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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 — 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.
How BYU softball star Zavodnik is finding her voice, stomach as sophomore

How BYU softball star Zavodnik is finding her voice, stomach as sophomore

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 9 - 11:31 a.m.

Zavodnik is batting a team-high .397 to lead the Cougars to a 38-10 record and one game back of LMU for what would be their eighth-straight West Coast Conference title.
BYU basketball earns commitment from transfer guard Rudi Williams

BYU basketball earns commitment from transfer guard Rudi Williams

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 7 - 12:14 p.m.

Finally, some good news for BYU basketball out of the transfer portal.
'This is home': New player personnel director brings Power 5 experience to BYU

'This is home': New player personnel director brings Power 5 experience to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 4 - 8:32 p.m.

In his new (and also, returning) role, former BYU receiver Justin Anderson will work under Sitake's support staff, working closely with recruiting coordinator Jasen Ah You.
Why Kalani Sitake added 8 new roles to BYU football support staff

Why Kalani Sitake added 8 new roles to BYU football support staff

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 2 - 2:40 p.m.

The moves are a continuation of athletic director Tom Holmoe's "unprecedented" extension offered to Kalani Sitake through the 2027 season.
After being 'slept on almost my whole life,' Allgeier eager for chance with Falcons

After being 'slept on almost my whole life,' Allgeier eager for chance with Falcons

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 1 - 6:31 p.m.

The journey to the NFL has been filled with hardships, from the time he almost died as an infant to being raised by a single mother.
After nearly 3 years, BYU women's rugby breaks through for 'repeat' national title

After nearly 3 years, BYU women's rugby breaks through for 'repeat' national title

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 1 - 9:38 a.m.

BYU women's rugby had to "defend" the 2019 national title for three years due to complications related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Where local high school and college football standouts signed during the 2022 NFL draft

Where local high school and college football standouts signed during the 2022 NFL draft

Sean Walker and Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated May 1 - 7:48 a.m.

After three days of drafting, a number of other players are getting called up for a shot at the NFL, too.
BYU RB Tyler Allgeier drafted in 5th round by Atlanta Falcons

BYU RB Tyler Allgeier drafted in 5th round by Atlanta Falcons

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 30 - 12:23 p.m.

Former BYU running back Tyler Allgeier was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fifth round with the 151st overall pick Saturday.
With USC cancellation, BYU's first Big 12 football schedule virtually complete

With USC cancellation, BYU's first Big 12 football schedule virtually complete

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 28 - 11:18 a.m.

USC officially canceled its home game with BYU in 2023, replacing the November contest with a Week 0 date against San Jose State.
How interim coach Trent Pratt is keeping BYU baseball's season afloat

How interim coach Trent Pratt is keeping BYU baseball's season afloat

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 26 - 11:48 a.m.

When the BYU baseball team was stunned by the sudden and abrupt resignation of longtime manager Mike Littlewood two weeks ago, the Cougars faced a choice.
Former BYU forward Caleb Lohner commits to Big 12 future — at Baylor

Former BYU forward Caleb Lohner commits to Big 12 future — at Baylor

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 9:11 p.m.

Caleb Lohner, who starred in a Dallas suburb before transferring to Wasatch Academy and matriculating to BYU, is headed home to play for Baylor.
Why BYU signee Collin Chandler thinks Cougars will 'come back stronger' after tumultuous week

Why BYU signee Collin Chandler thinks Cougars will 'come back stronger' after tumultuous week

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 22 - 4:29 p.m.

Collin Chandler told BYUtv "this is my new home," which had to sound like reassuring mana for a BYU fan base.
Gideon George withdraws from transfer portal, likely returning to BYU after draft check

Gideon George withdraws from transfer portal, likely returning to BYU after draft check

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

The ongoing soap opera of the BYU basketball team's offseason took another turn Thursday.
How 2 Seattle Storm stars are helping make Paisley Harding's pro dreams come true

How 2 Seattle Storm stars are helping make Paisley Harding's pro dreams come true

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 21 - 10:33 a.m.

