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Here are the local baseball players selected in the 2024 MLB draft

Here are the local baseball players selected in the 2024 MLB draft

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 8:09 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Big 12 had 50 players selected by Major League ball clubs during the 20-round draft, the most by the conference since 2011 that included three Utah players and one from BYU.
Have You Seen This? BYU athletic director has unique connection to CFB 25 video game

Have You Seen This? BYU athletic director has unique connection to CFB 25 video game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 16 - 3:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

The decade-long wait is over as EA Sports has released its first college football video game since 2014 this week with the unveiling of EA Sports College Football 25.
Cole Ponich holds off BYU teammate Cooper Jones for 126th Utah state amateur championship

Cole Ponich holds off BYU teammate Cooper Jones for 126th Utah state amateur championship

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 13 - 6:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

After leading by as many as five holds and never trailing, BYU golfer Cole Ponich held off freshman teammate Cooper Jones for a 2 and 1 win.
'I love Deion': BYU AD Tom Holmoe thrilled to work next to 'Coach Prime' in Big 12

'I love Deion': BYU AD Tom Holmoe thrilled to work next to 'Coach Prime' in Big 12

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 12 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Tom Holmoe's meetup with Colorado coach Deion Sanders was as sweet as they come for a former player and his star protege with the 49ers in 1994.
Kevin Young adds frontcourt depth to BYU basketball roster

Kevin Young adds frontcourt depth to BYU basketball roster

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 3:22 p.m.  |  Save Story

On the same day the program officially added Max Triplett from Snow College, the Cougars received a commitment from 6-foot-9 wing Khadim Mboup from Senegal, Africa.
BYU's pool of receivers may be slept on, but that's OK with them

BYU's pool of receivers may be slept on, but that's OK with them

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 11 - 9:03 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Cougars return six of their top seven pass-catching targets from a year ago, including top target Chase Roberts, Darius Lassiter and Kody Epps, while Keanu Hill has moved to tight end.
'What have we done to earn the benefit of the doubt?' Sitake undeterred by BYU's poll pick

'What have we done to earn the benefit of the doubt?' Sitake undeterred by BYU's poll pick

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 10 - 5:48 p.m.  |  Save Story

Would Cougars coach Kalani Sitake take a similar scorched-earth approach at Big 12 football media days moved to the 116-degree desert of Allegiant Stadium?
As Big 12 moves west, Vegas isn't far from mind of conference leadership

As Big 12 moves west, Vegas isn't far from mind of conference leadership

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 9 - 4:50 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the conference kicked off the 2024 football preseason Tuesday at Allegiant Stadium, Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark wasn't ruling out further trips to the west coast.
From Panguitch to Paris, Utahn Whittni Morgan caps remarkable path to 1st Olympics

From Panguitch to Paris, Utahn Whittni Morgan caps remarkable path to 1st Olympics

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 7 - 9:25 p.m.  |  Save Story

Success often takes a village, but in the case of Whittni Orton Morgan, success on the track has taken the support of several communities.
As NIL landscape shifts around college athletics, BYU evaluating options with official collective

As NIL landscape shifts around college athletics, BYU evaluating options with official collective

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted July 3 - 6:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

The Royal Blue Collective, the officially licensed collective of BYU, has been in the process of what the organization calls "high-level, collaborative conversations" with the university.
Utah picked to win Big 12 by league media in first season; BYU tabbed 13th

Utah picked to win Big 12 by league media in first season; BYU tabbed 13th

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 2 - 11:30 a.m.  |  Save Story

The University of Utah is the favorite to win the Big 12 in its first season as a league football member — but not by much.
Recruiting: Who has committed to BYU football in the 2025 class?

