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  • (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 23 2017 09:32 pm   |     |   Share
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    (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
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  • (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 22 2017 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
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    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
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    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
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  • (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Head football coach Kalani Sitake speaks during a press conference at the BYU broadcasting building Wednesday February 1, 2017. BYU, Utah football coaches team up on the golf course
    Sandy • Want more evidence that the once-bitter Utah-BYU football rivalry is thawing out? Utah coach Kyle Whittingham and BYU coach Kalani Sitake team...
    Updated Jun 19 2017 08:01 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Professional boxer, Jose Haro, West Valley City, trains for his next fight, which will be on national television next Saturday at the Winnavegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa, Monday, June 5, 2017.   Boxing: California fighter in coma after loss to Utah’s Jose Haro
    Featherweight boxer Daniel Franco of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., suffered a brain injury in Saturday night’s eighth-round knockout loss to Utah boxer Jo...
    Updated Jun 11 2017 06:55 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Boxing: Utah pro Jose Haro scores 8th-round KO in national television debut
    Twenty months after he was shot in both feet outside a Walmart in West Valley City by a complete stranger, West Jordan’s Jose Haro is the USBA super f...
    Updated Jun 10 2017 10:48 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Professional boxer, Jose Haro, West Valley City, trains for his next fight, which will be on national television next Saturday at the Winnavegas Casino in Sloan, Iowa, Monday, June 5, 2017. After being shot in 2015, Utah boxer Jose Haro makes his national TV debut Saturday
    West Jordan • At nighttime, when he relaxes at home with his wife, Yesenia, and their five children between the ages of 9 and 1 month, professional bo...
    Updated Jun 11 2017 06:55 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Jaren Wilkey  |  BYU  BYU’s Shea Collinsworth competes at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track and Field Championships, Hosted by the University of Washington at Dempsey Indoor Track Arena in Seattle, Washington on February 25, 2017. College track: BYU’s Collinsworth leads 22 athletes from Utah schools into NCAA Finals
    Track star Shea Collinsworth, like a lot of BYU athletes, meets regularly with the school’s mental strength coach, Dr. Craig Manning. This spring, as ...
    Updated Jun 06 2017 08:02 pm   |     |   Share
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  • BYU SPORTS
    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
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    (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
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU’s Casey Jacobsen keeps his eyes on the ball as he catches a pop fly during game against Utah at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City Tuesday March 28, 2017. BYU baseball: NCAA bid means coach’s five-year rebuilding plan is on track
    When coach Mike Littlewood was hired out of St. George’s Dixie State College to direct the foundering BYU baseball team in June of 2012, he promised a...
    Updated May 31 2017 08:55 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)     Trevin Knell, Woods Cross,  in Salt Lake City Wednesday March 15, 2017. BYU basketball: Former Cal signee Trevin Knell will play for Cougars after church mission
    Woods Cross High’s Trevin Knell announced on Twitter late Monday night that he has committed to play basketball for BYU and will sign with the Cougars...
    Updated May 29 2017 11:45 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU’s Casey Jacobsen keeps his eyes on the ball as he catches a pop fly during game against Utah at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City Tuesday March 28, 2017. BYU baseball: Cougars will open with Cal State Fullerton at Stanford in NCAA regional
    Provo • BYU’s baseball team is accustomed to adversity after clawing its way through the elimination bracket of the West Coast Conference baseball tou...
    Updated May 29 2017 08:08 pm   |     |   Share
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  • BYU SPORTS
    BYU baseball: Cougars win two on Friday, advance to WCC championship game
    Stockton, Calif. — Two down, two to go. That’s the story for the BYU baseball team, which won both its games on Friday at the West Coast Conference t...
    Updated May 26 2017 11:46 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU baseball: Cougars drop WCC tourney opener to LMU, 3-2
    Stockton, Calif. — BYU’s late-season struggles continued Thursday night as the West Coast Conference baseball tournament got underway at Banner Island...
    Updated May 25 2017 11:57 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: ESPN will televise BYU-LSU game in prime time Sept. 2
    Kickoff time and television broadcast plans have been finalized for a sixth BYU football game this fall, and it is a big one. The AdvocCare Texas Kic...
    Updated May 25 2017 06:12 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Jaren Wilkey  |  BYU  BYU’s Shea Collinsworth competes at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Indoor Track and Field Championships, Hosted by the University of Washington at Dempsey Indoor Track Arena in Seattle, Washington on February 25, 2017. State schools well-represented at track regionals
    More than 90 athletes representing Utah’s six major universities will compete in a combined 101 events at the 2017 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and F...
