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BYU football receives commitment from Lone Peak DE/LB Preston Lewis

Lewis received a scholarship offer and committed on Memorial Day.

BYU softball: Thompon, Bull, Bell earn top awards, BYU gets five on All-WCC First Team

The West Coast Conference announced Tuesday that BYU juniors Ashley Thompson, McKenna Bull and Lauren Bell have been named WCC Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Defensive Player of the... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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BYU's Kalani Purcell puts up double-double for New Zealand National Team in tournament win

Kalani Purcell, playing for the New Zealand women's national team in a tour of China and Europe in preparation for June's Olympic qualifiers, put up 13 points and 11 rebounds for the Tall Ferns in... Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl called most NBA-ready center; Austin Collie details retirement and new pursuit

Jakob Poeltl tops David Aldridge's list of centers; Austin Collie opens up about football retirement and his next objective; Jabari Parker shows what could have been in BYU football video. Read more »

May 17, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Conferences should beware as TV sports models evolve at alarming rate

Conference expansion debate aside, the ever-changing way Americans digest their sports programming could have a chilling influence on future revenues and network models. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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BYU baseball: Anderson named Rawlings WCC Player of Week heading into Utah game

Brennon Anderson has been named the Rawlings West Coast Conference Player of the Week as BYU baseball begins its final week of the regular season. Read more »

May 16, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars headed to Columbia Regional

West Coast Conference champion BYU softball is going to Columbia, Missouri, to face the No. 15 overall tournament seed Missouri Tigers in the NCAA regionals on Thursday. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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BYU, Utah and Weber State softball teams learn their destinations for NCAA regionals

Three in-state softball programs know where they’ll be headed this week, as the NCAA softball championships bracket was revealed Sunday night. Read more »

May 15, 2016

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BYU baseball: six-run eighth inning paves way to 9-3 win at San Francisco

A 9-3 victory over the University of San Francisco on Saturday afternoon put BYU baseball back in first place contention in the West Coast Conference. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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BYU softball: Balanced effort leads to doubleheader split for BYU softball

BYU softball capped off the West Coast Conference season with a doubleheader split at San Diego on Saturday, dropping the first, 5-2, and winning the second, 9-3, to take the series. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Ty Detmer, the son, opens up one more family chapter taking BYU coaching gig

Sonny Detmer, the legendary Texas high school coach, can see his son Ty stepping in and making things work as a rookie college offensive coordinator for the Cougars. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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Dick Harmon: BYU women prepared to do whatever it takes at NCAA golf championships

After obtaining an exemption from Sunday play in next week's NCAA Golf Championship in Eugene, Oregon, an adjusted format presents plenty of challenges and questions for not only the Cougars but... Read more »

May 14, 2016

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BYU softball: Bravo's 12th-inning RBI single helps BYU clinch WCC title

With a game-winning RBI from Gordy Bravo in the 12th inning, BYU softball won the 2016 West Coast Conference title with a 1-0 win at San Diego on Friday night. Read more »

May 14, 2016

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BYU baseball: series evened at San Francisco with 12-6 BYU win

A pair of home runs helped three BYU baseball pitchers secure a 12-6 victory over the University of San Francisco on Friday. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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By the numbers: Student-athlete graduates from Utah's three FBS schools

Hundreds of student-athletes attending Utah colleges and universities earned their college degrees this spring. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Notre Dame tight end Tyler Luatua to stay with Fighting Irish, will not transfer to BYU

Notre Dame TE Tyler Luatua, who said he would be transferring to BYU in February, has said he will stay in South Bend, Indiana, after all. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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Inspired by his mother's sacrifices, former BYU football player returns and earns his college degree

Hebron Fangupo said it was the sacrifices his mother made earning her own college degree that inspired him to return to the classroom after four years in the NFL. He is among 94 student-athletes to... Read more »

May 13, 2016

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BYU quarterback Taysom Hill says via Twitter he’s changing number to No. 7 to honor his late brother

Taysom Hill tweeted Thursday night he will wear the No. 7 to honor his late brother, Dexter, who passed away on March 25. Dexter Hill was 31. Read more »

May 13, 2016

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BYU baseball: USF takes game one of series, 6-5

Host San Francisco scored on a sacrifice fly to center field for a 6-5 victory over BYU baseball in the ninth inning on Thursday. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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WCC tournaments to continue at Orleans Arena through 2019

The West Coast Conference announced Thursday that it has extended its contract to hold the men's and women's basketball tournaments at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas through 2019. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Doug Robinson: NCAA to "athlete-students" — check's in the mail

After years of court battles, the NCAA and EA Sports finally pay former college football and basketball players for using their images in video games, ending the NCAA's notion that it owns a... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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BYU softball: Two Cougars earn WCC All-Academic honors

Two BYU softball players have received West Coast Conference All-Academic honors, announced by the conference Thursday. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Photo gallery: Cal upsets BYU in a Varsity Cup championship for the ages

Photo gallery of BYU Rugby national championship against Cal May 7, 2016. Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Morning links: NBA Draft can't spell 'Jakob Poeltl'; Jabari Parker takes on current BYU players at the Marriott

LDS NBA player shares Marriott Center floor with current Cougars; multiple tweets misspell Ute big man's name; ESPN recalls 25th anniversary of Utah competing in two of the longest games in NCAA... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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SB Nation deep dive on BYU football asks if Kalani Sitake can help the Cougars deliver a breakthrough

Writer Bill Connelly delves into 10 points concerning the past, present and future of the BYU football team Read more »

May 12, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Big 12 territory: Historical perspective shows benefits of expansion

The Big 12 presidents will meet later in May to decide whether to expand and invite new members. The sometimes dysfunctional league is behind the times as the smallest Power 5 conference. What's... Read more »

