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Sitake not intimidated by BYU's schedule, playing in storied stadiums

Now, as the head coach at BYU, Sitake is staring at what might be the toughest schedule the program has ever had.

Quiz: How much do you really know about BYU football?

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BYU swim: Jake Taylor advances to finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

Jake Taylor of BYU swim and dive advanced to the Tuesday night finals in the 100 backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Read more »

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BYU baseball: lefty Aaron Cross transfers to BYU

Left-handed pitcher Aaron Cross is transferring to BYU’s baseball team after signing a recent letter of intent. Read more »

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Morning Links: BYU basketball fans proclaimed best in the west; Jazz, NBA wish Rudy Gobert happy birthday

BYU tops basketball attendance in the west for the seventh season in a row. Rudy Gobert receives birthday wishes on Twitter. Finally, Dante Exum plans to be back at full fitness by October. Read more »

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Sitake making transition from longtime assistant to head coach at BYU

Of the last four head coaches to lead the BYU football program, three of them had never been a head coach prior to landing the job. In that way, Kalani Sitake is like predecessors Edwards and... Read more »

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Dick Harmon: While away from BYU, Tejan Koroma wasn't wasting away getting flabby

BYU's talented center Tejan Koroma has made a name for himself on the football field, a career starter both seasons as a Cougar. But coming off a suspension, how did he fill his time? Is he in... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on the Sabbath Day, regardless of the consequences

For decades, BYU has fought for the right to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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BYU baseball: season summary recaps national spotlight

National limelight surrounded BYU baseball for much of the 2016 season for good reason en route to earning a share of the West Coast Conference title. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Kalani Sitake: A summer of prep with everything from ambassadorship to youth camps

Kalani Sitake hasn't coached a game yet as a Division I coach but before that opener with Arizona in the desert, he has shown how much he completely understands one of the key roles he has as a... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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BYU, Utah State football programs receive commitments

Cougars get commitment from athlete Tariq Buchanan of Texas, while Florida quarterback Henry Colombi commits to the Aggies Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Looking back at the top 10 NBA draft picks from Utah schools

A look at the careers of all the players from Utah schools who were drafted in the top 10 in the NBA draft. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl in 'Braveheart'?; ESPN's defensive 'triplets'; Jazz trade graded

Ziggy Ansah heads up eighth-ranked defensive group; Jakob Poeltl acts out Braveheart scene; NBA minds like Utah's acquisition of George Hill. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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BYU men's basketball hires Erick Schork as strength and conditioning coach

Schork goes to Provo after nine years at Saint Louis University. In addition to experience in collegiate athletics, he has also worked in the NFL and NHL Read more »

June 22, 2016

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BYU swimming: Taylor leads Cougar hopefuls at U.S. Olympic Trials next week

Increasing like a geometric sequence, BYU’s swim and dive team now numbers more than a handful of Olympic hopefuls of previous years. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Treasured venues: Attending a cross-country event requires audience participation

The ultimate sporting venue is the one that requires fans to actively participate in the event. The pinnacle event for audience participation is the NCAA cross-country running championship. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Morning links: Athlon ranks Utah FBS coaches; conflicting reports on Jazz's Gordon Hayward

Kyle Whittingham, Kalani Sitake and Matt Wells ranked among FBS coaches; Gordon Hayward's name pops up in trade rumors prior to NBA draft; BYU seen as obstacle for UCLA and Michigan State. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Former BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander makes U.S. Olympic volleyball roster

Ex-Cougar named to 12-man roster who will compete for gold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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BYU football receives commitment from Olympus linebacker Ben Bywater

Ben Bywater becomes the 10th player to commit to the Cougars since last week, and the third from Olympus High School. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford is also a BYU-Hawaii professor

For three months, Chad Ford is one of ESPN’s top NBA draft experts. For the rest of the year, the husband and father of four is a professor who specializes in conflict mediation at Brigham... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Morning links: MJ vs. Jazz still holds viewership record; Dennis Pitta looks ready to contribute

Sunday's NBA finale didn't exceed the 1998 clincher in viewership; Dennis Pitta showed good signs in Baltimore's offseason program; Derrick Favors wears winning socks Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Former BYU volleyball coach Tom Peterson hired to guide Southern Virginia program

Southern Virginia University announced Friday that it will field a men's volleyball program for the first time in 2017, and now the team has a head coach. He's a familiar one to people surrounding... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Rock On: Just wondering, is Ayesha's cooking rigged?

Also, Frank Layden gets an honor that's long past due. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Daniel Summerhays' U.S. Open play proves the Utahn isn't far from wins

Daniel Summerhays put on a dazzling display of golf during the U.S. Open at Oakmont this past weekend in an event that chewed up and spit out some of the very best players in the world. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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BYU golf: looking back on the women's golf team's successful 2015-16 season

After winning its first West Coast Conference championship and reaching the Division I NCAA Finals, No. 37 BYU women’s golf 2015-16 season has come to a close. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Treasured venues: How a mid-November trip to Notre Dame Stadium cheered up this BYU fan

How could a Cougar fan road trip in mid-November to the ice cold Midwest result in a treasured memory? Two of my sons and my son-in-law and I certainly found out. Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Morning links: Warriors feel Andrew Bogut's absence; Lions wish KVN happy birthday, 3 months late

Sources discuss the impact of Andrew Bogut's injury; the Detroit Lions get Kyle Van Noy's birthday wrong; Brennon Lund goes from Bingham High School to BYU to the Orem Owlz Read more »

