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Harmon: Southern Utah, Bronson 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...

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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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BYU softball: Lauren Bell earns WCC Player of the Week, BYU prepares for SUU

Junior Lauren Bell collected the first West Coast Conference Player of the Week honor of her career this week after leading her team to a series sweep at Pacific. Read more »

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BYU tennis: Eraso, Poulsen and Ware make WCC All-Tournament Team

BYU’s Brittanie Eraso, Nicolette Poulsen and Savannah Ware were named to the 2016 West Coast Conference Women’s Tennis All-Tournament Team last weekend in Claremont, California. Read more »

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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 »

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Report: Utah's Poeltl, Weber State's Bolomboy invited to NBA draft combine

ESPN's Jeff Goodman compiled a list of players who have reportedly been invited to next week's NBA draft combine, and it includes a pair of players from Utah colleges. Read more »

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Ranking the best undrafted free agents in the NFL from BYU

A look at the best NFL players from BYU who didn't hear their name called during the draft. Read more »

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Detroit Lions pick up fifth-year option on former BYU defensive end Ezekiel Ansah

The Detroit Lions picked up the fifth-year option on Ezekiel Ansah's rookie contract on Monday, the deadline to do so for 2013 first-round NFL draft picks. Read more »

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Morning links: Bronson Kaufusi could be on 'Game of Thrones'; BYU's Alexa Gray to play pro volleyball in Korea

Fun stories surround local NFL draftees; former star, fiancee of Cougars quarterback Tanner Mangum to play volleyball abroad; Andrew Bogut, Damian Lillard discuss upbringings Read more »

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Dick Harmon: Sitake is taking advantage of religious ties crucial to advancing BYU football brand

It's only been a few months since BYU hired Kalani Sitake to replace Bronco Mendenhall. But word of his goals, tales of his staff and descriptions of the culture he wants to establish have reached... Read more »

May 1, 2016

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Former BYU running back Luke Staley paying a painful price for gridiron glory

Fifteen years after he starred for BYU, Luke Staley is dealing with chronic pain, undergoing multiple surgeries, enduring sleepless nights and coping with damage done by his playing days. Read more »

May 1, 2016

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BYU track: Solid performances at Penn Relays, Borderclash

Tatenda Tsumba, Drew Tingey, Jesse White and Shaquille Walker highlighted the weekend at the Penn State Relays with their second-place performance in the distance sprint relay with a time of 3:21.55. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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BYU baseball: five-run ninth powers No. 30 BYU over Zags, 5-4

No. 30 BYU baseball scored five runs in the ninth to come back from a 4-0 deficit to beat Gonzaga, 5-4, on Saturday at Miller Park. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars complete series sweep of Tigers with 8-4 win

Two Cougars tallied three RBIs to lead BYU softball to an 8-4 win at Pacific on Saturday to complete the series sweep. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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BYU baseball photo gallery: No. 30 Cougars fall to Gonzaga, 9-5

No. 30 BYU baseball struggled on the mound in a 9-5 loss against Gonzaga at Larry H. Miller Field on Friday night. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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BYU softball: Bell blasts Pacific in doubleheader sweep

Lauren Bell’s five RBIs in two games, including a game-winning home run, led BYU softball to 5-3 and 5-4 wins over Pacific in a doubleheader on Friday. Read more »

April 30, 2016

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BYU's Kaufusi, selected in 3rd round of NFL draft, says Baltimore is 'great fit' (+video)

To BYU defensive end Bronson Kaufusi, he’s a perfect fit with the Baltimore Ravens. Kaufusi became the first local player selected in the 2016 National Football League draft Friday night when... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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BYU tennis: Tigers outlast Cougars in WCC tournament semifinal

No. 60 BYU men’s tennis fell 4-3 to No. 61 Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference tournament semifinal on Friday at the Biszantz Tennis Center. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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BYU to test Am. Fork soil as part of environmental study

American Fork has announced it is participating in a scientific environmental study being conducted by researchers at BYU. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Guest commentary: BYU football and basketball offered big deficits and scoring streaks in 2015-16

The 2015 BYU football season and the 2015-16 basketball season certainly had their ups and downs, but the spate of Cougar scoring streaks provided some of the most exciting highlights ever... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Morning links: Which local prospects could get taken in NFL draft on Friday? Enes Kanter loving OKC

Will Kyler Fackrell and Bronson Kaufusi be the only Beehive State players selected on the second day of the NFL draft? Former Jazzman is enjoying his time with the Thunder; NFL launches Newborn Fan... Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Ranking the 38 Utah ties selected in the NFL draft's 3rd round

Since the first NFL draft in 1936, 38 players with Utah ties have been taken in the third round. Here's how they stack up against each other. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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Booker, other locals could get NFL draft calls on Friday

