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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University athletics director Tom Holmoe, left, and university president Kevin Worthen, wait for the start of a press event to announce BYU's acceptance into the Big 12 conference in Provo, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

With BYU in the Big 12, athletic director Tom Holmoe reaches ‘legendary status’ in Provo

By Norma Gonzalez | September 17, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

Provo - BYU fans hold Brigham Young quarterback Max Hall (15) on their shoulders, celebrating victory as BYU defeats the University of Utah 17-10 in college football action Saturday at BYU's Lavell Edward Stadium.
Trent Nelson/The Salt Lake Tribune; 11.24.2007

Utah football fan wears controversial T-shirt featuring former BYU star Max Hall’s mugshot

By Alex Vejar | September 17, 2021, 2:46 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Isaiah Herron (11) celebrates a turnover in the first half as the Cougars play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

BYU football faces ‘major challenge’ with Arizona State offense

By Alex Vejar | September 15, 2021, 3:59 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  Mark Pope takes questions from the media after being announced as BYU's new head basketball coach during a press event at the BYU broadcasting building on Wed. April 10, 2019.

BYU men’s basketball coach Mark Pope touts this season’s nonconference schedule as toughest of his tenure

By Norma Gonzalez | September 14, 2021, 11:23 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) 
BYU fans storm the field as the Brigham Young Cougars defeat the Utah Utes 26-17, at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

Eye on the Y: Celebrating my two-year anniversary of living in the Beehive State with a memorable BYU-Utah game

By Norma Gonzalez | September 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young head coach Kalani Sitake amps up the crowd before the Cougars play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

Kalani Sitake has helped the Cougars upset Arizona State before. Can the BYU football coach do it again?

By Norma Gonzalez | September 13, 2021, 10:54 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars defensive back Jakob Robinson (0) breaks up a pass intended for Utah Utes wide receiver Britain Covey (18), in football action between the Utah Utes and the Brigham Young Cougars at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021.

In a win over No. 21 Utah, BYU football proved it should be taken seriously this season

By Norma Gonzalez | September 13, 2021, 4:03 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Gunner Romney celebrates after scoring a touchdown as the Cougars play the Utah Utes in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

Gordon Monson: The mark of a better day for BYU football

By Gordon Monson | September 13, 2021, 4:04 p.m.

(Chris Samuels | The Salt Lake Tribune) Fans storm the field as the Brigham Young Cougars defeat the Utah Utes 26-17 in football, Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 in Provo.

BYU stuns No. 21 Utah, snaps nine-game losing streak against Utes

By Norma Gonzalez | September 12, 2021, 1:45 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)  
Coaches Kyle Whittingham and Kalani Sitake shake hands after the game as Brigham Young University (BYU) hosts the University of Utah, NCAA football in Provo on Friday Aug. 30, 2019.

Watch: Tribune sportswriters talk BYU joining the Big 12; Utah vs. BYU game

By Xoel Cardenas | September 11, 2021, 4:44 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University football coach Kalani Sitake greets people as he attends the announcement of BYU's acceptance into the Big 12 conference at a press conference in Provo, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

How much will it cost BYU to get out of nonconference football games? Maybe less than first thought.

By Aaron Falk | Norma Gonzalez | September 11, 2021, 12:38 a.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young University athletic director Tom Holmoe, right, is joined remotely by Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby, right for the announcement of BYU's acceptance into the Big 12 conference at a press conference in Provo, Friday, Sept. 10, 2021.

BYU joins Big 12 Conference

By Norma Gonzalez | September 10, 2021, 11:36 p.m.

(Jeremy Harmon  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars defensive lineman Devin Kaufusi (92) gets the fans pumped up as BYU faces the Western Michigan Broncos in the 2018 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. Kaufusi transferred to the University of Utah in 2020 after two seasons with the Cougars.

