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Former BYU golfer Patrick Fishburn briefly ties for lead at Utah Championship

Former BYU golfer Patrick Fishburn briefly ties for lead at Utah Championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 5 - 9:40 p.m.

Fishburn shot 3-under-par 68, briefly tying for the lead with former Fremont High and BYU teammate Zac Blair, to easily skirt inside the projected cutline at 9-under overall Friday at the Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club.
Recruiting: A look at BYU's signing class of 2023, the first of Big 12 era

Recruiting: A look at BYU's signing class of 2023, the first of Big 12 era

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated Aug. 5 - 9:49 a.m.

KSL.com partners with 247Sports to identify recruiting rankings. All rankings listed are according to the 247Sports Composite Ranking, unless otherwise indicated.
Can a Utah golfer win the local Korn Ferry Tour event? Zac Blair is 1 off the lead

Can a Utah golfer win the local Korn Ferry Tour event? Zac Blair is 1 off the lead

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 7:57 p.m.

Blair, the BYU alum who prepped at Fremont High, shot a bogey-free round of 7-under-par 64 Thursday to finish just one shot off the lead after the first day of the Utah Championship at Oakridge Country Club.
What will make BYU training camp successful? It's all about health

What will make BYU training camp successful? It's all about health

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 4 - 6:37 p.m.

The Cougars opened training camp Thursday morning before the 2022 football season, their last as an FBS independent, under the hot sun of Provo and ever cautious of the injury situation in the squad.
With Keenan Pili's return, how deep can BYU linebackers be in 2022?

With Keenan Pili's return, how deep can BYU linebackers be in 2022?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Aug. 3 - 6:34 p.m.

Nine months since undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL, BYU middle linebacker Keenan Pili β€” the Cougars' top tackler before his injury last fall β€” is eager to show he's back and ready for BYU's final season before joining the Big 12.
CFB award watchlists: BYU's Pili, Utah's Phillips each land Bednarik nomination

CFB award watchlists: BYU's Pili, Utah's Phillips each land Bednarik nomination

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated Aug. 1 - 8:36 a.m.

The preseason watchlists are released over two weeks, beginning with the Maxwell Award on July 18 through Aug. 1.
Former BYU QB Max Hall opens up about addiction and his help for others

Former BYU QB Max Hall opens up about addiction and his help for others

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted July 28 - 11:02 a.m.

Love him or not, former BYU quarterback Max Hall opened up about his highly-publicized struggle with addiction.
5 BYU golfers will play this year's Utah Championship, including rising senior star

5 BYU golfers will play this year's Utah Championship, including rising senior star

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 26 - 6:56 p.m.

Reigning NCAA Stockton regional medalist Carson Lundell will tee off in his Korn Ferry Tour debut at the Utah Championship courtesy of a sponsor's exemption from Tony Finau.
4-star PG Amari Whiting commits to mom Amber, BYU women's basketball

4-star PG Amari Whiting commits to mom Amber, BYU women's basketball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 26 - 10:01 a.m.

A year after committing to Oregon, Amari Whiting β€” whose mother Amber just took the head coaching job at BYU β€” announced her commitment to the Cougars on social media.
'It's huge': What 4-star TE Jackson Bowers' commitment signals to BYU

'It's huge': What 4-star TE Jackson Bowers' commitment signals to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 9:46 p.m.

The 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end from Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona is the first four-star recruit to commit to BYU of the Cougars' first recruiting class that will enter the Big 12 next season. Are more to come?
Predicting the second half of BYU's 2022 football season

Predicting the second half of BYU's 2022 football season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 22 - 9:36 a.m.

Now that we've taken a look at the first half of BYU football's 2022 campaign, let's take a look at the back end. Will it be more kind to the Cougars?
Predicting the first half of BYU's 2022 football season

Predicting the first half of BYU's 2022 football season

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 21 - 1:34 p.m.

For now, let's take a look at the first half of the Cougars' schedule, and how they should fare against everyone from USF to the Golden Domers.
Utahns in baseball: BYU players drafted; Ky Bush logs Futures Game appearance

Utahns in baseball: BYU players drafted; Ky Bush logs Futures Game appearance

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Updated July 18 - 7:44 p.m.

A former BYU walk-on is now officially a top 150 draft MLB selection, while a former Fremont High standout is rising up the Angels prospect list.
'Heck yeah': Zac Jones ends BYU golfers' 5-year state amateur drought

'Heck yeah': Zac Jones ends BYU golfers' 5-year state amateur drought

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 6:35 p.m.

A rising BYU sophomore, Jones clinched the 124th Utah amateur title with a 4 and 3 victory over Cal's Simon Kwon.
'I'm excited for BYU': Why Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is lauding Cougars in Big 12

'I'm excited for BYU': Why Texas coach Steve Sarkisian is lauding Cougars in Big 12

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 14 - 8:07 p.m.