June 20, 2016

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Daniel Summerhays finishes in tie for 8th at U.S. Open

Utah's Daniel Summerhays finished his third U.S. Open in a tie for 8th place after shooting a final-round 74 at Oakmont Country Club. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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Amy Donaldson: Olympian tells runners that his success comes from trusting his training, finding positives

BYU and Davis High alum Jared Ward shared thoughts on training, racing and Olympic dreams at a recent event at Wasatch Running Company in Sandy. Read more »

June 19, 2016

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BYU baseball: Shaver named ABCA/Rawlings Third-Team All-American

Designated hitter Colton Shaver of BYU has been named Rawlings Third-Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Ty Detmer adjusting to unique spring, summer before big-time football work begins

BYU may have hired the former Heisman Trophy winner to be the football offensive coordinator and quarterback coach, but the majority of his time has been spent recruiting, meeting with fans,... Read more »

June 18, 2016

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All Poly Camp keeps on going strong

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh was among a variety of coaches, including all Beehive State college programs, at the respected event. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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Utah's Daniel Summerhays jumps into contention at U.S. Open with a sparkling 65

After shooting a first-round 74, Utah's Daniel Summerhays jumped into contention at the U.S. Open Friday with a 5-under-par 65 and stands three shots off the pace set by Dustin Johnson. Read more »

June 18, 2016

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5 toughest schedules in BYU football history

BYU's 2016 football schedule may end up being one of the toughest ever. What were the hardest football schedules in BYU history? Read more »

June 17, 2016

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Utahns in baseball: Jaycob Brugman PCL player of the week; six locals selected in the 2016 draft

As of Friday, three players who played high school or college baseball in Utah are in the major leagues. Six are in Triple-A, eight are in Double-A and three are in Single-A. Six Utahns were taken... Read more »

June 17, 2016

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BYU, Utah football programs both receive commitments from pairs of twins, plus Cougars get another

Cameron and Nathan Latu of Olympus High School, plus Brandon Kaho of Reno, Nevada, commit to BYU, while Tristin and Zyon McCollum of Galveston, Texas, commit to the Utes. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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3rd District primary race heats up between Chaffetz, Teng

Rep. Jason Chaffetz is facing a primary election challenge in his bid for a fifth term in Congress from fellow Republican Chia-Chi Teng, a BYU professor and former Microsoft software engineer. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Heather Olmstead releases 2016 women’s volleyball schedule

BYU women’s volleyball head coach Heather Olmstead announced the release of the 2016 schedule Thursday. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Lights, paint, erosion repair: Y mountain undergoing renovations

BYU is installing permanent lights, repairing erosion and repainting the 350-foot-tall Y letter on Y Mountain. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Morning links: Steve Smith explains NFL return in Bees hat; Dante Exum rehabs with former BYU stars

Steve Smith wears Bees gear and talks about the decision to keep playing; Dante Exum hoops it up with Tyler Haws and Brandon Davies; Jabari Parker is over the O.J. Simpson case. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Pleasant Grove's Payton Henry signs with Brewers instead of playing for BYU

Pleasant Grove's Payton Henry signed on with the Milwaukee Brewers organization on Wednesday, opting to go professional instead of playing for BYU. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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Report: Houston guard L.J. Rose to transfer to BYU

CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reports that Rose will join the Cougars after long holding interest in the program. Read more »

June 16, 2016

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BYU football receives commitments from East High DT Siaki Ika, California DT Tyler Manoa

Siaki Ika and Tyler Manoa become the fifth and sixth players to commit to the Cougars this week. Ika will be part of the 2019 class, Manoa part of the 2018 crop. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Sports debate: Who should start at quarterback for BYU, Taysom Hill or Tanner Mangum?

The Deseret News takes a look at the cases for both Taysom Hill and Tanner Mangum and why they should start at quarterback for BYU in 2016. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Johnny Miller's 63, 'Miracle at Oakmont,' relived by one of his sons on Father's Day

Many golf historians consider Johnny Miller's record round of 63 one of the greatest rounds of golf ever. One of his sons, BYU assistant golf coach Todd Miller, will be at Oakmont this week for... Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Morning links: Jimmer Fredette reportedly set to work out for Timberwolves; Kalani Purcell makes FIBA highlight

Jimmer Fredette to take his latest NBA shot; Kalani Purcell gets two points in creative fashion; Kyle Collinsworth and Trey Lyles post photos with notable basketball figure. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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Former BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi signs rookie contract with Baltimore Ravens

Bronson Kaufusi became the last of the local 2016 NFL draft picks to sign when he inked his rookie deal with the Ravens on Tuesday. Read more »

June 15, 2016

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BYU football program receives four commitments

A busy day brought two commitments for the 2017 class and two for 2018. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Mr. and Mrs. Collinsworth are both pursuing athletic dreams

While her husband pursues a career in professional basketball, BYU junior Shea Collinsworth is pursuing her own athletic career, which got a big boost with her third-place finish in the 800-meter... Read more »

June 14, 2016

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BYU football program scouring world for top LDS recruits

Kalani Sitake wants to tap into that vast pool of recruiting prospects, adding that it’s important not to expect LDS athletes to be attracted to BYU simply because of the religious affiliation. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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BYU names new dean of College of Engineering and Technology

Michael A. Jensen has been named the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology at Brigham Young University. Read more »

June 14, 2016

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