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  Crowton Named BYU Head Football Coach
Gary Crowton, Chicago Bears' offensive coordinator and former head coach at Louisiana Tech, today was introduced by Brigham Young University President Merrill J. Bateman as the 13th head football coach at BYU. "As we begin a new era of football at BYU, I can think of no other person who is as qualified and prepared to take over a program that has been under the direction of a living legend in LaVell Edwards, than Gary Crowton," said Bateman. "This is a wonderful day in the history of our tremendous athletics program."

  Crowton Will Be Named BYU Coach Today
The Deseret News predicted yesterday that Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Gary Crowton will be named BYU's next head coach at a news conference later today. BYU officials confirmed the report "We're hopeful about it. Things look good," said BYU's sports information director Jeff Reynolds. "At this point, it might be just a matter of formality."

  Edwards Replacement May Be Named This Week
Gary Crowton, widely considered the top candidate to replace retired BYU head football coach LaVell Edwards, will fly to Provo Wednesday to discuss the job with BYU officials, and BYU expects to name a replacement this week.

  LDS Student Chosen 'Athlete of the Week' For Sportsmanship And Athletics
Although Mike Heiner is one of the better high school runners in Northern Virginia, it wasn't his athleticism that won him Athlete of the Week. Instead, it was his concern for another athlete during the November 9th race. When another runner fell just 100 yards from the finish, Heiner stopped to help.

  Their Father's Daughters: Two of Three Women's Basketball Recruits Are Daughters of Former BYU Stars
Three basketball standouts have signed letters of intent to play for BYU's women's basketball team. Danielle Cheesman, from Orem, Ashleigh Chamberlain, from Kanab, and Ana Cosic, from Zagreb, Croatia will be part of the Cougar program next year.

  Vikings Win Real Dairy Bowl
Collegiate rivalry and a spirited drive for revenge of a former loss were key ingredients leading to a Viking victory over the Snow College Badgers in the 14th annual Real Dairy Bowl. The two squads faced each other in the contest sponsored by the United Dairymen of Idaho and held at Holt Arena on the campus of Idaho State University in Pocatello. After a close battle in the first half, Ricks College's game plan came together for a sweet 45-14 victory.

  Lady Viking Named All American
Ricks College sophomore Trisha Pettingill has been named a Volleyball First Team All American by the NJCAA. She becomes the ninth Lady Viking so honored since 1980.

  Savickas, Russell and Einfeldt Earn MWC Honors
BYU swimmer Arunas Savickas, and divers Aaron Russell and Kelli Einfeldt were honored as the Mountain West Conference swimmer and divers of the week Wednesday.

  Swimmers Finish Strong at Speedo Cup
The 17th-ranked BYU men's swimming team finished in second-place while the women finished seventh after the three day Speedo Cup competition in Long Beach, Calif.

  BYU's Season Ends with Second Loss to Arizona
The Cougars had beaten teams ranked 1-4 this year but fifth-ranked Arizona was not about to be the fifth top-five team to lose to BYU this season, downing the Cougars in three games at the NCAA Central Region semifinals Friday in Lincoln, Neb., 15-6, 15-6, 15-9.

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