Recruiting: Who has committed to BYU football in the 2025 class?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated July 1 - 11:47 p.m.  |  Save Story

Here is a brief look at who has already committed to the Cougars, as well as some players to be on the lookout for in the coming months.
BYU's James Corrigan books ticket to Paris with Olympic steeplechase standard

BYU's James Corrigan books ticket to Paris with Olympic steeplechase standard

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated June 29 - 7:39 p.m.  |  Save Story

James Corrigan finished the hastily assembled 3,000-meter steeplechase, stamping everything but his passport for the Summer Olympics in Paris with the only thing he lacked: an Olympic standard.
Why former BYU assistant Morgan Bailey is trading blue for Utah red

Why former BYU assistant Morgan Bailey is trading blue for Utah red

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 28 - 11:35 a.m.  |  Save Story

"It would be really, really hard for me to leave BYU, but you guys can try," BYU assistant coach Morgan Bailey said before taking a job with Utah women's basketball.
US Olympic track and field trials: Former BYU standout Courtney Wayment bound for Paris

US Olympic track and field trials: Former BYU standout Courtney Wayment bound for Paris

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 10:07 p.m.  |  Save Story

Wayment finished second in the steeplechase final in a personal-best time of 9 minutes, 06.50 seconds to clinch her career-first Olympic berth Thursday.
Ben Criddle: Is BYU athletics a missionary tool?

Ben Criddle: Is BYU athletics a missionary tool?

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 6:31 p.m.  |  Save Story

It's a tale as old as time for most BYU fans — an age-old question discussed amongst many within Cougar Nation: Is BYU athletics a missionary tool?
Here's a look at BYU basketball's 2nd season in the Big 12

Here's a look at BYU basketball's 2nd season in the Big 12

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 27 - 12:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kevin Young's first season of Big 12 basketball, and Amber Whiting's second, is taking shape.
Kevin Young brings home another former G League head coach with latest hire

Kevin Young brings home another former G League head coach with latest hire

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 26 - 12:44 p.m.  |  Save Story

The first-year BYU men's basketball coach added former Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley forward as director of player development.
Beyond Retzlaff and Bohanon, BYU football quietly piling up quarterbacks

Beyond Retzlaff and Bohanon, BYU football quietly piling up quarterbacks

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 24 - 6:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

While Jake Retzlaff and Gerry Bohanon remain locked in a quarterback duel to be named the starting signal caller of the BYU football team this fall, off the field they are about as friendly as can be.
BYU football: How Fesi Sitake sold a 4-star wide receiver on BYU

BYU football: How Fesi Sitake sold a 4-star wide receiver on BYU

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 9:02 a.m.  |  Save Story

BYU has made notable strides recently in recruiting and developing NFL-quality receivers, and top recruits are beginning to notice.
US Olympic track and field trials: Utah athletes, both new and old, excel on first day

US Olympic track and field trials: Utah athletes, both new and old, excel on first day

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 22 - 12:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

On Friday morning, Grant Fisher formally joined the Utah running community through a partnership with Run Elite Program. By Friday evening, he formally became the first American male track and field athlete to punch his ticket to the Paris Olympics.
How BYU signee Daniel Simmons has become one of the top distance runners in Utah history

How BYU signee Daniel Simmons has become one of the top distance runners in Utah history

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted June 19 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Daniel Simmons, who has a passion for running, just graduated from American Fork High.
BYU basketball has landed another 4-star prospect

BYU basketball has landed another 4-star prospect

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 18 - 10:04 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kanon Catchings is a four-star recruit by 247Sports and top-50 prospect in the Class of 2024 by ESPN, committed to BYU after being released from a letter of intent with Purdue.
Egor Demin signs with BYU basketball. Here's where Kevin Young's roster stands for 2024-25

Egor Demin signs with BYU basketball. Here's where Kevin Young's roster stands for 2024-25

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 17 - 2:03 p.m.  |  Save Story

One of the top recruits in BYU men's basketball history has signed with the program.
Lessons learned from LaVell Edwards and '100 Years of BYU Football'

