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For week ended December 5, 1999 Posted 24 Feb 2001
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They're Motorin' Now: Y. Finally Gets Invitation

BYU finally got their bowl bid on Wednesday, and as expected the Cougars will head to Pontiac Michigan's Silverdome for the Motor City Bowl. But the team will still have to wait until Saturday to see exactly who they will be playing.
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Announcement of BYU in Motor City Bowl Premature ('Blown Away' BYU Might Not Go Bowling)

Officials of the Motor City Bowl contacted BYU on Tuesday and asked them to stop telling everyone that the Cougars had been selected to play in the December 27th Motor City Bowl game in Pontiac, Michigan. The Bowl says that it has not yet made a decision on who will be invited.

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Y. Lands Motor City Bowl, Utes Get Vegas Bid

Late Monday the BYU Cougar football team landed an invitation to play at the Motor City Bowl on December 27th. The bowl will pit BYU against either unbeated No. 11 on the AP poll Marshall or Western Michigan, depending on which team wins their game on Saturday. The bid is a disappointment for BYU, which expected to have an invitation to the Liberty Bowl, reserved for the champion of the Mountain West Conference.

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Has BYU lost in the race for a bowl bid? (MWC trying to get 3 teams in bowls)

Caught in a 3-way tie for the new Mountain West Conference's first championship in football, BYU has lost in its attempt to attend either of the bowls promised to the conference. Yesterday both the Liberty Bowl, who had first choice of Mountain West teams, and the EA Sports Las Vegas Bowl, who had second choice, skipped over BYU, leaving it at the mercy of an invitation from another Bowl.

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LDS Indoor Soccer Star Named Rookie of Year (Freezz rookie heats up, wins WISL accolade)

Utah Freezz forward Justin Labrum was named World Indoor Soccer League Rookie of the Year on Wednesday. After a stellar prep career at Brighton High that ended in 1993, Labrum tried out for a Las Vegas professional team but turned down an ensuing contract offer to serve a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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BYU Coach Pins His Hopes On Dual Meet

BYU Administration officials announced earlier this year that it would eliminate men's wrestling in an effort to comply with Federal Title IX guidelines that mandate equal athletic opportunities for men and women.

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Cougars reach Sweet 16

BYU women's volleyball coach, Elaine Michaelis, advanced her team for the fourth consecutive time to the Sweet Sixteen Tournament. This is the eleventh Sweet Sixteen appearance for the Cougars in eighteen years. Defeating Wisconsin on Saturday night, the Cougars moved into the second round of the tournament at the Smith Fieldhouse. "As you can tell, I'm excited," she said. BYU downed the Badgers 6-l5, l5-l0, l5-4, l5-9.

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Utahns unwavering on Games

Even as the politically embarrassed International Olympic Committee gears up for a major rules overhaul in response to the year-old scandal surrounding Salt Lake City's bid, Utahns' overall support for the 2002 Winter Games hasn't changed much. The poll results came just before the IOC begins meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland, to consider adopting a series of reforms intended to prevent a repeat of SLOC's scandal of the last year.

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