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Last Updated Apr 25, 2017 09:03PM

Provo • BYU basketball coach Dave Rose ended the 2016-17 basketball season hoping he would have more continuity on his roster next season, but that doesn’t appear to be the direction the program is heading. In a far-reaching roundtable with …

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  • Sarah Shebek  |  Utah Athletics  The exterior of the Spence Eccles Ski Building during the grand opening on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. Utah skiing: Utes open $2.8 million ski team facility
    It’s the call athletic directors dread. Chris Hill got word last Thursday from one of his biggest boosters that something about his passion project wa...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 08:50 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   At 6-foot-6, 300-plus, University of Utah’s newest lineman, Garett Bolles will be a formidable force this football season for the Utes. Utah football: In NFL Draft whirlwind, Garett Bolles feels fortunate
    Utah fans have gotten a taste of what life is like for a first-round NFL draft prospect through 8-second glimpses. Garett Bolles has given a window to...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share
  • David J. Phillip  |  Associated Press file photo BYU’s Harvey Langi, performing a drill at the NFL scouting combine last month March 5, is projected as an inside linebacker in the NFL despite playing defensive end for the Cougars last season. BYU football: Sitake effect? Cougs could have two taken in NFL draft
    Provo • Of all the many differences between new BYU football coach Kalani Sitake and former coach Bronco Mendenhall, Sitake’s emphasis on preparing pl...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 06:00 pm   |     |   Share
  • |  Courtesy Utah athletics  Junior Adora Anae makes a play during a match against San Francisco on March 12. An All-American for the indoor team, Anae has played on the top pairs team for the first season of Utah beach volleyball. Utah beach volleyball: In first season, Utes try to get settled on the sand
    As rain poured outside his office earlier this week, coach J.J. Van Niel crossed his legs and leaned back in his chair. He was wearing flip-flops. “It...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:10 pm   |     |   Share



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    Logan • Junior third baseman Amee Aarhus drove in two runs as the Utah State softball team beat New Mexico 5-2 on Sunday, and the Aggies reached the 3...
    Updated Apr 23 2017 08:06 pm   |     |   Share
  • Michael Mangum  |  Special to the Tribune  The Utah Utes and Texas Longhorns men’s lacrosse teams line up during the playing of the national anthem before their game at Ute Soccer Field in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Utah lacrosse builds toward Division I dream
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Leo Durkin (4) and Tim Dobbert (16) celebrate a big point for BYU, in Volleyball action, BYU vs. Stanford, at the Smith Field House in Provo,  Saturday, April 15, 2017.   BYU men’s volleyball: Cougars get at-large bid, No. 3 seed in NCAA Tournament
    Provo • There was a tiny bit of concern last Thursday night — after BYU’s No. 3-ranked men’s volleyball team was upset by Hawaii in the MPSF tournamen...
    Updated Apr 23 2017 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
  • Duke’s Frank Jackson (15) looks to pass as South Carolina’s Sindarius Thornwell (0) and Chris Silva (30) defend during the first half in a second-round game of the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 19, 2017. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt) Duke’s Frank Jackson, a Lone Peak grad, declares for NBA draft but will not hire agent
    For Frank Jackson and his family, the process has been arduous, and the decision has been difficult. But in the end, Jackson decided to follow his dr...
    Updated Apr 22 2017 10:47 pm   |     |   Share
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    Provo • Led by individual champions Peter Kuest on the men’s side and Alexandra White on the women’s side, BYU swept the West Coast Conference Golf Ch...
    Updated Apr 22 2017 08:29 pm   |     |   Share
  • Players lift up Josh Adams after a touchdown run during the Notre Dame spring football Blue-Gold NCAA college football game Saturday, April 22, 2017, in South Bend, Ind. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP) College football: In a year of sweeping change at Notre Dame, hope springs
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    Updated Apr 22 2017 06:03 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    The sideline reacts to a hit by Julian Blackmon. The University of Utah Utes were back in action  during the 16th-annual Red-White football game on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at  Rice-Eccles Stadium. Utah football: Utes sought to re-establish toughness in spring
    Julian Blackmon would like everyone to know: No one, and no place, is safe on the field. Riley Richmond learned that the hard way during last Saturday...
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  • FILE - In this Saturday, April 15, 2017, file photo, Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight sports a decal of the flags of Italy and the United States on his helmet during the NCAA college football team’s spring game in Ann Arbor, Mich. Jim Harbaugh’s latest, outside-the-box idea is about to take off. Michigan’s football team will travel to Rome this weekend and will kick off the unique trip by meeting with refugees before going to the Vatican for a Papal address and practicing a few times.  (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File) College football: Addio! Michigan heads to Italy
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  • (Scott Sommerdorf   |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Utah athletic director Chris Hill watches as Utah defeated Washington State 88-47, Sunday, February 14, 2016. Utah athletics: Chris Hill talks Rice-Eccles Stadium expansion, scheduling and basketball transfers
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    Updated Apr 18 2017 06:16 pm   |     |   Share
  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU’s Tim Dobbert, left, had such a good match against Colin McCall, bottom, and Stanford on Saturday that the Cougars were able to give junior All-American Ben Patch more time to rest his groin injury. BYU men’s volleyball: Cougars hit road for MPSF semifinal match against Hawaii
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  • College basketball: Gonzaga’s Nigel Williams-Goss will declare for NBA draft
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  • College basketball: Jordan Bell is latest Oregon player to declare for draft
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