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  • BYU running backs coach Mark Atuaia has a law degree (from BYU), and is married to Elizabeth Wolfgramm, a former lead singer of the 1980s pop group “The Jets.” It is no surprise, then, that he’s got a flair for the dramatic. That was on display after BYU’s spring football practice at the IPF on Monday when I asked the third-year RBs coach how confident he is that star running back... read more...
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  • BYU’s big-man situation for the 2015-16 basketball season is slowly taking shape. Tuesday, the Cougars announced that forward Nate Austin has been granted a medical hardship waiver from the West Coast Conference and will be eligible for a fifth season. “Having Nate back for this season will be a big boost for our team,” BYU coach Dave Rose said. “His experience will help us on bo... read more...
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  • It’s hard to imagine any voice other than Frank Beamer’s tied closely to the Virginia Tech football program, but longtime radio play-by-play broadcaster Bill Roth has been the “Voice of the Hokies” for nearly as long as Beamer has been the coach of them. Saturday’s spring game will be Roth’s last call: He has accepted a similar position at UCLA after 27 years in Blacksbu... read more...
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  • A week or two later than normal, BYU basketball coach Dave Rose held his annual end-of-season one-on-one interviews with beat writers who cover the Cougars this afternoon. You can read a quick recap of my 30-minute chat with Rose on the Tribune’s website now, or in Tuesday’s printed newspaper. You can talk about a lot of things in 30 minutes, so naturally there’s a bunch of stuff I... read more...
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  • <freeform> As an aspiring hooper growing up in Holladay, Nick Paulos was a “huge Jazz fan.” So with Jerry Sloan watching from the stands on Wednesday morning, Paulos felt more than a few nerves as he worked out for his local team. “It was kind of a surreal moment to see Utah Jazz across my chest,” said Paulos, a former Olympus High School standout who just finished ... read more...
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  • So, we’ve witnessed one of the biggest collapses in NBA playoff history on Sunday. Not shockingly - considering their history as a franchise - it was the Los Angeles Clippers that pulled off the feat. Up 3-1 over the Houston Rockets, and up 19 points in the third quarter of Game 6, the Clippers somehow lost that closeout game, and then were never really competitive in Sunday’s Game ... read more...
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  • With broad shoulders and a sweet shooting stroke, Pat Connaughton stood before the media on Thursday morning and answered questions about basketball and baseball. With the roundball, Connaughton, the Notre Dame shooting guard who worked out for the Utah Jazz, has seen his stock rise since the end of his senior season. He performed well at the Portsmouth Tournament. He shot the ball extr... read more...
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  • On the same day that BYU basketball coach Dave Rose lost his top assistant, he picked up a commitment from a member of the class of 2016. Steven Beo, a junior at Richland High in Richland, Wash., noted via Twitter that he has committed to BYU. “Just got off the phone with coach Rose a little bit ago and have decided that I’ll be attending BYU!!! #futurecoug — wrote Beo. Beo averag... read more...
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