questions over football expansion
    Las Vegas • With football realignment once again lurking in the background, the Mountain West Conference holds its annual preseason football media eve...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 01:24 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 out...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 12:53 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 ‘putting best foot forward’ in hopes of Big 12 invite
    With the Big 12 opening door for conference expansion this week, BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe is ready to do everything he can to make sure it do...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:01 am   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, Washington State quarterback Luke Falk passes during the first half of an NCAA college football game against UCLA in Pasadena, Calif. Falk leads the nation’s top-ranked passing offense (397 yards per game) with a nation-leading 4,266 yards and 36 TDs with eight interceptions. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File) Monson: Logan’s Luke Falk emerges as one of the country’s best quarterbacks
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    Updated Jul 23 2016 02:58 pm   |     |   Share
  • Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger poses July 6, 2016, in the gym at Gallagher-Iba arena in Stillwater, Okla. Coger died after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium stairs in hot weather, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (Jimmy Gillispie/Stillwater News Press photo via AP) College basketball: OSU officials say Coger died after 40-minute outdoor workout
    Stillwater, Okla. • Oklahoma State basketball player Tyrek Coger died from an enlarged heart after a 40-minute team workout on the football stadium st...
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  • College athletics: NCAA to survey potential host cities on discrimination laws
    The NCAA is sending a questionnaire about potential discrimination laws to organizers in cities that will be or are hoping to host sanctioned college ...
    Updated Jul 22 2016 05:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Dakarai Tucker will be honored on Saturday’s Utah Senior Night. He came when there wasn’t much going for Larry Krystkowiak or his program, and helped turn things around in a big way, Friday March 4, 2016. Group of ex-Utes leads Team Utah in The Basketball Tournament
    The Utah Utes won’t return to the Huntsman Center until winter, but that doesn’t mean some of their alumni won’t be active this summer. Team Utah, wh...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 10:31 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Steve Starks, President, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment/Utah Jazz; Tom Holmoe, Athletic Director, Brigham Young University; Chris Hill, Athletic Director, University of Utah; John Hartwell, Athletic Director, Utah State University; Jerry Bovee, Athletic Director, Weber State University prepare to answer questions from reporters about the formation of a new men’s college basketball showcase featuring BYU, Utah, USU, and Weber State, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Thursday, July 21, 2016. College basketball: Utah, BYU, USU, Weber to square off in annual hoops invitational
    For decades, college basketball fans in Utah have dreamed, discussed and mostly endorsed the idea of playing their closest rivals in an early-season t...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 07:02 pm   |     |   Share
  • College athletics: George Washington investigating basketball coach Lonergan
    Washington • George Washington University says it is bringing in outside counsel as part of an investigation into allegations against men’s basketball...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 09:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Left to Right - Tom Holmoe, Athletic Director, Brigham Young University; Chris Hill, Athletic Director, Steve Starks, President, Larry H. Miller Sports & Entertainment/Utah Jazz; University of Utah; John Hartwell, Athletic Director, Utah State University; Jerry Bovee, Athletic Director, Weber State University gather together for a group photo after announcing the new men’s college basketball showcase featuring BYU, Utah, USU, and Weber State, at Vivint Smart Home Arena, Thursday, July 21, 2016. Monson: War and peace and play, at last, in BYU-Utah-Utah State-Weber basketball rivalries
    It’s remarkable what can happen when all the fellas are herded into a room and encouraged to talk and, more importantly, listen to one another. And co...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 07:11 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah Utes forward Kyle Kuzma (35) looks for the call as Utah hosts Arizona, NCAA basketball at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, Saturday February 27, 2016. College sports: Time demand proposals may not add up to substantial change
    Earlier this month, the Power 5 conferences announced proposals for giving college athletes time away from their respective sports — a set of changes ...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 03:41 pm   |     |   Share
  • 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) Monson: BYU should be invited into a P-5 league, Notre Dame forced into one
    Missouri football coach Gary Pinkel made great points on Monday about BYU. He threw in comments about Notre Dame, too. Yeah, actually, it was the oth...
    Updated Jul 21 2016 10:49 am   |     |   Share
  • Commissioner John Swofford announces an ACC/ESPN Network during a news conference at the Atlantic Coast Conference Football Kickoff in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton) College football: ACC, ESPN extend deal to 2036 that includes new ACC Network
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  • FILE - In this Monday, July 18, 2016 file photo, Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby addresses attendees during Big 12 media day in Dallas. Bowlsby has referred to what the Big 12 is about to step into as it moves toward expansion as a seller’s market. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File) College football: Potential expansion candidates for the Big 12, BYU to Tulane
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    Updated Jul 21 2016 10:06 am   |     |   Share
  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars guard Kyle Collinsworth (5) dunks the ball during the game at the Marriott Center Thursday February 4, 2016. Brigham Young Cougars defeated St. Mary’s Gaels 70-59. NBA: Former BYU star Kyle Collinsworth signs with Dallas Mavericks
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  • College football: Ivy League changes rule to move kickoff to the 40-yard line
    Princeton, N.J. • The Ivy League will use an experimental rule this season to move kickoffs to the 40-yard line and touchbacks to the 20-yard line in ...
    Updated Jul 20 2016 09:57 pm   |     |   Share
  • Southern Utah wide receiver Naia Ursua (5) carries the ball as Utah State linebackers Kyler Fackrell (9) and Nick Vigil (41) defend during an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, in Logan, Utah. (Eli Lucero/The Herald Journal via AP) Kragthorpe: Utes vs. SUU another case of Big Boys vs. Big Sky
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  • Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby addresses attendees during Big 12 media day, Monday, July 18, 2016, in Dallas. With expansion still an unsettled issue for the Big 12 Conference, Commissioner Bowlsby gave his annual state of the league address to open football media days. And a day later he meets with the league’s board of directors. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez) Big 12 directs commissioner to evaluate expansion candidates
    The Big 12 is accepting resumes from expansion candidates. The smallest Power Five conference took a significant step toward adding members Tuesday wh...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 06:52 pm   |     |   Share
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    Some degree of hope is better than none, and Tuesday’s news that the Big 12 Conference is getting serious about expansion can be viewed only as a vict...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 08:17 pm   |     |   Share
  • Baylor players heartbroken after Pepper Hamilton report
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    Updated Jul 19 2016 09:36 pm   |     |   Share
  • College football: ACC, ESPN to launch ACC Network in 2019, according to AP source
    The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television network will launch in August 2019, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person also said...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy  Southern Utah University’s NFL draft hopefuls, LeShaun Sims (36), Miles Killebrew (36) and James Cowser (53). Big Sky football: Weber State picked sixth, Southern Utah seventh
    Park City • Defending champion Southern Utah is picked to finish in the middle of the Big Sky Conference football race, closely following Weber State ...
    Updated Jul 19 2016 08:15 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU head coach Kalani Sitake answers questions from the press, during the annual football media day at the Broadcasting Building,Thursday, June 30, 2016. BYU football: Sitake’s family-first ethos paved his coaching path to BYU
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