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  LaVell Edwards Retiring Today as BYU Football Coach
BYU Head Coach LaVell Edwards will announce his retirement today in a news conference set for 1 pm MDT (3 pm EDT). According to BYU NewsNet, Edwards will still play out the 2000 season, completing his 29th season as coach of the Cougars, and ending a stellar career that will probably place him sixth among the coaches with the most career wins in college football.

  Edwards Lauded as The Coach That Changed The Game
After BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards announced that he will retire at the end of the season, praise has poured in from observers and the press nationwide. Edwards announced his retirement at a press conference yesterday afternoon at Cougar Stadium before a crowd of about 100.

  Murphy Inducted in Braves' Hall of Fame
Former LDS Mission President Dale Murphy was inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame on Monday, thanking the Braves' organization for its support, "To have worn the Braves uniform number three was a special and humbling experience in my life," Murphy said. "It's something I'll always be proud of." Murphy was inducted alongside Braves owner Ted Turner, joining former Braves Hank Aaron, Eddie Mathews, Phil Niekro and Warren Spahn, who were inducted last year.

  Kent & Joyner Have Strong Week
LDS baseball players Wally Joyner and Jeff Kent both had a strong week, with Joyner playing full time three games in spite of the fact that the Braves' regular first baseman, Andres Gallaraga has returned from the disabled list. Joyner went 7 for 17 during the week with 7 RBIs, while Kent went 8 for 20 with 4 RBIs, keeping him in the running for the RBI title for the year.

  Cougars Name 2000 Team Captains
Members of the BYU football team today elected four team captains for the 2000 season. Defensive captains for the season include senior defensive end Setema Gali, Jr. and senior safety Jared Lee. The offensive captains for the 2000 campaign will be senior receiver Margin Hooks and senior fullback Kalani Sitake.

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