Conference realignment spurts up every so often in college athletics. Nothing’s been quite like the summers where it seemed the entire Big 12 might blow up and the Pac-12 would own west of the Mississippi. In basketball, moves are more subtle. Wichita State leaving the Missouri Valley for the American, for example. Well, we just might have ourselves a basketball move — and it could involve BYU.
Tom Holmoe said two weeks ago that he had finalized football games with several teams "just in the last few days." As usual, Mr. Holmoe wasn't kidding. BYU announced the addition of the Virginia Cavaliers to the football schedule for 2013 and 2014 on Wednesday. The 2013 game will be in Charlottesville, Virginia, and will open the season on August 31. The Cavaliers make the return trip to Provo the next year on September 20.
There's a reason the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie resonated with Bronco Mendenhall after he took his BYU football team to the movies during a night of fall camp -- Bronco is coming out of his shell. Actually, that statement belies everything else I'm about to write, because there was no deep meaning behind Bronco waxing on about a TMNT movie. He's just loose, and the "new" Bronco fans are discussing is really just the "real" Bronco, finally comfortable with his professional position.
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Selecting a term
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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