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College football countdown No. 35: BYU linebacker Rod Wood

A look back at one of the best playmakers the BYU Cougars have had on the defensive side of the ball in Rod Wood.

BYU volleyball: women’s volleyball season tickets now on sale

BYU women’s volleyball season tickets are now on sale for the 2016 season. Read more »

July 1, 2016

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BYU swim: Taylor caps career at U.S. Olympic Trials

For the second time in as many days, Jake Taylor of BYU swim and dive advanced to the semifinals of the backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Lessons learned from 1996 season still ring true for former BYU football players 20 years later

It's been a long time since some members of the 1996 BYU football team have stepped on the Provo campus. But no matter how far life has taken them in the past 20 years, the men who made that 14-1... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Nike designing a shoe specifically for Taysom Hill

Fresh off another injury, BYU senior Taysom Hill has taken on a new role this football season aside from quarterback. He's a lab rat for Nike, which is building an experimental shoe and using Hill... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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BYU football gets commitments from 2017 TE Bentley Hanshaw, 2018 OL Jacob Smith

The commitments continue a busy week for the Cougars. Hanshaw hails from Moorpark, California, while Smith is from Rosemount, Minnesota. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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10 takeaways from BYU football media day

We heard from several key people at BYU, from athletic director Tom Holmoe to new head coach Kalani Sitake to returning starting quarterback Taysom Hill. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Fredette, Taylor and Bolomboy among the locals on NBA summer league rosters

Here are the players with Utah ties who have been named or reported to be on rosters. More will be added as more information becomes available. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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BYU football notebook: Tejan Koroma is back, but has work to do to earn back his spot

Tejan Koroma missed all of spring practices after leaving the program for a short time and will have his work cut out come fall to earn back his starting center position. Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Who will be BYU's starting quarterback? Hill? Mangum? Still no answers

At BYU, most of the important questions usually revolve around the quarterbacks and Thursday was no different. Especially since an intriguing quarterback battle is looming on the horizon when fall... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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Morning links: Former Jazz All-Star Mark Eaton shares mailgram; Mike Leach visits BYU

Former Jazz All-Star Mark Eaton shared his 1982 NBA Draft mailgram on Twitter. Washington State head coach Mike Leach visted BYU's Cannon Center. Finally, ESPN ranks a Utah football defensive trio... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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BYU football media day: Live coverage

PROVO — Today the BYU football administrators, players and coaches will look at the past, present and future of the football program. And the Deseret News is there to cover it all day.... Read more »

June 30, 2016

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BYU's Kalani Sitake isn't just the coach; he's a fan, too

Kalani Sitake and his staff haven’t coached a single game together yet. What happens when there are questionable decisions made and losses suffered? Sitake isn’t worried about the... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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BYU football: What you need to know about media day

Here's a look at what's in store for Thursday's BYU Football Media Day. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Quiz: How well do you remember BYU's 1984 national championship?

Take this quiz to see how well you remember BYU's 1984 national championship! Read more »

June 29, 2016

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BYU football receives commitment from 2018 Herriman lineman Jaren Kump

Kump is the second player to commit to the Cougars this week, following fellow lineman Seth Willis of Connecticut Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Morning links: Colin Cowherd compares US Soccer to BYU; USU freshman earns male athlete of the year honor

The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team is like BYU football, according to Colin Cowherd. Utah State freshman David Woodward was just named Male Athlete of the Year by the Olympian. Finally, George... Read more »

June 29, 2016

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Tiffany Gee Lewis: How to get happiness at a bargain rate

Sure, you can buy happiness. The problem is, most of us try to buy it in the wrong places. Read more »

June 29, 2016

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BYU swim: Taylor ties for seventh in 100 backstroke finals at U.S. Olympic Trials (+video)

Jake Taylor of BYU swim and dive tied for seventh Tuesday night in the 100 backstroke finals at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Kalani Sitake on BYU-Utah rivalry: 'I choose to cheer differently'

While Sitake would like nothing more than to help BYU end its five-game losing streak to Utah, he has a different view of the heated rivalry than the majority of fans. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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BYU Olympian teaches optimism, overcoming trials in TEDxTalk (+video)

Kate Hansen is a student at Brigham Young University who competed in the 2014 Winter Olympics. In a TEDxTalk, she shares how her challenges helped her become a better Olympian. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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BYU football receives commitment from 2017 Connecticut OL Seth Willis

Seth Willis becomes the ninth player to commit to the Cougars as part of BYU football's 2017 class. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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BYU grad transfer Jordan Chatman reportedly headed to Boston College

Jordan Chatman's father, Jeff Chatman, shared via Instagram that his son will attend Boston College. Jordan Chatman played one season at BYU before graduating with a degree in Asian Studies. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Quiz: Who said it?: Utah coaches edition

Was it Whittingham or Sitake? Take this quiz to test your knowledge! Read more »

June 28, 2016

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BYU golf: reviewing the men's 2015-16 season

After winning the PING Cougar Classic and placing third at the West Coast Conference Championships, the BYU men’s golf team’s 2015-16 campaign has come to a close. Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Morning Links: Former Ute Booker is a perfect fit in Denver; Michigan State gets to know BYU; George Hill isn't Batman

Devontae Booker may have found a perfect fit in Denver's offense if he can stay healthy. ESPN breaks down BYU for Michigan State. Finally, is new Jazz point guard George Hill Batman? Read more »

June 28, 2016

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Quiz: How much do you really know about BYU football?

