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Harmon: BYU's Dave Rose anxious to get developing Bingham star Yoeli Childs

Dave Rose broke down things that get his engine going, including top-ranked power forward Yoeli Childs.

Men's rugby: Cal stuns BYU 40-29 in Varsity Cup championship (+video)

PROVO — California’s Nick Boyer scored a pair of tries within four minutes in the final 12 to spearhead an inspired Bears team to a dramatic comeback victory over previously undefeated... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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BYU softball: Bull sets season strikeout record in doubleheader wins

Behind home runs from Libby Sugg and Ashley Thompson, BYU softball defeated Santa Clara, 4-3 and 15-4, in a doubleheader on Friday at Gail Miller Field. Read more »

May 7, 2016

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BYU rugby seeking 5th consecutive national championship

The heavyweights of the collegiate rugby world, BYU and Cal, have met in each the past three seasons for the Varsity Cup Rugby Championship. Along the way, the Cougars and Bears have had classic... Read more »

May 7, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Shawn Olmstead gives recipe for his success as a young coach

Cougar men's volleyball coach Shawn Olmstead is preparing for his second NCAA championship match in just over a year and a half, yet he is quick to deflect any personal credit. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU baseball: Pepperdine Waves shut out No. 26 BYU Cougars on Friday

Pepperdine evened the series by shutting out No. 26 BYU baseball, 3-0, on Friday. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Danny Ainge readies for what is anticipated as a big NBA draft for Celtics

From player to coach and then on to general manager, former Cougar All-American Danny Ainge is on the verge of some big NBA draft twists and turns that could solidify his growing reputation as a... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU track: Cougars compete in weekend meet in Los Angeles

For the second time this week, BYU track and field will compete in a meet away from home when it travels to Los Angeles for the 2016 Oxy Invitational on Saturday. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU golf: Garner's 69 helps move BYU into top five at NCAA Women's Regional

Led by a strong 3-under-par performance by senior Lea Garner, BYU women’s golf moved up the leaderboard on Friday into a fifth-place tie at the 2016 NCAA Women’s Regional being played... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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NFL locals roundup: Miles Killebrew signs rookie contract; Bronson Kaufusi assigned Haloti Ngata's old number

Former Southern Utah safety Miles Killebrew was one of nine NFL draft picks who signed with the Detroit Lions on Friday, while former BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi's number with the Baltimore... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU championship primer: Watch the Cougars chase 4 national championships

The Cougars' men's volleyball team, as well as club sports men's and women's rugby, will be playing for national titles on Saturday. Next week, the school's club lacrosse team heads to the national... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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Former BYU golfer Zac Blair DQ'd at PGA event after hitting himself in head with putter

PGA Tour golfer Zac Blair has been disqualified from the Wells Fargo Championship after hitting himself in the head with his putter — and then using the bent club to finish out the hole. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Buckeyes exceed expectations to face Cougars for title

Despite their relative youth, Cougar players didn't shy away from expressing big goals throughout the season. Achieving that big goal is now just one win away as they prepare to take on Ohio State... Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Cougars crush Long Beach in 4 sets, advance to the NCAA championship match

The Cougars encountered little difficulty in defeating the 49ers on Thursday, using a balanced attack and precise serving to punch their ticket to the NCAA championship match. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU women's rugby has come a long way to play in the national championship

On Thursday, BYU women's rugby team took an 800-mile bus ride to Moraga, California. Not too long ago, BYU's own South Field seemed even further away. Read more »

May 6, 2016

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BYU tennis: Pearce named to WCC All-Academic Team

BYU's John Pearce, a sophomore on the men's tennis team, was named to the West Coast Conference 2015-16 Men's Tennis All-Academic Team on Thursday. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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NCAA volleyball notes: Ohio State hopes to build upon its memorable moment when taking on the Cougars