    Updated May 24 2017 06:21 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Steve Griffin  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   BYU’s Casey Jacobsen keeps his eyes on the ball as he catches a pop fly during game against Utah at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City Tuesday March 28, 2017. BYU baseball: Suddenly slumping Cougars probably need to win WCC Tourney to end NCAA drought
    Provo • Not often does a college baseball coach talk about “having a clean slate” or “starting a new season” after his team wins a piece of the regula...
    Updated May 29 2017 07:16 pm   |     |   Share
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    (Chris Detrick  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)   Offensive Coordinator Ty Detmer, left, and Head football coach Kalani Sitake during a press conference at the BYU broadcasting building Wednesday February 1, 2017. BYU football: Texas prep QB Zadock Dinkelmann, Ty Detmer’s nephew, commits to BYU
    Offensive coordinator Ty Detmer will apparently have another nephew playing quarterback for BYU in the near future. Zadock Dinkelmann, a rising senior...
    Updated May 22 2017 06:15 pm   |     |   Share
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  • (Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)    Brigham Young Cougars forward Eric Mika (12) shoots overTexas-Arlington Mavericks forward Kevin Hervey (25) in NIT basketball action Brigham Young Cougars vs. Texas-Arlington Mavericks, at the Marriott Center, Wednesday, March 15, 2017.   BYU basketball: Eric Mika will remain in NBA Draft
    Provo • BYU basketball star Eric Mika is turning pro. The Cougars’ 6-foot-10 sophomore announced on Tuesday night that he plans to sign with an agent ...
    Updated May 16 2017 10:19 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU football: BYU schedules a home-and-home series with FBS-transitioning Liberty
    Rarely, if ever, does BYU’s athletics department issue a news release on a Saturday. But that’s what happened yesterday — sort of — as the school ann...
    Updated May 14 2017 10:56 pm   |     |   Share
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  • Tennessee-Martin head coach Heath Schroyer during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against the Marquette Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo/Morry Gash) BYU basketball: Rose brings former assistant Heath Schroyer back to Provo
    Provo • BYU basketball coach Dave Rose has turned to a former BYU assistant coach and a coach at three other college basketball programs to replace de...
    Updated May 11 2017 05:02 pm   |     |   Share
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    BYU basketball: Point guard from Chipola (Fla.) College says he’s committed to BYU
    Nick Emery won’t be the only left-handed guard handling the ball for the BYU men’s basketball team next year, it appears. Jahshire Hardnett, a 5-foot...
    Updated May 08 2017 10:27 pm   |     |   Share
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  • |  Courtesy Brigham Young University NCAA men’s volleyball: Patch era ends at BYU with another championship match loss
    Columbus, Ohio • Not many men’s college volleyball players can say they played in three national championship matches over the course of five seasons....
    Updated May 06 2017 09:41 pm   |     |   Share
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  • |  Courtesy Brigham Young University NCAA Men’s Volleyball: Ohio State sweeps BYU for national title
    Columbus, Ohio • Having been embarrassed by Ohio State’s powerful service game a year ago in the 2016 national championship match, the BYU Cougars spe...
    Updated May 06 2017 09:37 pm   |     |   Share
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  • |  BYU Photo  BYU’s Brenden Sander in action against Long Beach State during the NCAA Championships May 4, 2017 in Columbus Ohio. The Cougars swept the 49ers to advance to the National Championship game on Saturday. NCAA men’s volleyball: BYU counters Urban Meyer’s pep talk to Bucks with .... Cosmo?
    Columbus, Ohio • The Ohio State Buckeyes turned to perhaps the most well-known figure on campus, football coach Urban Meyer, while preparing earlier t...
    Updated May 05 2017 09:47 pm   |     |   Share
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  • |  BYU Photo  BYU’s Tim Dobbert (16) and Brenden Sander (15) celebrate a point against Long Beach State during the NCAA Championships May 4, 2017 in Columbus Ohio. The Cougars swept the 49ers to advance to the National Championship game on Saturday. NCAA men’s volleyball: BYU braces for Ohio State’s anger, home-court advantage in title match
    Columbus, Ohio • BYU won’t lack motivation Saturday when it faces Ohio State in a rematch of last year’s NCAA men’s volleyball championship match afte...
    Updated May 06 2017 11:36 am   |     |   Share
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  • |  BYU Photo  BYU’s Brenden Sander in action against Long Beach State during the NCAA Championships May 4, 2017 in Columbus Ohio. The Cougars swept the 49ers to advance to the National Championship game on Saturday. NCAA Men’s Volleyball: Sander is becoming BYU’s Mr. May
    Columbus, Ohio • The quietest BYU Cougar makes the most noise in the NCAA Tournament. Soft-spoken junior outside hitter Brenden Sander did it again Th...
    Updated May 22 2017 03:19 pm   |     |   Share
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