Lessons learned from LaVell Edwards and '100 Years of BYU Football'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 16 - 1:04 p.m.  |  Save Story

Sometimes the biggest lessons from the game of football come away from the gridiron.
Peel and switch: Meet BYU's 2 assistants with high-level defensive background

Peel and switch: Meet BYU's 2 assistants with high-level defensive background

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 14 - 10:46 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kevin Young came to BYU encouraging an NBA developmental pipeline and a professional life, five-out offense. But for defense, the first-time collegiate head coach turned to two stars.
Allstate XII? Big 12 reportedly in talks to sell conference naming rights

Allstate XII? Big 12 reportedly in talks to sell conference naming rights

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 13 - 11:55 a.m.  |  Save Story

Private equity may be coming to college football, and Big 12 commissioner Brett Yormark has a unique vision of how to increase his conference's sponsorship valuation.
Who's coming, going in Utah college football through the transfer portal?

Who's coming, going in Utah college football through the transfer portal?

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated June 11 - 3:15 p.m.  |  Save Story

The opening of college football's transfer portal Tuesday promises to be the most intriguing of the mechanism's entry in college sports.
Patrick Kinahan: Hype reaching all-time levels for BYU's Kevin Young

Patrick Kinahan: Hype reaching all-time levels for BYU's Kevin Young

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted June 11 - 10:29 a.m.  |  Save Story

Say this about Kevin Young: No hire in the history of BYU athletics has ever made this type of gigantic splash months before coaching his first game.
Who's coming, going in Utah college basketball through the transfer portal?

Who's coming, going in Utah college basketball through the transfer portal?

KSL.com Sports  |  Updated June 10 - 3:37 p.m.  |  Save Story

Jon Rothstein sleeps in May, but the NCAA transfer portal is just getting started.
BYU basketball: Why 4-star guard Elijah Crawford may exceed his lofty expectation

BYU basketball: Why 4-star guard Elijah Crawford may exceed his lofty expectation

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 3:19 p.m.  |  Save Story

Not all stats are created equal, though the numbers put up by recent BYU commitment Elijah Crawford for prestigious Brewster Academy largely speak for themselves.
Dallin Hall explains why he opted for return to BYU, new coach Kevin Young

Dallin Hall explains why he opted for return to BYU, new coach Kevin Young

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 10 - 10:58 a.m.  |  Save Story

Not everything Hall learned was about basketball, or the 9.0 points, 5.1 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 29.3 minutes per game he averaged as a sophomore starter for the Cougars.
NCAA track and field: 6-time All-American Allphin leads BYU women at championships

NCAA track and field: 6-time All-American Allphin leads BYU women at championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 8 - 7:16 p.m.  |  Save Story

Cierra Tidwell Allphin cleared a season-high mark of 1.87 meters to earn seventh-place honors in the women's high jump at the NCAA track and field championships.
NCAA track and field: Shurts adds another top-10 throw as BYU closes out men's championships

NCAA track and field: Shurts adds another top-10 throw as BYU closes out men's championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 7 - 10:26 p.m.  |  Save Story

Dallin Shurts spun a final throw of 59.04 meters to cap his senior season with an eighth-place finish and first-team All-American honors in the men's discus.
NCAA track and field: BYU women add to 'Steeplechase U' history; Hutchins 6th in 10,000M

NCAA track and field: BYU women add to 'Steeplechase U' history; Hutchins 6th in 10,000M

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 11:34 p.m.  |  Save Story

Among the standouts from the first day of the NCAA women's track and field championship was BYU's Taylor Lovell.
Kevin Young's first 50 days at BYU have been a whirlwind. With 2 openings, he may not be done

Kevin Young's first 50 days at BYU have been a whirlwind. With 2 openings, he may not be done

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

In less than two months since Young took over as head coach of BYU men's basketball for Mark Pope, who left for the same position at his alma mater Kentucky, the first-time collegiate head coach has been busy.
Elijah Crawford's unique bond with BYU assistant is Cougars' gain

