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Hoping to attend BYU? Sorry, Santa and Jesus

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Christmas needs a shave. And, quite possibly, a haircut. I hadn’t really given it much thought until recently, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent that the two most iconic figures at...

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A story of football, Vegas, superstitions and Coach Mac ...

As I type these words, I’m using all my willpower to keep my fingers from tapping out the words “Viva Las Vegas” on the keyboard. It’s not...


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Fightin' words: Howell's comments ring true for BYU's defense

At age 34, BYU defensive coordinator Nick Howell still has a ton of football ahead of him. But judging by some of the comments the former Ben Lomond High head coach...


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Hoping to attend BYU? Sorry, Santa and Jesus

Christmas needs a shave. And, quite possibly, a haircut. I hadn’t really given it much thought until recently, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent...


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Best gifts ever include ... bacon

Depending upon when you read this, there are only about 12 shopping days left until Christmas. Ten, if you’re Mormon. Which means, if you’re like me...


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Oh shoot! Purple Palace is shooter's paradise ... for some

Anyone who claims to bleed purple knows the Dee Events Center – aptly nicknamed the Purple Palace – is great place to watch a basketball game....




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Utah-BYU rivalry is alive on the court, just as it should be

Well, that was fun, huh? Nothing like a good BYU-Utah game to get the ol’ blood pumping. And since the two Holy War (I hate that expression) rivals...


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Golf in December? It's like playing with house money

At some point last Saturday afternoon, under blue skies and harmless white clouds, my golf game up and left me. One minute it was there, the next...


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Of Mormons and the Utah-BYU rivalry

Some are calling him an outright nutcase. Others, a well-meaning but misguided soul. Me? I think the guy’s a freakin’ genius, and I see his potential...


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Oh look, another BYU-Utah "non-troversey"

Later this week the men’s basketball teams from the University of Utah and BYU will meet for a game in Provo, at the Marriott Center. Because the two rivals...


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Debate all you want, but playoff selection committee nailed it

Forgive me if this comes across as, you know … braggy. I hate to say I told you so but facts are facts, you know? About 20 years ago (give or take) I wrote...


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Hoping to attend BYU? Sorry, Santa and Jesus

Christmas needs a shave. And, quite possibly, a haircut. I hadn’t really given it much thought until recently, but it’s becoming increasingly apparent...