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Blocking the net helped propel BYU to Final Four volleyball berth

The BYU women's volleyball team has done many things well, but nothing quite as well as blocking the net.

Dick Harmon: Making success: BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth put in all of the work to return from ACL surgery

Kyle Collinsworth's knee buckled during the WCC tournament against Gonzaga last March. The story of his rehabilitation from ACL surgery to get back to playing Division I basketball at a high level... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Oregon State reportedly contacts BYU's Mendenhall, USU's Wells about head coaching vacancy

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall and Utah State coach Matt Wells reportedly have been contacted by Oregon State about its head coaching vacancy. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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BYU volleyball: Cougars receive all-region honors

Four BYU women’s volleyball players received American Volleyball Coaches Association regional honors, the organization announced Tuesday. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Report: Oregon State contacts BYU's Mendenhall, Utah State's Wells about coaching vacancy

According to Jamie Newberg, a national recruiting analyst for scout.com, Oregon State has made phone contact with BYU's Bronco Mendenhall and Utah State's Matt Wells about the Beavers' vacant head... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Brady Poppinga: How I learned to compete from a deeper place

Trying to interlace my hypercompetitive life and my life as an missionary was like trying to mix oil in water. I morphed into a different person when I competed. I was abrasive and disrespectful in... Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Teeples: Big 12 expansion may finally make financial sense

BYU fans want to see the Big 12 expand to 12 teams. But in the past, the conference's financial incentive for growth wasn't strong enough. It may be now. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Coach K doesn't think joke will have much to do with BYU-Utah rivalry game

Locker room fodder? Wednesday's game at the Marriott Center between Utah and BYU is fueled by plenty of other things. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Deseret News Sports Report Podcast: Talking BYU-Utah basketball game

DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd break down several angles of the BYU-Utah basketball game set to tip on Wednesday. Read more »

Dec. 9, 2014

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Cougars, Utes, Aggies and the playoffs: Ranking this year's college football bowl matchups

What are the bowl games you can’t miss? Which ones should you avoid? Here’s a look at how we’ve ranked this year’s bowl games, from best to worst. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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BYU's Kyle Collinsworth earns WCC Player of the Week honors

Two days after recording BYU’s first triple-double since 1988, guard Kyle Collinsworth was named West Coast Conference Player of the Week. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Dick Harmon: Big 12 playoff snub brings back argument for BYU, expansion

When the Big 12 had Baylor and TCU left out of the playoff picture last Sunday, it opened up a new discussion about that league's decision not to have a championship game or grow to 12 or 14 teams.... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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BYU alum Dennis Pitta expected to return for 2015 season

During the team’s press conference on Monday, Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Dennis Pitta’s season-ending hip injury may not be career-ending after all. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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BYU volleyball: Cougars travel to Washington for regional semifinals

No. 12 BYU women’s volleyball travels to Washington this week to play in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament. Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Peavler: The Big 12 has a problem; can BYU be part of the solution?

Some BYU fans think that the Cougars can hope for a Big 12 invite soon after the conference was snubbed from the first College Football Playoff. While it's certainly possible, BYU fans shouldn't... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Miracle Bowl: When things look hopeless, take a risk and run like you have nothing to lose

Editor's note: The following is the third of five excerpts from "Hail Mary: The Inside Story of BYU's 1980 Miracle Bowl Comeback" by Ryan E. Tibbitts. The book chronicles the 1980 Holiday Bowl on... Read more »

Dec. 8, 2014

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Mike Sorensen: Expect Whittingham and Mendenhall to stick around awhile

Utah's Kyle Whittingham and BYU's Bronco Mendenhall have been mentioned as possible candidates for other college football jobs, but they should be around a few more years. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Amy Donaldson: Bowl season is college football's gift to players, coaches and fans

Utah, Utah State and BYU will play in bowl games later this month, and while some may lament the opponents or the destinations, the teams are grateful for the chance to compete one more time. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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BYU to face defensive-minded Memphis in inaugural Miami Beach Bowl

PROVO — Back in April, officials announced that BYU would be playing in the inaugural Miami Beach Bowl. But it wasn’t until Sunday that the Cougars found out their opponent.... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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After snub, Big 12 may reassess how to crown champ

The Big 12 Conference may be reconsidering how to declare its champion after being left out of the four-team college football playoff. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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BYU swim: Taylor, Palmer pace Cougars at Texas Invite

Co-captains Jake Taylor and Hayden Palmer combined to break three school records for BYU as the Texas Invite wrapped up in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Collinsworth records triple-double as BYU downs Hawaii 90-70

SALT LAKE CITY — With just a few minutes left in BYU’s game against Hawaii Saturday afternoon at EnergySolutions Arena, the Cougars were enjoying a comfortable lead and there was only... Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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Brad Rock: BYU needs bowl win worst of Beehive State teams

USU, Utah and BYU all have reasons to win in the postseason, but for the Cougars it will define their year. Read more »

Dec. 7, 2014

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BYU's Fischer bounces back with 20 points against Hawaii

Chase Fischer bounced back nicely Saturday at EnergySolutions Arena, scoring 20 points, knocking down 6 of 11 shots from the field, going 4 of 9 from 3-point range, dishing out five assists and... Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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Who's in? Who's out? Tough call for playoff panel

Alabama is in. So is Oregon. That we know for sure about the College Football Playoff after the top two teams in the selection committee's rankings romped in their conference championship games. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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BYU track: three top track and field standouts commit to BYU

BYU men’s track and field announced that Tomi Adegoke, Zac Jacklin and Chandler Swaney signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the Cougars beginning in the 2015-16 season. Read more »

Dec. 6, 2014

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