On one side of her locker sits Sue Bird, the 12-time all-star who just re-signed with Seattle for her 21st season. On the other sits Breanna Stewart, the former UConn star and two-time WNBA finals MVP.
Roberts helps Utah baseball walk off with come-from-behind win over BYU

Roberts helps Utah baseball walk off with come-from-behind win over BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 11:50 p.m.

Former Skyridge High standout Kai Roberts plated Davis Cop with the game-winning-run in the bottom of the ninth.
Another BYU basketball player is in the transfer portal

Another BYU basketball player is in the transfer portal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 7:06 p.m.

Gavin Baxter has entered the transfer portal after the 6-foot-9 Timpview High alum spent four injured-plagued campaigns with the Cougars.
Patrick Kinahan: Soap opera drama surrounds BYU basketball

Patrick Kinahan: Soap opera drama surrounds BYU basketball

Patrick Kinahan for KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 10:27 a.m.

Please, for the sake of his well-being, somebody tell Nick Emery to cease trashing Mark Pope and the BYU basketball program at every turn.
Transfer SZN is real for BYU basketball, and former players are speaking out about it

Transfer SZN is real for BYU basketball, and former players are speaking out about it

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 19 - 8:41 a.m.

Caleb Lohner and Gideon George are reportedly hitting the transfer portal, with neither planning on returning to BYU. But that's only half the story, some former players contend.
BYU women's basketball coach Jeff Judkins retires after 21 years with program

BYU women's basketball coach Jeff Judkins retires after 21 years with program

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated April 14 - 11:52 a.m.

After 21 years leading the program, BYU women's basketball coach Jeff Judkins is calling it a career.
Cougarettes' 22nd national title highlights locals' strong weekend at national meet

Cougarettes' 22nd national title highlights locals' strong weekend at national meet

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 14 - 8:18 a.m.

Instead of the celebratory photo with one championship trophy, the Cougarettes had two.
With Chris Burgess moving on to Utah, who might BYU hire to replace him?

With Chris Burgess moving on to Utah, who might BYU hire to replace him?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 8:32 p.m.

The Utes hit a home-run hire with the addition of Chris Burgess at his second alma mater. But where does that leave Mark Pope and BYU basketball just a year before joining the Big 12?
Who will replace Bob Bowlsby as Big 12 commish, and where does BYU fit into new league?

Who will replace Bob Bowlsby as Big 12 commish, and where does BYU fit into new league?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 13 - 8:19 a.m.

Longtime Big 12 commissioner Bob Bowlsby announced last week he is stepping away from the commissioner's chair, putting to a close a 40-year career in college athletics as he prepares for the next phase of his career, likely retirement.
After decade in Provo, Mike Littlewood abruptly resigns as BYU baseball skipper

After decade in Provo, Mike Littlewood abruptly resigns as BYU baseball skipper

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 11 - 1:42 p.m.

Littlewood resigns after leading the Cougars to a 262-208 record since taking over in 2012, including three West Coast Conference regular season titles.
Gideon George declared for the NBA draft, but don't count him out of BYU just yet

Gideon George declared for the NBA draft, but don't count him out of BYU just yet

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 8 - 1:35 p.m.

The 6-foot-6, 210-pound BYU wing from Minna, Nigeria, declared for the draft while also maintaining his collegiate eligibility.
'They belong here': Why Sitake wants to bring past BYU greats on Big 12 ride

'They belong here': Why Sitake wants to bring past BYU greats on Big 12 ride

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 5 - 9:34 a.m.

With BYU's upcoming move to the Big 12 Conference, it was only right that the all-time winningest quarterback in Cougar football history have a chance to opine on the move.
'Max still has a cannon': Hail Mary, alumni game put exclamation point on BYU spring

'Max still has a cannon': Hail Mary, alumni game put exclamation point on BYU spring

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted April 1 - 8:04 a.m.

