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BYU football: Mental strength coach helping Cougars

BYU coach Bronco Mendenhall is taking advantage of as many resources as possible to help his football program.

Dick Harmon: Will Utah State, BYU be left behind as Power 5 conferences gain autonomy?

New NCAA legislation that placates the country's wealthiest conferences and football programs will bring change and evolution to college sports. But does it all mean the Aggies and Cougars will... Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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Videos: Local college football coaches deliver on Ice Bucket Challenge from KSL’s Zundel

Local college football coaches have accepted the Ice Bucket Challenge from KSL sports anchor Rod Zundel, and we've got the video proof. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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ESPN lists BYU and Utah State as potential playoff spoilers in 2014

ESPN columnist Mark Schlabach had the Cougars and Aggies among five non-Power 5 schools who could make a run at breaking into the college football playoff discussion this season. Read more »

Aug. 15, 2014

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BYU football notebook: Kai Nacua emerging at safety

For Kai Nacua, he's pleased with where he's at in the competition for one of the starting safety spots but knows there's a long way to go. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Cougars? BYU's Bronco Mendenhall and Jamaal Williams talk TMNT

As BYU's fall camp comes to the end of its second week, both head coach Bronco Mendenhall and star running back Jamaal Williams had something in common to talk about after practice: Teenage Mutant... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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BYU camp report: Hill throws long TD, Langi bruises knee

Standout performers: Quarterback Taysom Hill connected with Mitch Mathews for a long touchdown pass. Cornerback Trent Trammell recorded an interception against Hill. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Preseason viewer’s guide: 10 Utah ties in NFL face off in Lions-Raiders matchup

Among the top games this week for locals in the NFL is the Detroit Lions' game against the Oakland Raiders, which features seven rookies with Utah ties and 10 overall. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Scrimmage to help BYU coaches sort out depth chart

There’s plenty that coach Bronco Mendenhall will be looking for when his team scrimmages at LaVell Edwards Stadium Friday night. The scrimmage is open to the public and starts at 6 p.m. Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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Fan vote: College football fans, let your predictions be heard

In anticipation of the upcoming college football season, the Deseret News web sports staff wants to know what you think about all things college football, both local and national. Take this survey... Read more »

Aug. 14, 2014

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BYU soccer: Medeiros' goal gives White the victory in BYU soccer's Blue and White scrimmage

BYU women's soccer kicked off its season Wednesday night with its annual Blue and White scrimmage. The White team won, 1-0, in a game that saw many players play for both sides. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Langi vying for starting role on BYU defense

Harvey Langi returned home from a mission a little more than a month ago. He’s learning a new position, having switched from offense to defense. He has only been at BYU for a couple of weeks... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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Taking it on faith: Redskins’ Cody Hoffman starred as rare non-Mormon at BYU

Hoffman spent five seasons at BYU, graduating last year as the most prolific receiver in the program’s 91-year history. But at a school where 98.5 percent of the student body belongs to the... Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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BYU swim: Cougars competed among nation's best at the USA National Championships

Hayden Palmer, Jake Taylor and Chad Sorensen competed at the Phillips 66 USA National Championships on Aug. 6-11 in Irvine, California, at the William Woollett, Jr. Aquatics Center. Read more »

Aug. 13, 2014

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BYU football notebook: Alani Fua leads a promising group of outside linebackers

Alani Fua has played in the shadow of Kyle Van Noy throughout his career, but appears poised for the limelight this season. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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BYU fall camp box: Aug. 12

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Aug. 12, 2014

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Still plenty of questions for BYU as fall camp grinds on

The TV monitor hanging in the lobby of the BYU football office continuously counts down the time left before the Cougars kick off the season at Connecticut. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Fan vote: Cougar fans, let your predictions be heard

In anticipation of the upcoming college football season, the Deseret News web sports staff wants to know what you think about the Cougars. Take this survey and we'll publish the results on Aug. 25,... Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Former Cougar Ezekiel Ansah activated off physically unable to perform list

Detroit Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah can start practicing again; the former BYU star was activated off the physically unable to perform list on Tuesday. Read more »

Aug. 12, 2014

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Rock On: Cougar QB incomplete on 'that guy'

Also, Carlos Boozer expands his game — and we don't mean defensively. Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Dick Harmon: Mendenhall adapting to chairman of board coaching role

After a decade of coaching at BYU with the title of head coach, BYU's Bronco Mendenhall has given up his role as defensive coordinator to Nick Howell. It is a transition he wants, but it's easier... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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Williams focused on being a leader, embracing the BYU experience

Although he won’t be able to play in the season-opener at UConn on Aug. 29 due to a suspension, BYU running back Jamaal Williams has remained upbeat and positive during fall camp, and is... Read more »

Aug. 11, 2014

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BYU quarterbacks are airing it out is this a preview of things to come?

One of the prominent storylines of fall camp for BYU has been the deep ball. Cougar quarterbacks are throwing passes all over the field. Is this really a preview of things to come this season? Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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NFL locals photo gallery: Young Aggies shine, Utes score touchdowns and Van Noy makes debut

From Aggies to Utes to Cougars, it was a memorable first week of NFL preseason play for several pro players connected to the state of Utah. Read more »

Aug. 10, 2014

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