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Emery scores 31 as BYU crushes Santa Clara, records first road sweep of season

Nick Emery scored more than 30 points for the second game in a row in another dominant effort.

BYU basketball notebook: New football coaching staff introduced to home crowd

BYU's new football staff is now complete and was formally introduced to deafening cheers during halftime of Saturday's basketball game between the Cougars and Pepperdine. Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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5 with Utah ties, all defenders, post solid performances in Senior Bowl

Five players with Utah ties wrapped up a week of trying to make strong impressions with NFL personnel by participating in the Senior Bowl on Saturday in Mobile, Alabama. Here’s a look at how... Read more »

Jan. 31, 2016

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Furious waves of scoring runs help BYU avenge loss to Pepperdine

Last weekend in Malibu, BYU scored a grand total of 65 points in a grinding loss to Pepperdine. Saturday before a sellout crowd of 18,987 at the Marriott Center, the Cougars rolled up 53 points... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Utah continues to produce top football talent and Utes, Cougars and Aggies keep chasing it down

College recruiters outside of Utah began poaching instate recruits back when Highland's Haloti Ngata went to Oregon and the invasion has continued. Local recruiters know it and zero in on the cream... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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BYU football team's verbal commits for 2016

With National Signing Day approaching (Feb. 3), here are those so far who've pledged their allegiance to the Cougars. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Local FBS football programs look to sign promising classes come Wednesday

Utah, BYU and Utah State have all but put the finishing touches on their respective signing classes for 2016. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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BYU basketball: Rydalch's 37 helps BYU beat Pepperdine

Behind a tied career-high 37 points from Lexi Eaton Rydalch, BYU closed out its Southern California road trip with its 10th straight win, 77-66, in a close fought battle against Pepperdine on Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 3 Cougars cruise past No. 9 Anteaters for second night

For the second night in a row, Ben Patch led No. 3 BYU men's volleyball past No. 9 UC Irvine in straight sets (26-24, 28-26, 25-15) Saturday at the Bren Events Center to complete the series sweep. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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BYU gymnastics: five gymnasts score career highs against Boise State

Multiple career and season highs were not enough for BYU gymnastics to top the Boise State Broncos on Friday night at the Gem State Invitational in Boise. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Patch and No. 3 BYU sweep past No. 9 UC Irvine

Sophomore opposite Ben Patch led No. 3 BYU men's volleyball to a sweep (25-20, 25-23, 25-20) of No. 9 UC Irvine on Friday night at the Bren Events Center. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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BYU golf: men place sixth after first day of AZ Intercollegiate

Tied for 14th place, sophomore Patrick Fishburn led the BYU men’s golf team to a sixth-place finish after the first day of the Arizona Collegiate. Due to diminishing light, all 17 teams will finish the last four holes of Round... Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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BYU tennis: BYU undefeated in January with 7-0 sweep over Northern Arizona

BYU extends its winning streak to 6-0 with a 7-0 sweep of Northern Arizona at home Friday evening. Read more »

Jan. 30, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Suddenly, 5-star recruits reportedly making visits to BYU. Is Sitake the reason?

Mique Juarez, a linebacker from Los Angeles, is considered the nation's top player at that position and just finished making a trip to Alabama. This weekend he's visiting BYU while a top running... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Cougars looking to end losing streak against Pepperdine

No team in the West Coast Conference has given BYU more trouble the past two seasons than Pepperdine. The Waves have won four of their last five meetings with the Cougars and three in a row,... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Holmoe addresses new coaching staff, conference expansion, scheduling, U. rivalry

In December, Tom Holmoe hired a new football coach, then dealt with the controversy of Utah opting to cancel next year’s basketball game all the while constantly monitoring the college... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Former BYU assistant coach Joe DuPaix named head coach at Southern Virginia

Joe DuPaix, a Salt Lake City native and part of a coaching family, served as BYU's running back and recruiting coordinator from 2011-12. He takes over a Knight program that went winless in 2015. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Video analysis: BYU guards drive and dish for easy buckets against Loyola Marymount