A memorable Hail Mary from former BYU quarterback Max Hall to linebacker-and-converted-tight-end Bryan Kehl capped off a memorable alumni game.
Offense getting jump on 2022 as BYU puts final touches on spring football

Offense getting jump on 2022 as BYU puts final touches on spring football

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 31 - 8:28 p.m.

BYU put the finishing touches on spring camp before mixing and mingling with fans over Thursday night's touch football game, content with the NCAA-limited 15 practices spread out over 15 weeks that were allowed in the spring semester.
Why BYU football will wrap up spring camp with Max Hall, Kevin Feterik-led alumni game

Why BYU football will wrap up spring camp with Max Hall, Kevin Feterik-led alumni game

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 30 - 7:43 p.m.

The Cougars will wrap up spring football with an alumni flag football game featuring around 40 players Thursday.
It looks like Taysom Hill's time as Saints quarterback may be over

It looks like Taysom Hill's time as Saints quarterback may be over

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 29 - 2:38 p.m.

During a round of interviews with reporters at the NFL owners meetings Tuesday, new Saints coach Dennis Allen said the former BYU quarterback was going to be used "a lot more" as a tight end rather than Jameis Winston's backup.
As spring ball winds down, here's where BYU's backup QB derby stands

As spring ball winds down, here's where BYU's backup QB derby stands

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 28 - 8:40 p.m.

If there's a leader on the back nine just over two days before Thursday's spring finale and alumni game at LaVell Edwards Stadium, it's the freshman from Chandler, Arizona
Big 12 and beyond: BYU basketball future 'incredibly bright' after disappointing NIT loss

Big 12 and beyond: BYU basketball future 'incredibly bright' after disappointing NIT loss

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 26 - 9:52 a.m.

Just like that, the BYU careers of Barcello, Lucas, Baxter, Harvard and any other player who decides to hang it up or move along in the offseason came to an end.
Allgeier, Nacua and 3-4 other Cougars make best of NFL audition at BYU pro day

Allgeier, Nacua and 3-4 other Cougars make best of NFL audition at BYU pro day

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 25 - 3:56 p.m.

Tyler Allgeier was the unquestioned star attraction, but Samson Nacua may have earned himself a shot at an NFL roster with his pro day performance.
Flowers' 27 helps Washington State end BYU's NIT run in quarterfinals

Flowers' 27 helps Washington State end BYU's NIT run in quarterfinals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated March 23 - 10:20 p.m.

Michael Flowers poured in 27 points and five assists and Washington State went on to a 77-58 win to advance to Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Former Cincinnati guard from Wasatch Academy has BYU, Utah in transfer view

Former Cincinnati guard from Wasatch Academy has BYU, Utah in transfer view

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 23 - 5:18 p.m.

Just days after Cincinnati guard Mike Saunders Jr. revealed he was in the NCAA transfer portal for the second-straight season, the former Wasatch Academy standout revealed that BYU and Utah have both reached out for his services.
Don't call 'em great: After 21-4 run, BYU offensive line still has 'something to prove'

Don't call 'em great: After 21-4 run, BYU offensive line still has 'something to prove'

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 23 - 2:37 p.m.

Despite back-to-back 10-win seasons, the Cougars still have a lot to prove. If nothing else, the 31-28 loss to UAB in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, Louisiana leaves a sour taste in the mouths of most of BYU's returning players.
Red Rocks awarded top seed at Seattle regional; BYU, USU, So. Utah in regionals

Red Rocks awarded top seed at Seattle regional; BYU, USU, So. Utah in regionals

Josh Furlong, KSL.com  |  Updated March 22 - 7:26 p.m.

The No. 4 Red Rocks were awarded the top seed in the Seattle regional Tuesday morning when the NCAA announced the NCAA women's gymnastics regional pairings.
With just over a week left of spring camp, where has BYU football improved most?

