Ex-Coug Law New Y. Baseball Coach
Vance Law, former major league baseball player and BYU
baseball star, has been named coach of BYU's baseball team, returning
to the team he left two decades ago before he started a 14-year
professional career. Law replaces coach Gary Pullins, who was
reassigned in June to an administrative job.
Wait for Tait frustrates Chiefs
John Tait, an offensive tackle from BYU, is one of three unsigned
first-round picks that as of Wednesday still did not have a signed
contract from Chiefs President and General Manager Carl Peterson.
Peterson said that Taits's offer was similar to that made to
Pittsburgh wide receiver Troy Edwards.
A student of the game
Shawn Bradley and his wife, Annette, have three daughters (Cheyenne, Ciera, and
Chelsea) and are devout members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day
Saints. Bradley was an outstanding player at BYU before serving a mission to
Australia. Upon returning from his mission six years ago he was the No. 2 pick
in the NBA draft and went to the Philadelphia 76ers. Bradley is now the big 7
feet, 6 inch center for the Dallas Mavericks.
Sarkisian on the spot as team savior
Former BYU quarterback Steve Sarkisian, who
broke all of Steve Young's records at BYU, has been playing for the
CFL's Edmonton Roughriders for the past two years. After playing back
up to starting quarterback Reggie Slack, Sarkisian is getting some
valuable playing time in the starting position while Slack is out
battling a medical addiction.
Chris Burgess and Duke's Decline (Blue flew)
Chris Burgess, the LDS basketball player who has played a backup role with
Duke's All-American team for the past two years, is looking out for number
one and transferring to Utah to finish his basketball career. Most of the
Duke players broke their long-standing faith to play until graduation and
fell victims to the NBA draft, and apparently Burgess sees no future with
Duke with all his buddies playing pro ball.
Short-hitting Reid finds his range
Cherry Hills Golf Course, Sprint International
Invitational Tournament: Mike Reid, the former Cherry Creek High School, (in
Denver) and Brigham Young University golf star is the exception to the rule
for the high altitude tournament, which is more suited for a superman duffer
who can knock the ball a mile long, a mile high and putt the eyes out of a
gnat. At 45 years old, the 5-foot-9 and 160 pound Reid looks more like an
accountant than a young superstar golfer.
Heap makes football his mission
This article discusses Arizona State football player Todd Heap, who has
decided to put off going on a mission, to be able to play football this
year. Brother Heap says it was a tough decision. "A lot of things go
through your head. I don't know. It's something you've got to decide
for yourself. It's got to be a personal decision. It's a big
decision. You sacrifice so much."
White Sox Finally Make Offer Oborn Accepts
LDS Church member and All-American outfielder Spencer Oborn has agreed to
contract terms with the Chicago White Sox organization and will pass up his
senior year with Cal State Fullerton this next season . Duane Shaffer, the
White Sox scouting director, said the team increased its signing offer to
Oborn based on his performance in the Alaska summer collegiate league.
Preseason Poll Wrap-up
BYU-Hawaii's women's volleyball team is ranked #2 in the NCAA
Division II preseason poll
BYU's football team just missed making the top 25 in the preseason
NCAA Division I football poll.
BYU's starting quaterback, Kevin Feterik, a senior, is rated #23 in
the Lindy's report preseason report.
Edwards recognized for Innovation (A century of college football: The Innovators)
CBS SportsLine, with sports statistics provider Lindy's Reports put
together a list of the 100 most important people in College Football
in the past 100 years (see Sportsline).
While BYU's LaVell Edwards didn't make the Top 10, he was recognized
as one of the innovators in College Football.
Top wide receivers and Top cornerbacks
Newly released reports from Lindy's Football Annuals rank college
players by position nationally. Two BYU players were included in
Ainge welcomed back
Danny Ainge has been honored by his home state of
Oregon by being inducted into the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame during
the Halls 20th annual induction ceremony. Ainge played his high
school days at North Eugene High as a three-sport star in basketball,
baseball and football. He led the Highlanders to back-to-back Class
3A basketball championships in 1976 and 1977 and was state player of
the year both years.
7,000 LDS at 'Mormon Night with the Angels'
Mormon Family Night with the Angels
was held at Edison Field in Anaheim, California with a record
breaking 7,000 Latter-day Saints and friends attending. With the
second year of the event being held, it ranked as one of the largest
LDS group events yet for a professional baseball game. Both pre-game
and "seventh-inning stretch" activities were dominated by members of
the the church.
Trojan big on helping others
The USC Trojans have finally got back their biggest
player ever, the 6-foot-5, 330-pound Faaesea Mailo. In his freshman year
three years ago, the then 365-pound Southern California native was so big
that they couldn't find a suit coat large enough to fit him for the team
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