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Can Cougars sweep their first WCC road trip of the season?

BYU’s 114-89 victory over San Francisco Thursday begs an important question: Can the Cougars handle success?

Morning links: 'Houk Hug' remembered on National Hug Day; Gordon Hayward featured by GQ Magazine

On "National Hug Day," Sporting News recalls BYU receiver's embrace of referee; Gordon Hayward featured by GQ Magazine; video from Pac-12 Networks shows good and bad from Utah basketball. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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BYU rallies from 15-point deficit, Collinsworth shatters more records

BYU overcame a torrid first-half shooting exhibition by Loyola Marymount to rally from a 15-point deficit as guard Kyle Collinsworth shattered more records in the 91-80 win. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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NBA scout likes game of BYU's Collinsworth, says he 'does a little bit of everything'

Kyle Collinsworth, who holds the NCAA career triple-double record with nine, “does a little bit of everything,” the scout said before tipoff. “If he gets with the right team, in... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU women's basketball: Cougars lock down defensively, get past Loyola Marymount 75-61

Lexi Rydalch led the way for the Cougars, scoring a game-high 28 points which paired nicely with her 11 rebounds. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Links: Top LB prospect Mique Juarez visiting BYU; Big 12 expansion talk; Utah only NCAA tournament team from the state?

Users of social media respond after reports surface that nation's top linebacker prospect will visit BYU; Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel delves into a number of questions facing the Cougars; Utah the... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Snow College receiver Jonah Trinnaman says he's still committed to Cougars (+video highlights)

Despite the coaching carousel that BYU has faced, Snow College receiver Jonah Trinnaman is sticking with his commitment to the Cougars. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Sitake leading BYU to a last-ditch recruiting binge before signing day

BYU and Utah are not messing around in recruiting these days as assistant coaches and committed recruits are crossing paths almost daily heading into the final weekends for official visits. Kalani... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars picked for top awards in preseason College Sports Madness poll

BYU softball swept the top honors in the 2016 College Sports Madness preseason all-conference awards for the West Coast Conference that were released Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU track: Cougars travel to Colorado for the Air Force Invitational

BYU track and field travels to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the Air Force Invitational this Thursday through Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU men's basketball team counting on contributions from freshmen on the road

The Cougars are looking for more consistency, and production, from their freshmen this weekend as they continue their four-game road trip at Loyola Marymount Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Guest commentary: How to fix the BYU-Utah rivalry in men's basketball

Here are a few suggestions that both BYU and Utah administrations, coaches, players, etc. could consider. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougar swimmers and divers take on rival Utah in Provo

BYU swim and dive faces rival Utah in a Deseret First Duel matchup Saturday at 11 a.m. MDT, in the Richards Building Pool. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Red and blue recruits: Eight prospects who are considering both BYU, Utah

A look at the group of players who are still deciding between signing with the Utes and Cougars with two weeks left before National Signing Day. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Former Cougar Ben Cahoon to coach BYU wide receivers again

Cahoon, a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer and former Cougar, coached the wide receivers at BYU for two seasons, 2011-12, before being let go. Coach Kalani Sitake announced Wednesday that... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Morning links: Snow College WR Jonah Trinnaman dunks; Bronco Mendenhall spotlighted by ESPN

BYU commit with heavy Utah interest shows off hops on basketball court; former BYU coach 1 of 4 new coaches in the ACC; local hoopsters Frank Jackson, Yoeli Childs among nation's Top 50 recruits. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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BYU's Rose wants to see his players 'assisting' each other more

One of the numbers that BYU coach Dave Rose says he examines each game — a barometer for how well his team is playing the way he wants them to play — is assists. In last... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU tennis: BYU looks to extend win streak at home this weekend

After three road games, the BYU men's tennis team heads home for matches against Weber State and Nevada this weekend. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 3 BYU travels to undefeated No. 2 Long Beach State

No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball travels to No. 2 Long Beach State this week for a pair of conference matches on Friday and Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Think Utah is BYU's 'big brother'? Think again

Yes, BYU has lost three straight to Utah, but the Cougars have won 11 of the last 15 games with the Utes and one of their losses was in overtime. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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The BYU international basketball tracker: Davies, Abouo dominate on the glass

A look at how the former BYU basketball players playing around the world have performed recently on the court. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Report: West Virginia president in favor of Big 12 expansion

Oklahoma University president David Boren expressed his desire for Big 12 expansion even after the NCAA deregulated conference championship game requirements. Apparently, he's not alone. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars visit Virginia to kick off 2016 season

BYU women’s tennis opens the 2016 season with two matches this weekend as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Charlottesville, Virgina. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Kalani Sitake inherits experienced players, arduous schedule in first season at BYU

Kalani Sitake likes the talent that returns from a team that posted a 9-4 record after losing starting quarterback Taysom Hill in the season opener at Nebraska. In his place, freshman quarterback... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Rock On: Ute game turns out a real trip