Take the quiz to be entered to win tickets to a 2016 BYU football game. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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BYU swim: Jake Taylor advances to finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

Jake Taylor of BYU swim and dive advanced to the Tuesday night finals in the 100 backstroke at the U.S. Olympic Team Trials. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Dick Harmon: 1996 Cotton Bowl champion reunion: A squad with history that resonates today

The 14-1 BYU football team that defeated Kansas State in the 1996 Cotton Bowl has plenty of history to study, but also has so many connections relevant to today's program. They will hold a 20th... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Sitake not intimidated by BYU's arduous schedule; looking forward to visits to big-time venues

Now, as the head coach at BYU, Sitake is staring at what might be the toughest schedule the program has ever had. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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BYU baseball: lefty Aaron Cross transfers to BYU

Left-handed pitcher Aaron Cross is transferring to BYU’s baseball team after signing a recent letter of intent. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Several Utahns competing in this week's Olympic track trials

BYU’s Shaquille Walker and Shea Collinsworth will be among a half-dozen athletes with Utah ties who will compete in next week’s U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon,... Read more »

June 27, 2016

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Morning Links: BYU basketball fans proclaimed best in the west; Jazz, NBA wish Rudy Gobert happy birthday

BYU tops basketball attendance in the west for the seventh season in a row. Rudy Gobert receives birthday wishes on Twitter. Finally, Dante Exum plans to be back at full fitness by October. Read more »

June 27, 2016

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About Utah: Miracle Bowl BYU receiver Ryan Tibbitts had the unmistakable gift of helping people connect

Ryan Tibbitts remembered as a man who "lived life about as well as it can be lived." Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Sitake making transition from longtime assistant to head coach at BYU

Of the last four head coaches to lead the BYU football program, three of them had never been a head coach prior to landing the job. In that way, Kalani Sitake is like predecessors Edwards and... Read more »

June 26, 2016

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Dick Harmon: While away from BYU, Tejan Koroma wasn't wasting away getting flabby

BYU's talented center Tejan Koroma has made a name for himself on the football field, a career starter both seasons as a Cougar. But coming off a suspension, how did he fill his time? Is he in... Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Never on Sunday: BYU won't compete on the Sabbath Day, regardless of the consequences

For decades, BYU has fought for the right to compete at the highest levels of college athletics while upholding its longstanding commitment to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not competing on Sundays. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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BYU baseball: season summary recaps national spotlight

National limelight surrounded BYU baseball for much of the 2016 season for good reason en route to earning a share of the West Coast Conference title. Read more »

June 25, 2016

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Kalani Sitake: A summer of prep with everything from ambassadorship to youth camps

Kalani Sitake hasn't coached a game yet as a Division I coach but before that opener with Arizona in the desert, he has shown how much he completely understands one of the key roles he has as a... Read more »

June 24, 2016

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BYU, Utah State football programs receive commitments

Cougars get commitment from athlete Tariq Buchanan of Texas, while Florida quarterback Henry Colombi commits to the Aggies Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Looking back at the top 10 NBA draft picks from Utah schools

A look at the careers of all the players from Utah schools who were drafted in the top 10 in the NBA draft. Read more »

June 24, 2016

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Morning links: Jakob Poeltl in 'Braveheart'?; ESPN's defensive 'triplets'; Jazz trade graded

Ziggy Ansah heads up eighth-ranked defensive group; Jakob Poeltl acts out Braveheart scene; NBA minds like Utah's acquisition of George Hill. Read more »

June 23, 2016

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BYU men's basketball hires Erick Schork as strength and conditioning coach

Schork goes to Provo after nine years at Saint Louis University. In addition to experience in collegiate athletics, he has also worked in the NFL and NHL Read more »

June 22, 2016

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BYU swimming: Taylor leads Cougar hopefuls at U.S. Olympic Trials next week

Increasing like a geometric sequence, BYU’s swim and dive team now numbers more than a handful of Olympic hopefuls of previous years. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Treasured venues: Attending a cross-country event requires audience participation

The ultimate sporting venue is the one that requires fans to actively participate in the event. The pinnacle event for audience participation is the NCAA cross-country running championship. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Morning links: Athlon ranks Utah FBS coaches; conflicting reports on Jazz's Gordon Hayward

Kyle Whittingham, Kalani Sitake and Matt Wells ranked among FBS coaches; Gordon Hayward's name pops up in trade rumors prior to NBA draft; BYU seen as obstacle for UCLA and Michigan State. Read more »

June 22, 2016

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Former BYU outside hitter Taylor Sander makes U.S. Olympic volleyball roster

Ex-Cougar named to 12-man roster who will compete for gold in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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BYU football receives commitment from Olympus linebacker Ben Bywater

Ben Bywater becomes the 10th player to commit to the Cougars since last week, and the third from Olympus High School. Read more »

June 21, 2016

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ESPN NBA draft expert Chad Ford is also a BYU-Hawaii professor

For three months, Chad Ford is one of ESPN’s top NBA draft experts. For the rest of the year, the husband and father of four is a professor who specializes in conflict mediation at Brigham... Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Morning links: MJ vs. Jazz still holds viewership record; Dennis Pitta looks ready to contribute

Sunday's NBA finale didn't exceed the 1998 clincher in viewership; Dennis Pitta showed good signs in Baltimore's offseason program; Derrick Favors wears winning socks Read more »

June 21, 2016

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Former BYU volleyball coach Tom Peterson hired to guide Southern Virginia program

Southern Virginia University announced Friday that it will field a men's volleyball program for the first time in 2017, and now the team has a head coach. He's a familiar one to people surrounding... Read more »

June 20, 2016

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