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  Another BYU Football Player Withdraws After Honor Code Violation
Another BYU football player has left the school because of honor code violations. Sophomore kick returner Jaron Dabney, who averaged 23.6 yards per return during the season that just ended, withdrew from BYU last week, becoming the fifth starting player in the last year to leave or be expelled from the school.

 RM Helps Duke Extend Win Streak to 28
Duke University moved up to number 3 in the ESPN/USA Today Mens College Basketball poll this week, as it stretched its conference winning streak to 28 games, setting a new conference record. Since the streak began in 1998, the team has changed completely. It now includes LDS returned missionary Matt Christensen, a sophomore who redshirted last season.

  Hayward Wrestler Unbeaten
On January 13th, Hayward High senior Ben Fa'anunu beat Joseph Gonzales of San Lorenzo High in overtime. It wasn't by much, but it was enough to leave his coach in tears. Earlier that morning, Fa'anunu and his parents stood on the street watching a fire sweep through their Hayward home.

  Three BYU Players will appear as NCAA All-Stars in Hula Bowl Saturday
While BYU's football season is over, its not quite over for three of its players. They will compete in the Hula Bowl in Maui, Hawaii tomorrow, as All America Teams representing northern and southern U.S. colleges and Universities play in their 54th meeting.

Other Sports News

BYU Upset about Men's Basketball Schedule

BYU President Merrill Bateman and BYU's athletic staff have written letters to the Mountain West Conference protesting BYU's Men's Basketball schedule. The MWC moved up BYU's Conference Opener to Monday, January 10th, leaving players, who don't practice on Sunday, without a practice day before the game.

Home is where the hurt is
CNNSI 19Jan00 S2

Crowton denies rumors

LDS Church member Gary Crowton denied rumors that he is considering leaving the Chicago Bears, where he is offensive coordinator, for a job at BYU, replacing long-time offensive coordinator Norm Chow. "That will not happen," Crowton told the Deseret News. "It's not even a consideration."

Crowton denies rumors
Deseret News 22Jan00 S2
By Jeff Call: Deseret News sports writer
He won't forsake Bears for Cougars

BYU will construct baseball and softball stadiums

The two-field complex is expected to cost $7 million and will include seats for 2,000; a press box and lights in addition to new dugouts, locker rooms and scoreboards. Construction will not begin until after BYU's last game May 13th, but should be finished in time for the 2001 season.

Baseball and softball to get new stadium
(BYU) Newsnet 18Jan00 S3
By Seth Lewis: NewsNet Sports Writer

BYU gets its field of dreams
(BYU) NewsNet 18Jan00 S3
By Christopher Moore: NewsNet Sports Writer

BYU's new's about time
(BYU) NewsNet 18Jan00 S3
By Clarissa Pett: Associate NewsNet Sports Editor

Title IX Helps BYU Get Baseball Stadium
Salt Lake Tribune 19Jan00 S3
By Phil Miller: Salt Lake Tribune


BYU, Utah and Stanford after Meads

In a review of Utah's best prep candidates, the Deseret News says that all three schools are hoping to get Meads after he returns from his LDS mission. Meads has been named a Top 25 player by many media outlets, including USA Today.

Looking for Mr. Basketball
Deseret News 18Jan00 S2,1249,150007033,00.html
By Jody Genessy: Deseret News prep editor

LDS student plans pro wrestling career, after mission

Josh Edlow has long dreamed of becoming a professional wrestler, as Mormon-News reported last year, to the point of staging his own "Sacramento Wrestling Federation" matches. He debuted as a professional wrestler on Friday, January 21st as "X-treme" in a tag-team match. But Edlow won't pursue a career in wrestling yet. He leaves on a mission this spring. "My life is God and wrestling," he said, "and God comes first."

Update: Del Campo grad about to realize wrestling dream
Sacramento CA Bee 17Jan00 S2
By Steve Wiegand

Ian Morgan of Rocklin High School Profiled

Morgan wakes up at 5:30am daily to attend seminary. His family is very athletic, including brother Andrew, 20, serving a mission in the Czech Republic. Morgan is working toward winning the California State Championship at 130 pounds, and his coach, Bruce Pearson, believes he can do it. "He approaches every match like a chess player," Pearson said.