Elijah Crawford's unique bond with BYU assistant is Cougars' gain

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 6 - 10:24 a.m.  |  Save Story

Crawford and former Stanford assistant Brandon Dunson forged a unique bond during his recruitment.
NCAA track and field: BYU's Danny Bryant takes podium spot in shot put

NCAA track and field: BYU's Danny Bryant takes podium spot in shot put

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 10:55 p.m.  |  Save Story

Danny Bryant earned All-American status and a podium finish with a fourth-place throw of 20.02 meters in the men's shot put Friday, the No. 4 finish in the country.
Kevin Young rounds out BYU staff with one of basketball's top defenders

Kevin Young rounds out BYU staff with one of basketball's top defenders

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 11:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

The fifth assistant under new BYU men's basketball coach Kevin Young has been revealed, when he welcomed former Providence star John Linehan to his staff.
After losing it all, former BYU player Setema Gali now helping others find answers to life's challenges

After losing it all, former BYU player Setema Gali now helping others find answers to life's challenges

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted June 5 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

Setema Gali lost it all in 2008. Now 16 years later, he's climbed his way back from dark places and depression, and now he's helping others navigate life and difficult challenges.
BYU basketball adds former NBA assistant Tim Fanning to coaching staff

BYU basketball adds former NBA assistant Tim Fanning to coaching staff

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 4 - 12:41 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kevin Young continues to build his coaching staff at BYU basketball with a varied group.
Kevin Young adds former G League head coach to BYU basketball staff

Kevin Young adds former G League head coach to BYU basketball staff

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 3 - 4:24 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kevin Young is trying to make good on his promise of turning BYU into an NBA developmental pipeline, announcing the hire of former NBA G League head coach Will Voigt.
Rutgers transfer Mawot Mag commits to BYU basketball

Rutgers transfer Mawot Mag commits to BYU basketball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted June 2 - 6:14 p.m.  |  Save Story

Incoming BYU men's basketball coach Kevin Young picked up another impact transfer Sunday when four-star transfer prospect Mawot Mag revealed his pledge.
Big 12 will distribute record $470 million, though 10 full-share members getting less

Big 12 will distribute record $470 million, though 10 full-share members getting less

Stephen Hawkins, Associated Press  |  Updated May 31 - 8:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

Big 12 schools will share in a record $470 million in revenue distribution. That figure was revealed Friday when the conference wrapped up its first spring meetings as a 14-team league.
How event change made BYU's James Corrigan latest star of 'Steeplechase U'

How event change made BYU's James Corrigan latest star of 'Steeplechase U'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 31 - 2:56 p.m.  |  Save Story

Corrigan, the Big 12 champion who won his 3,000-meter steeplechase heat at the NCAA West preliminaries in 8:38.31, is one of three national qualifiers from BYU in the event.
Big 12, Mountain West reveal select football kick times for BYU, Utah, Utah State

Big 12, Mountain West reveal select football kick times for BYU, Utah, Utah State

Sean Walker and Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30 - 2:32 p.m.  |  Save Story

As the calendar flips to June and less than 100 days until the 2024 college football season, conferences and television networks unveiled the rite of passage that is the planning of the season.
Jaxson Robinson will not stay in NBA draft, but his time at BYU is over

Jaxson Robinson will not stay in NBA draft, but his time at BYU is over

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 30 - 10:59 a.m.  |  Save Story

The 6-foot-5 guard from Ada, Oklahoma, and reigning Big 12 Sixth Man of the Year will join former coach Mark Pope at Kentucky, he told ESPN Thursday morning.
BYU lands commitment from 2025 projected lottery pick Egor Demin of Real Madrid

BYU lands commitment from 2025 projected lottery pick Egor Demin of Real Madrid

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 28 - 9:42 a.m.  |  Save Story

