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Team of Mormons Called NCAA Tourney's Underdogs
The coach is LDS. Seven players served LDS missions and CBS Sportsline's Mark Alesia says they are the underdogs of the coming NCAA tournament; the team least likely to win it all, but that has the Cinderella hopes of its fans and many across the US. The Southern Utah University Thunderbirds beat favored Valparaiso last night 63-59, earning their first Mid-Continent Conference Tournament and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. For them, March Madness has begun.

Lebron Changes on Road from Puerto Rico to BYU All-star
With BYU's men's volleyball team marking a 12-1 record and ranked #1 in the US, Hector Lebron seems destined to be on another NCAA championship team. But since his previous appearance on BYU's champion 1999 team, Lebron has changed at lot.

March Madness Approaches, Weir 2nd at Genuity
Golfer Mike Weir finished in 2nd place in this past weekend's Genuity Championship, earning $480,000, more than doubling his earnings so far this year. This is Weir's second top 5 finish so far, starting him off well this year. Meanwhile, the NCAA's annual tournament is fast approaching, and Mormon News is asking subscribers to help identify teams with Mormon players.

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BYU Dinner Will Honor Edwards
PROVO, UTAH -- A fundraising dinner honoring outgoing BYU football coach LaVell Edwards will be held April 14th at Salt Lake City's Salt Palace Convention Center. BYU hopes to raise $1 million toward the $40 cost of its new planned athletic complex, and is putting on quite a show at the black-tie event. Fans will pay $1,000 a plate to attend along with former BYU stars like Steve Young, Tom Holmoe, Chad Lewis, Jason Buck and Rob Morris. Vai Sikahema will serve as the master of ceremonies. The event will also feature a surprise keynote speaker, expected to be Brian Billick, the former Cougar tight end who is now coach of the Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens.
BYU Dinner Will Honor Edwards
Salt Lake Tribune 3Mar01 S2

Different faiths, one goal: How a religion, basketball, brings a team together
BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY -- The Western Kentucky University newspaper looked at how the school's basketball team manages to play so well, and discovered a diverse team brought together by religion and basketball. One of the team members is freshman Golden Ingle, an LDS Church member from Orem, Utah. Ingle says "I was born into this religion, and this is all I know," Ingle said. "Everyone on the team respects my beliefs. We hardly ever talk about the differences."

While the team has won a berth in the NCAA tournament, representing the Sun Belt Conference, Ingle may not see any playing time. He has only played in 12 games this year and averaged just 1.4 points per game. "I'm just trying to work hard and get better," he said. "My team helps me a lot."

Different faiths, one goal: How a religion, basketball, brings a team together
Excite News (College Heights Herald - Western KY U) 2Mar01 S2
By Ryan Clark: College Heights Herald


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