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BYU looking for defensive turnaround with Mendenhall calling the plays

For the 2015 season, Mendenhall will again be calling plays for the Y. D.

The evolution of college athletics: Re-examining the vastly changing field of college athletics in Utah

The field of college athletics in the state of Utah as the landscape across the country has vastly changed within the past year and with it, the debate continues on if enough has been done for... Read more »

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6 BYU softball players receive WCC academic honors

Six BYU softball players collected academic honors as the West Coast Conference announced its 2014-15 Commissioner’s Honor Roll on Monday. Read more »

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Hodges heads list of 8 BYU baseball players receiving WCC academic honors

Catcher Grant Hodges heads a list of eight BYU baseball players selected to the West Coast Conference Commissioner’s Honor Roll. Read more »

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Morning links: Utah is on the rise in the Pac-12; BYU Hail Mary noted; Burks headed to Philippines

The Utes are No. 33 in the Orlando Sentinel's ranking of all 128 teams in the FBS. Jim McMahon's Hail Mary advances to the semifinal of NFL.com's Greatest CFB Plays bracket. Also, Alec Burks is... Read more »

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Pair of former BYU runners win men's, women's titles at Deseret News Classic 10K

Jared Ward of Kaysville won the men's title with a time of 28:46.9, while Melody Jenson of Orem was the top woman with a time of 34:57.7. Read more »

July 25, 2015

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Analysis: Can Jimmer Fredette resurrect his career in San Antonio?

Will Jimmer Fredette, who played for the Sacramento Kings, Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans in his four NBA seasons, be able to resurrect his career as a sharpshooter for the Spurs? Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Links: Utes basketball considered a national championship contender; Jazz's Cooley is comedic gold

Taylor Strum of Rant Sports called Utah basketball a dark horse national championship contender. Tyler Haws said that he's probably headed to Spain. And giving Jack Cooley a microphone in practice... Read more »

July 23, 2015

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Former BYU guard Jimmer Fredette signs with San Antonio Spurs

The former BYU sharpshooter has signed with the San Antonio Spurs, his fourth NBA team in five pro seasons. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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BYU football: Ranking the best players on special teams in school history

A look at the best kickers, punters and return men to ever play for the BYU Cougars. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Dick Harmon: Cable TV 'cord-cutting' about to spell major trouble for ESPN?

Sports cable giant ESPN's numbers are dwindling and that could have a domino effect in how college conference TV contracts are negotiated in the future. The revenue downturn could also force the... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Time for McMahon to get over it (BYU)

McMahon is 55 years old and 30 years removed from college — and he's still complaining about BYU. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Ben Criddle: The similarities between Bronco Mendenhall and LaVell Edwards, 10 years in

Is there really a difference between LaVell Edwards and Bronco Mendenhall? Yes, I know this is a controversial question to express among BYU fans, but I'm not here to troll. My objective is to seek... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Morning links: Big 12 players want expansion according to ESPN poll; Utah basketball to play Texas Tech in Puerto Rico

A large majority of Big 12 players say they want college football expansion. Utah and BYU both find out who they will play in the first round of their early-season tournaments. Trey Burke says that... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Brad Rock: BYU should be in a conference — no kidding?

Missouri coach thinks independence shouldn't exist. In a sense, so does BYU. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Morning Links: BYU, Utah combine for 5 of the Top 25 non-conference games; Jazz have No. 3 top young core

The Utes and Cougars combine for five of the Top 25 best non-conference games; Gary Pinkel says independents, including Notre Dame, should join conferences; and the Jazz have the No. 3 young core. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Big 12 Media Days roundup: Expansion and conference championship game still topics for discussion

Big 12 Media Days kicked off on Monday, and it wasn't long before Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby talked about conference expansion and the need for a conference championship game. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Morning links: CBS says BYU is disrespected; Jazz's Trey Lyles called a steal; Utes' D-line in 'great shape'

BYU is called one of the most disrespected teams in college football, and Trey Lyles is called a steal at the No. 12 pick. Also, the Utes' defensive line is in great shape. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Mike Sorensen: Spieth chasing history, Johnson's another Norman and beach volleyball possibly coming to BYU and Utah

As we hit the dog days of summer, Mike Sorensen has a smorgasboard of sports topics to digest on a Monday morning. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Utahns in baseball: Ex-Utah prep Keenyn Walker busts slump with huge week; BYU’s Mahoney wins first pro game

Former Utah prep star Keenyn Walker raised his season batting average significantly in six games, while former BYU pitcher Kolton Mahoney picked up his first career pro win on Thursday after... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Dick Harmon: Weir's walk away from golf, admirable, comes at critical time in career and for family

For the first time in 25 years, Mike Weir will not compete in the Canadian Open. A resident of Draper and former BYU star, Weir announced this week family priorities will put his golf game on the... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Brighton wide receiver Simi Fehoko commits to play football at Stanford, choosing Cardinal over BYU and Utah

Brighton wide receiver Simi Fehoko has made his college choice: the four-star recruit is headed to Stanford. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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BYU expects to benefit from strong senior leadership

As a freshman in 2009, BYU's Mitch Mathews noticed the leadership provided by seniors helped guide the Cougars to an 11-2 record. Mathews hasn’t seen that kind of leadership in the program... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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College football: Full list of locals on preseason award watch lists

Here's a look at all the Utah FBS players that were named to national award preseason watch lists over the past 10 days. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Mike Weir to take 'an indefinite leave of absence,' miss Canadian Open

Former Masters champion Mike Weir is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour and will skip the RBC Canadian Open next week. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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BYU football notes: Coaches look to 'The Bash Brothers' in an effort to protect Taysom Hill

During the spring, BYU coaches converted defensive linemen Tanner Balderree and Stephen Richards — a.k.a. “The Bash Brothers” — into tight ends in part to help protect... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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