Primetime Preps: Jodi Reber and Ian Morgan
Sacramento CA Bee 20Jan00 S2
By Erin McGuire



BYU's Nielsen gets turnaround as Cougars beat CSU

BYU beat Colorado State January 22nd behind the efforts of sophomore forward Eric Nielsen, who rebounded from a no point game against Wyoming to a 10-point, six-rebound game against CSU.

Nielsen steps up; Cougs whip CSU, 68-47
(BYU) NewsNet 23Jan00 S3
By Seth Lewis: NewsNet Sports Writer

Cougars team up to topple the Rams
Deseret News 23Jan00 S3,1249,150008387,00.html
By Jeff Call: Deseret News sports writer

Cougars beat Wyoming 87-78

The Cougars took a 'no-brainer' win behind a dominant Mekeli Wesley scoring 34 points and getting eight rebounds.

Cougars recover as Wesley leads BYU past Cowboys
(BYU) NewsNet 20Jan00 S3
By Seth Lewis: NewsNet Sports Writer

Fun run: BYU starts 2nd half with 18-2 run to break the game open
Deseret News 21Jan00 S3
By Jeff Call: Deseret News sports writer

Cougars ready to host Wyoming

Still in contention for the Mountain West Conference race, BYU readied to face Wyoming, January 20th.

Cougars ready to host Wyoming
Deseret News 20Jan00 S3
By Jeff Call: Deseret News sports writer
BYU still in contention for MWC championship

BYU tries to forget loss to Utes

Cleveland says loss is over, "It's behind us. We've got a whole lot of season left."

Coug's try not to think about losses
(BYU) NewsNet 19Jan00 S3
By Seth Lewis: NewsNet Sports Writer

Sports just make me feel 'conflicted'
Deseret News 20Jan00 S3
By Doug Robinson: Deseret News sports columnist

BYU Men's Basketball Improving

Coach Steve Cleveland points out how far BYU's team has come since it had a 1-25 season three years ago.

Men's bball coach Steve Cleveland: Look how far we've come
(BYU) NewsNet 17Jan00 S3
By Seth Lewis: NewsNet Sports Writer


BYU looses to CSU

BYU's Lady Cougars lost to Colorado State 52-63, in the process dropping from the conference lead and snapping a six game winning streak.

Cougars lose fire against CSU
(BYU) NewsNet 20Jan00 S3
By Anna Haynie: NewsNet Sports Writer

BYU upsets San Diego State, has best start since 1992

BYU upset San Diego State 60-37 on January 15th, giving them their best start since the 1992-93 season.

Cougs win six straight; BYU remains undefeated in women's bball
(BYU) NewsNet 17Jan00 S3
By Anna Haynie: NewsNet Sports Writer


New "Cougar Clash" event features mixed doubles from Tennis Teams

The Men's and Women's teams will mix and match each other in the new Cougar Clash event. The team's coaches plan to make this an annual event.

Tennis teams to battle in first annual Cougar Clash
(BYU) NewsNet 19Jan00 S3
By Brandon Zinn: NewsNet Sports Writer


Men, women sweep dual swimming/diving meet

Despite having to swim in a bromide-contaminated pool, BYU's men's and women's teams won a meet at Air Force January 14th.

Men, women sweep dual swimming/diving meet
(BYU) NewsNet 17Jan00 S3
By Amber Albrecht: NewsNet Sports Writer


BYU Sweeps two matches with Lewis Flyers

BYU won 15-11, 15-8, and 15-6 on Friday, January 14th and 15-9, 15-10, and 15-10 on Saturday, January 15th.

Men's volleyball defeats the Lewis Flyers twice over the weekend
(BYU) NewsNet 17Jan00 S3
By Russ Riggs: NewsNet Sports Writer


Gymnasts psych up for Rocky Mountain Open Invitational

Men's &Women's teams head to Colorado State for the Rocky Mountain Open Invitational January 20-21.

Gymnasts psych up for Rocky Mountain Open Invitational
(BYU) NewsNet 20Jan00 S3
By James Randall: NewsNet Sports Writer


Wrestling team goes without coach

BYU's Wrestling head coach, Mark Schultz, was recently released from the hospital, after spending three weeks there due to a serious case of cellulitis, a skin disease of the connective tissue. He nearly lost his left arm, and potentially, his life.

Wrestling team goes without coach
(BYU) NewsNet 20Jan00 S3
By James Randall: NewsNet Sports Writer


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