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  Murphy's Best Shot at Hall of Fame may have Passed Today
LDS Mission President and former Atlanta Braves baseball star Dale Murphy may have lost his best shot at the Baseball Hall of Fame in the voting announced today. The 499 member Baseball Writers Association of America passed on Murphy, inducting Carlton Fisk and Tony Perez into the Hall of Fame Class of 2000. The field of candidates this year was considered relatively even, with no clear standout among the 30 candidates, giving Murphy the best opportunity he is likely to have.

  LDS BBall Star Madsen Copes with Rowdy Fans (Stanford girds for bumpy Oregon trail)
Mark Madsen, an LDS basketball star at Stanford University, has had to cope with some pretty wild crowds on the Cardinal's away trips. Oregon U's students spit on him with beaming smiles, and Oregon State University's Beavers (whose student cheering section contributed to big home wins against Stanford, Arizona and UCLA) screamed "we hate Joseph Smith and the Mormon Church."

  LDS Student Seeks Wrestling Championship
An LDS wrestler, state champion at 103 pounds as a sophomore, is now trying to come back as a senior and claim the state title at 140 pounds. Scott Norton lost the state championship title match last year as a junior at 125 pounds, and says that loss is inspiring him to work harder.

  LDS Track Star Returns from Mission to U. Nebraska
In a review of the University of Nebraska's track team and their upcoming season, reporter Derowitsch says that LDS Church member Janet Dutton has returned to the women's track team following two years on an LDS mission. Dutton was a star on the University of Nebraska team two years ago, setting a collegiate record in the indoor pentathlon.

Other Sports News

Ongoing Olympic bribery investigation uncovers evidence of shredded and missing documents

Lawyers for the firm Ray, Quinney & Nebeker attorneys are trying to explain how some documents in their possession were shredded while the SLOC is looking for missing documentation for 103 payments made by the SLOC.

Documents raise new questions as lawyers attempt to explain shredding of old Olympic files
Salt Lake Tribune 13Jan00 S4
By Linda Fantin: Salt Lake Tribune

LDS Church participates in seminar on religion and 2002 games

The LDS Church participated in a seminar exploring how to serve the athletes and public that come to Salt Lake for the 2002 Olympic Games. The seminar planned ways to provide hospitality ventures, interfaith worship and cultural events for athletes and fans.

For 2002 Winter Games, Faiths Agree Cooperation Is in, Indoctrination Out
Salt Lake Tribune 15Jan00 S4
By Bob Mims: Salt Lake Tribune


Viewmont High School's Haydn Call overcomes ailments to succeed

Call has recovered from osteomyelitis, a rare bone infection that just a decade ago would have killed him. But while he was out of school for 9 weeks, Call still managed to get straight A's and has kept it up ever since. While other injuries have kept him from playing football, Call has a 23-2 record on the school's wrestling team. He plans to go on an LDS mission this summer.

Athlete overcomes adversity
Deseret News 11Jan00 S2,1249,145018360,00.html
By James Edward: Deseret News sports writer
Series of ailments has failed to stop Viewmont High wrestler

Stanford's Mark Madsen gives ESPN account of game

Madsen, a returned missionary, gave his own account of Stanford's first loss of the season, to Arizona, in ESPN's Diary column.

Diary 2: Stanford's Mark Madsen
ESPN 12Jan00 S2

LDS brothers are key to High School team

Adam and Jared Watts work in tandem to help Cottonwood High to a 9-0 record. Eagle Scouts, both boys did service work for the Humanitarian Foundation of the Andes three years ago.

Watts Brothers: Plugged In
Salt Lake Tribune 11Jan00 S2
By Jay Drew: Salt Lake Tribune

LDS hockey player traded

Returned missionary John Shockey was traded by Idaho of the West Coast Hockey League to Phoenix. Shockey had played for the Utah Grizzlies in four games and earned one assist.

Grizz Battle Past Michigan; Parent Traded
Salt Lake Tribune 14Jan00 S2
By Brett Prettyman: Salt Lake Tribune


Taylor Miller to serve mission before playing for Utes

Miller, a USA Today honorable mention All-American who was named Nevada Defensive Player of the Year by the Las Vegas Sun, has given the University of Utah a verbal commitment. But his father says that he will serve an LDS Mission before enrolling.

