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Pair of Dixie State Division I home openers against Weber State, BYU shelved by COVID-19

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 27th - 3:45pm

Dixie State's welcome to Division I basketball will have to wait.

Bench play, boards & Barcello: BYU pulls away from New Orleans for 2-0 start

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Nov 26th - 9:58pm

Alex Barcello poured in 19 points, seven rebounds and four assists, and Richard Harward added 11 points and 10 rebounds off the bench to help BYU pull away from New Orleans, 86-61 to secure a 2-0 start Thursday night in the Marriott Center.

With no fans allowed, BYU basketball brings NBA's Orlando bubble to Provo home court

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 26th - 1:30pm

With no fans allowed in the building, the Cougars had to figure out a way to take the atmosphere of 10,000 screaming students and put it inside an empty building during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pandemic has already altered schedule, but BYU women's basketball grateful to be playing

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 26th - 10:15am

Yes, BYU fans; after a week of reports and speculation, the Cougars and Huskies will play this Saturday night — in women's basketball.

BYU's 'ABBA' backcourt shines in season-opening win over Westminster

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Nov 25th - 9:08pm

The Cougars canned 18 3-pointers in rolling to victory over Division II Westminster, 108-59, in front of a small crowd of family members and former players from both teams inside the Marriott Center.

BYU gained more than No. 14 ranking after CFP committee's release: motivation, respect

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 25th - 8:18am

By most accounts, BYU football was the biggest loser Tuesday night when the College Football Playoff selection committee emerged from its in-person meetings in a hotel conference room in Texas during a global pandemic and released its initial top 25 teams in the country.

'Let's go': After offseason unlike any other, BYU hoops prepares for more of same

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 24th - 9:41pm

Eight months after the 2019-20 season was unceremoniously ended by a once-a-century pandemic, the college basketball season is tipping off once again — including Wednesday night for BYU men's hoops.

BYU enters initial College Football Playoff rankings at No. 14

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Nov 24th - 7:28pm

The Cougars were ranked No. 14 nationally in the initial release from the College Football Playoff committee Tuesday evening, as announced by ESPN.

BYU basketball extends coach Mark Pope through 2027

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Nov 24th - 6:57pm

BYU has extended the contract of head men's basketball coach Mark Pope through the 2026-27 season, the school announced Tuesday night.

UVU's opener with Stanford canceled due to COVID-19. Could BYU game be next?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 24th - 11:47am

Utah Valley's opener to the 2020-21 season against Stanford has been canceled as a result of a positive case of COVID-19 and ensuing contact tracing within the Wolverines' basketball program.

Patrick Kinahan: BYU's choice ramps up attention and forces schedule improvement

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Nov 24th - 10:13am

BYU's decision to initially pass on playing Washington on short notice has brought the program an enormous amount of publicity and forced its hand.

No. 8 BYU back at practice to prepare for San Diego State in 3 weeks. Or could it be sooner?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 9:26pm

The eighth-ranked Cougars have one game remaining on their 2020 schedule, the Dec. 12 season finale against San Diego State, but athletic director Tom Holmoe has said he is open to adding more games during BYU's most successful season since 2001.

Locals in the NFL: Sione Takitaki's 1st career pick-6 proves Browns' defense is more than Myles Garrett

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 23rd - 12:46pm

Takitaki had had his first career pick-six, scoring the Browns' first touchdown on a 50-yard interception return to spark Cleveland's 22-17 win over the Eagles in cold, wet weather to improve to 7-3 on the year.

Patrick Kinahan: Wilson's headband aside, BYU not ducking Washington

Patrick Kinahan, Contributor  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 8:47pm

About the only noteworthy aspect that came out of BYU's easy win over North Alabama literally centered around Zach Wilson's head.

Taysom Time: First-time starting QB, BYU product Hill leads Saints to 7th-straight win

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 5:15pm

Hill completed 18-of-23 passes for 233 yards and added a game-high 51 yards and two touchdowns to help the Saints win their seventh-straight game with a 24-9 victory over divisional rival Atlanta on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans.

The only 9-0 team in the country, BYU holding steady at No. 8 nationally

Sean Walker,  |  Updated Nov 22nd - 12:42pm

BYU held steady in a largely unchanged week in the latest edition of the Coaches Poll and AP Top 25 after a 66-14 win over FCS North Alabama on Saturday afternoon, keeping their top-10 status after completing all but one game of their currently scheduled 2020 season — and with a three-week break before the regular-season finale Dec. 12 against San Diego State.

Sunday Morning QB: 3 lessons from BYU's 66-14 clobbering of FCS foe North Alabama

John Clyde, Contributor  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 10:44am

Here are three things we learned from BYU's 66-14 dismantling of North Alabama.

Josh Furlong's AP Top 25: Can anyone stop Alabama, or is the SEC set to repeat as champs?

Josh Furlong,  |  Posted Nov 22nd - 10:01am

There's few teams this season that can match the star power and overall talent of the Crimson Tide.

Any team, place, time: No. 8 BYU moves to 9-0 before 3-week layoff, but next steps aren't all in Cougars' control

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Nov 21st - 8:53pm

Even in a rout of an FCS opponent, BYU head coach Kalani Sitake was just happy his squad got to play. Truth be told, he wanted to play this game — not just for his guys, but for the Lions.