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NCAA to allow additional eligibility for spring-sport athletes, could affect 228 seniors in Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 30th - 9:54pm

Some college athletes who had their seasons cut short by the coronavirus pandemic officially got some good news Monday afternoon.

NCAA Transfer Tracker: Zdor out, GCU's Isiah Brown in at Weber State

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 29th - 4:24pm

With the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament, the news doesn't stop. In fact, the transfer portal started humming earlier than usual this year.

Vote: Reno Mahe challenges Kalani Sitake, BYU coaches to dance-off and the results are exactly what we need

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 28th - 2:56pm

It started with a challenge: a dance-off from former BYU and NFL standout (and one-time Cougar running backs coach) Reno Mahe.

The Saints want Taysom Hill to enter 2020 as QB2, head coach Sean Payton says

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 26th - 12:45pm

Payton confirmed the status of the former BYU signal caller in no unclear terms Wednesday during an interview with WWL radio in New Orleans just days after he revealed a positive test for coronavirus.

'Worrying ... does us no good': Virus slows down, won't stop BYU football's spring

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 26th - 10:18am

The coronavirus pandemic halted BYU’s spring football after about six practice sessions, but it didn't halt head coach Kalani Sitake's workload for the 2020 season.

NFL free agency tracker: SUU's LeShaun Sims trades Nashville for Cincinnati on 1-year deal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 25th - 12:22pm

The NFL's new league year has begun, and with it comes the start of free agency.

Recruiting, missionaries occupying BYU's Kalani Sitake time during COVID-19 shortened spring football

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 24th - 9:59pm

"I’m not much of a social media guy, but I have to be now," BYU football head coach Kalani Sitake joked with reporters on a conference call Tuesday afternoon.

Watch: Former BYU WR Aleva Hifo runs 4.41 40-yard dash at regional combine for NFL hopefuls

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 23rd - 10:22pm

Hifo ran a 4.41 40-yard dash during the pro day, as captured by his agent and longtime representative of BYU football players Evan Brennan.

'You guys had it:' After No. 1 BYU volleyball has season abruptly halted for COVID-19, Cougars vow to return

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 8:30pm

In a matter of days, hours, or even minutes before loading a plane to go to Palo Alto, California, everything changed for the No. 1-ranked BYU men's volleyball team in 2020.

Suspended or canceled? The status of every Utah Division I football program in spring

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 22nd - 2:18pm

Here’s where spring football stands at each Division I university in Utah, including the Beehive State’s newest member of the ranks in St. George.

'It was a total shock': How BYU baseball reacted to the sudden end of its season amid COVID-19 pandemic

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 21st - 11:04am

All three calls had news about BYU baseball coach Mike Littlewood's game. The third one is the call he wishes he never had to receive.

'This is what I love': Former BYU great Harvey Unga fulfills dream as new running backs coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 19th - 7:55pm

Harvey Unga, the former all-time leading rusher in Cougar program history, has been named the next running backs coach at his alma mater, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake announced Thursday.

BYU basketball finishes season at No. 18 in AP Top 25, but was a national title run imminent?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 18th - 11:00am

The Cougars dropped to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 released Wednesday morning. It’s the program’s highest ranking since finishing No. 10 in the 2010-11 season.

BYU AD Tom Holmoe addresses campus concerns as Cougars do their part to 'flatten the curve' of coronavirus

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 17th - 10:08pm

BYU fans who bought tickets to upcoming sporting events will be reimbursed, athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a video statement released Tuesday.

Watch: BYU track and field coach Diljeet Taylor's sparks hope as season cut short

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 15th - 12:02am

When the NCAA’s decision to cancel all remaining championships due to COVID-19 came down, some athletes were in the middle of their national championship — and BYU women’s track and field coach Diljeet Taylor had a message that all of them needed to hear.

NCAA plans extra year for spring sport athletes; BYU's Mark Pope hopes college basketball is next

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 13th - 8:44pm

The NCAA leadership agreed that an extra season of eligibility of spring sport athletes who had their seasons cut short by concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic is not only the right thing to do, but should be incorporated into every program in Division I.

Fremont's Dallin Hall commits to BYU basketball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Mar 13th - 2:48pm

A day after the cancellation of the NCAA Tournament and with recruiting officially in a dead period, BYU basketball received some good news: the commitment of Fremont star Dallin Hall.

March Sadness: Cougars, college basketball stunned by NCAA's decision to cancel Big Dance

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 12th - 6:10pm

The cancellation includes all remaining winter and spring championships, from men's and women's basketball to wrestling and everything in between, for the time being.

All in-season sports, from Pac-12 to Mountain West to WAC to BYU put on hold for spring season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Mar 12th - 3:52pm

As sports leagues around the United States put themselves on hiatus over concerns surrounding COVID-19, the athletic departments of Utah’s universities are making their own accommodations to help combat the spread of the disease.