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Posted 05 Dec 2001   For week ended November 23, 2001
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RM Looks for Personal Best Despite Wrestling Program Turmoil
Returning from an LDS mission to Chile, Justin Ruiz started wrestling competition Monday in the Nebraska-Omaha Open as Nebraska's starter at 197 pounds. But in addition to getting back into wrestling after two years, Ruiz finds he must also face the remaining turmoil in the 9th-ranked team after a scandal forced the resignation of coach Tom Neuman while Ruiz was on his mission and fans who are looking for a replacement for Brad Vering, the 2000 National Champion at 197 pounds.

Sports: Dallas' Bradley is Hot, Football Players Heap, Morris and Smith Strong
Last week saw strong play from Mormon players in both basketball and football. Shawn Bradley had an excellent week, and even the weaker Mormon basketball players got on the court last week. Todd Heap caught his first touchdown pass of the season and Rob Morris earned his first sack of the season.

Staley Earns Second Straight National Player of the Week Honor
BYU running back Luke Staley was named the CNNSI National Player of the Week and Mountain West Conference Offensive Payer of the Week after leading BYU to a 24-21 victory over Utah on Saturday,scoring 14 points in the final 3:22 of the game. The win improved BYU to a perfect 11-0 on the season and secured the Cougars' first-ever outright MWC title. BYU is the first-ever MWC team to finish the league schedule with a perfect 7-0 record.

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