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6 storylines to watch as BYU opens fall camp

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 27th - 10:15am

Fall camp returns to Provo under second-year head coach Kalani Sitake beginning with the Cougars’ first practice Thursday evening. Here are six storylines to watch before the Cougars’ season opener Aug. 26 against Portland State.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU, Utah have own set of concerns

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 26th - 11:56am

BYU and Utah begin football practice this week with high goals. Both the Cougars and the Utes believe they are capable of putting together fantastic seasons, but each has questions that need to be answered before the year ends.

From Left Field: Jimmer Fredette signs 2-year deal with Shanghai Sharks

Andy Larsen, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 25th - 11:04am

Former BYU star Jimmer Fredette decided to stay in China for the next two seasons, signing an agreement to remain with the Shanghai Sharks. That, plus other sports highlights in today's From Left Field.

Super Bowl champ Kyle Van Noy representing adopted kids with charity foundation

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 23rd - 9:50pm

Kyle Van Noy was back in Provo on Friday night, when he and his wife Marissa hosted a charity event to raise money for the Van Noy Valor Foundation at Fat Cats bowling alley in Provo.

Former Utah guard transfers to BYU for senior season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 6:25pm

Former Utah guard Malia Nawahine will play her final season of collegiate eligibility at BYU, the Cougars announced Thursday.

Coaches hoping Laulu-Pututau’s weight gain bears fruit on Cougar tight ends

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 20th - 10:15am

Like a lot of high school football players with Division I aspirations, Moroni Laulu-Pututau wore a lot of hats in his prep days at Mountain Crest, but never tight end. Until now.

BYU’s Mangum added to Davey O’Brien Award watch list

Lindsey Peterson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 1:32pm

Tanner Mangum of BYU football has been named to another award watch list this preseason. He is a candidate for the Davey O’Brien Award. Mangum is already on the watch list for the Maxwell Award.

Patrick Kinahan: How long can BYU keep Sitake?

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted   Jul 19th - 10:16am

If BYU has a big season this year it could end up making Kalani Sitake a hot commodity in the college football world. The big question then becomes whether BYU, which normally doesn't pay its coaches outrageous money, will pony up enough to keep him.

BYU’s Fred Warner is a candidate for 2017 Butkus Award

Lindsey Peterson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 17th - 4:09pm

Fred Warner of BYU has already been named to the Bednarik Award watch list, and now Warner can add being named to the 2017 Butkus Award watch list to his résumé.

Cousin's death motivating BYU's Canada in junior season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 16th - 11:04pm

Squally Canada spoke with emotion at BYU media day in June as he talked about his cousin and the impact of his death on his life.

Drisdom's 3 helps Team Utah hold off Team Fredette in tourney opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 7:19pm

Tim Drisdom’s 3-pointer with one second left helped Team Utah escape with a 100-97 win over Team Fredette in the opening round of The Basketball Tournament in Las Vegas.

Back-nine spurt paces BYU freshman Hirsch to Utah State Amateur title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 7:11pm

After a slow start, Kelton Hirsch poured it on. The former Viewmont High basketball player carded four birdies on the back nine, and went on to a 7 and 5 victory over Braydon Swapp at Ogden Golf & Country Club.

BYU freshman holds off teammate, defending champion in state amateur semifinal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 15th - 7:31am

Kelton Hirsch finished off an 18-foot putt for birdie on No. 18 to hold off Patrick Fishburn, 1 up in the second semifinal of the State Am at Ogden Golf & Country Club.

Former BYU soccer star thriving with North Carolina Courage

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jul 13th - 10:15am

The No. 2 overall pick in the 2017 NWSL college draft, Ashley Hatch came off the bench for most of the first six games of the season, then scored four goals in five starts as she ranks the eighth-highest scorer in the NWSL.

BYU men's soccer sends off trio of senior leaders against division champs FC Tucson

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 11:09pm

After four seasons with the Cougars, Josh Hunter faced his final match in a BYU jersey. And though the Cougars didn’t get a win in Wednesday night’s 4-1 loss to FC Tucson, the team has given him more than a series of wins and losses.

Utah’s Wishnowsky looks to repeat Ray Guy Award; BYU’s Linehan on watch list

Lindsey Peterson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 12:38pm

The University of Utah has had a player win the Ray Guy Award for the past three seasons and now they will be looking for a fourth consecutive win as Mitch Wishnowsky is on the 2017 Ray Guy Award watch list.

From BYU to MLB starter, Jaycob Brugman living his childhood dream

Lindsey Peterson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 12th - 8:29am

From growing up in Arizona to becoming a collegiate baseball player, then making his way through the minors and into the MLB, Jaycob Brugman is living his childhood dream.

BYU’s Mangum, Warner named to 2017 award watch lists

Lindsey Peterson, KSL.com  |  Posted   Jul 10th - 1:55pm

BYU quarterback, Tanner Mangum, and BYU linebacker, Fred Warner, were added to 2017 watch lists by the Maxwell Football Club on Monday.

BYU men's soccer fights back for wild 3-3 draw with Rapids U-23

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jul 1st - 12:37pm

Josh Hunter scored two goals, including the stoppage-time equalizer, to help the BYU men's soccer team rally from a 2-0 halftime deficit for a 3-3 draw with Colorado Rapids U-23 Friday night at South Field.

'This is his team, and he’s going to run with it': What to expect in Tanner Mangum's junior year at BYU

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Jun 29th - 10:15am

BYU starting quarterback Tanner Mangum doesn’t expect to throw the ball 70 times per game. But a few more chances to air it out downfield? He wouldn’t complain.