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Nick Emery's freshman season at BYU filled with ups, downs, lessons learned

There have been times when the former Lone Peak star has shown flashes of brilliance, and sometimes not so much.

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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Brad Rock: Football 2016: What are we waiting for?

Utah has a new QB, BYU has Ty Detmer, and Utah State has something to prove. Next season will not be boring. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Dick Harmon: Mike Empey determined to make return to BYU football staff memorable

A former member of Roger French's "French Legion," new BYU O-line coach Mike Empey, believes he can impact the upward trajectory of Cougar pass protectors and blockers and continue a tradition of... Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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Women's basketball: Kalani Purcell helps Cougars to WCC victory over Portland

Junior Kalani Purcell recorded her eighth double-double of the season to help BYU defeat Portland, 78-66, in a West Coast Conference game at home Saturday afternoon. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU basketball: Hot-shooting Portland hands Cougars disappointing 84-81 setback

Less than 48 hours after upsetting No. 25 Gonzaga, the Cougars squandered a chance to achieve a West Coast Conference sweep away from home. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougars defeated in tough road test against Denver and Minnesota

Payton Sorenson led BYU swimming and diving in a hard fought battle against Denver and Minnesota on Saturday afternoon at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colorado. Read more »

Jan. 16, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougars start strong in first day against Denver and Minnesota

Rainer Ng led BYU swim and dive in a big first day of action against Denver and Minnesota on Friday night at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colorado. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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BYU men's volleyball: Cougars can't close against Stanford, losing in 5 sets

Service errors, along with an inability to close sets down the stretch, proved costly for the Cougars in a five set loss to the Cardinal on Friday. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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NFL ties, divisional playoffs: Smith has opportunity to prove himself among elite competition

Alex Smith is one of four quarterbacks who were picked No. 1 overall in the draft who will start for their respective teams during this weekend’s postseason action. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Fresh off upset of Gonzaga, BYU visits Portland in good position to contend for WCC title

After celebrating another signature road victory over nationally-ranked Gonzaga Thursday night, BYU knows there’s no time for a letdown. The Cougars upset the No. 25 Zags, 69-68, at The... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Morning links: BYU, Utah coaches battling for recruits; Trevor Reilly returns to Utah

In final push before National Signing Day, multiple prospects are considering both BYU and Utah; former Ute star attends basketball game at Huntsman Center; Utah safety Tevin Carter named to Sports... Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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USU tennis: Utah State women's tennis begins dual match season at home against Gonzaga

Utah State women's tennis begins its 2016 dual match season by hosting Gonzaga on Saturday, Jan. 16, at 11 a.m., at the Sports Academy and Racquet Club. The Aggies are opening their season at home for the second-consecutive season. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Dick Harmon: BYU's hard-working Austin earns defining moment of career in win over Zags

Nate Austin blocked two shots in the final 25 seconds of BYU's win at Gonzaga, propelling the Cougars to an upset of the No. 25 ranked Zags on their home court. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Former BYU cornerback Robertson Daniel promoted to Green Bay Packers active roster

Robertson Daniel has spent the 2015 season on the Packers' practice squad but has been promoted to the team's active roster just one day before Green Bay's NFC divisional playoff game at Arizona. Read more »

Jan. 15, 2016

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Tale of 2 Kyles: Davis and Collinsworth help lead BYU to upset of Gonzaga

BYU guard Kyle Collinsworth scored 18 of his 20 points Thursday in the second half in helping lead the Cougars to an upset of Gonzaga, 69-68, at The Kennel. But BYU’s other Kyle — Kyle... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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BYU women's basketball: A big run to close the game gets BYU past Gonzaga 58-54

The Cougars proved calm, forging a 17-1 run within the game's final five minutes to score a big home win against the Zags. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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BYU's defense, 'perfect effort' lead to another upset on the road at No. 25 Gonzaga

BYU is making a habit of upsetting nationally ranked Gonzaga on its home court. The Cougars overcame a 13-point second half deficit to knock off the No. 25 Zags, 69-68, in a thriller before a... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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BYU track and field: Cougars compete in first road meet of the year at Texas A&M Team Invitational

BYU men’s track and field competes in its first road meet of the indoor season in College Station, Texas, at the Texas A&M Team Invitational on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 15 and 16. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Live blog: BYU basketball seeks a second straight upset at Gonzaga

The Cougars topped the then-No. 3 Bulldogs last season at The Kennel. Can BYU spring the upset again in Spokane, Washington? Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Red and blue recruits: Eight storylines to watch leading up to National Signing Day

With National Signing Day on Feb. 3, here are things to track concerning both instate schools and some of the top Beehive State prospects. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Local flavor in the NBA (and beyond): Lillard catches fire; Carlino, Bachynski join the D-League

A look at how the players with local ties have performed recently in the NBA and in the D-League. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Sitake announces 3 new coaches to BYU's football staff

PROVO — How BYU football will be coached in the trenches came into focus Thursday when coach Kalani Sitake announced the hiring of three coaches to his staff. Steve Kaufusi was named the... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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BYU swim: Cougars to take on Denver and Minnesota

BYU swim and dive travels to take on Denver and Minnesota this Friday and Saturday at the El Pomar Natatorium in Denver, Colorado. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Dick Harmon: NCAA vote doesn't help BYU's designs on getting invite from Big 12

