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Past articles by Jay:

BYU insists it has plenty of playmakers despite the loss of talented receiver Neil Pau’u

Provo • BYU football coach Kalani Sitake wants more big plays out of his receivers this season, and he’s turning to a famous Saturday Night Live skit to get his point across. → Read More

Zach Wilson is the starting QB at BYU, but coaches are scheming to get his backups on the field, somehow

Provo • When he became an offensive consultant at BYU in 2017 and then the passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach in 2018, Aaron Roderick started to develop a blueprint for what he wanted in a Cougar quarterback. → Read More

Quarterback Zach Wilson looks sharp, pronounces himself ‘ready to go’ as BYU opens preseason camp with plenty of optimism

Provo • On the first play of the first team session of BYU’s first preseason training camp practice, sophomore quarterback Zach Wilson cocked his surgically repaired right shoulder back and threw an 80-yard touchdown strike to Aleva Hifo. → Read More

Former Arizona point guard Alex Barcello is reportedly transferring to BYU, but will probably have to sit out a year

Provo • New BYU basketball coach Mark Pope has apparently found a replacement for TJ Haws when the all-conference point guard concludes his career next spring. → Read More

BYU opens camp Wednesday with focus on Zach Wilson’s health, another rugged early season schedule

Provo • For the first time in several years, BYU will begin preparations for football season with relatively few questions regarding its offense. → Read More

Why former BYU star Jimmer Fredette isn’t playing in the TBT this week, and why he’s headed for Europe this season

West Valley City • Jimmer Fredette knew he would be tempted to play for Team Fredette in The Basketball Tournament this weekend at the Maverik Center after leading the club to the semifinals of the $2 million winner-take-all event last year, so he took some drastic measures to keep himself off the court. → Read More

Eye on the Y: Nick Emery’s strange BYU basketball career started spectacularly, then fizzled

Eye On The Y is The Salt Lake Tribune’s weekly newsletter on BYU athletics. Subscribe here. → Read More

Utahn Jim Behnke had a goal of playing golf in all 50 states. He’ll reach it later this month — in Alaska. Now, he has a another dream.

Playing every golf course in Utah apparently wasn’t difficult enough for former Salt Lake City resident Jim Behnke. Now, the former University of Utah Hospital administrator is closing in on the new goal he set when he finished playing all 122 courses in his adopted home state in 2013. → Read More

BYU will open the men’s basketball season against UCLA at the Maui Invitational; Lee Cummard to join BYU women’s coaching staff

Provo • New BYU basketball coach Mark Pope promised a more difficult non-conference schedule when he replaced Dave Rose a few months ago. → Read More

Former BYU Cougar, longtime prep basketball coach Jim Jimas dies at 74

After playing for some of the most legendary basketball coaches in state history at Bingham High School and BYU, Jim Jimas became one himself, guiding Hillcrest and Brighton high schools to state championships over a 22-year head coaching career. → Read More

Left without a league, Snow College football powers on, insists its future remains bright as an independent

Ephraim • Spend any amount of time in Sanpete County, and you will learn that the rural communities in central Utah treasure the now defunct Mormon Miracle Pageant in Manti, lieutenant governor Spencer Cox of Fairview, Wasatch Academy’s nationally prominent high school basketball program in Mount Pleasant, and Snow College football in Ephraim. → Read More

BYU’s Khyiris Tonga wants to leave for the NFL after his junior season, and coach Kalani Sitake is all for it

Provo • Unlike his predecessor, BYU football coach Kalani Sitake has made getting his players to the National Football League one of his priorities. It is part of his recruiting pitch, part of the way he designs practices, and part of the way he manages redshirt seasons and playing time. → Read More

BYU says new ESPN deal is imminent, but bowl agreements are extending the negotiations

Provo • BYU’s annual Football Media Day came and went Tuesday without any major announcements. However, the much-expected new contract extension with ESPN is still very much in the works, athletic director Tom Holmoe said in a pre-recorded statement that aired during the live broadcast titled “State of the Program.” → Read More

Utah’s Tony Finau can’t go low enough in U.S. Open’s second round, will likely miss the cut at Pebble Beach Golf Links

Pebble Beach, Calif. • West High product Tony Finau’s streak of making the cut at major golf championships will likely come to an end. → Read More

Eye on the Y: BYU athletes shined until the end, Team Fredette plays without Fredette and Mark Pope gets a bit starstruck

Eye On The Y is The Salt Lake Tribune’s weekly newsletter on BYU athletics. Subscribe here. → Read More

How BYU shortstop Jackson Cluff went from a church mission to MLB draft prospect in less than a year

Provo • Few professional baseball scouts were familiar with Jackson Cluff at this time last year because the Boise, Idaho, native was on a two-year church mission in Georgia. → Read More

Utah’s Kyler Dunkle tied for fourth place, BYU’s team in last place at NCAA golf championships

University of Utah golfer Kyler Dunkle continued his stellar play at the NCAA golf championships in Fayetteville, Ark., on Saturday and is tied for fourth place after two rounds of play. → Read More

BYU eliminated from WCC tournament with 3-1 loss to Gonzaga; NCAA at-large bid now appears unlikely

BYU’s nationally ranked baseball team picked a horrible time to run out of offensive firepower. → Read More

BYU’s No. 24-ranked baseball team drops WCC tournament opener 4-1 to LMU on Thursday

BYU’s West Coast Conference champion baseball team, ranked No. 24 in the country, ran into a hot pitcher on Thursday, and the results weren’t pretty for the Cougars. → Read More

Eye on the Y: Huge weekend ahead for BYU baseball, men’s golf, track and field

Eye On The Y is The Salt Lake Tribune’s weekly newsletter on BYU athletics. Subscribe here. → Read More