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  Wyoming Star Fights BYU, but also Eliminates Religious Slurs
Marcus Bailey has become a star basketball player at the University of Wyoming, and fights hard against BYU every time they play, gaining the admiration of BYU coach Steve Cleveland. But Bailey has also managed to eliminate the religious slurs the Cowboy's fans used to yell at BYU's players. The fans, it seems, don't want to offend their star player. Bailey is an LDS Church member.

  December Drunk Driving Incident Proves Costly to BYU, Player
Both BYU's football team and a team member, potential recruit and former player are paying the price of a drunk driving incident December 9th associated with a recruiting trip. BYU has now placed the player, star running back Brian McDonald, on probation, and dropped the recruit from its list of potential candidates.

  Bradly Most Active Mormon NBA Player, Most PGA Players Take Week off
The Dallas Mavericks' Shawn Bradley remains the most active Mormon player in the NBA, playing 25 to 30 minutes of every game, while Travis Knight and rookie Mark Madsen manage only about 5 minutes a game. Scott Pollard plays somewhat more, nearly 20 minutes a game. And the playing time makes a difference, with both Bradley and Pollard scoring about 17 points per hour on the court, while Madsen manages 14 points per hour on the court and Knight just 6.4 points per hour on the court.

  Rulon Gardner inducted into Ricks Athletic Hall of Fame
Gold-medal Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner was inducted into the Ricks College Athletic Hall of Fame Jan. 25 during a visit to his alma mater.

  Utah State to Honor LaVell Edwards on Saturday
Utah State University will recognize the accomplishments of one of its most famous alumni when the Aggies honor LaVell Edwards at halftime of the Utah State vs. Idaho basketball game at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum in Logan on Saturday, Jan. 27.

  Season Opener at Arizona
Baseball begins for BYU this season on Thursday in a three-game series at the University of Arizona. This is a long-awaited season for the Cougars who play 23 road games before opening in their new 2,300-seat home facility, Miller Park, currently under construction.

  Three Meets in Three States Makes Busy Weekend for Cougar Track Teams
Representatives from the BYU men's and women's track teams will take to the road this weekend, as they compete in the Air Force Invitational in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Utah State Invitational in Logan, Utah, and the Minnesota Invitational in Minneapolis.

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