Former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian has never forgotten his roots.
Why the Big 12 is in 'tremendous position' as conferences shuffle again

Why the Big 12 is in 'tremendous position' as conferences shuffle again

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 6:32 p.m.

Buoyed by the additions of BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and UCF, the league's coaches found themselves upbeat as the Big 12 opened the first day of football media days Wednesday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
Expansion not imminent, but 'optionality is good' as Big 12 looks toward unsettled future

Expansion not imminent, but 'optionality is good' as Big 12 looks toward unsettled future

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 1:03 p.m.

Among the biggest topics of conversation was the next round of conference realignment, where the Big 12 has an opportunity to be a player, a contender, and even β€” some say β€” a potential killer as the college football deck is reshuffled.
How BYU transfer Hunter Erickson sees next move as chance to 'focus on myself'

How BYU transfer Hunter Erickson sees next move as chance to 'focus on myself'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 9:36 a.m.

A few weeks after entering the NCAA transfer portal, Erickson committed to Salt Lake Community College.
'No room for individuals here': Why BYU football has been mostly unscathed by transfer portal

'No room for individuals here': Why BYU football has been mostly unscathed by transfer portal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 6:36 p.m.

It would be foolish to assume any school is completely untouched by the inner machinations of today's transfer totality. But one program that remains as unscathed by the portal as any other is BYU football.
Former BYU star Shaylee Gonzales is headed to the Big 12 β€” with Texas

Former BYU star Shaylee Gonzales is headed to the Big 12 β€” with Texas

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 1:13 p.m.

The two-time WCC Player of the Year announced her transfer commitment to the Longhorns on Monday after her former BYU coach Jeff Judkins retired from the program.
Nuclear option: Is Big 12, Pac-12 merger best option for both leagues in realignment?

Nuclear option: Is Big 12, Pac-12 merger best option for both leagues in realignment?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 5 - 12:04 p.m.

Arizona's 247 Sports website reported that Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado and Utah will meet with the Big 12 on Tuesday, though how far those meetings go towards expansion is unknown.
After Big Ten defections, does Utah's best option lie in reunion with BYU in Big 12?

After Big Ten defections, does Utah's best option lie in reunion with BYU in Big 12?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 12:11 p.m.

With the Pac-12's top remaining brands in a lurch and the conference openly "exploring" expansion candidates, multiple reports expect the Big 12 to go after the Pac-12's top teams, including Oregon, Utah and the Arizona schools.
Big 12 state of mind: Brett Yormark named next commissioner of conference in transition

Big 12 state of mind: Brett Yormark named next commissioner of conference in transition

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 29 - 9:42 a.m.

Brett Yormark was named the fifth commissioner of the conference Wednesday morning, as announced by these league's board of directors.
Here's where BYU's Barcello, Utah State's Bean will begin their NBA careers

Here's where BYU's Barcello, Utah State's Bean will begin their NBA careers

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 4:51 p.m.

Utah State's Justin Bean signed an Exhibit 10 with contract with the LA Clippers, while BYU's Alex Barcello will join the Toronto Raptors' summer league squad that opens July 9 in Las Vegas.
50 years since Title IX, BYU women just had a banner year

50 years since Title IX, BYU women just had a banner year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 23 - 6:29 p.m.

From national titles in cross country and track and field to championship runs in soccer to the continued elevation of a women's volleyball program that has been among the nation's best for over a decade, BYU is proving to be a school where female athletes thrive.
With Big 12 near, BYU football opens casual media day with roster, scheduling updates

With Big 12 near, BYU football opens casual media day with roster, scheduling updates

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 22 - 4:47 p.m.

Here's what we learned from Wednesday's day-long interview-fest of BYU players, coaches and administrators at the final team-specific football media day before the Cougars join the Big 12 in 2023.
BYU athletics has new leadership structure with eye toward Big 12

BYU athletics has new leadership structure with eye toward Big 12

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 11:33 a.m.

One day before the final football media day as an FBS independent, BYU Athletics received a facelift.
Can BYU women's soccer thrive immediately in the Big 12?

Can BYU women's soccer thrive immediately in the Big 12?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 21 - 11:32 a.m.

There's still one year left of independence, but in many ways, the program has to prepare for the Big 12 now. And for BYU soccer, they already have.
Coming home: Latest US callup may be most important for former BYU star Ashley Hatch

Coming home: Latest US callup may be most important for former BYU star Ashley Hatch

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 9:32 a.m.

Hatch was one of 23 players selected by head coach Vlatko Andonovski named to the United States' roster for the upcoming CONCACAF W Championships in Mexico.
BYU basketball adds Arkansas transfer Jaxson Robinson

BYU basketball adds Arkansas transfer Jaxson Robinson

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 5:29 p.m.

