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For week ended November 21, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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BYU earns 1st Mountain West Conference Title -- In Volleyball (Cougars claim MWC volleyball title)

PROVO, UTAH --The 10th ranked BYU Cougars' women's volleyball team added the new Mountain West Conference's championship banner to their record by beating No. 11 Colorado State in four games. The Cougars improved to 24-3 overall and 13-1 in conference play. Coach Elaine Michaelis won her 16th championship in the four different conferences that the Cougars have played in.
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Ainge is coming to BYU (Danny Ainge's son signs to play for BYU)

Austin Ainge, son of current Phoenix Suns and former BYU star Danny Ainge, has agreed to play for BYU, according to BYU officials. Ainge, a 6-foot-1 point guard at Highland High School in Gilbert, Arizona, has signed a letter-of-intent to play at BYU. He will serve a two-year mission before he plays.

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No Mormon mission for Shell

Todd Heap, an ASU freshman, made that same decision to stay and play football. Yet, former Mesa Mountain View High stars, guard Kenny Crandall and forward Ned James, decided differently. They are now serving church missions after spending one year in college. Crandall is serving a mission in Eugene, Oregon while James also made a decision to serve for two years.

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Utah coach credits missionary program for team improvement (Money Helps U. Make It a Rivalry Again)

The University of Utah's football coach, Ron McBride, told the Salt Lake Tribune that missionaries are an important part of the University's football program. And his roster shows it. The team includes 25 returned missionaries, 7 of whom are starters.

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Shippen Hopes to Lead Cougars to Another Winning Season

Some think Trent Shippen is trying to get fired, others think he's making sure he never gets fired. Shippen has led the BYU Cougar Women's basketball team in back-to-back winning seasons. Last year's squad even qualified for the Women's NIT. His credits the teams success to high expectations, giving credit to everyone else and scheduling the most powerful teams he can find.

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Meads Says He Will Make His Decision When He Is Ready ... Not Before

Garner Meads, the 6-foot-9 Brighton High School basketball star, is not yet ready to make a college choice. Although the early signing period for high school seniors will end without him adding his name to a university's list, Meads says the date really never has meant anything to him. "For me, my word is as good as a letter of intent any day," he said. "When I decide, I will stick to it. I am not going to go back on my word, so I don't know what everybody is worried about."

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