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BYU-Utah rivalry game gone: Pac-12 makes it official, canceling nonconference games in fall

Sean Walker and Josh Furlong,  |  Updated Jul 10th - 7:29pm

The Pac-12 on Friday made official what has been reported as possible for a while, canceling all nonconference games in football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball this fall.

What does the Big Ten's decision on conference-only games in 2020 mean to BYU football?

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jul 9th - 5:17pm

The Big Ten Conference announced Thursday that the league will only play conference games in the fall 2020 season, pushing all non-conference games to a later date, and leaving BYU with at least two holes in its 2020 schedule.

As Power 5 football programs shift to conference-only games, questions abound

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Jul 9th - 3:50pm

College football’s return hangs in the balance as programs around the country watch with caution as COVID-19 cases surge in many parts of the United States.

Amid spike of COVID-19 cases, college football nearing decision day on fall season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:42pm

One way or another, colleges will have to make a decision about the start of the season, which opens for most teams on Labor Day weekend.

Daniel Summerhays' storybook ending to 13-year career nearly comes true as runner-up at Utah Championship

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 28th - 8:20pm

Summerhays shot a blistering 9-under-par 62 to finish tied for second in what will likely be his last Utah Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour Sunday afternoon at Oakridge Country Club.

Ogden's Patrick Fishburn briefly ties for first, 5 shots off lead after moving day at Utah Championship

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jun 27th - 8:19pm

Fishburn carded a 6-under-par 65 to sit tied for 18th and five strokes off the lead with a moving-day blitz. The former BYU golfer played bogey-free golf with seven birdies through the par-4, 391-yard 17th hole to briefly tie for the lead.

Patrick Fishburn among trio of former BYU golfers in surviving cut at Utah Championship

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 26th - 8:34pm

Fishburn used five front-nine birdies to propel himself to his second-straight 3-under-par 68 Friday and survive the cut tied for 41st at the Utah Championship on the Korn Ferry tour.

Wasatch Academy forward, ex-Utah signee Caleb Lohner signs with BYU

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jun 26th - 7:37pm

Lohner, the No. 2-rated recruit in Utah and No. 34 power forward in the country by 247 Sports, has signed with BYU basketball, Cougars head coach Mark Pope announced.

'Pure gratitude' as Daniel Summerhays, family share Utah Championship opening round together

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 25th - 7:46pm

Patrick Fishburn, who teed off close to an hour before the David County trio, shot 3-under-par 68; Daniel Summerhays and Cole Ponich each carded a 2-under 69, and Preston Summerhays was 1-under 70.

'Kind of unorthodox,' BYU freshman Haven Empey named Gatorade POY after leading American Fork to 6A title

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 25th - 9:42am

Last week, Empey was reminded that she should’ve been in high school, when she was named the Gatorade Utah girls soccer player of the year for the 2019-20 school year.

'I can have an impact in this state': Why BYU's Isaiah Herron changed his mind about leaving Provo

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jun 24th - 4:34pm

BYU cornerback Isaiah Herron had his name in the transfer portal last week, ready to move on from the Cougars and find a new home. Just a few days later, he decided to come back to his former team.

BYU freshman Cole Ponich faces grand homecoming at Utah Championship at Oakridge

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 24th - 1:15pm

Ponich will tee off on the No. 10 tee Thursday at 9:15 a.m., playing with both Summerhays golfers — yes, Danny and two-time defending Utah State Amateur champion Preston Summerhays will play in the same group in the first round.

Local golf: Ex-BYU star Daniel Summerhays to retire after Utah Championship

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 21st - 9:30pm

Former BYU All-American Daniel Summerhays will retire from professional touring golf after this week’s Korn Ferry stop, he told the Deseret News in a story Sunday night.

'Absolutely they matter': Andy Reid, Fred Warner among Cougars speaking out for racial equality

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 18th - 10:03am

There’s a movement spreading across the country, focused on three words, and the NFL is taking notice. Many of the loudest voices for those three words — that Black Lives Matter — got their start in Provo.

NCAA approves plan for 6-week runway to 2020 college football season

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jun 17th - 9:13pm

The NCAA’s Division I council announced Wednesday the approval of a model for a modified preseason that will allow teams a six-week runway to the 2020 season, which begins for most schools on Saturday, Sept. 5.

'If you feel uncomfortable, that’s OK, this is a serious topic': BYU star Yoeli Childs addresses racism, inequality in Utah

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 17th - 4:33pm

Protests calling for change to systemic racism and an end to police brutality have been largely peaceful during the past three weeks. BYU star Yoeli Childs says there’s still a problem in Utah — and it will take everyone’s best effort to fix it.

Patrick Kinahan: Strong family made the difference for former BYU linebacker Kehl

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Jun 17th - 10:14am

Through all the upheaval that has rocked the nation recently, prompting widespread protests and some destruction, the goal is change for the better.

UVU's Brandon Averette transfers to BYU for senior season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jun 12th - 7:11pm

Utah Valley point guard Brandon Averette will transfer to BYU for his senior season, the Cougars announced Friday evening.

For history’s sake, BYU has role to play as racial tensions hit college football

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jun 9th - 8:32pm

Colleges across the country have grappled with a new crisis even while dealing with reopening in the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, and football programs are not immune.