May 12, 2016

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The offseason status of NFL players with Utah ties, post-2016 NFL draft edition

Here's a look at the 74 players with Utah ties who are currently on NFL rosters and their current situations, as well as several more who are tryouts or free agents. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars to play in 2017 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge

BYU softball will participate in the 2017 Puerto Vallarta College Challenge with schools from the SEC, Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac 12, as announced by Triple Crown Sports on Wednesday. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars go for WCC title in San Diego this weekend

BYU softball looks to clinch its third-straight West Coast Conference title this weekend at San Diego. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Laulu-Pututau, Kurtz to help fill void at receiver for BYU (+video)

Having lost three of its top four pass-catchers from last season — Mitch Mathews, Devon Blackmon and Terenn Houk — some observers wonder where BYU’s receiving production will come... Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Brad Rock: Even former BYU-killer says Cougars belong in power conference

Ex-Ute and NFL player Brandon Burton says the rivalry should continue and there's "nothing like it." Read more »

May 11, 2016

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Morning links: Jabari Parker plays hoops at BYU; Kyler Fackrell's faith, family featured by ESPN

LDS NBA player visits Provo; former Utah State linebacker the subject of a story; future Ute gymnast, Olympic hopeful MyKayla Skinner featured by NBC. Read more »

May 11, 2016

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BYU baseball: A big seventh inning lifts the Cougars to a big 17-6 win over Utah Valley

Eric Urry led the way for the Cougars, belting two home runs, one in the first inning and another in the seventh, in Tuesday's romp over the Wolverines. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: USU's Nick Vigil signs with Bengals; BYU's Uani 'Unga, SUU's Anthony Norris waived

Utah State linebacker Nick Vigil signed his rookie contract with Cincinnati on Tuesday. The news wasn't as good for a pair of former Utah college players, as the Giants waived injured BYU LB Uani... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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From high school stars to a baseball legend, Governor's State of Sport Awards honor Utah's best

The Fifth Annual State of Sport Awards honored the best in Utah athletics for 2015 at a banquet and awards ceremony Tuesday night. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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BYU lacrosse season ends in loss to Georgia Tech in national quarterfinals

The ball-control offense of Georgia Tech proved too much for BYU to overcome in the quarterfinals of the Men's Collegiate Lacrosse National Championships as the Yellow Jackets beat the Cougars 7-5... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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BYU tennis: experienced roster produces successful season for BYU men's tennis

Thanks to an experienced and determined roster, No. 61 BYU men’s tennis compiled its most wins in a season since 2013 with a second-place West Coast Conference finish. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars wrap up 2016 season

After facing one of the tougher schedules in program history, BYU women’s tennis concluded the 2015-16 season with a 6-16 overall record. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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BYU's Lexi Eaton Rydalch waived by WNBA's Seattle Storm

Lexi Eaton Rydalch was a third-round draft pick by the Storm in last month's WNBA draft. Read more »

May 10, 2016

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Morning links: Kaufusi, Booker rookies to watch; Ute freshman trains with 'Ochocinco'; Blair gets a new putter

Former Beehive State collegiate football players on list of 32 rookies expected to make an immediate impact in NFL; ex-NFL WR posts video on Twitter of himself with Tyler Huntley at a gym; Utah... Read more »

May 10, 2016

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BYU men's lacrosse: Cougars use big third quarter to down Oregon State and advance

BYU came storming back from a halftime deficit to stay ahead for good. The Cougars take on Georgia Institute of Technology in the second round. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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NCAA grants BYU women no-Sunday-play accommodation for golf championship

The NCAA kicked in a bylaw that grants an exception to BYU from Sunday play in the national golf championship. BYU will replace its Sunday round with Thursday play following a practice round by all... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Gonzaga transfer and LDS convert Mike Rucker throwing his way into history for Cougars

BYU is billing its sophomore pitcher the winningest pitcher in the country, and his lofty 10-0 record on the mound has place him among a legendary list of Cougars. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars head to Logan for final in-state game of the year

Gearing up for its final week of regular season games, BYU softball heads to Logan, Utah, to face Utah State on Tuesday for the final in-state game of the year. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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BYU baseball: Cougars play Tuesday game at UVU, followed by San Francisco series

With the nation’s winningest pitcher on the mound, BYU baseball is undefeated, and while Michael Rucker (10-0, 2.58) is not scheduled to pitch until Thursday when BYU plays at San Francisco, BYU plays a make-up game Tuesday at... Read more »

May 9, 2016

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Local flavor in the NBA all-time team: Have the Utes or Cougars produced the best players?

Here's the best team from all of the NBA players who played their college basketball in Utah. Read more »

May 9, 2016

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BYU track: Cougars set five personal records at Weber State Twilight

Five BYU athletes set personal records Wednesday and Thursday at the Weber State Twilight Meet. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Cougars will grow from 2016's ultimate disappointment

In a season where just about everything went right for the Cougar men's volleyball team, just about everything went wrong during its NCAA championship match versus Ohio State. Read more »

May 8, 2016

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Fan interference call comes at a bad time for Cougars in men's NCAA championship

With the Cougars seemingly setting up for a win in the second set, a fan interference call took away a potential point while perhaps vaulting the Buckeyes ahead. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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BYU golf: Cougars headed to NCAA Finals with top-six finish, Garner ties for fourth

Backed by a 3-under tournament performance from Lea Garner, No. 37 BYU women's golf placed in the top six at the 2016 Division I NCAA Women's Regional on Saturday, good enough to advance to the... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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BYU baseball: Ninth-inning rally falls short in 4-3 loss at Pepperdine

A ninth-inning rally fell short for No. 26 BYU baseball, falling victim to a grand slam Saturday afternoon in a 4-3 loss to Pepperdine. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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