A vote by the NCAA Division I committee to allow the Big 12 to hold a championship game without expanding to 12 teams means that league could stay with status quo of only 10 teams. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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BYU, No. 25 Gonzaga different teams than they were last year

While both teams have undergone some major personnel changes since last season, their showdown Thursday is a key matchup in the race for the West Coast Conference championship. Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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Morning links: BYU, Utah fans react to NCAA vote on conference title games; Ute RB Joe Williams featured by ESPN

Cougar faithful express sadness while Ute fans make jokes about decision that will likely end BYU's chances of joining Big 12; Devontae Booker's heir apparent took interesting road to Utah; Vine of... Read more »

Jan. 14, 2016

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NCAA deregulates football conference championship requirements, expansion unlikely for Big 12

BYU's latest hopes of a Power 5 invitation took a big hit Wednesday. The NCAA reached a compromise to deregulate conference champion determination, allowing FBS conferences with fewer than 12... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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BYU women's basketball: It's gut-check time for the Cougars in taking on Gonzaga

A lot of things have gone right for the Cougars this season, but according to coach Jeff Judkins, he'll get a real sense of where his team is at this Thursday against defending conference champion... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Dick Harmon: 'Jimmer for three': Fredette keeps dreaming, delivering big shots in NBA's D-League

After four years of bouncing around the NBA with disappointing experiences, Jimmer Fredette hasn't lost his dream of playing at that level. Today he's humble and working hard as he can to display... Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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BYU tennis: Cougars on the road for the holiday weekend

The Cougars head to Hawai'i for three road matches this weekend. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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BYU basketball: 5 questions with a Gonzaga beat writer

In preparation for BYU's trip to Gonzaga, we caught up with Jim Meehan of the Spokane Spokesman-Review. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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BYU ranked safest college campus by Business Insider

BYU was ranked the safest campus in the nation by Business Insider, based on criteria such as security, crime rates and alcohol and drug abuse. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Morning links: Ziggy Ansah named Lions' defensive MVP by teammates; Daniel Sorensen a Chiefs captain during playoffs

Former BYU players honored by their NFL teams; RSL goalkeeper Nick Rimando happy to have Rams back in his native California. Read more »

Jan. 13, 2016

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Kyle Davis' scoring, rebounding inside help BYU play a more 'comfortable' style

This season, the 6-foot-8, 225-pound Davis is providing BYU with a strong presence inside. He’s nearly averaging a double-double — 12.8 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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BYU broadcaster Mark Durrant writes open letter to Larry Krystkowiak

Former BYU basketball player and current radio broadcaster Mark Durrant became the lastest BYU personality to chide Utah basketball head coach Larry Krystkowiak, and he did so through a four-page... Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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Morning links: Morgan Scalley is a genius, #Pac-12refs, Cottonwood High celebrates and more from the Alabama-Clemson game

Local storylines play out on Twitter during college football's championship game between Alabama and Clemson on Monday night. Read more »

Jan. 12, 2016

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BYU basketball: Kalani Purcell garners WCC Women's Basketball Player of the Week honors

BYU junior forward Kalani Purcell has been named this week’s West Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Krystkowiak defends and explains his decision to cancel next year's Utah-BYU basketball game

SALT LAKE CITY — Larry Krystkowiak feels so strongly about canceling next year’s Utah-BYU basketball game, he’s willing to personally pay the $80,000 penalty required by the... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Rock On: BYU, Utah coming to terms (or not)

Both schools want to continue the heated basketball rivalry, but how often they play seems open to interpretation. Also, proof positive that college football in Utah has reached a crazy new level. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Best of the West: Another week of chaos in the West

Just when it was possible the Pac-12 might be giving signs of any form of predicability this season, more mayhem happened. Meanwhile, other conferences may slowly be developing their leaders this... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Deseret News Sports Podcast: A look at why the BYU-Utah hoops rivalry got put on hold

Listen to Larry Krystkowiak as he explains his decision to halt the series, as well as reaction from BYU head coach Dave Rose and Utah athletic director Dr. Chris Hill. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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BYU volleyball: No. 1 BYU hosts No. 11 Stanford to begin conference play

No. 1 BYU men’s volleyball begins Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play this week as it hosts No. 11 Stanford on Friday and Saturday. Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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U. of U. president says school will form committee to identify changes to ensure a healthier environment at athletic contests

In light of the recent news that the BYU-Utah basketball game was canceled for next season, University of Utah President David W. Pershing said Monday his school will work toward ensuring... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Morning links: Likelihood of Big 12 expanding increasing?; Nation's top LB recruit's mom wears BYU sweatshirt

A vote next week will determine if a 10-team league can hold a football conference championship game; mom of nation's best high school linebacker wears Cougar gear at Army All-American Bowl; Damian... Read more »

Jan. 11, 2016

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Former BYU assistant Dave Rice resigns as UNLV's basketball coach

UNLV basketball coach Dave Rice has resigned in the middle of his fifth season after the struggling Runnin' Rebels opened Mountain West Conference play with three straight losses. Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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High School Football: Utah well-represented in U.S. Army All-American Bowl with Brighton’s Fehoko, Wasatch’s Southam

Simi Fehoko of 5A Brighton and Skyler Southam of 4A Wasatch, a pair of Deseret News First Team All-State selections and U.S. Army All-Americans, make Utah proud as they both score for the West team... Read more »

Jan. 10, 2016

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