The BYU-Utah rivalry is a kinder, gentler experience for Devin Kaufusi, others who have lived both sides of it

By Aaron Falk | September 10, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

BYU running back Lopini Katoa celebrates a 20-yard touchdown run against Boise State during the second half in an NCAA college football game Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, in Boise, Idaho. (AP Photo/Steve Conner)

It’s a big week for BYU football. It’s a bigger week for running back Lopini Katoa

By Norma Gonzalez | September 11, 2021, 12:51 a.m.

(Kim Raff | AP) BYU fans cheer in the first half during an NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, in Provo on Sept. 16, 2017. The Cougars are expected to receive a formal invitation to join the Big 12 Conference on Friday morning.

What will BYU’s expected move to the Big 12 mean for the Cougars, the conference, and college football?

By Josh Newman | September 9, 2021, 9:38 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young linebacker Keenan Pili (41) celebrates after a quarterback sack at Lavell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. Pili had 17 tackles, a career-high, in the Cougars' win over Arizona on Saturday.

BYU linebacker Keenan Pili made 17 tackles against Arizona. Where does he go from here?

By Norma Gonzalez | September 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe listens in on live TV interviews during BYU Football Media Day in June. After more than a decade as a football independent, BYU is expected to be approved for membership into the Big 12 Conference.

Reports: Big 12 presidents to ‘rubber stamp’ membership for BYU and others Friday

By Aaron Falk | September 9, 2021, 2:34 a.m.

(@byueqipment via Twitter) Members of the BYU football equipment staff hold a flag that honors former Utah Utes running back Ty Jordan, who died last year.

BYU to honor late Ute Ty Jordan at Saturday’s rivalry game

By Norma Gonzalez | September 8, 2021, 7:13 p.m.

(David Becker | AP) BYU running back Tyler Allgeier, left, celebrates with offensive lineman James Empey after scoring a touchdown against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Gordon Monson: Is BYU on the verge of joining its Quorum of the 12?

By Gordon Monson | September 8, 2021, 9:50 p.m.

(David Becker | AP) BYU wide receiver Gunner Romney (18) stands over his teammates during an injury timeout in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Arizona Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Las Vegas.

BYU will be missing a top receiver against Utah, but expects to get Puka and Samson Nacua back

By Norma Gonzalez | September 7, 2021, 9:46 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)        
Utah Utes head coach Kyle Whittingham greets Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake  after Utah defeated BYU, 35-27, in football action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Utah Utes, at Rice-Eccles Stadium, Saturday, November 24, 2018.

BYU hasn’t beaten Utah in football since 2009. Can the Cougars break their losing streak this year?

By Norma Gonzalez | September 9, 2021, 8:47 p.m.

(David Becker | AP) BYU defensive back Keenan Ellis reacts to an apparent injury after defending against Arizona running back Michael Wiley during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Las Vegas.

Eye on the Y: On Saturday, we were reminded of what’s truly important

By Norma Gonzalez | September 6, 2021, 6:03 p.m.

(Matt Ludtke | AP) New York Jets' Zach Wilson warms up before a preseason NFL football game against the Green Bay Packers Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis.

Gordon Monson: BYU’s Zach Wilson is taming the beast in New York City so far — but the beast is restless

By Gordon Monson | September 5, 2021, 12:00 p.m.

(David Becker | AP) BYU wide receiver Neil Pau'u reacts after scoring a touchdown against Arizona during the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 4, 2021, in Las Vegas.

BYU’s Jaren Hall leads the Cougars to a win in Las Vegas after some tense moments early

By Norma Gonzalez | September 5, 2021, 1:46 p.m.

Notre Dame running back George Atkinson III is hit by BYU defensive back Daniel Sorensen as he dives in for a 20-yard touchdown run during the second half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012. Notre Dame defeated BYU 17-14. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Report: BYU, Notre Dame set to finish off Shamrock Series in 2022

By Norma Gonzalez | September 4, 2021, 6:05 p.m.