The 6-foot-6, 185-pound wing from Ada, Oklahoma, will transfer to BYU after spending time at Arkansas and Texas A&M, Robinson told On3 Sports.
Patrick Kinahan: Conference affiliations and opinions aside, BYU and Utah each have only one real rival

Patrick Kinahan: Conference affiliations and opinions aside, BYU and Utah each have only one real rival

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 10:26 a.m.

Utah football's impressive run over the last full three seasons in the Pac-12 has created better storylines in the conference but won't alter one undeniable fact.
BYU's Courtney Wayment smashes NCAA record for steeplechase national title

BYU's Courtney Wayment smashes NCAA record for steeplechase national title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 6:49 p.m.

Wayment led wire-to-wire, powering through a meet-record 9:16.00 to win the 3,000-meter steeplechase national title.
BYU wraps up NCAA men's track and field competition with 3 more All-Americans

BYU wraps up NCAA men's track and field competition with 3 more All-Americans

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 10:35 p.m.

BYU men's track and field wrapped up the NCAA national championships with three more All-America honors in Friday's finale at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.
Big 12 will officially expand to 14 in 2023 after AAC reaches agreement

Big 12 will officially expand to 14 in 2023 after AAC reaches agreement

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 12:48 p.m.

The new Big 12 family is sticking together, beginning in the summer of 2023.
Ashton Riner's javelin title highlights BYU women's first day of NCAA championships

Ashton Riner's javelin title highlights BYU women's first day of NCAA championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 9 - 10:49 p.m.

Ashton Riner's first throw of the javelin gave BYU women its first field title since 1992 on the first day of the NCAA women's outdoor track and field championships.
McWhorter vaults BYU into scoring position on first day of NCAA track and field championships

McWhorter vaults BYU into scoring position on first day of NCAA track and field championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 10:41 p.m.

McWhorter, the No. 2-ranked pole vaulter in the country and BYU record holder, finished in sixth place after clearing a height of 18 feet, 4 1/2 inches to lead the Cougars.
BYU baseball promotes Trent Pratt to head coach

BYU baseball promotes Trent Pratt to head coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 1:57 p.m.

An interim no more, the Cougar baseball team took the tag off Trent Pratt's title Wednesday afternoon, announcing him as the 14th head coach in program history.
After retirement from BYU, Dave Rose looks for healing after several health struggles

After retirement from BYU, Dave Rose looks for healing after several health struggles

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 8:42 a.m.

Dave Rose and his wife, Cheryl, had big plans for the future; that is until several major health challenges put those plans on hold.
Walk-on to running for a title: BYU's Fernandez among 21 bids at NCAA championships

Walk-on to running for a title: BYU's Fernandez among 21 bids at NCAA championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 9:48 p.m.

A rare 800-meter qualifier, Fernandez is one of 21 bids from BYU headed to the national meet, which ties for the eighth-best mark nationally. Texas leads all schools with 33 entries.
Former BYU guard Alex Barcello works out for Utah Jazz

Former BYU guard Alex Barcello works out for Utah Jazz

Ryan Miller, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 1:59 p.m.

Alex Barcello isn't expected to be picked on June 23, but hat hasn't allowed to stop his NBA dreams. In fact, he's used that to fuel them.
Burnout, mental health on mind at BYU, Utah coaches' annual charity golf event

Burnout, mental health on mind at BYU, Utah coaches' annual charity golf event

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 5:06 p.m.

Burnout was certainly on the minds of both BYU coach Kalani Sitake and Utah counterpart Kyle Whittingham.
What happened during BYU's first spring meetings with the Big 12

What happened during BYU's first spring meetings with the Big 12

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 3:09 p.m.

Here's a look at what happened during the Big 12 Conference's annual spring meetings in Dallas, Texas.
After coaching change, BYU star Shaylee Gonzales enters transfer portal

After coaching change, BYU star Shaylee Gonzales enters transfer portal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 3 - 11:08 a.m.

The 5-foot-10 guard has put her name in the transfer portal after the coach who recruited her to BYU retired.
Summerhays, ASU fall to Texas in NCAA golf final; BYU, Utah finish outside top 20

Summerhays, ASU fall to Texas in NCAA golf final; BYU, Utah finish outside top 20

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 1 - 7:58 p.m.

Preston Summerhays' storybook freshman season of college golf came within a hair of a national title Wednesday afternoon on his home course.
Who is Kahil Fennell? Here's how, why the former Louisville assistant came to BYU

Who is Kahil Fennell? Here's how, why the former Louisville assistant came to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 30 - 10:38 a.m.

