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BYU football 2020 schedule: The status of each game (so far) before a coronavirus-ravaged season

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 10th - 7:01pm

Athletics directors begin signing contracts on football seasons years in advance, but they didn't predict the global coronavirus pandemic and how it would ravage their carefully planned work, in addition to the lives lost and economic impact of COVID-19.

Mountain West Conference says it will punt football, fall sports seasons to spring

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 10th - 6:14pm

The conference based in the Intermountain West, which includes Utah State, has voted to postpone the 2020 football season.

MAC cancels fall football season, stripping BYU's game with Northern Illinois; will more FBS conferences follow?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 8th - 12:03pm

Northern Illinois is the latest casualty from the Cougars’ campaign, stripping the Oct. 24 road game from the schedule with the Mid-American Conference’s decision to cancel the fall season.

Henry-Cole out; Allgeier, Ropati in: A look inside the BYU running back room

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 7th - 4:38pm

Lopini Katoa was coming off his most productive season in a Cougar uniform in 2019, when the American Fork product ran for 358 yards and four touchdowns while adding another 288 receiving yards and a score.

BYU football to open 2020 season at Navy, gets reassurance from Utah State, San Diego State

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 6th - 2:41pm

BYU will open the season Monday, Sept. 7, at Navy. The game at Navy-Marine Corps. Memorial Stadium in Annapolis, Maryland, will be broadcast on ESPN at 6 p.m. MDT.

Mountain West announces 10-game fall football schedule, up to 2 nonconference games

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 5th - 5:52pm

The Mountain West will play a schedule of up to 10 games during the 2020 fall football season, the conference announced after a round of meetings Wednesday.

NCAA to rule on fall championships by Aug. 21 as they release requirements for season

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Aug 5th - 10:57am

As conferences begin to release plans for the fall season of athletic activities, the NCAA Board of Governors released Wednesday “specific requirements” necessary before any sport can resume.

BYU, Utah, Utah State self-report 245 cases of COVID-19 from 'campus community'

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Aug 4th - 11:06pm

As colleges and universities across the country reopen their doors following the coronavirus pandemic shutdown, Utah’s institutions of higher education are taking multiple precautions and safeguards to prevent the spread of the virus on campus.

Everything has changed, but 'football has been the same' as BYU opens training camp

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 4th - 5:54pm

Plenty was different as BYU opened football training camp Tuesday on the outdoor practice field in Provo. But the football was the same.

5 questions as BYU football opens training camp, starting with: Will there be a season?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Aug 3rd - 6:11pm

As BYU returns to the field for the first practice of fall training camp Tuesday, the Cougars also enter a preseason unlike any other as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

With Major League Baseball season potentially on the brink, Marlins sign former BYU pitcher to free agent deal

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jul 31st - 9:03pm

Justin Sterner's signing with the Marlins that was announced Friday by BYU comes at a time of much uncertainty — not just with Miami, but across MLB.

Another domino falls: BYU-Missouri canceled as SEC shifts to conference-only schedule

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 30th - 2:57pm

The Southeastern Conference announced Thursday afternoon the move to a 10-game, conference-only schedule due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, effectively canceling the Cougars’ scheduled Oct. 10 home game against Missouri.

It's official: former Utah, BYU running back Devonta'e Henry-Cole is headed to Utah State

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jul 29th - 3:39pm

Henry-Cole will suit up for head coach Gary Andersen and Utah State for his final season of eligibility, the Aggies announced Wednesday. The 5-foot-11, 195-pound running back will have one season of immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer.

BYU's Yoeli Childs, Utah State's Sam Merrill invited to NBA Draft Combine

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 27th - 4:26pm

Former Utah State standout Sam Merrill and BYU star Yoeli Childs have both received an invitation to the 105-player combine held by the Association, according to a list of the pre-approved players released Monday.

NCAA pushes decision on college football, other fall sports to August

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 24th - 6:44pm

At the very least, a formal decision on the fate of fall sports including college football won’t be made until August — when training camps initially would’ve started around the country.

If college football is played this fall, Big Sky favorites Weber State and these locals will have something to prove

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Jul 23rd - 9:17pm

For the first time in school history, the Wildcats were selected as the Big Sky preseason favorites, earning the majority of votes from league coaches and media as announced Thursday during the conference’s virtual media day kickoff.

NCAA football oversight asks board for time on fall sports

Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 22nd - 3:38pm

The NCAA football oversight committee is asking the association’s Board of Governors to avoid making a decision soon on whether to conduct fall championships as college sports tries to find a path to play through the pandemic.

After BYU commitment, former Utah RB Devonta'e Henry-Cole likely headed to Utah State

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 7:08pm

After arriving at BYU following graduation, the former Utah running back is headed to Utah State, a source confirmed to

BYU AD Tom Holmoe: 'Anything is possible' with upcoming college football season

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Jul 20th - 12:13pm

BYU still has five spots to fill on its 2020 football schedule, but it’s not as easy plugging in teams that had previous or current openings on those dates and reshuffling the deck, Holmoe said Monday.