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Empey evaluates BYU's O-line; recruit Haws to enroll before mission

Center Caden Haws announced Tuesday that he will come to Provo this fall.

BYU football hires former player Jack Damuni as director of player personnel

Jack Damuni made a name for himself as a strong safety under LaVell Edwards in the mid-1990s. Now the former Cougar will serve as BYU football's director of player personnel and on-campus... Read more »

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BYU volleyball: Women’s volleyball adds Neeley to staff

BYU women’s volleyball head coach Heather Olmstead announced the hiring of Jonny Neeley as an assistant coach Wednesday. Read more »

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BYU tennis: Cougars host No. 59 Boise State on Saturday

BYU (7-1) looks to stay undefeated at home during 2016 play this Saturday against Boise State. Read more »

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Morning links: BYU, Virginia fans share moment of suspense; Utes on the bubble

Former Cougar football coach Bronco Mendenhall delivers "breaking news" on Twitter, putting fans in a frenzy; ex-BYU WR featured in video; Utah on the NCAA Tournament bubble? Read more »

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BYU softball: BYU starts 2016 season at the Kajikawa Classic

BYU softball kicks off the 2016 season with five games at the Kajikawa Classic this weekend, starting against San Jose State on Thursday at 2 p.m. MST. Read more »

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Dick Harmon: BYU's Sitake wants former Cougar to be program's new director of personnel

It's been 20 years since Jack Damuni played football at BYU, but now he's answered a call to return to his alma mater from new BYU coach Kalani Sitake. You have to look no further than Kahuku High... Read more »

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BYU men's lacrosse kicks off 2016 season with rout of Utah State

The No. 8 Cougars look to have a strong season and started it the right way with a 31-3 victory over Utah State on Saturday. Read more »

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BYU tennis: Cougars travel to Missouri for two matches

BYU women's tennis (1-2) travels to Columbia, Missouri, this week to play Wichita State and the University of Missouri, Columbia. Read more »

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Nick Emery's freshman season at BYU filled with ups, downs, lessons learned

There have been times when the former Lone Peak star has shown flashes of brilliance on both the offensive and defensive ends of the floor. There have been stretches when he couldn't buy a basket.... Read more »

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BYU men's volleyball: No. 3 BYU heads to the East Coast for matches at Princeton, NJIT

No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball hits the road this week for matches at Princeton and NJIT. The Cougars will play in the Eastern Time Zone for the first time since the 2008 season. Read more »

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The BYU international basketball tracker: Davies, Broadus shine

A look at how the former BYU basketball players are performing on their teams around the globe. Read more »

Feb. 8, 2016

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Cougars regrouping, going back on the road after 'devastating' loss to Pacific

With a shocking 77-72 victory at the Marriott Center last Saturday, Pacific dealt BYU a major setback to its hopes for a West Coast Conference regular-season championship and NCAA tournament... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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BYU track: Adams cracks record books in New Mexico

Senior captain Sean Adams ran the 400 meters in 47.15 seconds to claim the No. 7 spot on the BYU indoor all-time list at the New Mexico Collegiate Track and Field Classic on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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Dick Harmon: BYU's Harvey Unga to assist Jamaal Williams' attempt to break his rushing record

New BYU football coach Kalani Sitake has added the school's all-team leading rusher to his staff as a graduate assistant coach. That puts Harvey Unga in a unique situation to help supervise the... Read more »

Feb. 7, 2016

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BYU tennis: No. 52 Denver hands BYU first loss of the season

BYU ends its eight-game winning streak by losing to Denver University, 3-4, on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Sander’s 15 kills lead No. 3 Cougars to second sweep of No. 10 Gauchos

Brenden Sander had 15 kills as No. 3 BYU defeated No. 10 UC Santa Barbara in three sets at home on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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BYU basketball notebook: Win against BYU a big one for Pacific

Considering everything that has gone against Pacific this season, it's easy to understand why emotions ran high for Tiger players and coaches after they upset the Cougars on Saturday. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars drop home opener to No. 69 Denver

In the first home match of the season, BYU women's tennis fell, 4-3, to Denver on Saturday at the BYU indoor courts. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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BYU basketball: Pulsipher's 26 lifts Cougars past Gaels

Makenzi Morrison Pulsipher’s game-high 26 points led BYU women’s basketball to a 21-point victory, 65-44, over Saint Mary’s to seal its 12th conference win Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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Cold-shooting BYU loses stunner to Pacific, halting 17-game homecourt winning streak

BYU’s mercurial season continued Saturday afternoon at the Marriott Center — this time in the form of a stunning 77-72 loss to lowly Pacific. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars sweep Air Force to remain undefeated

BYU defeated regional opponent Air Force, 5-0, on Friday to remain undefeated and extend the season win streak to seven. Read more »

Feb. 6, 2016

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BYU basketball: Cougars look to keep rolling at home as they host Pacific

Going into Thursday’s game against BYU, Saint Mary’s hadn’t played a game outside the state of California all season. The Gaels learned the hard way that Provo is a tough place to... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Dick Harmon: BYU's Sitake hired assistant Reno Mahe to be recruiter/salesman

Reno Mahe's coaching experience is minimal but his love of the game and his experience in the NFL and as a BYU footbal player could serve new head coach Kalani Sitake well in months to come. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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BYU volleyball team dominates at the net in straight-set win over UC Santa Barbara

When the BYU men’s volleyball team asserts its physicality at the net there are few teams nationally that can withstand it. Case in point? The Cougars’ straight-set sweep (25-20, 25-16,... Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Video analysis: Aggressive D, improved inside play in second half lead BYU to win over Saint Mary’s