How did a former Rainbow Warriors fan who played high school basketball in California and most recently worked at Louisville for the past four years wind up on Mark Pope's staff with BYU basketball?
BYU earns 21 bids to NCAA track and field nationals; SUU, UVU, Utah add 7 more

BYU earns 21 bids to NCAA track and field nationals; SUU, UVU, Utah add 7 more

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 29 - 4:41 p.m.

The Cougars earned 12 bids to the NCAA championships from the men's team and nine more from the women's team after the NCAA West preliminary in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
Why BYU golf played 18 holes before joining Utes, rest of field at NCAA meet

Why BYU golf played 18 holes before joining Utes, rest of field at NCAA meet

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 8:02 a.m.

Cole Ponich shot 1-under-par 69 to lead the Cougars' third round Thursday, which will replace Sunday's round in a meet that also features the Utes' first NCAA Tournament appearance since 1988.
How 2 freshmen from Mississippi left mark on BYU baseball ahead of WCC Tournament

How 2 freshmen from Mississippi left mark on BYU baseball ahead of WCC Tournament

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 25 - 9:33 a.m.

Collin Reuter and Ozzie Pratt have made an instant impact as best friends, high school teammates and now freshmen at BYU.
Double trouble: Former BYU star Elijah Bryant wins rare NBA, EuroLeague titles

Double trouble: Former BYU star Elijah Bryant wins rare NBA, EuroLeague titles

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 3:53 p.m.

Elijah Bryant, who won an NBA title last year in a reserve role with the Milwaukee Bucks, had a team-high eight rebounds in Anadolu Efes' 58-57 win over Real Madrid in the EuroLeague final.
BYU football looking for recruiting director as Jasen Ah You moves to assistant AD role

BYU football looking for recruiting director as Jasen Ah You moves to assistant AD role

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 2:15 p.m.

Former BYU recruiting director Jasen Ah You has been promoted to assistant athletic director for football academics.
Why BYU went to high school ranks to tap first female women's hoops coach since 1997

Why BYU went to high school ranks to tap first female women's hoops coach since 1997

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 2:03 p.m.

Whiting will be the seventh women's basketball coach at BYU in the NCAA era, and the first female coach to lead the program since Soni Adams in 1997.
Utah's prep, collegiate distance running has led to a rise in prominence on national scene

Utah's prep, collegiate distance running has led to a rise in prominence on national scene

Jacob Nielson for KSL.com  |  Posted May 19 - 11:04 a.m.

Utah is one of the distance running capitals of the country β€” on the prep and collegiate scene. And its talent is on full display at the UHSAA State Track Championships this weekend.
BYU hires alumna Amber Whiting to lead women's basketball program

BYU hires alumna Amber Whiting to lead women's basketball program

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 18 - 6:24 p.m.

The Cougars announced Wednesday the hiring of Amber Whiting to replace recently retired Jeff Judkins, becoming the seven head coach in BYU's NCAA history dating back to 1972.
Utah baseball strikes back, takes series from BYU with 12-7 win

Utah baseball strikes back, takes series from BYU with 12-7 win

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:37 p.m.

Alex Baeza had three RBIs and a run scored, and Chase Anderson added three RBIs as Utah struck back to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 12-7 win over archrival BYU.
Patrick Kinahan: Former BYU football star Kyle Van Noy tackles important issues for children

Patrick Kinahan: Former BYU football star Kyle Van Noy tackles important issues for children

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:32 a.m.

This story hits home more than most, both for an NFL great and a curmudgeon writer turned sports talk radio host.
Have team, could travel? 3 schools BYU should call to replace 2023 opener

Have team, could travel? 3 schools BYU should call to replace 2023 opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 16 - 6:34 p.m.

Tennessee isn't coming to Provo in 2023 after all, after the Volunteers announced a game with Virginia in Nashville to replace the 2023 season opener at BYU.
Big Sky champion Weber State receives NCAA softball tourney bid; BYU, Utah left out

Big Sky champion Weber State receives NCAA softball tourney bid; BYU, Utah left out

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 6:08 p.m.

The Wildcats are going dancing after shutting out the Big Sky softball tournament. The Utes and Cougars, not so much.
BYU basketball signed a player from Kanye West's prep school. No, really

BYU basketball signed a player from Kanye West's prep school. No, really

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated May 13 - 3:53 p.m.

The latest player to BYU's recruiting class of 2022 comes from Donda Academy, the Simi Valley, California-based prep school founded by rap mogul and societal icon Kanye West.
Broken Wheel: BYU, Utah State put in-state rivalry on hold 'for now'

Broken Wheel: BYU, Utah State put in-state rivalry on hold 'for now'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12 - 11:39 a.m.

BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe was always going to have to make some tough scheduling choices as his team transitioned to the Big 12.