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Andy Reid's Busy Day Off
You might imagine that Andy Reid's Sundays are busy. As head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, he has plenty to do getting ready for and playing the team's weekly game, let alone trying to squeeze in his LDS church meetings. But one reporter found that Reid's Saturdays are also busy, and not just for him -- for the rest of his family also.

Returned Missionaries Called Senior Tennis Iron Men
Senior tennis doubles partners Joe Cowley and Harold Turley, both 62, are "true marvels" of the Huntsman World Senior Games. The pair have won five straight gold medals in two age divisions, and even regularly beat younger men. They have been friends for more than thirty years, back to at least 1967 when they started playing doubles together. Both men played collegiate tennis, Turley at BYU and Cowley at the University of Utah, on the 1963 WAC championship team.

Dixie State Rebel's Starting QB, Out with Concussion, Will Serve Mission
Jared Lowe, the Dixie State Rebel's freshman starting quarterback, suffered a concussion two weeks ago when the Rebel's played Glendale, and has since been sidelined. An article on his successor, Waylon Bond, indicates that Lowe plans to serve an LDS mission, leaving Bond with the starting job, and giving Lowe a shot at it again when he returns. Lowe, known for passing the football a lot, guided Logan High School to the Class 4A state championship last season. The third of the Rebel's three quarterbacks, Bret Groneman of Springville, Utah, is also planning to serve an LDS mission.

Florida High School Football Player Looking at Top Programs
Ryan Carter of South Lake High School is making the rounds of colleges, trying to see where to pursue a college career. Carter, an LDS Church member, is 6 feet 5, 330 pounds and can squat 600 pounds and bench press more than 450. He has already visited North Carolina, and will visit BYU next week. He also plans to visit Florida, Oklahoma, and, if he hasn't made a decision, Kansas State. Sources at his high school claim he is favoring Florida and Oklahoma.

Sports: More Football Injuries and Benchings
The last Mormon baseball player did appear in two post-season games last week, but with the elimination of the St. Louis Cardinals from the playoffs, our coverage of Mormons in baseball has ended for the season. Meanwhile, the few Mormons in professional football have been hit by more injuries and benchings, leaving the most interesting performances among Mormons in football in the coaching. Hockey coverage is also getting up to speed, and although Mormon News learned that one Mormon player has been released.

No. 13 BYU Takes On Air Force in Homecoming Matchup
VO, UTAH: Following the Cougars' sixth straight victory of the season - a 24-20 win over New Mexico - No. 13 BYU (6-0, 2-0) will return to Provo to take on co-MWC leader Air Force (4-1, 2-0) on Saturday, Oct. 20. Game time is scheduled for 3:45 p.m. (MT) and will be broadcast to a national television audience on ESPN2. The game will mark the Cougars 77th homecoming game since 1922. The Cougars have posted a record of 36-18 (.667) since the 1947 Homecoming contest - a 27-12 win over Utah State.

Cougars Sneak by New Mexico; Remain Undefeated
Without teammate Luke Staley, "The Domanator" Brandon Doman led the No. 17 Cougars to another Mountain West Conference come-from-behind road victory, defeating the New Mexico, 24-20, to remain undefeated on the season.

Women Second, Men Fourth at Pre-National Invitational
In a return to the site of the team's first national championship, the BYU women's cross country team finished second, losing only to second-ranked Stanford in the women's silver race at the Pre-National Invitational. Tara Northcutt, a two-time All American, led the Cougar pack, finishing fifth in a time of 20:57 on the 6K course. Michaela Mannova finished just behind Northcutt, crossing the line in 21:04 for a seventh-place finish.

Three Players Score, Keep Team Perfect In MWC Action
Second half goals by Kim Devine and Sarah Higham Yee lifted 21st ranked BYU 3-2 over SDSU in MWC women's soccer action, Saturday.

BYU has Spark Back in Win over UNLV
All-American Nina Puikkonen recorded 15 kills to lead No. 14 BYU to a 3-0 sweep of UNLV Saturday at the Smith Fieldhouse. The Cougars improved to 12-2 overall and 6-1 in the Mountain West Conference with their 30-21, 33-31, 30-19 victory.

Ferrell Takes BYU Invitational Singles Title
The BYU women's tennis team played well in hosting the BYU Invitational. The tournament featured the Cougars' tennis players matching up with players from Washington State, Weber State, Colorado State, Boise State and in-state rival Utah.

Seasiders Beat Vulcans in Three
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii women's volleyball team won again tonight, sweeping UH-Hilo 30-27, 31-29, 30-25. BYU-Hawaii is now 5-4 in the conference and 9-5 overall.

Seasiders Struggle in Hilo
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's and women's cross country teams did not fare well at the UH-Hilo Invitational today. The men finished fourth out of four teams and the women finished third of five teams.

Seasiders End Trip with Wins
The Brigham Young University-Hawaii men's water polo team completed their epic road trip with a pair of victories today, defeating Occidental, 16-7, in the morning and toppling Boston College, 20-9, in an afternoon match.

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