Ohio State narrowly escaped over UCLA on Thursday in a thrilling five-set victory that took everything it had. Next up is the No. 1-ranked Cougars who will present a big-time challenge in the NCAA... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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BYU golf: Garner sits in the top 20, BYU in a seventh-place tie after day one

Finishing in the top 20 after day one, Lea Garner helped BYU women's golf to a seventh-place tie at the NCAA Division I Regionals on Thursday. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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BYU baseball: Rucker and No. 26 Cougars claim 9-5 victory at Pepperdine

Mike Rucker kept his record unblemished at 10-0 as he helped No. 26 BYU baseball to a 9-5 win at Pepperdine on Thursday. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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BYU tennis: Nabieva receives WCC All-Academic Honorable Mention

After completing her first season at BYU, junior Natella Nabieva earned 2015-16 West Coast Conference All-Academic Honorable Mention, the league announced Thursday. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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BYU golf: Fishburn to participate in NCAA Regionals

Patrick Fishburn will represent BYU men's golf as an individual competitor at the NCAA Division I Regional in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from May 16-18. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Morning links: Kalani Sitake tweets marriage anniversary photo, Utah coaches reply; RSL featured by ESPN

BYU head football coach shares photo of he and his wife, Morgan Scalley and Guy Holliday comment on it; Nick Rimando, Jeff Cassar keeping Real Salt Lake on the right track; sports figures as 'Star... Read more »

May 5, 2016

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Going the distance: BYU, Big 12 aren't that far apart

When it comes to Big 12 Conference expansion, there are a number of factors at play. Despite the national narrative, geography shouldn't be one of them. Read more »

May 5, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Hatch wins Elite 90 award for NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball

Senior middle blocker Michael Hatch was honored with the Elite 90 award for the 2016 NCAA Division I Men's Volleyball Championship, the association announced Wednesday. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars host Santa Clara for final home series this weekend

Looking to bounce back after a loss, BYU softball hosts West Coast Conference opponent Santa Clara for the final home series of the season this weekend. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Former BYU basketball star Lexi Eaton Rydalch scores 8 points in pro debut

Lexi Eaton Rydalch scored eight points and had two steals and a rebound as her new team, the Seattle Storm, fell to the Phoenix Mercury on Wednesday in WNBA exhibition action. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Big 12 expansion probable if presidents vote to be proactive; BYU awaits decision

It is looking more like the Big 12 will decide to expand and add a championship title game. While many prospective candidates have waged public campaigns to sway opinion, BYU has maintained a... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball notebook: Brenden Sander resembling highly successful older brother Taylor

Although sophomore Brenden Sander strongly resembles his older brother in several regards, he's worked hard to etch out his own strong qualities as a top pin-hitter for the Cougars. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: BYU to face much different Long Beach team in NCAA semifinals

Much has changed for both the Cougars and the 49ers since the teams last met in late January. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Report: Expansion would increase Big 12's chances of a College Football Playoff bid by 10-15 percent

CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reported Wednesday that a study commissioned by the Big 12 indicates the league would increase its chances by 10-15 percent to make the College Football Playoff in a given... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Celtics' president, former BYU star Danny Ainge embracing expectation-filled summer

During his tenure as Celtics president, Danny Ainge has developed a reputation as deal maker that pounces on opportunities. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU wide receivers coach Ben Cahoon to have jersey number retired by Montreal Alouettes

The Montreal Alouettes announced Wednesday they they will retire Ben Cahoon's No. 86 jersey during halftime of the team's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders on July 29. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU Football Recruiting Roundup: Scholarship offers are extended to three more 4-star prospects and an 8th-grader in April

April was another busy month for BYU, especially for recruiting. More than 20 scholarship offers were extended, many going to high-profile recruits. Six-foot-5 230-pound tight end Tanner Baker... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Cougars to face familiar foe in NCAA semifinal

If the "better the devil you know" idiom is true, No. 1 seed BYU has to like its matchup for the NCAA semifinal. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Free agent roundup: Where local prospects are headed after the NFL draft

