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Sitake not intimidated by BYU's schedule, playing in storied stadiums

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

BYU basketball team to face Illinois in inaugural Chicago Legends tournament in December

The BYU basketball team will meet Big Ten Conference opponent Illinois in the inaugural State Farm Chicago Legends at the United Center in Chicago on Dec. 17, the school announced Thursday. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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BYU football recruiting roundup: Cougars get last verbal commitment for Class of 2016, first for 2018 and fourth for 2017

BYU received three new verbal commitments in May and extended an additional 25 scholarship offers to student athletes in the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019. Read more »

June 2, 2016

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Big 12 commish wants decision on expansion by end of summer

Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby says he's going to push conference leaders to make decisions one way or the other on the lingering issues of expansion, a football championship game and a league... Read more »

June 2, 2016

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2016 BYU-Utah football game slated for primetime start on FOX

The next installment of the BYU-Utah series, set for Sept. 10 at Rice-Eccles Stadium, will be televised on FOX and start at 5:30 p.m. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Department of Public Safety to investigate sexual assault reporting at BYU

At the request of BYU police and Utah County law enforcement agencies, the Utah Department of Public Safety said Wednesday it will review how the university police agency accesses and disseminates... Read more »

June 1, 2016

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BYU international basketball tracker: Plaisted, Cummard playing for championships

A look at how each of the former Cougars playing basketball around the world performed this season. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Morning links: 2015-16 success puts Utes in elite company; Tanner Mangum's not transferring, he's getting married

Accomplishments in sports put the Utes in exclusive company; BYU punter pitches Utah to Kevin Durant; Tanner Mangum's tweet causes concern. Read more »

June 1, 2016

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Morning links: Jaycob Brugman tears up SLC; former Bee among players who died in war

Back in Utah, Jaycob Brugman swings a hot bat; LaVerne Chappell is remembered as a player who died in war; Kyle Beckerman takes in an NBA playoff game? Read more »

May 31, 2016

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Dick Harmon: With historic hoops coaching turnover in WCC, BYU's Rose predicts he'll need more preparation

Four WCC basketball coaches got fired and replaced since the league tournament in Las Vegas. While nobody expects changes to shake up the league pecking order, it will require some extra scouting... Read more »

May 30, 2016

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BYU football receives commitment from Lone Peak DE/LB Preston Lewis

Lewis received a scholarship offer and committed on Memorial Day after a strong showing at The Opening, an elite high school football showcase in Seattle. Read more »

May 30, 2016

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Mike Sorensen: Memories of rushing the court after Stars ’71 championship

With one exception, rushing the court or field after a big victory is not a great idea. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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Dick Harmon: BYU's Dave Rose anxious to get developing Bingham High star Yoeli Childs

There are myriad personnel additions in 2016 to BYU's basketball program. Dave Rose broke down things that get his engine going about one of them, top-ranked power forward Yoeli Childs. Read more »

May 29, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Looking back at the 2016 men’s volleyball season

In 2016, BYU men’s volleyball ended its season with an outright Mountain Pacific Sports Federation regular season and tournament title before advancing to the national championship match of... Read more »

May 28, 2016

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BYU baseball: Pepperdine eliminates No. 30 BYU, 7-2, in WCC tournament

An uncharacteristic outing forced an early exit from the West Coast Conference baseball tournament Friday afternoon as No. 30 BYU was eliminated by Pepperdine, 7-2. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Coach approach: BYU baseball's Mike Littlewood stresses the importance of commitment and details

Mike Littlewood's coaching philosophies of going to work each day and tirelessly detailing the little things in practice have been shaped by mentors and his own experiences in 20-plus years as a... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Rose excited for near future stability, consistency of BYU basketball roster

With the return of the Lone Peak Three, Eric Mika and TJ Haws joining Nick Emery, he believes the core of the Cougar team in coming years is set with players who will be around and develop together. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Column: Baylor should pull plug on its athletic program