With just over a week left of spring camp, where has BYU football improved most?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 21 - 8:32 p.m.

The Cougars opened the penultimate week of spring camp Monday by moving toward what assistant head coach Ed Lamb calls "situation football."
BYU is one home win away from a trip to NYC for the NIT semifinals

BYU is one home win away from a trip to NYC for the NIT semifinals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 20 - 3:52 p.m.

After fourth-seeded Washington State knocked off top-seeded SMU Sunday afternoon, BYU will host one more game at the Marriott Center with a spot in the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden at stake.
Midnight came early for Cinderella group, but BYU seniors took program to a new high

Midnight came early for Cinderella group, but BYU seniors took program to a new high

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 20 - 9:31 a.m.

Sometimes, the clock strikes midnight before Cinderella makes it to the ball, as it did Saturday afternoon at the Crisler Center when Villanova upended No. 20 BYU, 61-57.
'Bombs away': George's career shooting night leads BYU to NIT quarterfinals

'Bombs away': George's career shooting night leads BYU to NIT quarterfinals

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated March 19 - 10:01 p.m.

Gideon George poured in a career-high 27 points and six rebounds as the Cougars pulled away from Northern Iowa 90-71 Saturday night at the Marriott Center.
Led by Big East POY, 11th-seeded Villanova stuns BYU women to open NCAA Tourney

Led by Big East POY, 11th-seeded Villanova stuns BYU women to open NCAA Tourney

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated March 19 - 2:56 p.m.

Maddy Siegrist, the Big East Player of the Year, poured in 25 points and seven rebounds to help 11th-seeded Villanova rally for a 61-57 win over No. 6 BYU.
No. 20 BYU women face likeminded Villanova looking for respect in NCAA Tourney opener

No. 20 BYU women face likeminded Villanova looking for respect in NCAA Tourney opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 19 - 7:55 a.m.

With less than a day to go before the Cougars' NCAA Tournament opener against Big East runner-up Villanova, the doubts keep coming.
BYU football honors 9-year-old 'hero,' grieving family after sudden death

BYU football honors 9-year-old 'hero,' grieving family after sudden death

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 18 - 10:52 a.m.

The Cougars honored the family of defensive back Tavita Gagnier's 9-year-old cousin Logan, who died suddenly and unexpectedly last Friday in his sleep at the family's home in Eagle Mountain.
Why Maria Albiero and her 4.8 points per game guides BYU women's NCAA dreams

Why Maria Albiero and her 4.8 points per game guides BYU women's NCAA dreams

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 17 - 6:31 p.m.

Maria Albiero doesn't score at the same blistering pace as the rest of the No. 11 scoring offense in the country; she averages just 4.8 points per game.
Too big for the Beach: BYU posts put on show to win NIT opener

Too big for the Beach: BYU posts put on show to win NIT opener

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Updated March 16 - 10:46 p.m.

Caleb Lohner poured in a career-high 20 points, four rebounds and two assists and second-seeded BYU held Long Beach State scoreless from the field.
BYU signee Collin Chandler tabbed Gatorade Utah Player of the Year

BYU signee Collin Chandler tabbed Gatorade Utah Player of the Year

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 16 - 2:25 p.m.

For the second time in three seasons, the state's Gatorade Player of the Year is a BYU commit.
BYU baseball improves to 6-2 vs. P5 with 10-3 win over rival Utah

BYU baseball improves to 6-2 vs. P5 with 10-3 win over rival Utah

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 15 - 10:03 p.m.

Cole Gambill went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to help BYU baseball score early and often en route to a 10-3 win over rival Utah.
BYU's 2022 football schedule has few minor changes, still opens with 10-straight games

BYU's 2022 football schedule has few minor changes, still opens with 10-straight games

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted March 15 - 2:42 p.m.

The final schedule before moving to the Big 12 looked very similar to the rest of the past decade as an FBS independent.