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ESPN highlights BYU basketball's roster challenges

BYU basketball has some unique challenges due to players serving missions, and ESPN's Jeff Goodman highlighted how...

Dick Harmon: Cable TV 'cord-cutting' about to spell major trouble for ESPN?

Sports cable giant ESPN's numbers are dwindling and that could have a domino effect in how college conference TV contracts are negotiated in the future. The revenue downturn could also force the... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Doug Robinson: Time for McMahon to get over it (BYU)

McMahon is 55 years old and 30 years removed from college — and he's still complaining about BYU. Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Ben Criddle: The similarities between Bronco Mendenhall and LaVell Edwards, 10 years in

Is there really a difference between LaVell Edwards and Bronco Mendenhall? Yes, I know this is a controversial question to express among BYU fans, but I'm not here to troll. My objective is to seek... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Morning links: Big 12 players want expansion according to ESPN poll; Utah basketball to play Texas Tech in Puerto Rico

A large majority of Big 12 players say they want college football expansion. Utah and BYU both find out who they will play in the first round of their early-season tournaments. Trey Burke says that... Read more »

July 22, 2015

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Brad Rock: BYU should be in a conference — no kidding?

Missouri coach thinks independence shouldn't exist. In a sense, so does BYU. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Morning Links: BYU, Utah combine for 5 of the Top 25 non-conference games; Jazz have No. 3 top young core

The Utes and Cougars combine for five of the Top 25 best non-conference games; Gary Pinkel says independents, including Notre Dame, should join conferences; and the Jazz have the No. 3 young core. Read more »

July 21, 2015

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Big 12 Media Days roundup: Expansion and conference championship game still topics for discussion

Big 12 Media Days kicked off on Monday, and it wasn't long before Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby talked about conference expansion and the need for a conference championship game. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Morning links: CBS says BYU is disrespected; Jazz's Trey Lyles called a steal; Utes' D-line in 'great shape'

BYU is called one of the most disrespected teams in college football, and Trey Lyles is called a steal at the No. 12 pick. Also, the Utes' defensive line is in great shape. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Mike Sorensen: Spieth chasing history, Johnson's another Norman and beach volleyball possibly coming to BYU and Utah

As we hit the dog days of summer, Mike Sorensen has a smorgasboard of sports topics to digest on a Monday morning. Read more »

July 20, 2015

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Utahns in baseball: Ex-Utah prep Keenyn Walker busts slump with huge week; BYU’s Mahoney wins first pro game

Former Utah prep star Keenyn Walker raised his season batting average significantly in six games, while former BYU pitcher Kolton Mahoney picked up his first career pro win on Thursday after... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Dick Harmon: Weir's walk away from golf, admirable, comes at critical time in career and for family

For the first time in 25 years, Mike Weir will not compete in the Canadian Open. A resident of Draper and former BYU star, Weir announced this week family priorities will put his golf game on the... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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Brighton wide receiver Simi Fehoko commits to play football at Stanford, choosing Cardinal over BYU and Utah

Brighton wide receiver Simi Fehoko has made his college choice: the four-star recruit is headed to Stanford. Read more »

July 19, 2015

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BYU expects to benefit from strong senior leadership

As a freshman in 2009, BYU's Mitch Mathews noticed the leadership provided by seniors helped guide the Cougars to an 11-2 record. Mathews hasn’t seen that kind of leadership in the program... Read more »

July 19, 2015

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College football: Full list of locals on preseason award watch lists

Here's a look at all the Utah FBS players that were named to national award preseason watch lists over the past 10 days. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Mike Weir to take 'an indefinite leave of absence,' miss Canadian Open

Former Masters champion Mike Weir is taking an indefinite leave of absence from the PGA Tour and will skip the RBC Canadian Open next week. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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BYU football notes: Coaches look to 'The Bash Brothers' in an effort to protect Taysom Hill

During the spring, BYU coaches converted defensive linemen Tanner Balderree and Stephen Richards — a.k.a. “The Bash Brothers” — into tight ends in part to help protect... Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Dick Harmon: BYU's season could hinge on the play of an aggressive offensive line

BYU offensive coordinator Robert Anae has targeted the Cougar offensive line for a rebuilding effort. He'll need a few pieces to fall in place to take it where he wants it to be in 2015. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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BYU swim: Ventura and two former BYU swimmers to compete at FINA World Championships​

Luis Ventura, a BYU sophomore, is one of three international swimmers with BYU connections that will compete at the FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, from July 24-Aug. 9. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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Devontae Booker, Taysom Hill named to Walter Camp Award watch list

Utah running back Devontae Booker and BYU quarterback Taysom Hill were named the Walter Camp Award watch list on Friday. Read more »

July 17, 2015

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BYU's Taysom Hill looking forward to game against Jim Harbaugh, who once recruited him

More than six years after Hill’s signing with Stanford, he and Harbaugh will finally be on the same field — though on opposite sidelines — when the Cougars visit the Wolverines on... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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BYU’s Hill, Utah State’s Keeton named to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

BYU’s Taysom Hill and Utah State’s Chuckie Keeton made the Davey O’Brien Award watch list released Thursday. It’s the second straight year both players have been named to... Read more »

July 16, 2015

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The evolution of college athletics: Is it time to start paying college student-athletes?

The pay-for-play topic seems to never end, but with court decisions regarding the topic finally wrapping up, is it time to start paying student-athletes? Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Morning links: Phil Steele discusses Utah, BYU recruiting; Raptor married on mound; concern over Utah secondary

College football guru said while Utah's recruiting has improved since leaving the Mountain West Conference, BYU's has not. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Utah’s Booker, BYU's Williams, USU’s Hunt named to Doak Walker Award watch list

All three Utah FBS colleges are represented on this year’s Doak Walker Award preseason watch list, released Thursday. Read more »

July 16, 2015

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Utah Sports Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015

Kelly Downs, Ed Eyestone, Scott Mitchell, Cael Sanderson and Wayne Estes will be inducted into the Utah Sports Hall of Fame in September. Read more »

July 15, 2015

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