With the school accused of covering up numerous cases of sexual assault involving the football team, it's time to go a step further. Read more »

May 27, 2016

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BYU baseball: Gonzaga's Bailey strikes out 17, defeats Cougars, 5-3, in WCC tournament

Third-seeded Gonzaga jumped out to an early lead against No. 2 BYU and hung on to defeat the Cougars, 5-3, in the West Coast Conference tournament Thursday night at Banner Island Ballpark in... Read more »

May 27, 2016

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Why can't we be friends? BYU-Utah fans react to news of basketball series resuming in 2017

News broke Thursday that BYU and Utah will play basketball again in November or December 2017, after a one-year break in the series. Fans turned to Twitter to share their reactions. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Former Cougar Jaycob Brugman to play in Salt Lake City with Nashville Sounds

Jaycob Brugman has moved efficiently through the minor leagues since being drafted out of BYU in 2013. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Brad Rock: BYU-Utah hoops are back — but nothing says it's permanent

Series will resume in 2017. Whether that means an annual Ute-Cougar game, an instate tournament or nothing at all remains to be seen. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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BYU volleyball: Olmstead named assistant coach of Team USA for Pan American Cup

BYU women's volleyball head coach Heather Olmstead has been selected as an assistant coach to help lead Team USA at the 2016 XV Pan-American Cup, which will be played in the Dominican Republic from... Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Rivalry renewed: BYU, Utah agree to a men's basketball game in 2017

Utes slated to take on the Cougars in the Marriott Center after a one-year interruption of the rivalry. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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BYU, Utah control their destiny in breaking long NCAA tournament droughts

The Cougars and Utes, as well as UVU, have the opportunity to play their way into the NCAA tournament this weekend by earning automatic bids. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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BYU's Ty Detmer discusses prayer, conversion, overcoming obstacles at Sandy Institute forum

1990 Heisman Trophy winner, Cougars new offensive coordinator spoke to a large crowd gathered Wednesday night at the Sandy Institute of Religion Read more »

May 26, 2016

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Morning links: Broncos like Devontae Booker's confidence; BYU selling more tickets for Arizona game

Broncos respond well to Devotae Booker's bravado; BYU football could feel like the home team in Arizona; Gamer tells what it's like to play with Gordon Hayward. Read more »

May 26, 2016

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BYU volleyball: seven Cougars receive MPSF All-Academic honors

Seven Cougars received 2016 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation All-Academic honors, MPSF Director Al Beaird announced Wednesday. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Sports quiz: Can you identify these former BYU football players?

College football returns in just under 100 days, and that means just one thing: It's time for another quiz. This time, we'll look at BYU football players that played between 1990 and 2010. Can... Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Morning links: BYU shirt summits Mt. Everest? 4-star BYU recruit Tayler Katoa tweets about Cougars

A BYU T-shirt supposedly made it to the top of the world's tallest mountain; Layton's coveted recruit tweeted about BYU; the Pac-12 will make a sport out of gaming. Read more »

May 25, 2016

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Brad Rock: This is the Big 12 —of course it will wait on expansion

With presidents readying to meet, some are saying a decision is forthcoming. On the other hand, the conference has a history of tabling talks. You got it — they want more information. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Adam Mangum: Picking the top 10 basketball players in BYU history

Co-hosts of the Rise & Shout Podcast draft their top 10 players in BYU men's basketball history. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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BYU baseball: No. 30-ranked Cougars get WCC honors before league tourney

Accolades for No. 30 BYU, regular season conference tri-champion, were announced Tuesday by the West Coast Conference. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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ESPN's Jake Trotter says it's 'Big 12 or bust' for BYU

ESPN’s Big 12 guru Jake Trotter joined the Deseret News to break down BYU’s chances of joining the conference. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Video: 100 days until college football kicks off in Utah

Can't wait for football? Neither can we. Here's a look back at last season and what's in store for 2016 with the new season 100 days away. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Morning links: Dante Exum to be cleared to play; Utes provide 'security' for teammate

