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BYU regrouping, going back on the road after 'devastating' loss to Pacific

With a shocking 77-72 victory at the Marriott Center last Saturday, Pacific dealt BYU a major setback.

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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BYU swim: BYU men beat rival Utah, women drop matchup

Jake Taylor led BYU men’s swim and dive in a senior day win against rival Utah in front of a packed crowd Saturday at the Richards Building Pool. The women’s team battled but was eventually edged out in the rivalry matchup. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars knock off No. 66 Terrapins at ITA Kickoff Weekend

BYU women's tennis defeated No. 66 Maryland for the first win of the season, winning 5-2, on Saturday at the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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Coming off another triple-double, Collinsworth to lead BYU into big road game at Pepperdine

The Waves (12-7, 5-3) are 8-0 at home this season for the first time in 30 years and have won five of their last six games. Last season, the Waves swept the season series with BYU, winning in Provo... Read more »

Jan. 23, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Langlois and No. 3 BYU hand No. 2 Long Beach State first loss

Junior outside hitter Jake Langlois led No. 3 BYU men's volleyball to a four-set (26-24, 25-17, 16-25, 25-20) win over previously undefeated No. 2 Long Beach State on Friday night at Walter Pyramid. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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BYU gymnastics: Halliday helps Cougars to second-place finish

BYU women's gymnastics placed second at its meet against UC Davis and Boise State on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Smith Fieldhouse. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars sweep in-state rival Wildcats for fourth-straight win

BYU defeated Weber State, 7-0, at home Friday evening to win its fourth-straight match. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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14 Utah ties looking to make a strong impression at college football all-star games

The state of Utah will be well-represented at this weekend's East-West Shrine Game and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl as well as next week's Senior Bowl. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars fall to No. 8 Virginia at ITA Kickoff

BYU women's tennis dropped its first match of the season, 7-0, against No. 8 Virginia in the first match of the ITA Kickoff Weekend played at the Boar's Head Sports Club in Charlottesville. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Dick Harmon: BYU football's Kalani Sitake quickly doing it Kalani's Way

They say recruiting is the bedrock foundation of college football, and new coach Kalani Sitake has a reputation of taking that serious. In his first weeks in charge of the program, he's set an... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Former BYU star Ziggy Ansah donates 94,000 bottles of water to aid in Flint, Michigan, crisis

Ex-Cougar and current Detroit Lions Pro Bowler is helping ease the water problems in Michigan. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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BYU football: A way-too-early look at the very difficult 2016 schedule

BYU football is in an unfamiliar position going into the 2016 season. First-time head coach Kalani Sitake and his staff will face what appears to be one of the most difficult schedules in Cougar... Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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Morning links: 'Houk Hug' remembered on National Hug Day; Gordon Hayward featured by GQ Magazine

On "National Hug Day," Sporting News recalls BYU receiver's embrace of referee; Gordon Hayward featured by GQ Magazine; video from Pac-12 Networks shows good and bad from Utah basketball. Read more »

Jan. 22, 2016

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BYU rallies from 15-point deficit, Collinsworth shatters more records

BYU overcame a torrid first-half shooting exhibition by Loyola Marymount to rally from a 15-point deficit as guard Kyle Collinsworth shattered more records in the 91-80 win. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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NBA scout likes game of BYU's Collinsworth, says he 'does a little bit of everything'

Kyle Collinsworth, who holds the NCAA career triple-double record with nine, “does a little bit of everything,” the scout said before tipoff. “If he gets with the right team, in... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU women's basketball: Cougars lock down defensively, get past Loyola Marymount 75-61

Lexi Rydalch led the way for the Cougars, scoring a game-high 28 points which paired nicely with her 11 rebounds. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Links: Top LB prospect Mique Juarez visiting BYU; Big 12 expansion talk; Utah only NCAA tournament team from the state?

Users of social media respond after reports surface that nation's top linebacker prospect will visit BYU; Fox Sports' Stewart Mandel delves into a number of questions facing the Cougars; Utah the... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Snow College receiver Jonah Trinnaman says he's still committed to Cougars (+video highlights)

Despite the coaching carousel that BYU has faced, Snow College receiver Jonah Trinnaman is sticking with his commitment to the Cougars. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Sitake leading BYU to a last-ditch recruiting binge before signing day

BYU and Utah are not messing around in recruiting these days as assistant coaches and committed recruits are crossing paths almost daily heading into the final weekends for official visits. Kalani... Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU softball: Cougars picked for top awards in preseason College Sports Madness poll

BYU softball swept the top honors in the 2016 College Sports Madness preseason all-conference awards for the West Coast Conference that were released Wednesday. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU track: Cougars travel to Colorado for the Air Force Invitational

BYU track and field travels to Colorado Springs, Colorado, for the Air Force Invitational this Thursday through Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 21, 2016

