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BYU golf: No. 38 Cougars set to begin postseason at WCC Championships

After placing first in four tournaments this year, No. 38 BYU women’s golf is set to compete in the 2016 West Coast Conference Women's Golf Championships on April 18-20. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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BYU baseball: Cougars back in a first place tie after 5-4 win at Saint Mary's

Two bases-loaded situations in the last two innings went the way of No. 16 BYU baseball for a 5-4 win Saturday afternoon over Saint Mary’s. Read more »

April 16, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Ty Detmer can capitalize on streamlined approach, says former NFL QB John Beck

John Beck has spent his entire college and NFL football career adjusting to new systems, QB coaches and offensive coordinators. He says BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer's big challenges will... Read more »

April 16, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Cougars to square off against UC Irvine in the MPSF quarterfinals

The Cougars will enter Saturday's match as heavy favorites, but remain wary of the Anteaters and their stellar recent postseason history. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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No. 10 Pepperdine sweeps Cougars

BYU women's tennis fell 7-0 against Pepperdine on Friday at the Ralphs-Straus Tennis Center. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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BYU baseball: Saint Mary's defeats Cougars again, 7-4

Pitching woes haunted No. 16 BYU baseball as Saint Mary’s defeated the Cougars again, this time 7-4 on Friday. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Popular All Poly Camp seeks exemption from satellite camp ban, but also plans to move forward without it

The NCAA's Football Oversight Committee banned satellite football camps last week, which means Division I (FBS) college coaches can't work camps that are not on their campuses. The 16-year-old... Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Shaquille Walker's 800 meter mark just another step for BYU star

When BYU track star Shaquille Walker ran the fastest 800 meters in the country this past week, it was an expected step in his progression, but he believes he can go faster. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Mormon Mentions: Jimmer posts picture with Kobe, and Marie Osmond releases album

See what members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted on social media this week. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Kyle Collinsworth plays at Portsmouth Invitational; former Ute football DC John Pease busts some moves

Former BYU basketball star trying to prove he belongs as a professional; Morgan Scalley tweets video of former Utah assistant dancing; SUU NFL prospect Miles Killebrew featured in video. Read more »

April 15, 2016

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BYU baseball: walk-off sacrifice fly gives Saint Mary's 5-4 win over BYU

Saint Mary’s College broke a tie in the bottom of the ninth with a bases-loaded walk-off sacrifice fly Thursday for a 5-4 win over No. 16 BYU baseball. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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NCAA president makes a stop in Logan to discuss the state of college athletics

NCAA President Mark Emmert makes a stop in Logan to discuss the state of college athletics on Thursday afternoon. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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BYU’s Lexi Eaton Rydalch selected by Seattle Storm in third round of WNBA draft

The former BYU guard was taken by the Seattle Storm with the 26th overall selection in the third round of the 2016 WNBA draft on Thursday, becoming the fourth BYU women’s basketball player... Read more »

April 14, 2016

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BYU volleyball: six Cougars earn All-MPSF honors

Six BYU men's volleyball players received Mountain Pacific Sports Federation honors, the league announced Thursday. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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BYU track: Shaquille Walker named NCAA National Athlete of the Week

The accolades keep coming for Shaquille Walker who was named the NCAA Division I men’s National Athlete of the Week by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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Photo gallery: Bull strikes out 11, BYU tops Utah State in college softball

Fueled by 11 strikeouts from McKenna Bull, BYU softball topped Utah State, 4-1, in its first head-to-head matchup of the season on Wednesday at Gail Miller Field. Read more »

April 14, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Durkin sets the table for Cougars' success

No matter how good a team's spikers are, someone has to give them the ball in rhythm and accuracy. Fortunately for the Cougars, they've found that guy in starting setter Leo Durkin. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Dick Harmon: When NCAA banned satellite camps, it rang the hypocrisy bell once again

Maybe the NCAA and college football should divorce from one another because some of the rules seem opposite of what the NCAA stands for. The recent decision to ban football camps a distance from... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Report: Jake Toolson will transfer from BYU

Sharp-shooting guard Jake Toolson will transfer from BYU, ESPN reported Wednesday. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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BYU Cougarettes win 16th national championship title

The BYU Cougarettes took first with their jazz routine at the 2016 NCA & NDA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Championship. The group also placed second with their hip-hop routine. Read more »

April 13, 2016

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Morning links: BYU football schedule among country's toughest in 2016; 7-4 Utah ninth grader Matt Van Komen gets national attention

Athlon Sports puts Cougars on list of top 25 most challenging football schedules for 2016; high school freshman gets attention after performance at Underclassman All-American Game; Dixie State,... Read more »

April 13, 2016

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BYU track: 32 Cougars pick up MPSF All-Academic accolades

A total of 32 BYU track and field athletes received Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors for the 2016 indoor season. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Fueled by 9-run 3rd inning, Cougars crush Utes 14-3

In a showdown between archrivals BYU and Utah — co-leaders in their respective conferences — it figured to be a hard-fought battle Tuesday night. But things didn’t turn out that way. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Doug Robinson: How a BYU professor used math to help him qualify for U.S. Olympic marathon team

Jared Ward, an adjunct statistics professor at BYU, did his master's thesis on the optimal pace strategy of marathon running, then executed his findings perfectly to earn a spot on the Olympic team... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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BYU golf: Christiansen places first, Cougars win PING Cougar Classic

Behind three top-five scores and a first-place finish from Austen Christiansen, BYU men’s golf placed first at the PING Cougar Classic on Tuesday. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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BYU tennis: No. 10 Pepperdine, Loyola Marymount set to host Cougars

