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    (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) gets pas  defenders, Texas-Arlington Mavericks forward Jorge Bilbao (45) and Texas-Arlington Mavericks guard Kaelon Wilson (5), in NIT basketball action Brigham Young Cougars vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks, at the Marriott Center, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.   BYU basketball: Cougars will have big hole in the middle if Mika leaves
    In his 30-minute discussion with reporters who cover the BYU basketball program last Tuesday, head coach Dave Rose offered little information on which...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 12:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars Ben Patch (13) celebrates as BYU scores bringing them one point away from the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Volleyball Championship as they beat UCLA 3- 1, in tournament action at the Smith Field House in Provo, Saturday, April 23, 2016. Patch has sights set on title before leaving to turn pro
    Provo • One of the more remarkable careers in BYU athletics history will conclude next week in Columbus, Ohio, when men’s volleyball star Ben Patch re...
    Updated Apr 27 2017 06:09 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

    BYU basketball: What does Dave Rose want in his new assistant coach?
    If you are interested in applying for the BYU basketball assistant coaching position vacated by Terry Nashif two weeks ago, you better hurry. The pos...
    Updated Apr 26 2017 10:36 am   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars head coach Dave Rose during the game against San Francisco Dons at the Marriott Center Thursday January 12, 2017. BYU basketball: Tons of moving pieces on roster for next season
    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 do...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:03 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young running back Jamaal Williams (21) runs the ball for the Cougars, in football action, BYU vs, UCLA, at Lavell Edwards Stadium, Saturday, September 17, 2016. BYU football: NFL draft only a part of Jamaal Williams’ big week
    Provo • The weekend that BYU running back Jamaal Williams and his mother, Nicole Williams, have waited for, dreamed about and pointed toward for more ...
    Updated Apr 25 2017 09:07 pm   |     |   Share

    BYU football: Cougars get ninth commitment for 2018 class, Las Vegas DB Allan Mwata
    Why does BYU hold events for fans around the country to interact with Cougar coaches and athletes? Saturday’s FanFest in southern Nevada probably ans...
    Updated Apr 23 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • (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

  • WCC golf: BYU men, women sweep team and solo titles at WCC Golf Championships
    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

  • Rocky Mountain Golden Gloves: Eight Utahns qualify for nationals
    Moving the Rocky Mountain Region Golden Gloves boxing tournament from Sandy to Salt Lake City this year did wonders for the Utah contingent, which wen...
    Updated Apr 22 2017 10:21 pm   |     |   Share

  • Golden Gloves: Utah’s Jon Bryant advances to regional finals
    Clearfield’s Jon Bryant, a member of the Lights Out Boxing Club, turned to the sport to stay out of trouble. Now he’s one win away from representing U...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 11:57 pm   |     |   Share

  • WCC golf: BYU’s men and women atop team leaderboards at conference tournament
    Provo • Friday was a good day for BYU’s men’s and women’s golf teams in the West Coast Conference Golf Championships at their home course, par-72 Rive...
    Updated Apr 21 2017 05:39 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars Ben Patch (13) blocks a hit, in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Volleyball Championship, in tournament action at the Smith Field House in Provo, Saturday, April 23, 2016. BYU men’s volleyball: Cougars upset by Hawaii in MPSF semifinals
    All-American opposite hitter Ben Patch returned to the starting lineup for BYU’s men’s volleyball team on Thursday night, but the second-seeded Cougar...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 08:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • WCC golf: BYU men in first, women in second after rainy first round
    Provo • Rainy weather couldn’t keep the BYU men’s golf team from taking the first-round lead Thursday at the 54-hole West Coast Conference Golf Champi...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 08:32 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Diego Alvarez, Rocky Mountain (red), defeats Timothy Jarman, St. Louis, in boxing action at the Golden Gloves of America’s 2016 National Tournament of Champions in Salt Lake City, Thursday May 19, 2016. Golden Gloves: Rocky Mountain Regionals begin Friday at Salt Palace
    South Ogden teenager Diego Alvarez seemingly came out of nowhere last spring to win the Rocky Mountain Region Golden Gloves boxing championship before...
    Updated Apr 20 2017 07:44 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
    As Stanford and its tiny band of supporters learned last Saturday, it is extremely difficult to go into the George Albert Smith Fieldhouse at BYU and ...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 08:44 pm   |     |   Share

    (Rick Egan  |  Tribune file photo)   Brigham Young running back Jamaal Williams (21), breaking off a TD run against Wyoming in the Poinsettia Bowl, will go through his graduation ceremony Thursday and then see what’s going on with the NFL draft. BYU football: Just-released documentary details Jamaal Williams’ career at BYU, journey to NFL draft
    Can’t get enough of BYU running back Jamaal Williams? Well, here’s your latest fix — a 35-minute documentary on Williams’ record-setting career at BY...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 11:30 am   |     |   Share