Vegas linebacker commits to Utes
Deseret News 15Jan00 S2,1249,145019500,00.html
By Linda Hamilton: Deseret News sports writer



BYU Looses to rival Utah, barely

Rivalry reborn
Deseret News 16Jan00 S3
By Jeff Call: Deseret News sports writer
Utes put away pesky Cougars in final minute

Utes, Cougars earned a feel-good Sunday
Deseret News 16Jan00 S3
By Brad Rock: Deseret News sports writer

Is non-LDS Lyday fitting in at BYU

A JC transfer Coach Steve Cleveland arranged brought Lyday to BYU, but is he fitting in? or is he another black, non-LDS player who will run afoul of BYU's honor code?

Lyday leading the way
Deseret News 15Jan00 S3,1249,145019515,00.html
By Jeff Call: Deseret News sports writer
JC transfer is big reason Cougs are off to 12-2 start

BYU Atop the MWC, Playing surprisingly well

Just three years after a disastrous 1-25 season, the Cougars are on top of their conference.

Inside the MWC: Provo progress
CNNSI 12Jan00 S3
By Phil Miller, Special to

BYU's team preparing to take on archrival and powerhouse Utah

Utah was ranked 24th nationally going into the game, but the Cougars were on a five-game winning streak and had won 10 of their last 11 games. They also hadn't yet lost at home.

BYU's record, Utah defectors fuel rivalry as BYU prepares to take on Utah
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3
By Seth Lewis: NewsNet Sports Writer

Cougs primed for upset win
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3
By Drew Packham: NewsNet Sports Editor

Y. fans showing some feistiness
Deseret News 14Jan00 S3,1249,145019243,00.html
By Brad Rock: Deseret News sports columnist

Y. has chance against U.
Deseret News 14Jan00 S3
By Mike Sorensen: Deseret News sports writer
Cougars are sporting a better record than Utes

Y. has an ace up its sleeve
Deseret News 15Jan00 S3
By Doug Robinson: Deseret News sports columnist
Y. has an ace up its sleeve

Lyday leads BYU Cougar Men's BB team to victory over UNLV Rebels

The Cougars beat the Rebels 77-75 in Las Vegas as Lyday scored 30 points for the second straight game.

Lyday Take Two: Lyday has his second straight 30-point game as Cougars light up Rebels
(BYU) NewsNet 11Jan00 S3
By Seth Lewis: NewsNet Sports Writer

Cougars beat UNLV for openers
Deseret News 11Jan00 S3
By Jeff Call: Deseret News sports writer
BYU starts fast, holds on to win 1st MWC game


Lady Cougars stomp UNLV 84-75

The Lady Cougars secured their first Conference win of the season on January 13th, rising to 11-3 overall.

Lady Cougars stomp UNLV 84-75
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3
By Anna Hayne: NewsNet Staff Writer

BYU's Women's BB team ready for season opener v. UNLV

The Lady Cougars were profiled in this article.

Lady Cougars ready to hoop it up in Las Vegas
(BYU) Newsnet 12Jan00 S3
By Anna Hayne: NewsNet Staff Writer


BYU men's tennis team gets boost from doubles partners

Damien Ward and Gert Vilms won the Milwaukee Tennis Classic last weekend. The BYU team moved up from 66 to 47 nationally and has two doubles teams in the top 25 for the first time in more than 11 years.

Men's tennis team optimistic, competitive
(BYU) NewsNet 12Jan00 S3
By Brandon Zinn: NewsNet Sports Writer


Swimming and diving teams hopeful about back to back meets

The Swimming and diving teams had two meets scheduled for the January 15th week end. The teams were to face Air Force and Wyoming.

Swimming and diving teams hopeful about back to back meets
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3
By Amber Albrecht: NewsNet Staff Writer


Track team's conference competition disappeared with WAC

BYU's joining the new Mountain West Conference left the track team in a conference with little competition according to track coach Willard Hirschi.

Track coach disappointed with lack of competition, optimistic about team
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3
By Dave Whitley: NewsNet Sports Writer


Bunker an asset as Cougars prepare to face Lewis

6-foot-5 junior Scott Bunker is behind the team's aspirations to play better. The returned missionary's performance is exceptional for someone that walked-on to the program.

Walk-on player a strong link for Cougars as they prepare for Lewis
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3


Provo Blades are short on experience, long on enthusiasm

Almost noone on the Blades, the women's team run by the BYU Hockey club, has played organized hockey before.

Women's hockey team excited to compete
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3
By Christopher Moore: NewsNet Sports Writer


BYU's Women's track team starts season

BYU's Women's track started their season Saturday, January 15th in Pocatello, Idaho. Coach Craig Poole has high expectations for this year's team.

Women's track gets set to go
(BYU) NewsNet 13Jan00 S3
By Camilla Scott: NewsNet Sports Writer


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