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Brigham Young

Cougar spikers drop in national polls

BYU's women's volleyball team dropped from ninth to 12 in the AVCA/Tachikara Coaches Top 25 poll and from ninth to 11th on the Volleyball Monthly Top 20 list. WAC team New Mexico climbed from 18th to 17th in the AVCA and remained 17th in Volleyball Monthly. Wyoming made its first appearance this season at 24th in the AVCA and received votes in Volleyball Monthly.

The two-time defending conference champion Cougars begin defense of those titles Friday and Saturday at San Diego State and Fresno State.

All BYU matches will be broadcast live on KSRR radio (AM-1400) in Utah County. The Fresno State match will be shown tape-delay Sept. 28 on KBYU Channel 11 at 10:30 p.m.

Cougar harriers to compete Saturday

BYU's women's and men's cross country squads will compete at the Mountain West Classic in Missoula, Mont., on Saturday.

Cougar women's coach Patrick Shane, whose seventh-ranked team is loaded with talent, said that the meet will spotlight the most Top 20 teams his harriers will face between now and the NCAA championships in November. Michigan, Oregon and Arizona will challenge BYU for the meet title.

Named to the traveling squad are Shane's top three harriers - returning junior Janeth Caizalitin, the 1993 WAC Runner of the Year; sophomore Marty Aparicio and senior Angela Lee.

For the Cougar men, All-Americans Brandon Rhodes and Craig Lawson lead the squad in defense of the Montana title which propelled last year's team to an NCAA second-place finish.

BYU's Drage earns teaching scholarship

The College Football Association and Hitachi announces that BYU's Eric Drage will receive a "Hitachi Promise of Tomorrow" teaching scholarship. Drage will receive one of sixty-seven $5,000 scholarships awarded to students involved with a CFA member football program who intend to pursue a career in education.

Drage caught 162 passes for 3,065 yards and 29 touchdowns over his four years with the Cougars.

Weber State

KOOG to televise Wildcats volleyball

KOOG Television (Channel 30), Ogden's local television station, will televise four Weber State University home volleyball matches this season which will be tape-delayed and aired on the following Monday night at 8 p.m.

Viewers can watch Weber State's volleyball team play BYU (Oct. 3), Utah (Oct. 10), Utah State (Oct. 31) and Idaho (Nov. 7). Former Utah State Volleyball Coach Marlon Sano will provide the play-by-play while Flossie Givens (Coach Givens' wife and former high school volleyball coach) will be the color commentator. The Coca Cola Company of Ogden will sponsor the four-match package.

Weber's women's, men's soccer teams begin play

OGDEN - Weber State's nationally ranked women's and men's soccer teams will play seven homes games in September and October in Wildcat Stadium.

The women's team will play Sept. 24, Oct. 8 and 15. The men's team will play Sept. 23 and 24, and Oct. 8 and 15. Women's games begin at 6 p.m. and the men begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $3 for adults and $1 for students. Weber State students with ID will be admitted free.

Weber State heads to Mountain States Classic

OGDEN - Weber State's men's cross country team, fresh off a victory in last Saturday's College of Southern Idaho Invitational, travels to Missoula, Montana for the Mountain States Cross Country Classic.

Southern Utah

SUU gives and takes in AWC rushing

CEDAR CITY - Southern Utah has good news/bad news from the ground wars in the American West Conference. The good news is that the T-Birds lead the conference in rushing, averaging 156.3 yards per game. The bad news is that SUU is dead last in the AWC in rushing defense, surrendering 203.3 yards per game.