Kevin Young's recruiting pool at BYU extended across the Atlantic Ocean with a commitment Tuesday from Real Madrid.
BYU football: Sitake's influence plays big in securing top defensive line recruit's commitment

BYU football: Sitake's influence plays big in securing top defensive line recruit's commitment

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 27 - 12:06 p.m.  |  Save Story

BYU coach Kalani Sitake's strengths as a recruiter are obvious to anyone who has engaged with him for even a small amount of time.
Here are the Utah collegians who advanced to 2024 NCAA track and field championships

Here are the Utah collegians who advanced to 2024 NCAA track and field championships

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 26 - 8:08 p.m.  |  Save Story

The final step toward historic Hayward Field and the NCAA outdoor track and field championships commenced this past weekend.
One year later, former Snow All-American lineman Isaiah Jatta lands at BYU

One year later, former Snow All-American lineman Isaiah Jatta lands at BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 23 - 11:45 a.m.  |  Save Story

The Cougars recruited Isaiah Jatta late after an All-American career in Ephraim, but the 6-foot-6, 300-pound offensive tackle signed with Colorado instead.
4-star point guard Elijah Crawford signs with BYU basketball

4-star point guard Elijah Crawford signs with BYU basketball

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 21 - 3:49 p.m.  |  Save Story

The former Stanford commit visited BYU on Monday, posting photos from his official visit that the 6-foot-1, 180-pound floor general holding a belt with the word "committed" on it.
BYU football: Why 3-star RB Cale Breslin is a perfect fit for the Cougars

BYU football: Why 3-star RB Cale Breslin is a perfect fit for the Cougars

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 20 - 1:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Recruiting ties are forged in a variety ways, and a somewhat casual social media interaction blossomed into BYU securing a promising running back recruit as part of its 2025 signing class.
BYU football: Who will be the starters along the offensive line in 2024?

BYU football: Who will be the starters along the offensive line in 2024?

Ben Criddle for KSL.com  |  Posted May 17 - 10:28 a.m.  |  Save Story

Leausa's path to BYU isn't typical, but now that he's set to arrive at Provo, he couldn't be more grateful for the challenges he's met and for the possibilities in front of him.
NCAA golf: Utah punches ticket to championship rounds, BYU edged out in playoff

NCAA golf: Utah punches ticket to championship rounds, BYU edged out in playoff

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 5:46 p.m.  |  Save Story

Utah punched its ticket to the NCAA championships for the second time in three seasons.
After tragic loss, former BYU linebacker Brady Poppinga and family finding hope in their faith

After tragic loss, former BYU linebacker Brady Poppinga and family finding hope in their faith

Kathy Aiken for KSL.com  |  Posted May 15 - 9:01 a.m.  |  Save Story

In the midst of their grief, and surrounded by memories, the Poppinga family say they rely on their faith, family and friends to help them get through day to day.
Transfer portal gave former Utah prep star Kemery Martin chance to come home to BYU

Transfer portal gave former Utah prep star Kemery Martin chance to come home to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 11 - 9:20 a.m.  |  Save Story

The transfer portal gave Kemery Martin a way to find herself in California, and then a way to come back home.
No. 4 Oklahoma routs BYU in Big 12 semifinal, sending Cougars home to await postseason fate

No. 4 Oklahoma routs BYU in Big 12 semifinal, sending Cougars home to await postseason fate

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10 - 6:40 p.m.  |  Save Story

Kierston Deal (12-1) spun a no-hitter through four innings for the Sooners, striking out four with two walks in the two-hit, complete-game effort.
Temples shines as BYU softball stuns Oklahoma State in Big 12 Tournament opener

Temples shines as BYU softball stuns Oklahoma State in Big 12 Tournament opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 1:13 p.m.  |  Save Story

BYU softball was enjoying its first-ever trip to Oklahoma City for the Big 12 softball tournament that the Cougars figured they might as well stay.