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'They come in expecting to win': BYU wary of upset-minded Troy in home opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 3:48pm

The 18th-ranked Cougars will host Troy in Saturday’s home opener in Provo (8:15 p.m. MT, ESPN). And while BYU has the AP Top 25 ranking and a national television audience, the Trojans aren’t afraid of the big stage.

Mountain West will play 8 straight weeks of conference games this fall, with 'potential' BYU-Boise State matchup back on

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 25th - 1:33pm

The Mountain West will open the season Saturday, Oct. 24, the beginning of an eight-game conference schedule that will culminate with the Mountain West championship game in December.

BYU home opener a homecoming for former O-line coach Ryan Pugh

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 24th - 10:46am

Ryan Pugh has walked the sidelines of LaVell Edwards Stadium so many times that Saturday evening’s game will be a homecoming — except he’ll be wearing a Troy shirt and trying to beat the BYU Cougars, including his protege Jeff Grimes.

Patrick Kinahan: Shrewd Sitake no dancing fool during BYU games

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Sep 23rd - 10:14am

Every football head coach at the college level bears a multiple amount of responsibility that extend well beyond the playing field.

In conjunction with Provo-Orem health moves, BYU will play without fans for at least 2 weeks

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 22nd - 7:05pm

Due to the state’s mandate moving Provo and Orem from “yellow” or low restriction levels to the “orange” or moderate risk level of coronavirus restrictions, no fans will be permitted inside the stadium for this weekend’s game against Troy as well as for the Oct. 2 kickoff against Louisiana Tech.

Even after recovering from COVID-19, BYU QB Zach Wilson, Cougars still working through pandemic challenges

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 21st - 2:33pm

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson said he’s planning on moving out of his apartment and into a single-space studio as soon as he can, to help eliminate any contact tracing that might cause him to miss 14 more days of the season.

Locals in the NFL: Bingham grad Dalton Schultz's 1st career TD sparks Cowboys' comeback win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:05pm

The former Bingham High standout caught nine passes for 88 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to help spark the Cowboys on a 16-0 run to beat the Falcons, 40-39.

BYU up to No. 18 in AP Top 25, drops one spot to No. 23 in Coaches' Poll

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 20th - 12:10pm

The Cougars were ranked No. 23 in the Week 3 edition of the USA Today Sports Coaches’ Poll, down one spot from last week.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Is Miami finally back or is it still too early?

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 20th - 10:00am

There were only 20 games played in the third week of play, and most games went as expected. This made for a relatively similar ballot as the one I submitted last week, though there were some adjustments.

Plenty to do for BYU's Mark Pope before college basketball's Nov. 25 targeted restart

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 17th - 5:11pm

The Nov. 25 start date across college basketball isn’t even guaranteed. But what it did offer Pope and the Cougars was a little structure, a lot of stability, and — perhaps most importantly — hope for the chance of a 2020-21 season.

College basketball to start Nov. 25 in 1st season since coronavirus shut down NCAA Tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 16th - 5:33pm

With college football back in the most unusual of seasons, college basketball is looking for ways to start its own season during the coronavirus pandemic.

Timpview forward Jake Wahlin, a top-3 recruit in Utah, commits to BYU basketball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 15th - 12:24pm

Timpview forward Jake Wahlin announced his commitment to BYU on Tuesday afternoon, formalizing the decision on a socially-distanced Instagram Live broadcast from his home in Provo.

After 'small' outbreak of COVID-19, BYU football will adjust practices during two-week pause on games

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 14th - 4:48pm

BYU didn’t release how many constitutes a “small number” of positive test results for COVID-19 within the program Monday, but the head football coach said he’s in full support of the decision by both universities to move the game.

2 days after postponing Army trip, BYU adds Louisiana Tech on general conference weekend

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 14th - 1:58pm

It's not a military academy like Army, but BYU football has added a new opponent to the 2020 schedule: Louisiana Tech on Friday, Oct. 2.

Locals in the NFL: Utes' Zack Moss grabs first touchdown for Bills; Jaylon Johnson experiences highs, lows of Bears debut

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Sep 13th - 9:31pm

Moss ran for 11 yards on nine carries, but also caught three passes for 16 yards — including his first career touchdown — in the Bills' 27-17 win Sunday over the New York Jets in Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season.

BYU ranked No. 21 in AP Top 25 after Week 1, No. 22 in Coaches' Poll

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 13th - 12:47pm

After a 55-3 season-opening win at Navy, the BYU football team is back in two national polls during the coronavirus-stricken 2020 season.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: BYU moves in as the college football landscape shifts

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 13th - 12:25pm

The season-opening performance lifted BYU to a No. 22 spot in my first ballot of the season — after (some) games were played.

BYU's road game next week with Army postponed because of 'small number' of positive tests for COVID-19

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Sep 12th - 6:18pm

The Cougars' upcoming road tilt at Army, originally scheduled for next Saturday, Sept. 19, has been delayed because of a "small number" of positive tests for COVID-19 found within BYU's program, the school announced Saturday afternoon.

6K for home opener, but LaVell Edwards Stadium could eventually hold up to 24K fans, BYU clarifies

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

BYU's plan, which now allows up to 1,500 fans in each of LaVell Edwards Stadium’s four grandstands and will be amenable from week-to-week, could allow as many as 24,000 fans in the stadium in future games, the school said Friday.