BYU responded to head coach Dave Rose's concerns about sharing the ball. The Cougars assisted on more than twice as many field goals (23) in their 87-62 win over LMU Thursday as they did in last... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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Morning links: Jim McMahon advocates for medical marijuana; Utah-BYU rivalry already starting for future freshmen

Former BYU quarterback says controversial treatment is a "godsend;" on night Utah receives a new commitment, Cougar Troy Warner fans the rivalry flames; Bill Simmons proposes Jazz trades. Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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BYU beats LMU again — this time in easy fashion, 87-62

For a while, it was a little like dÉjÀ vu all over again for BYU and Loyola Marymount Thursday night at the Marriott Center. Just seven days after the two teams faced each other in Los... Read more »

Jan. 29, 2016

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BYU basketball notebook: Hartsock makes an impact, Rydalch breaks records

Seldom-used prior to Thursday's win over Loyola Marymount, freshman Jakob Hartsock made a positive impact coming off the bench in the first half. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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BYU’s Sitake finalizes coaching staff with 3 more hires

BYU coach Kalani Sitake finalized his coaching staff Thursday, announcing the hiring of Jernaro Gilford as cornerbacks coach, Reno Mahe as running backs coach and Tevita Ofahengaue as the director... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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BYU basketball: newly named WCC all-time scorer Rydalch leads Cougars past Lions

Scoring a season-high 31 points, Lexi Eaton Rydalch became the West Coast Conference all-time leading scorer as the Cougars picked up their ninth conference win of the season beating LMU, 82-75, on Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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BYU and Utah set to make final pitches to recruits this weekend

The two programs are still battling for several of the same recruits, setting up some potential drama leading up to National Letter of Intent Day. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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BYU track: trip to Seattle up next

The Cougars hit the road again this weekend as they compete in Seattle at the Washington Invitational on Jan. 29-30. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Cougars looking for another strong second half in WCC play

In each of the previous two seasons in the West Coast Conference, BYU has reached the midway point of league play with a mediocre 5-4 record. Both times, the Cougars responded by going 8-1 in the... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Morning links: Ty Detmer noted by ESPN; mammoth bones found at Oregon State football stadium

Former Heisman Trophy winner, new BYU offensive coordinator Ty Detmer is expected to do well in new job; construction project leads to interesting discovery; statue of late Jazz broadcaster Hot Rod... Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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A primer on top LDS football prospect Mique Juarez's visit to BYU this weekend

Info to know as high school star goes to Provo in advance of National Signing Day next week. Read more »

Jan. 28, 2016

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Snow College WR Jonah Trinnaman confirms commitment to BYU, ends recruiting process

After long being a target of both BYU and Utah, Trinnaman has decided he's sticking with his commitment to the Cougars. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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Morning links: Bronson Kaufusi a Senior Bowl 'gem'; Tecmo Bowl predicts Super Bowl

Former BYU star impresses in All-Star setting; can old video game give insight into who might win NFL's big game?; former Utah State quarterback Chuckie Keeton interview appears on website. Read more »

Jan. 27, 2016

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BYU's Emery finds his 3-point shooting groove on the road

After struggling from the field during the road trip to Gonzaga and Portland earlier this month, BYU freshman guard Nick Emery turned in some strong shooting performances last weekend. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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BYU basketball: After 14 years, Montague passes BYU career assists record to Collinsworth

Matt Montague set the mark in 122 career games while Collinsworth achieved the feat in 123 games. Montague had forgotten that the assist that pulled him into a tie with Danny Ainge was significant... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars gear up for a successfull 2016 season

After back-to-back West Coast Conference championships and 11-straight NCAA tournament appearances, BYU softball is gearing up to have a successful 2016 season. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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BYU baseball: new talent reflects a positive season outlook for BYU