Also, what other crazy kid things should Michigan's Jim Harbaugh try? Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Morning links: Taysom Hill at Virginia would be intriguing as all get out; Gary Crowton hired as OC at Stephen F. Austin

Virginia journalist explores possibility of BYU quarterback reuniting with Bronco Mendenhall; former Cougar coach has a new job; ex-BYU golfer Zac Blair a "hero" after strong Sony Open performance. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars defeat Hawai'i to win third-straight match

After defeating the University of Hawai'i, 6-1, on Monday morning, the BYU men's tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Pro-BYU crowd motivates Portland in Pilot victory

While outnumbered last Saturday, Portland fans were loud and enjoyed watching their team knock off BYU. After the final buzzer, Portland students rushed the court to celebrate the victory while... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Former BYU star Zac Blair finds himself front and center on PGA Tour

Over the weekend, Zac Blair came within a 10-foot eagle putt of making a playoff in the Sony Open in Honolulu. His shot-making abilities were on full display during this PGA event. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Stinging from loss at Portland, BYU is back on the road again this weekend

To sum up the weekend for BYU, the Cougars won the game almost nobody expected them to, and they lost the game almost nobody expected them to. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars defeat Sacramento State for first road win

BYU defeated Sacramento State in Hawaii, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 1 BYU tops No. 11 Stanford in five sets

No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball won a hard-fought, five-set victory over No. 11 Stanford on Saturday night, 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10), at the Smith Fieldhouse. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Former BYU golfer Zac Blair tied for lead at Sony Open

The worst putt of the day for Zac Blair cost him the lead at the Sony Open on Saturday. It probably won't cost him that much sleep. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU basketball notebook: More craziness in Portland as BYU falls to Pilots

When BYU plays at Portland, crazy, memorable things seem to happen. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Brad Rock: Football 2016: What are we waiting for?

Utah has a new QB, BYU has Ty Detmer, and Utah State has something to prove. Next season will not be boring. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Mike Empey determined to make return to BYU football staff memorable

A former member of Roger French's "French Legion," new BYU O-line coach Mike Empey, believes he can impact the upward trajectory of Cougar pass protectors and blockers and continue a tradition of... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Women's basketball: Kalani Purcell helps Cougars to WCC victory over Portland

Junior Kalani Purcell recorded her eighth double-double of the season to help BYU defeat Portland, 78-66, in a West Coast Conference game at home Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU basketball: Hot-shooting Portland hands Cougars disappointing 84-81 setback

Less than 48 hours after upsetting No. 25 Gonzaga, the Cougars squandered a chance to achieve a West Coast Conference sweep away from home. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougars defeated in tough road test against Denver and Minnesota

Payton Sorenson led BYU swimming and diving in a hard fought battle against Denver and Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colorado. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougars start strong in first day against Denver and Minnesota

Rainer Ng led BYU swim and dive in a big first day of action against Denver and Minnesota on Friday night at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colorado. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Cougars can't close against Stanford, losing in 5 sets

Service errors, along with an inability to close sets down the stretch, proved costly for the Cougars in a five set loss to the Cardinal on Friday. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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NFL ties, divisional playoffs: Smith has opportunity to prove himself among elite competition

Alex Smith is one of four quarterbacks who were picked No. 1 overall in the draft who will start for their respective teams during this weekend’s postseason action. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Fresh off upset of Gonzaga, BYU visits Portland in good position to contend for WCC title

After celebrating another signature road victory over nationally-ranked Gonzaga Thursday night, BYU knows there’s no time for a letdown. The Cougars upset the No. 25 Zags, 69-68, at The... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Morning links: BYU, Utah coaches battling for recruits; Trevor Reilly returns to Utah

In final push before National Signing Day, multiple prospects are considering both BYU and Utah; former Ute star attends basketball game at Huntsman Center; Utah safety Tevin Carter named to Sports... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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USU tennis: Utah State women's tennis begins dual match season at home against Gonzaga

Utah State women's tennis begins its 2016 dual match season by hosting Gonzaga on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club. The Aggies are opening their season at home for the second-consecutive season. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Dick Harmon: BYU's hard-working Austin earns defining moment of career in win over Zags

Nate Austin blocked two shots in the final 25 seconds of BYU's win at Gonzaga, propelling the Cougars to an upset of the No. 25 ranked Zags on their home court. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Former BYU cornerback Robertson Daniel promoted to Green Bay Packers active roster

Robertson Daniel has spent the 2015 season on the Packers' practice squad but has been promoted to the team's active roster just one day before Green Bay's NFC divisional playoff game at Arizona. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Tale of 2 Kyles: Davis and Collinsworth help lead BYU to upset of Gonzaga

BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth scored 18 of his 20 points Thursday in the second half in helping lead the Cougars to an upset of Gonzaga, 69-68, at The Kennel. But BYU’s other Kyle — Kyle... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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BYU women's basketball: A big run to close the game gets BYU past Gonzaga 58-54

The Cougars proved calm, forging a 17-1 run within the game's final five minutes to score a big home win against the Zags. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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