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USF Loses to Utah, in Spite of Mormon's Record
Last Saturday, the University of South Florida lost the first game in their attempt to beat three Utah teams, Utah State, Utah and Southern Utah, but a Mormon player on USF's football team set a kind of record for the game: The most tickets requested.

Detmer Says Demotion His Own Fault
LDS pro quarterback Ty Detmer said his demotion from starting quarterback to backup on October 10th was his own fault, "I'm disappointed, but I've got no one to blame but myself," he said. "I had a great opportunity to play my old team in Cleveland and make something good happen for myself. Instead, I threw seven interceptions, which didn't leave myself very much leeway." Detmer had been given the starting job after a poor performance by Charlie Batch, who lost Detroit's season opener 28-6 to Green Bay. Batch now gets another chance at starting after Detmer threw his seven interceptions in a 24-14 defeat at Cleveland, his previous NFL team, and after Detmer lost 35-0 to St. Louis, dropping the Lions to 0-3.

Sports: Baseball Season Ends, One Mormon in Playoffs
The Major League Baseball season finally ended, a week later than expected, and just one Mormon player ended up in the playoffs. Relief pitcher Dave Veres of the St. Louis Cardinals will likely pitch in relief in some of the Cardinals games over the next week. Meanwhile, the NHL's season began, and two of the three known Mormon players have already appeared in games.

Mili Big Contributor to Seattle Win
The Honolulu Star-Bulletin credited Itula Mili, a Hawaiian native and LDS Church member with helping th Seattle Seahawks get their offense working on Sunday, October 6th. The tight end caught a 1-yard touchdown pass and a 41-yard pass that set up another touchdown. Mili also was an important part of the blocking scheme that helped Seahawks' runningback Shaun Alexander get 176 yards on 31 carries.

Former BYU Coach Edwards Honored at MS Dinner of Champions
Former Brigham Young University football coach LaVell Edwards received the T.K. McCarthey Silver Hope Award at the 23rd Annual Dinner of Champions to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on Sept. 20. More than 300 people attended the charitable event, which raised $160,000, including a gift of $100,000 from the Huntsman Foundation, presented by David Huntsman, representing his LDS family.

Staley Named MWC Offensive Player of the Week
Junior running back Luke Staley was named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after recording his first 200-yard rushing game and his fourth career 100-yard game against Utah State on Friday.

Cougars Take Perfect Record to New Mexico
Following the Cougars' fifth straight victory of the season - a 54-34 win over Utah State - No. 17 BYU will square off against Mountain West Conference rival New Mexico on Saturday, Oct. 13. Game time is slated for 1 p.m. (MT). New Mexico enters the game following a close battle against Wyoming, defeating the Cowboys, 30-29, in Laramie, Wyo. The game will mark the first home game at UNM's University Stadium since defeating UTEP, 26-6, back on Sept. 1, spanning a stretch of six weeks. The game will mark only the second MWC contest for BYU, having posted a league-opening road victory at UNLV on Sept. 29, while New Mexico has already recorded a 1-1 mark in league action.

Wake Forest Beats Cougars In OT
First-time opponents from the ACC have not been kind to BYU's 16th ranked women's soccer team this week. The Cougar women picked up their second straight loss, a 3-2 overtime decision to Wake Forest, Saturday.

BYU Starts Strong Tied For Fourth After One
With one day down and one round finished, BYU sits in a close fourth place Monday at the Oregon State Shanico Invitational played at the Trysting Tree Golf Club.

BYU Looks For Final Round Surge
After 36 holes of play Monday, BYU is in ninth place with a score of 574 at the Taylor Made Red River Classic played at the Dallas Athletic Club.

BYU Maintains Fourth Place After Two Rounds
The BYU women's golf team posted another strong round Tuesday, to keep a fourth place position at the Oregon State Shanico Invitational at the Trysting Tree Golf Club. With a combined score of 299, the Cougars have a score of 595 after 36 holes of play. No. 18 Arizona maintains a first place at a 36-hole combined score of 577.

BYU Struggles in Final Round of Red River Classic
After a great second round, BYU struggled in the final round of the Taylor Made Red River Classic, finishing 13th in a field of 15 teams. The Cougars shot a final-round 295 for a 54-hole total of 869.

BYU Edges No. 12 New Mexico in Sixth Place Finish
Despite recording its worst round of the tournament, BYU played well enough to beat No. 12 New Mexico by one stroke Wednesday at the Oregon State Shanico Invitational played at the Trysting Tree Golf Club.

All-American Aleisha Cramer scores twice in MWC Opener
Aleisha Cramer scored twice to help No. 21 BYU defeat UNLV 3-1 in their first Mountain West Conference game of the season, Thursday. The win improved the Cougars to 7-4-1 and 1-0 in conference play while the loss drops UNLV to 6-4-2.

Lozano and Vilms Make Sweet Sixteen at All American Championships
Carlos Lozano and Gert Vilms made it to the sweet sixteen at the All American Championships, but could not make it any further. The No. 4 preseason doubles team in the country lost to Andrew Colombo and Tiago Ruffoni of Auburn, 8-5.

BYU Bounces Back, Defeat Aztecs in Four
All-American Nina Puikkonen was one block away from a triple-double in the Cougars victory over SDSU, 30-27, 15-30, 30-28, 31-29. BYU improves to 11-2 overall and 5-1 in the conference, while the Aztecs fall to 10-5 overall and 4-2 in Mountain West Conference play.

Seasiders Capture Titles
Brigham Young University-Hawaii tennis players walked away with three of the four championships at the ITA West Regional tournament today. The Seasiders' Jan Krejci was a double winner as he won the men's singles title over his doubles partner Peter Madarassy and then teamed with Madarassy to take the doubles crown. In the women's singles final, Seasider Adrienn Hegedus outlasted teammate Amy Sun for the championship.

Seasiders Lose in OT
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's water polo team lost a tough match to Chapman today, 11-10 in overtime, on the first day of a grueling road trip that will see the Seasiders play ten matches in six days.

Seasiders Spank California Teams
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's water polo team unleashed a scoring barrage in Southern California today and routed both Occidental and Cal Tech. The Seasiders posted their highest score of the season in downing Occidental 21-10 before nearly matching it in the evening with a 20-10 beating of Cal Tech.

Seasiders Take Advantage of Advantage
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's water polo team extended its winning streak to three games today by beating the University of California-Santa Cruz 13-8. The Seasiders have won four of five matches so far in October, outscoring their opponents 79-45. The win brings the Seasiders' record to 7-8 on the season.

BYUH Drops Two
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's water polo team lost twice today to lower their record to 7-10 for the season. The Seasiders dropped an afternoon match to 16th-ranked Harvard, 11-4, and then lost a nail biter to Iona, 10-9.

Seasiders Fall, But Recover
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's water polo team experienced victory and defeat today, winning over Bucknell University 13-9 in overtime and losing 13-10 against 16th-ranked Saint Francis College. After today's matches the Seasiders' record sits at 8-11.

Seasiders Sweep HPU
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii women's volleyball team swept #4 Hawaii Pacific University tonight 30-24, 30-24, 30-25. Tonight's victory over the defending national champions ups the Seasiders' record to 8-5 on the season and 4-4 in PacWest Conference play.

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