An influx of new talent could reflect a better record for the 2016 BYU baseball season. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Morning links: Mique Juarez, Nick Saban and The Book of Mormon; Damian Lillard's video 'the next step' in activism

Top LB prospect appears in photo with Alabama coach and LDS text; former Weber State guard praised for his video released on Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Rudy Gobert wants to play for France in 2016... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Rose, Cougars finally back home to friendly confines of Marriott Center

It has been a long and brutal month of travel for Dave Rose and his Cougars. Now, with the majority of games at home in WCC play, he has a chance to fix issues BYU's team has shown in... Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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'No Excuses' tells gymnast Aimee Walker-Pond's story of faith, success despite trials

"No Excuses" tells the story of Aimee Walker-Pond, an elite gymnast who defeated all odds to fulfill her dreams of becoming an elite gymnast despite the fact that she is deaf and blind in one eye. Read more »

Jan. 26, 2016

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BYU football: Sitake adds three more to coaching staff

BYU coach Kalani Sitake added three more assistants to his staff Monday. Steve Clark is the tight ends coach, Russell Tialavea is the director of football operations and AJ Middleton is the... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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BYU football: Caden Haws gets a second chance with BYU's new coaching staff

Caden Haws was all set to commit to BYU early last September, but after a surprising phone call, learned he'd no longer have that option. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 3 BYU hits the road for matches at No. 9 UC Irvine

No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball hits the road for the second-consecutive week to face No. 9 UC Irvine in a pair of conference matches on Friday and Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Virginia football coaches help residents dig out of Winter Storm Jonas

Former BYU staff renders service in Charlottesville after snowstorm that slammed the East Coast. Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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Twitter photo shows TJ Haws, Jesse Wade on exchanges during LDS mission

Jesse Wade's father shared a picture of Twitter of his Gonzaga-bound son on exchanges with fellow basketball star TJ Haws, a future BYU Cougar, while serving in the France Lyon Mission of The... Read more »

Jan. 25, 2016

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BYU track: Zachary Blackham, Tatenda Tsumba crack top 10 in BYU history

High jumper Zachary Blackham and sprinter Tatenda Tsumba both cracked the top 10 in BYU indoor history in the high jump and 200m, respectively, at the Air Force Invitational this weekend. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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BYU football gains 4 commitments after campus visits

Three offensive linemen and a defensive back commit to the Cougars after spending the weekend on an official visit in Provo. Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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After another road split, Cougars set to host some home games

Just 11 days ago, BYU recorded its second straight victory at Gonzaga and it appeared the Cougars were in control of their own destiny in their quest for their first-ever West Coast Conference... Read more »

Jan. 24, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars come from behind to beat Nevada

BYU defeated Nevada at home, 5-1, on Saturday for its fifth-straight win. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 3 Cougars fall in three to No. 2 49ers

No. 3 BYU men's volleyball fell to No. 2 Long Beach State in straight sets (25-16, 25-23, 25-18) Saturday night at Walter Pyramid to split the regular-season series. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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BYU gives up too many offensive rebounds, 2nd chance points against Pepperdine

In its 71-65 victory over BYU Saturday, Pepperdine outrebounded the Cougars 41-39. The Waves also grabbed 15 offensive rebounds, creating opportunities for second-chance points, and they took advantage of that. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Pepperdine makes big plays late, defeats BYU for 3rd consecutive time

Pepperdine has become BYU’s Kryptonite. With a 71-65 victory over the Cougars Saturday before a crowd of 3,019 at Firestone Fieldhouse, the Waves defeated BYU for the third consecutive time... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Brad Rock: Utah is not the only instate school to interrupt rivalries

BYU and Utah State went through a period of inactivity, too. In this era, rivalries take a back seat to business. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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BYU women's basketball: Rydalch and Purcell score big stats in Cougars' 69-64 win over Pepperdine

Lexi Rydalch led the Cougars with 21 points while Kalani Purcell filled up the stat sheet, finishing with 16 points, 24 rebounds and eight assists to get their team past the Waves on Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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