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BYU men's basketball team counting on contributions from freshmen on the road

The Cougars are looking for more consistency, and production, from their freshmen this weekend as they continue their four-game road trip at Loyola Marymount Thursday. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Guest commentary: How to fix the BYU-Utah rivalry in men's basketball

Here are a few suggestions that both BYU and Utah administrations, coaches, players, etc. could consider. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougar swimmers and divers take on rival Utah in Provo

BYU swim and dive faces rival Utah in a Deseret First Duel matchup Saturday at 11 a.m. MDT, in the Richards Building Pool. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Red and blue recruits: Eight prospects who are considering both BYU, Utah

A look at the group of players who are still deciding between signing with the Utes and Cougars with two weeks left before National Signing Day. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Former Cougar Ben Cahoon to coach BYU wide receivers again

Cahoon, a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer and former Cougar, coached the wide receivers at BYU for two seasons, 2011-12, before being let go. Coach Kalani Sitake announced Wednesday that... Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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Morning links: Snow College WR Jonah Trinnaman dunks; Bronco Mendenhall spotlighted by ESPN

BYU commit with heavy Utah interest shows off hops on basketball court; former BYU coach 1 of 4 new coaches in the ACC; local hoopsters Frank Jackson, Yoeli Childs among nation's Top 50 recruits. Read more »

Jan. 20, 2016

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BYU's Rose wants to see his players 'assisting' each other more

One of the numbers that BYU coach Dave Rose says he examines each game — a barometer for how well his team is playing the way he wants them to play — is assists. In last... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU tennis: BYU looks to extend win streak at home this weekend

After three road games, the BYU men's tennis team heads home for matches against Weber State and Nevada this weekend. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 3 BYU travels to undefeated No. 2 Long Beach State

No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball travels to No. 2 Long Beach State this week for a pair of conference matches on Friday and Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Doug Robinson: Think Utah is BYU's 'big brother'? Think again

Yes, BYU has lost three straight to Utah, but the Cougars have won 11 of the last 15 games with the Utes and one of their losses was in overtime. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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The BYU international basketball tracker: Davies, Abouo dominate on the glass

A look at how the former BYU basketball players playing around the world have performed recently on the court. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Report: West Virginia president in favor of Big 12 expansion

Oklahoma University president David Boren expressed his desire for Big 12 expansion even after the NCAA deregulated conference championship game requirements. Apparently, he's not alone. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars visit Virginia to kick off 2016 season

BYU women’s tennis opens the 2016 season with two matches this weekend as part of the ITA Kickoff Weekend in Charlottesville, Virgina. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Kalani Sitake inherits experienced players, arduous schedule in first season at BYU

Kalani Sitake likes the talent that returns from a team that posted a 9-4 record after losing starting quarterback Taysom Hill in the season opener at Nebraska. In his place, freshman quarterback... Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Rock On: Ute game turns out a real trip

Also, what other crazy kid things should Michigan's Jim Harbaugh try? Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Morning links: Taysom Hill at Virginia would be intriguing as all get out; Gary Crowton hired as OC at Stephen F. Austin

Virginia journalist explores possibility of BYU quarterback reuniting with Bronco Mendenhall; former Cougar coach has a new job; ex-BYU golfer Zac Blair a "hero" after strong Sony Open performance. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars defeat Hawai'i to win third-straight match

After defeating the University of Hawai'i, 6-1, on Monday morning, the BYU men's tennis team improved to 3-0 on the season. Read more »

Jan. 19, 2016

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Pro-BYU crowd motivates Portland in Pilot victory

While outnumbered last Saturday, Portland fans were loud and enjoyed watching their team knock off BYU. After the final buzzer, Portland students rushed the court to celebrate the victory while... Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Former BYU star Zac Blair finds himself front and center on PGA Tour

Over the weekend, Zac Blair came within a 10-foot eagle putt of making a playoff in the Sony Open in Honolulu. His shot-making abilities were on full display during this PGA event. Read more »

Jan. 18, 2016

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Stinging from loss at Portland, BYU is back on the road again this weekend

To sum up the weekend for BYU, the Cougars won the game almost nobody expected them to, and they lost the game almost nobody expected them to. Read more »

Jan. 17, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars defeat Sacramento State for first road win

BYU defeated Sacramento State in Hawaii, 4-0, on Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 1 BYU tops No. 11 Stanford in five sets

No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball won a hard-fought, five-set victory over No. 11 Stanford on Saturday night, 3-2 (16-25, 25-23, 25-21, 22-25, 15-10), at the Smith Fieldhouse. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Former BYU golfer Zac Blair tied for lead at Sony Open

The worst putt of the day for Zac Blair cost him the lead at the Sony Open on Saturday. It probably won't cost him that much sleep. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU basketball notebook: More craziness in Portland as BYU falls to Pilots

When BYU plays at Portland, crazy, memorable things seem to happen. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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