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(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Defensive lineman Uriah Leiataua joins BYU football coaches, players and staff participating in BYU football media day in the BYU Broadcasting Building in Provo on Thursday, June 17, 2021.

For BYU defensive lineman Uriah Leiataua, a game at USC is a return to the Los Angeles city that shaped him

By Alex Vejar | November 26, 2021, 4:17 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.

Eye on the Y: Gunner Romney finds way to play through knee injury all season for BYU football

By Alex Vejar | November 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Nate Edwards|BYU Photo)
BYU forward Cameron Tucker moves up the field last season. The Cougars are hosting South Carolina in the Elite 8 this weekend in Provo.

BYU women’s soccer to host Elite 8 game against South Carolina

By Alex Vejar | November 25, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young guard Te'Jon Lucas (3) congratulates Brigham Young forward Fousseyni Traore (45),   after hitting making a big shot for the Cougars in basketball action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Texas Southern Tigers at the Marriott Center, in Provo, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021.

BYU big men prove they can be relied upon in men’s basketball’s fifth straight win

By Alex Vejar | November 25, 2021, 6:28 a.m.

Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune

Brigham Young Cougars head coach Jeff Judkins reacts to a call by the officials during a game in 2016. Judkins, the Cougars' longtime head coach, has tested positive for COVID-19.

BYU women’s basketball coach Jeff Judkins tests positive for COVID-19, will miss upcoming road trip

By Alex Vejar | November 23, 2021, 11:58 p.m.

(Young Kwak | AP) Southern California quarterback Jaxson Dart throws a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Washington State, Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, in Pullman, Wash.

BYU football may face former recruit Jaxson Dart when it plays USC

By Alex Vejar | November 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) runs against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Former BYU star Taysom Hill reportedly signs unique contract extension with New Orleans Saints

By Alex Vejar | November 22, 2021, 11:39 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars forward Gavin Baxter (51) and Brigham Young Cougars guard Alex Barcello (13) celebrates a lead in the final minute as BYU hosts San Diego State, NCAA basketball in Provo on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

AP ranks BYU men’s basketball in the Top 25 after hot start

By Alex Vejar | November 22, 2021, 5:26 p.m.

(Paul Abell | AP) BYU wide receiver Puka Nacua, top, scores a touchdown against Georgia Southern safety Anthony Wilson in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Statesboro, Ga.

No. 13 BYU makes up for Neil Pau’u’s absence with a balanced passing attack against Georgia Southern

By Alex Vejar | November 22, 2021, 3:25 a.m.

(Paul Abell | AP) BYU running back Tyler Allgeier (25) carries the ball past Georgia Southern safety Anthony Wilson (12) in the first half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021, in Statesboro, Ga.

No. 14 BYU survives a first-half push — and some flying food — to beat Georgia Southern

By Alan Cole | Special to The Tribune | November 21, 2021, 2:36 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU coach Mark Pope as BYU hosts San Diego State, NCAA basketball in Provo on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. Pope wants Alex Barcello to get some more recognition for the stellar start to his season.

Eye on the Y: Mark Pope thinks Alex Barcello doesn’t get enough credit

By Alex Vejar | November 20, 2021, 1:00 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake celebrates the win as the Utah State Aggies host Brigham Young University Cougars at Maverik Stadium Oct. 1, 2021. The Cougars attempt a second straight win for the Wagon Wheel, the trophy of the in-state rivalry, while the Aggies will try to recapture the trophy.

Gordon Monson: Will Kalani Sitake stay at BYU? Or will Provo look beautiful in his rearview?

By Gordon Monson | November 19, 2021, 6:22 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Gunner Romney (18) pulls in a long pass as he’s pressured by South Florida Bulls defensive back TJ Robinson (2) in game action between the Brigham Young Cougars and the South Florida Bulls at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021.

BYU football points to increased energy and better mentality in three-game winning streak

By Alex Vejar | November 19, 2021, 12:05 a.m.

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge speaks with members of the media during NBA basketball media day Monday,, in Canton, Mass. Ainge attended a BYU women's basketball game and spoke to a couple of Cougars wide receivers, complimenting them on their talents.  (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Danny Ainge compliments BYU football players at women’s basketball game

By Alex Vejar | November 18, 2021, 2:48 a.m.

(Craig Mitchelldyer | AP) BYU guard Alex Barcello, left, shoots next to Oregon forward Quincy Guerrier during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021.

‘We actually believe.’ BYU men’s basketball caps tough three-game stretch with rout of No. 12 Oregon

By Alex Vejar | November 17, 2021, 6:27 a.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars head coach Kalani Sitake takes the field as No. 10 Brigham Young University hosts Boise State at LaVell Edwards Stadium, Oct. 9, 2021.

BYU football coach Kalani Sitake deflects question regarding possible interest in open coaching jobs

By Alex Vejar | November 15, 2021, 9:49 p.m.

(Chuck Burton | AP) BYU's Paisley Harding (13) celebrates after BYU defeated Rutgers in a college basketball game in the first round of the women's NCAA tournament at the University Events Center in San Marcos, Texas, Monday, March 22, 2021. BYU defeated Rutgers 69-66.

Defense powers BYU women to 80-64 win over Fresno State

By The Salt Lake Tribune | November 14, 2021, 3:49 a.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars guard Alex Barcello (13) celebrates a lead in the final minute as BYU hosts San Diego State, NCAA basketball in Provo on Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

BYU men roll to 66-60 victory over San Diego State in Provo

By Connor Sanders | November 13, 2021, 9:34 a.m.

BYU's Jimmer Fredette yells toward the crowd after making a three pointer during a game against San Diego State's during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in Provo, Utah, Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011. BYU beat San Diego State 71-58. (AP Photo/George Frey)

Jimmer Fredette looks back at ‘Jimmermania’ and talks about lessons he learned

By Alex Vejar | November 13, 2021, 10:29 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Farmington's Collin Chandler breaks through traffic as Lehi defeats Farmington High School in the 5A boys basketball state championship game, in Taylorsville on Saturday, March 6, 2021.

Farmington High star Collin Chandler chooses the path of his basketball future

By Josh Newman | Alex Vejar | November 10, 2021, 9:38 p.m.