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Toolson scores 22 to carry BYU over S. Utah 68-63

Nov. 14, 2019 12:16 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jake Toolson scored 22 points, including a dagger of a step-back 3-pointer in the waning seconds as Brigham Young narrowly defeated Southern Utah 68-63 on Wednesday night. Dalton Nixon had 13 points and seven rebounds for Brigham Young (2-1). TJ Haws added 10 points. Connor Harding had...

Scientific groups remove job posts over LGBTQ policy at BYU

Nov. 11, 2019 3:36 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two well-known scientific groups have dropped job postings from their websites from Brigham Young University because of the school's LGBTQ policies, igniting a debate on whether research organizations should take a stance on social issues. The Washington-based American Geophysical...

Romney's 3 TD passes lead BYU to 31-24 win over Liberty

Nov. 9, 2019 11:29 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Baylor Romney completed 23 of 33 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns and BYU beat Liberty 31-24 on Saturday night. Micah Simon had seven receptions for 91 yards and a score and threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Matt Bushman and Sione Finau had 10 carries for 69 yards for BYU. On...

Schakel, Feagin hit late 3s to lift San Diego State over BYU

Nov. 9, 2019 6:38 PM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Jordan Schakel and KJ Feagin each drained a 3-pointer late to help San Diego State get past BYU 76-71 on Saturday. Schakel hit 5 of 7 from deep and finished with 19 points and Malachi Flynn added 17 points while dishing out five assists for SDSU (2-0) which halted a six-game losing...

Barcello, Haws lead BYU over Cal St.-Fullerton 76-58

Nov. 6, 2019 12:22 AM EST

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Alex Barcello scored 17 points, as did backcourt mate TJ Haws, and BYU defeated Cal State Fullerton 76-58 in a season opener on Tuesday night. Barcello made 7 of 9 shots from the floor, including 3 of 4 three-pointers. Haws made 7 of his 12 field goal tries. Connor Harding had 11 points...

Racial disparities in Utah prisons need study, lawmaker says

Nov. 3, 2019 10:51 AM EST

OGDEN, Utah (AP) — A proposal to study how implicit racial biases may play into the disproportionate number of minorities in the Utah prison system is in the works for the 2020 legislative session. Republican state Rep. Marsha Judkins of Provo told the Standard-Examiner she is working on a prosecution...

Wildfire burning in Spanish Fort Canyon prompts evacuations

Oct. 26, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Authorities on Saturday evacuated hunters, campers and people in cabins because of a wildfire in Spanish Fork Canyon in a rural area southeast of Provo. Utah County Sheriff's spokesman Spencer Canyon said the wildfire was reported at 2 p.m. and an hour later had burned 20 acres (8...

Utah transgender nonprofit opens office in Orem

Oct. 20, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A project that started as a way for one transgender person to pay for gender-confirmation surgery has grown into a Utah-based nonprofit helping others who can't afford the procedure. Ian Giles founded the organization Genderbands, which provides free chest binders and awards surgical...

BYU upsets No. 14 Boise State 28-25

Oct. 20, 2019 4:08 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Facing a Top 25 team in his first career start didn't faze Baylor Romney. Romney threw for 221 yards and two touchdowns to help BYU upset No. 14 Boise State 28-25 on Saturday night. The Cougars snapped a three-game losing streak with their first victory over the Broncos since 2015. BYU...

Utah siblings honor family tradition playing mariachi music

Oct. 19, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

SPRINGVILLE, Utah (AP) — Two Utah siblings have continued their family's tradition of playing mariachi music by performing the energetic, Mexican music at events throughout the state. Sam Castillo and Karlysue Castillo Pereyra formed a mariachi group in 2016 after moving to Provo to attend Brigham Young...