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 BYU's Morris a bit crazy, and thankful for it
BYU's Rob Morris is expected to be chosen in the first round of the NFL's draft on Saturday, the eighth BYU player to be chosen in the first round, and the first time that BYU has had first-round picks one year after another. Last year, offensive lineman John Tait was chosen 14th overall in the draft. CBS Sportsline ranks Morris #5 among linebackers.

 LDS Rugby Player Reforms, Gains Teammates' Respect
Just one year ago, LDS professional rugby player John Hopoate had a reputation for trash-talking and nightclubbing. But now he has reformed, rejoined the LDS Church and gained the respect of his teammates. And the team may be seeing a side benefit of his lifestyle change; the team is second in the standings, winning six games and tieing two.

 LDS Track Star Back From Mission
Although a very promising athlete during his freshman year, Haglund always kept his religion foremost in his planning, and knew he would serve a mission, as did his father and older brother. The article describes the preparations young Haglund had to undergo before reaching his final destination in Korea, as well as some of his routines while there.

 Cougs Competitive in First Year of Softball Play
Mary Kay Amicone joined Brigham Young University as head coach of the first-year softball program in May of 1999, just three months after BYU president Merrill J. Bateman announced plans to organize a Division I softball team. 18 of the 20 team members were selected sight-unseen by Amicone, who successfully met the challenges of recruiting for a new program by researching junior college transfer students. Amicone spoke with junior college coaches and trusted they were giving accurate details concerning their players.

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