With four regular-season matches remaining, the BYU women's tennis squad travels to California this week to face No. 10 Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount. Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Morning links: Former BYU TE Dennis Pitta not ready to give up; Lakers, Warriors finale tickets very expensive

Baltimore Ravens veteran isn't giving up after missing most of the last two seasons with injury; ticket prices skyrocket for Kobe Bryant's final game; Utah Jazz swingman Joe Ingles used to be a... Read more »

April 12, 2016

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Dick Harmon: One of youngest BYU golf squads takes Cougar Classic lead

BYU golf coach Bruce Brockbank Jr. has watched his team struggled through one of its worst fall and winter seasons but at home, hosting the Cougar Classic, the novices have been sensational through... Read more »

April 11, 2016

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BYU baseball: No. 16 BYU hosts rematch with Utah on Tuesday

Conference co-frontrunners collide Tuesday when No. 16 BYU baseball of the West Coast Conference hosts a rematch against Utah of the Pac-12 Conference. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 1 BYU hosts No. 14 UC Irvine in MPSF Quarterfinals

No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball stays at home this week, hosting No. 14 UC Irvine in the quarterfinals of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Tournament. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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BYU softball: BYU and Utah State face off Wednesday in Provo

Looking to bounce back after dropping its first conference series, BYU softball hosts Utah State on Wednesday for the fifth in-state game played this season. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Morning links: Reaction after Golden State Warriors tie NBA wins record; Mitch Mathews an NFL Draft sleeper?

Twitter users sound off after Warriors grab their 72nd win of the season Sunday; NFL analyst highlights BYU WR; can BYU baseball get to the College World Series? Read more »

April 11, 2016

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BYU golf: Cougars sit in first after first day at the PING Cougar Classic

Tied for second place individually, Patrick Fishburn and Austen Christiansen led BYU to the top of the leaderboard after the first day at the PING Cougar Classic on Monday. Read more »

April 11, 2016

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Woman critical following auto-bike crash in Kearns

A 38-year-old woman was in critical condition Sunday after being hit by a car while riding a bicycle. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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BYU's Shaquille Walker runs fastest 800-meter time in the nation at Sun Angel Classic

Shaquille Walker ran a record-breaking time of 1:44.99 in the men’s 800-meter race at the Sun Angel Classic and now ranks No. 1 in the nation. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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BYU linebacker Langi embraces BYU's new 4-3 defensive scheme

Like his teammates, BYU senior linebacker Harvey Langi is making a transition as the Cougars shift from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 scheme — and he loves it. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Behind Littlewood, BYU baseball team riding a wave of wins like never before

After going 2-1 in a three-game series against WCC foe San Diego, BYU's baseball team climbed to 25-5 on the season, the best stretch of winning baseball the program has ever had. Read more »

April 10, 2016

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BYU tennis: Monroe, No. 65 Cougars defeat Dons to pick up fifth WCC win

BYU improves to 5-1 in West Coast Conference play after defeating San Francisco, 4-0, on Saturday. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Cougars clinch MPSF regular season title with a straight set win over USC

The No. 1-ranked Cougars were pleased to have won the conference championship, but have bigger goals in mind going forward. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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BYU golf: Huang ties for seventh, No. 25 Cougars tie for fifth at Red Raider Invitational

Despite windy conditions, Rose Huang tied for seventh and the Cougars finished tied for fifth place at the Red Raider Invitational this weekend. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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BYU baseball: No. 16 BYU falls 13-7 to San Diego

After winning the first two games of the series, No. 16 BYU baseball fell to San Diego, 13-7, in West Coast Conference action Saturday afternoon. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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BYU softball: Lions steal series from Cougars

Sophomore Madison Merrell batted in her 23rd run of the season as BYU softball fell 5-1 to Loyola Marymount on Saturday at Gail Miller Field. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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BYU baseball: seven-run sixth powers No. 16 Cougars past San Diego

Junior Brennon Lund led No. 16 BYU baseball to a 13-1 home victory over West Coast Conference opponent San Diego on Friday. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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BYU softball: Strid helps Cougars take one of two in WCC opening doubleheader

BYU split its West Coast Conference opening doubleheader, beating LMU, 4-0, in the first game and losing 9-4 in the second game. Read more »

April 9, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 1 BYU men's volleyball secures share of MPSF title in sweep of USC

No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball recorded the third-highest team hitting percentage in the rally scoring era in a sweep of USC (25-15, 25-13, 25-15), securing a share of the regular season championship in the Mountain Pacific Sports... Read more »

April 8, 2016

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BYU golf: Cougars sit in first place after day one of Red Raider Invitational

The BYU women's golf team is in first place after 18 holes of play at the Red Raider Invitational. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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BYU tennis: Broncos best Cougars despite strong play from Miclat

Junior Toby Miclat recorded her seventh victory of the year as BYU women’s tennis fell 4-1 on Friday at home. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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BYU swim: 34 BYU swimmers and divers named MPSF All-Academic

Thirty-four BYU swimmers and divers were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic team Friday afternoon. Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Morning links: LeBron James 'live tweets' Jazz-Rockets 1997 Western Conference Finals game; 2017 Bracketology

ESPN's Joe Lunardi releases his first bracketology for 2017; NBA star provides commentary on classic Jazz game; Enes Kanter photoshops mustaches onto all his teammates Read more »

April 8, 2016

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Ex-BYU and NFL player focuses new career on concussions

A former BYU football star whose NFL career was cut short partly by concussions has now decided to devote himself to helping others with similar injuries. Late last month, Austin Collie quit his... Read more »

April 7, 2016

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