Did LDS Culture Play Role in Oly Scandal?
Since many of those involved in the Salt Lake Olympic bid were members of
the LDS Church, the Salt Lake Tribune consulted with LDS thinkers and
ethicists in the area to see what in LDS Culture, if anything, may have led
to the scandal.
Commentary: Checketts abandoned principle to acquire Sprewell
Mormon sports business executive Dave Checketts has a lot of explaining to
do. Yesterday, Checketts, who as head of Madison Square Garden runs the New
York Knicks basketball team, for the Golden State Warrior's Latrell Sprewell.
Report of Y. players leaving likely a rumor
Mike Rigell, BYU's top freshman football player, was granted a release from his scholarship Thursday
evening. His reasons for leaving are undisclosed. Yet, an unverified
internet report indicated that players are in disagreement over the supensions that have
been handed down to teammates Ronney Jenkins and Heshimu Robertson.
Cougars' Rigell weighing options
It has been rumored that non-member BYU black athletes, Mike Rigell, Kevon
Morton and Michael Westbrook are planning to leave the BYU football program
soon, though the players that were contacted, denied it.
Shawn Bradley: Winning is his goal
Shawn Bradley, who will be used off the Dallas bench behind John "Hot
Rod" Williams, is hinting that he may retire, at the age of 29, when his
contract expires in the 2000-2001 season.
Irvine Valley's Esplin Keeps Getting Better With Age
Returned missionary, Ben Esplin was the first basketball player at
Vacaville High, a Los Angles area school, to earn a Division I scholarship
when he signed with University of Pacific in 1994.
UK's Mickelsen Didn't Sit With Couch Around
College Football offensive receiver, Lance Mickelsen, a returned missionary
and Utah native, thought he grew up in a small town in the middle of
nowhere until he was invited to the tiny backwoods hometown of his teammate
and good friend, Kentucky quarterback Tim Couch.