Dante Exum can play basketball starting Thursday; Utah baseball players provide security detail for teammate; Utah and BYU softball and baseball have special springs. Read more »

May 24, 2016

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Rock On: Bronco is being Bronco in Virginia; Hornacek Plan C in New York

Also, Utes go with a familiar name on the recruiting trail. Why go for the and-1? Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Dick Harmon: WCC baseball championship: BYU's mindset is to just take care of business

The WCC may not get but one bid to the NCAA Tournament, and that is all the more reason BYU's coach and players want to make a big splash this week in Stockton, California, to ensure it doesn't... Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Morning links: Tim Lincecum to pitch for the Bees; Utah softball team splashes into Super Regional

Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum will take the mound for Salt Lake; Jaycob Brugman brings his powerful swing back to Utah; Utah softball dives in to Sweet 16. Read more »

May 23, 2016

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Kyle Collinsworth to work out for Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday

Former do-it-all BYU Cougar is set for first NBA predraft workout exactly a month before the draft. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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BYU golf: Cougars wrap up second round play at NCAA Women’s Golf Championships

The BYU women's golf team struggled to find its rhythm in the second round of the NCAA Championships on Saturday at Eugene Country Club, posting an 18-over-par round of 306. Read more »

May 22, 2016

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Brennon Anderson's 3-run blast helps lead BYU to sweep of Santa Clara

In the bottom half of the second, second baseman Brennon Anderson’s three-run home run tied the game, and the Cougars went on to earn a 10-5 victory before a crowd of 2,541 in the... Read more »

May 21, 2016

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BYU baseball: Schneemann wins it in bottom of the ninth for BYU

Infielder Daniel Schneemann’s walk-off sacrifice fly rallied BYU baseball to a 9-8 comeback win over Santa Clara on Friday night at Miller Park. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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BYU golf: White leads Cougars to 11th place after first round of the NCAA Championships

Behind a 2-under-par 70 performance by Alexandra White, BYU women's golf posted a 6-over-par round of 294 to claim 11th place after the first round of the NCAA Championships on Friday at Eugene Country Club. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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BYU softball: season ends at Columbia Regional

After defeating Louisville, 6-4, behind five RBIs from Libby Sugg to extend the team's season, BYU softball lost 2-0 to Nebraska in the NCAA Columbia Regional. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Jimmy Blair, the baron of Utah golf, is still competing, building golf properties in his 60s

Jimmy Blair was a Utah golfing legend and his son Zac is following in his footsteps. The latest Jimmy Blair project is doing a face-lift on Bloomington Country Club in southern Utah. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Utahns in baseball: C.J. Cron productive for Angels; Brandon Kintzler sharp for Twins

Players who were once part of local rosters have settled into 2016 and played several weeks for their professional teams. Read more »

May 20, 2016

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Morning links: Tanner Mangum an underclassman Heisman hopeful? Trevor Booker's blackout worries

Tanner Mangum mentioned among underclassmen with Heisman potential; Trevor Booker worries about bad milk; Gordon Hayward blogs about future prospects with the Jazz Read more »

May 20, 2016

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BYU baseball: Rucker solid as BYU clinches spot in WCC tournament

Pitcher Michael Rucker’s 11th win secured a spot for BYU baseball in the West Coast Conference tournament with an 8-2 victory over Santa Clara on Thursday night. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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BYU softball falls 9-0 to host Missouri in NCAA regional opener

Missouri struck early and benefitted from a six-run second inning to hand BYU a 9-0 run-rule loss on Thursday in NCAA Tournament action. Read more »

May 19, 2016

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Morning links: Bronco Mendenhall and his family live in an RV; Hornacek hiring brings questions

Bronco Mendenhall opted to wait in an RV for his home to be renovated; Jeff Hornacek's hiring has stumped national media; Daniel Sorensen gives advice to Mitch Mathews, other undrafted free agents Read more »

May 19, 2016

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