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Morning links: What happens if the BYU vs. LSU game goes into Sunday?; Hayward no longer eats for free

BYU head coach Kalani Sitake heads to the BYU fan section to thank the fans who attended an NCAA football game between Boise State and Brigham Young in Boise on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
BYU head coach Kalani Sitake heads to the BYU fan section to thank the fans who attended an NCAA football game between Boise State and Brigham Young in Boise on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016.
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Sam Cooper of Yahoo Sports looked at what would happen if the LSU vs. BYU game extends into Sunday after the question was asked to LSU coach Ed Orgeron at SEC Media Days.

Orgeron responded to the question by saying, "I think that that will be held up to the referees. I will let them make that decision. It has been discussed within the realm of our assistant coaches. Yes, it has, but that’s out of our hands.”

Cooper then explains why it was even a question, saying, "This wouldn’t be an issue for any other school, but because of BYU’s affiliation with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, it could present an intriguing predicament. BYU does not schedule games — in any sport — on Sundays. Sunday is treated as a day of worship and the school has a written policy forbidding its athletic teams from competing that day."

Cooper then answers his own question saying, "So what would happen if the fourth quarter of the LSU-BYU game extended beyond midnight? Well, nothing."

He then quotes BYU Football Media Relations Director Brett Pyne, who responded to Yahoo's question via email — for a more in-depth answer, saying, "Yes, the game would be finished if it pushed late. A game involving BYU that starts on Saturday will be played to its completion if it happens to extend past midnight."

NBA offseason winners and losers

Brad Botkin of CBS Sports looked at the winners and losers in the NBA offseason, and he had the Utah Jazz as one of the losers.

Speaking of the Jazz, he wrote, "Utah was in the middle of a six-year rebuilding project (after trading Deron Williams in 2011), and it came to a screeching halt when Hayward left."

After talking about who the Jazz have left on the roster, Botkin continued, "Utah won 51 games and was a top-five seed last season, and it could have been higher if not for some injuries. Next season, it would be no shock if the Jazz miss the playoffs. That's tough for a team that did everything it could to keep its star."

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And finally...Fans aren't the only ones who upset about the departure of Hayward. Even some restaurants have showed their displeasure, including Tonyburgers that has crossed out his name on the list of people who eat for free.