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(BYU Athletics) Amber Whiting, left, is the new coach of the BYU women's basketball team.

Her last stop was an Idaho high school. But BYU’s new women’s basketball coach feels ready for the challenge ahead

By Alex Vejar | May 20, 2022, 11:02 p.m.

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

BYU signee Collin Chandler is Utah’s highest-rated basketball recruit. With that has come pressure, rumors and big expectations

By Alex Vejar | May 20, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU Cougars center Sara Hamson (22) and BYU Cougars guard Tegan Graham (10) laugh as Maria Albiero (5) strikes a pose as BYU celebrates their win over the Pepperdine Waves this year. On Wednesday, the Cougars named Amber Whiting as the team's new head coach.

BYU picks Cougar alum to lead women’s basketball program

By Alex Vejar | May 20, 2022, 2:43 p.m.

(Trent Nelson  |  The Salt Lake Tribune)
Utah players run off the field at halftime against Oregon in the 2019 Pac-12 football championship game in Santa Clara, Calif. On Wednesday, the conference announced a change to its championship game model.

Pac-12 football is getting rid of divisions. This is how the conference title game will look now

By Kevin Reynolds | May 18, 2022, 8:59 p.m.

(Wade Payne | AP) BYU's Jake Oldroyd (39) celebrates a 33-yard field goal with teammate Hayden Livingston in the second half of a game against Tennessee to send the game into overtime Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, in Knoxville, Tenn. The Vols had been scheduled to play BYU in Provo in 2023, but announced Monday they would cancel their trip.

As Tennessee football cancels return game, BYU will get a big check and some rare nonconference flexibility

By Kevin Reynolds | May 16, 2022, 10:33 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU 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.

Why BYU football is putting a spoke in the Old Wagon Wheel, suspending a 100-year rivalry with Utah State

By Kevin Reynolds | May 13, 2022, 1:38 a.m.

FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2019, file photo, New England Patriots middle linebacker Kyle Van Noy smiles on the field during an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions in Detroit. The Miami Dolphins have added up to seven starters with a spending spree at the start of free agency, including linebacker Kyle Van Noy. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Cougar great Kyle Van Noy frustrated with his alma mater, says BYU needs to ‘step up’ support for football program

By Kevin Reynolds | May 12, 2022, 12:25 p.m.

Rick Egan | The Salt Lake Tribune)  BYU basketball fans cheer as the Cougars extend their lead in the final minutes of a game against the San Diego Toreros at the Marriott Center on Jan. 20, 2022.

Sources: BYU basketball expected to hire former Louisville assistant Kahil Fennell

By Kevin Reynolds | May 13, 2022, 12:00 a.m.

(BYU Athletics) Justin Anderson, who played for the Cougars from 2000-02, has returned to Provo to help lead BYU into the Big 12 as the football program's player personnel director.

A week ago, Justin Anderson didn’t know BYU football was hiring. Now he is one of the program’s most impactful voices

By Kevin Reynolds | May 11, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

Brigham Young running back Tyler Allgeier (25) falls in to the end zone for a touchdown during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Southern California in Los Angeles, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

A little-known Pro Day ritual that helped BYU running back Tyler Allgeier find his NFL home

By Kevin Reynolds | May 4, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Hunter Clegg) American Fork junior Hunter Clegg is a four-star recruit and is getting closer to making a decision on where he will play in college.

Four-star American Fork football recruit Hunter Clegg has BYU and Utah among his finalists. Here’s what he says he wants in a school

By Alex Vejar | May 3, 2022, 1:23 p.m.

(Rick Egan  |  The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young head coach Kalani Sitake smiles as the Cougars celebrate their win  42-14 win over the Aggies, in football action between Brigham Young Cougars and Utah State Aggies in Logan on Nov. 2, 2019. Monday, BYU announced a wave of new hires to help the Cougars' football program move closer in size to other Big 12 schools.

BYU football takes an important step in its Big 12 preparation

By Kevin Reynolds | May 3, 2022, 1:13 p.m.

(Francisco Kjolseth | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars running back Tyler Allgeier (25) carries the ball against the Arizona State Sun Devils at LaVell Edwards Stadium in Provo, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021.

BYU’s Tyler Allgeier selected by the Atlanta Falcons in fifth round of the NFL draft

By Kevin Reynolds | May 1, 2022, 8:24 p.m.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars wide receiver Samson Nacua (45) reacts to fans 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.

Milly rocking, chest bumping and Kid Cudi: Samson Nacua finally knows who he is. Embracing it might be his ticket to the NFL.

By Kevin Reynolds | May 1, 2022, 8:29 p.m.

BYU guard Maria Albiero (5) drives as Villanova forward Brianna Herlihy (14) defends during the second half of a college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament, Saturday, March 19, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

From checks in lockers to paid appearances, college athletes have been cashing in — but the rules are leaving one group out

By Kevin Reynolds | April 30, 2022, 1:00 p.m.

BYU's Paisley Harding (13) reacts after making a 3-point shot against Gonzaga during the first half of an NCAA women's championship college basketball game at the West Coast Conference tournament Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

These two BYU women’s basketball players just signed professional contracts

By Alex Vejar | April 26, 2022, 5:49 p.m.

Leah Hogsten  |  The Salt Lake Tribune  BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe listens as BYU basketball coach Dave Rose talks about his career. Rose announced on Tuesday that he was retiring after a 14-year career in which he became BYUÕs all-time winningest menÕs basketball coach.

Eye on the Y: BYU athletics director Tom Holmoe suddenly has some big job openings to fill

By Kevin Reynolds | April 23, 2022, 12:00 p.m.

(Ryan Campbell | BYU) Trent Pratt assumed the interim head coaching role midway through the season.

Since the eighth-grade, BYU baseball coach Trent Pratt has followed his mentor — just never quite like this

By Kevin Reynolds | April 22, 2022, 4:34 p.m.

(Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune) BYU Women's basketball head coach Jeff Judkins poses for a photo at the Marriott Center on Oct. 14, 2015. After announcing his retirement earlier this month, the Cougars are looking to replace their longtime head coach.

Who might replace longtime BYU basketball coach Jeff Judkins? Here are three possibilities.

By Alex Vejar | April 21, 2022, 5:04 p.m.

(Rachel Rydalch | The Salt Lake Tribune) Brigham Young Cougars forward Gideon George (5) and Brigham Young Cougars forward Caleb Lohner (33) substitute out of the game during the last few minutes at the NIT quarter finals between the Brigham Young Cougars and the Washington State Cougars on Wednesday, March 23, 2022.

BYU’s Caleb Lohner, Gideon George enter transfer portal, as Cougars lose more starting experience

By Kevin Reynolds | April 19, 2022, 5:46 p.m.