    BYU basketball: Cougars add a 6-6 guard from Boise to 2017-18 roster
    Move over Lone Peak High School, BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has seemingly found another pipeline. It’s Boise, Idaho, of all places. Rylan Berger...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 10:16 pm   |     |   Share

  • Mike Stansfield  |  Fairways Media  Patrick Fishburn (-10) 62, the Utah State Amateur champion, tied the Riverside Country Club course record on Friday August 26, 2016 during the opening round of the 90th Utah Open Championship. BYU golf: Cougars hosting WCC men's and women's tournaments for first time
    Provo • Before Utah junior golf products Tony Finau, Daniel Summerhays and Zac Blair made it to the PGA Tour, they won the Utah State Amateur golf tou...
    Updated Apr 18 2017 03:09 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    BYU celebrates their 3-0 win over Stanford, in Volleyball action at the Smith Field House in Provo,  Saturday, April 15, 2017.   BYU men’s volleyball: Cougars serve up an easy win over Stanford in MPSF tourney opener
    Provo • When you play so well that you keep a first-team All-America player on the bench, you’ve had yourself a pretty volleyball match. That happened...
    Updated Apr 19 2017 08:17 pm   |     |   Share

  • Durkin - Jarman - Langlois_W2_2341  BYU blockers Leo Durkin, Price Jarman and Jake Langlois block a hit during the second set. The BYU Men’s Volleyball defeated Long Beach State 3-1 in the Semi-Final Match of the NCAA Volleyball Championships, hosted by Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania.  April 5, 2016  Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU  © BYU PHOTO 2016 All Rights Reserved photo@byu.edu  (801)422-7322 Cougars taking nothing for granted
    Provo • Bestowed with the No. 1 RPI in the country, a No. 3 national ranking and a regular-season co-championship in the toughest men’s volleyball lea...
    Updated Apr 14 2017 11:14 pm   |     |   Share

  • BYU baseball: Pepperdine cools off red-hot Cougars
    Provo • The BYU baseball team that fifth-year coach Mike Littlewood promised at the beginning of the season has finally arrived. Hopes for the Cougars...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 10:25 pm   |     |   Share

  • BYU basketball: Longtime assistant coach Terry Nashif leaving program
    Provo • Dave Rose has a vacancy to fill on his BYU basketball coaching staff. Assistant head coach Terry Nashif, who has been involved with the progra...
    Updated Apr 13 2017 01:45 pm   |     |   Share

    BYU basketball: Piano performances by two players, touching farewells highlight annual banquet
    Davin Guinn and Payton Dastrup have mad piano skills, Jamal Aytes and Corbin Kaufusi have quite likely worn BYU basketball jerseys for the last time a...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 11:55 pm   |     |   Share

  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU’s Tanner Chauncey poses for a portrait at Miller Park Wednesday April 20, 2016. BYU baseball: Striking out Cougars’ Tanner Chauncey is a tough task
    Provo • When it comes to the level of baseball at which he is currently playing, BYU infielder Tanner Chauncey is not close to his boyhood friend from...
    Updated Apr 12 2017 09:42 pm   |     |   Share

  • BYU men's golf: Cougars win Cougar Classic, Utes finish third
    Provo • After the Cougars shot an 11-under-par total of 565 in the first two rounds of the PING Cougar Classic on Monday to take a one-shot lead over ...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 07:38 pm   |     |   Share

    BYU football: Utah State’s refusal to sign release means a likely redshirt year for BYU freshman Joe Tukuafu
    With the emergence in spring camp of freshman returned missionary Matt Bushman, the transition of Moroni Laulu-Pututau from receiver to tight end and ...
    Updated Apr 11 2017 11:47 am   |     |   Share

    (Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Micah Hannemann (7) catches a pass intended for Southern Utah Thunderbirds wide receiver Elijah Givens (81) but fumbles as he’s tackled. Brigham Young University leads Southern Utah University 31-7 during their first match up at LaVell Edwards Stadium,  Saturday, November 12, 2016. BYU football: Texas Tech transfer Tanner Jacobson finds a role at free safety
    BYU’s coaches learned a lot about their team in spring camp, which wrapped up more than a week ago with Alumni Day at the Indoor Practice Facility. P...
    Updated Apr 10 2017 12:21 pm   |     |   Share

    BYU football: Cougars’ game at UNLV moved to Friday, Nov. 10
    Another BYU football game will be played on a Friday night this fall. The Cougars announced Wednesday some kickoff times and a date change in conjunc...
    Updated Apr 05 2017 05:36 pm   |     |   Share

    BYU football: Cougars have some depth at cornerback, finally
    BYU defensive coordinator Ilaisa Tuiaki didn’t hesitate when he was asked which defensive player emerged during the Cougars’ 15 practices of spring ca...
    Updated Apr 03 2017 11:16 am   |     |   Share