BYU controlled both the paint and the guard line in the second half as the Cougars rallied to defeat Saint Mary's Thursday night at the Marriott Center. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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Sports and music: How gymnasts pick the perfect floor routine song

From the original choreography to practice, countless hours of work go into a 90-second floor routine. However, for many gymnasts, the perfect floor routine starts with the right song. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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BYU basketball: First-grader given royal blue treatment for showing his true colors

Information and images travel fast on Twitter, a good thing for true-blue fan Spencer Cloward and his parents. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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BYU track: Cougars gear up for the New Mexico Classic

Short distance runners, jumpers and throwers have the spotlight this weekend at the New Mexico Collegiate Track and Field Classic on Feb. 5-6. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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BYU football adds California DL Kainoa Fuiava to 2016 signing class

Fuiava becomes the 26th member of the Cougars' class thanks to an offer late on Tuesday night. Read more »

Feb. 5, 2016

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BYU basketball: Cougars top Tigers for first place in WCC

Behind a career-high 38 points, Lexi Eaton Rydalch led the Cougars to a 67-57 victory against the Tigers and sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference on Thursday night. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Defense, rebounding, big second half propels BYU to 70-59 victory over Saint Mary's

Under coach Dave Rose, BYU has built a reputation for its fast-paced, high-scoring offense. But the Cougars knocked off Saint Mary’s Thursday night at the Marriott Center with defense. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Recapping National Signing Day in Utah

In this week's episode of the Deseret News Sports Podcast, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Ryan McDonald discuss National Signing Day and what it meant for Utah's FBS colleges as well... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Former BYU star Vai Sikahema urges education, honors family and heritage at Polynesian Football Hall of Fame ceremony

The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame enshrined former BYU and professional football player Vai Sikahema into its Class of 2016 at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie, Hawaii, on Jan. 30. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Former BYU football coach stops hit-and-run driver while on recruiting trip

Former BYU running backs coach Mark Atuaia helped apprehend a hit-and-run driver last week while on a recruiting trip. Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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Morning links: Grading the BYU, Utah and USU recruiting classes; Bronco 'amazed' by increased recruiting pool

Various recruiting websites examine how BYU, Utah and Utah State fared on National Signing Day; former Cougar coach discusses differences between recruiting at Virginia and BYU; Jazz center Rudy... Read more »

Feb. 4, 2016

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BYU looking to control pace against WCC-leading Saint Mary's

There’s something about Saint Mary’s. As the Gaels invade the Marriott Center Thursday, BYU faces a team that cracked the coaches poll at No. 25 this week, has lost only two games all... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Sitake makes the most of short time in putting together his first recruiting class at BYU

Hired just six weeks before National Signing Day, BYU coach Kalani Sitake didn’t have much time to compile his first recruiting class. Not only did Sitake and his assistants keep the... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Dick Harmon: New BYU assistant coach Lamb gets first taste of crazy football signing day

Ever since Kalani Sitake was hired as BYU's new head football coach, recruiting has been a blur and his staff has been spread to the four corners of the country. As signing day ended Wednesday, Ed... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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5-star LDS linebacker prospect Mique Juarez chooses to play at UCLA

BYU football has seen its share of miracles — the Mangum Miracle for one, the Miracle Bowl for another. But there won’t be a Mique Miracle. Star LDS linebacker Mique Juarez will play... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Timpview three-star outside linebacker Keenan Pili excited to play for BYU

Kalani Sitake and his BYU coaching staff have already been touted as effective recruiters. Keenan Pili, a three-star linebacker from Timpview, is one player who felt comfortable and confident with... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars voted to finish first in WCC preseason polls

BYU softball was voted to finish first and four players were recognized in the West Coast Conference preseason poll released on Wednesday. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars picked to finish fourth in WCC Preseason Poll

The BYU women’s tennis team has been selected to finish fourth in the upcoming 2016 West Coast Conference season. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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BYU swim and dive: divers to compete in Air Force Diving Invite

BYU divers travel this week to compete in the Air Force Diving Invitational on Feb. 5-6, at the USAFA Cadet Natatorium in Colorado Spring, Colorado. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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BYU football: 2016 recruiting class (+live updates, video)

A live look at BYU's 2016 recruiting class as Letter of Intents come in on National Signing Day. Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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College football signing day central: Complete up-to-the-minute coverage

Today is the first day prospective college football players can sign National Letters of Intent. While many have already expressed their commitments to BYU, Utah, and Utah State, there are... Read more »

Feb. 3, 2016

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Lone Peak QB Gunther to be preferred walk-on at BYU (+video highlights)

For Lone Peak senior quarterback Talmage Gunther, playing at BYU was always his dream. That dream became a reality Monday, when he committed to the Cougars as a preferred walk-on. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Sitake, coaching staff bring aggressive recruiting approach to BYU

When Bronco Mendenhall announced two months ago that he was leaving BYU for Virginia, athletic director Tom Holmoe was asked what qualities he would be seeking in a new head coach. Near the top of... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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Doug Robinson: BYU's new football staff: Long on name recognition, short on experience

Two of the 10 coaches on BYU's recently completed staff are coming straight from the high school football ranks, three are coming from FCS schools (Weber State and Southern Utah) and two were out... Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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High school football: Handful of athletes still undecided heading into Signing Day

Corner Canyon's Keaton Bills, Cottonwood's Fua Pututau and Kearns' Sione Finau are among the few who are still undecided heading into Wednesday's National Letter of Intent Day. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars play in Colorado for two matches

Coming off its sixth-straight win, BYU heads to Colorado this weekend to face Air Force and Denver. Read more »

Feb. 2, 2016

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