BYU's Bronson Kaufusi, Utah State's Kyler Fackrell and Southern Utah's Miles Killebrew join Utah running back as players who may be taken on day two. Read more »

April 29, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Underwood and others play key roles behind the scenes

Most of BYU's seniors aren't seeing much playing time this season, but that shouldn't suggest that each of their roles hasn't been vital or greatly appreciated. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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BYU baseball: No. 30 BYU wins 11-2 over Gonzaga in series opener

No. 30 BYU baseball cruised to an 11-2 win over the Gonzaga Bulldogs behind productive bats and the arm of junior righthander Michael Rucker on Thursday night at Miller Park. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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BYU tennis: Poulsen fights hard in Cougars' WCC tournament loss

Despite wins in doubles and singles by senior Nicolette Poulsen, BYU women’s tennis fell 4-3 to Santa Clara in the first round of the West Coast Conference tournament on Thursday. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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How to watch the NFL Draft on Thursday, Friday and Saturday

With 14 players with local ties in the draft mix and with plenty of intrigue — two team have already made trades to move up or down — the 2016 edition of the NFL draft looks to be a fun... Read more »

April 28, 2016

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The BYU international basketball tracker: How former Cougars are performing around the globe

A look at how the former Cougar basketball players have been performing on the hardwood around the world this season. Read more »

April 28, 2016

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BYU tennis: Jones, Miclat and Poulsen earn All-WCC honors

The West Coast Conference announced that Mayci Jones, Toby Miclat and Nicolette Poulsen of BYU women's tennis earned All-Conference honors Wednesday. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cullimore, Goryachkov and Monroe receive All-WCC honors

The West Cost Conference announced BYU men’s tennis players Keaton Cullimore, Andrey Goryachkov and Shane Monroe earned All-Conference honors as voted on by league coaches. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Dick Harmon: So, another Kaufusi goes hybrid with hoops and gridiron? Let it rip

It isn't that Corbin Kaufusi has decided to give football a try, it's that the BYU football coach pestered him to give it a try. Everyone is a winner with this Kaufusi's decision to play both... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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BYU track: BYU travels to oldest and largest track meet in the U.S. this weekend

Athletes are preparing to descend upon Philadelphia to participate in the oldest and largest track and field competition in the United States this Thursday through Saturday at the Penn Relays. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: Several local prospects hoping to hear names called in NFL Draft

In this week's episode, DeseretNews.com writers Carter Williams and Brandon Judd discuss the NFL Draft, which opens Thursday night in Chicago. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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2016 NFL draft: Local players who might hear their names this weekend

There is a larger-than-usual number of players in the mix to be drafted (six Utah Utes, three SUU Thunderbirds, three Utah State Aggies and two BYU Cougars) and there is a large spread of where... Read more »

April 27, 2016

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BYU football announces full spring fireside schedule

Team will hold seven firesides around the country in May and June, and alumni will be featured at events during the season Read more »

April 27, 2016

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BYU volleyball's Shawn Olmstead named MPSF Coach of the Year

In his first year leading the Cougars, Olmstead has led the team to the top seed in next week's NCAA Tournament. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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BYU basketball: Cougars to play USC Dec. 3 at Staples Center in Los Angeles

Contest against Trojans is part of four-team Hoophall LA event put on by the Basketball Hall of Fame and will also feature Gonzaga and Arizona. Read more »

April 27, 2016

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Morning links: BYU's Eric Mika returns from mission, reunites with Nick Emery, TJ Haws; Star Lotulelei's team option exercised

Cougars big man appears in photo with teammates; former Ute to remain with Carolina Panthers through the 2017 season; ex-Ute Eric Rowe featured by Vice Read more »

April 27, 2016

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BYU baseball: game at Utah Valley postponed to May 10 due to rain

The April 26 scheduled BYU baseball game at Utah Valley University has been postponed to May 10, due to rain. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars face Broncos in first round of WCC tournament

After finishing fifth in the West Coast Conference, BYU women’s tennis heads to Claremont, California, for the WCC tournament Wednesday through Saturday. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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BYU tennis: No. 60 Cougars head to WCC Tournament

No. 60 BYU men’s tennis heads to Claremont, California, this week to compete in the West Coast Conference tournament Wednesday through Saturday. Read more »

April 26, 2016

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BYU's Houk could get opportunity in the NFL as a flex tight end

Terenn Houk could be a late-round selection. Though he was listed as a receiver when he played in the Cougars’ spread offense, Houk has drawn considerable attention from NFL teams as a flex... Read more »

April 26, 2016

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Morning links: Former Ute Jason Washburn wins Finals MVP in Europe; ex-Cougar Brandon Davies meets Y. soccer team in Italy

Big man takes home honor after leading team to Balkan International Basketball League championship; former BYU star poses for photo with Greg Wrubell; Trey Lyles is good at mini golf Read more »

April 26, 2016

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