The 2016 NFL draft is over, and while six local prospects were drafted, it leaves several more talented players looking for a team. Here's a look at where local prospects have signed rookie... Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU baseball: No. 26 BYU comes up with too little too late in close one to UVU

No. 26 BYU baseball’s 11th-inning rally was cut short as it fell 7-6 to Utah Valley on Tuesday night at Miller Park. Read more »

May 4, 2016

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Morning links: Former Ute Kenneth Scott expresses gratitude for NFL tryout; Lexi Eaton Rydalch working to make it in WNBA

Wide receiver shares heartfelt thoughts on Twitter; former BYU Cougar trying to earn a spot with the Seattle Storm; former Ute Delon Wright playing against brother Dorell in NBA playoffs Read more »

May 4, 2016

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BYU softball: Thunderbirds snap Cougars' winning streak

Despite four RBIs from Ashley Thompson, BYU softball fell 6-5 at Southern Utah on Tuesday, dropping the season series. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Big 12 would be better off expanding, research finds

At meetings in Phoenix for Big 12 athletic directors and coaches, findings are discussed which indicate that the conference will have to expand to increase its chances of making the College... Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Guest commentary: Seeing BYU coaches at Arizona fan fest evokes playing field memories

Meeting the current BYU football team players and coaches excites me about the future while reminding of the past. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Fired East Carolina coach rejuvenated by call, job offer from Bronco Mendenhall

Months after he was fired after six seasons at his alma mater, the 57-year-old McNeill has found a home at Virginia. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Mountain West Elite camp leads the football camp proliferation in recent years

Local prep athletes are more engaged than ever in making football a year-round endeavor, with several local camps ready to appease the desire to perform better on the gridiron. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Despite loss of Linehan, BYU rugby keeps winning, aims for another national title

For those wondering how the BYU rugby team would fare after losing star Jonny Linehan to the football team, the short answer is: just fine, thank you. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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Morning links: Taysom Hill a Top 25 QB?; Gordon Hayward converses with The Rock; U. LB poised for breakout

Sporting News identifies BYU senior as one of the country's top signal callers; Utah Jazz forward wishes celebrity a happy birthday; Ute linebacker Sunia Tauteoli primed for a breakout season? Read more »

May 3, 2016

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BYU golf: No. 18 women travel to Louisiana for NCAA Regionals

With four regular season tournament wins and a West Coast Conference championship under its belt, No. 18 BYU women's golf travels to Louisiana to participate as one of 10 teams at the 2016 NCAA Division I Women's Golf Regionals. Read more »

May 3, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Erik Sikes rises from ACL injury to play a vital role for the Cougars

Given the nature of his ACL injury, along with a compressed timetable, BYU libero Erik Sikes should only now be rounding into the prime form he's shown throughout the 2016 season. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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BYU baseball: Chauncey named WCC Player of Week for No. 26 Cougars

Tanner Chauncey of No. 26 BYU baseball was named the West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday for his performance last week against Gonzaga. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Dick Harmon: SUU, Kaufusi big winners in NFL draft

Pre-draft projections for BYU's Bronson Kaufusi and Southern Utah's LeShaun Sims and Miles Killebrew held through last week's NFL draft. Southern Utah deserves much credit for putting two players... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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BYU volleyball: four Cougars receive All-America honors

The American Volleyball Coaches Association named four BYU men's volleyball players to its All-America lists, it was announced Monday. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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BYU lacrosse earns No. 5 seed for next week's national championships

The Cougar lacrosse team earned an automatic bid to the national tournament by knocking off Colorado in the Rocky Mountain Lacrosse Conference championship on Saturday. BYU will play Oregon State... Read more »

May 2, 2016

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Former BYU quarterback Jake Heaps signs free-agent contract with Seattle Seahawks

Jake Heaps, who grew up in Washington, signed with the hometown Seattle Seahawks on Monday. He played at BYU from 2010-11. Read more »

May 2, 2016

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