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  Will Reid be Issued a Mission Call . . . to BYU?
A new article in today's Philadelphia Inquirer suggests that a BYU offer to Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid may be made into something like a mission call. Following its assertion Wednesday that LDS Church officials were pressuring Reid to take the job, the Inquirer quotes "a friend of Reid" as saying that Church officials have been talking to Reid about the positon for months now.

  LDS Church Officials Appeal to Reid to Coach at BYU
A report in yesterday's Philadelphia Inquirer indicates that LDS Church leaders are appealing to Philadelphia Eagles Coach and LDS Church member Andy Reid to take the head coaching job at BYU. The report cites "a close friend" of Reid's as saying that BYU has "mounted a new campaign to convince Reid" to be LaVell Edward's replacement.

  Wisconsin Hopeful About Sharp-Shooting RM
Ricky Bowers returned from an LDS mission in Poland in May, and now has a spot on the University of Wisconsin's basketball team. Highly regarded as a freshman at Ricks College, Bowers ability to contribute is one of the few questions for the team. But Bowers says his shot is there, and he expects to be in shape for the season.

  RM Moves On, But is Still Remembered for Kick
Back at the Air Force Academy after a two-year LDS mission, Dallas Thompson is well remembered, both at the Academy and at Notre Dame. Thompson is a Rhodes Scholar applicant who wants to start an international center to help abused children. But he is remembered for a single kick in a football game four years ago.

  BYU's Smith Named MWC Defensive Player of the Week
Tyson Smith (BYU), Jarrod Baxter (New Mexico), and Dexter Wynn (Colorado State) were named Mountain West Conference Players of the Week for their performances on the football field last weekend. All three players earned MWC Player-of-the-Week honors for the first time.

  Lozano and Vilms Forfeit Sunday Championship Match
After advancing to the finals in the ITA Regional Championships at Las Vegas, Carlos Lozano and Gert Vilms forfeited the final match because it was played on Sunday.

  BYU Cross Country Teams Repeat as Conference Champions
Sophomore standout Lindsey Thomsen won the individual title in the women's 6K race, and last season's individual champion John Hedengren finished in second place in the men's 8K event as the BYU men's and women's cross country teams successfully defended their Mountain West Conference titles.

  Cougars Face League-Leading Rams on ESPN
Following a much-needed win over Wyoming on Thursday, the Cougars will travel to Fort Collins to take on league-leading Colorado State on Thursday, Nov. 2. The Rams (7-1, 4-0) enter Thursday's nationally-broadcast contest after a 34-22 win over San Diego State on Saturday. Though the Rams and Cougars met in the first-ever Mountain West Conference event last year in Provo, Thursday's game will mark the first time the two teams have met in Fort Collins since the 1995 season, which resulted in a 28-21 BYU win.

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