MEN'S BASEBALL: Damon Thames knocked in five runs with a double, triple and home run as 11th-ranked Rice completed a three-game sweep Saturday over BYU, winning 9-2 and 11-3.
The Saturday doubleheader started off with Mario Ramos pitching a complete game in a three-hitter for a 9-2 win. In that game BYU's Ryan Pond hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning.
BYU's record falls to 10-7 overall and evens at 3-3 in the Western Athletic Conference, while Rice is 16-6 overall and 9-0 in the WAC with a seven-game winning streak.
WOMEN'S TENNIS: BYU won all three doubles matches to defeat the University of Kansas 6-3 in dual-match play Friday in Lawrence, Kan.
MEN'S GOLF: BYU's men's golf team will head for the Northwest to compete in the Oregon Duck Invitational at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Creswell, Ore.
Thirty-six holes will be played Monday with the final 18 holes Tuesday. Play gets underway at 8 a.m. each day.
WOMEN'S GOLF: BYU will be looking to improve on a 13th-place finish at the UCLA Pioneer Electronic-Bruin Classic two weeks ago when it travels to San Jose for the Spartan Invitational.
The 54-hole tournament will be Monday through Wednesday at the 6,240-yard, par 74 Fort Ord Bayonet Course in Fort Ord, Calif.
MEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The BYU volleyball team upset No. 1 nationally ranked UCLA Friday night. The Cougars defeated the Bruins in three straight games, 15-12, 15-10, and 15-8.
Cougars Ossie Antonetti and Ryan Millar had 22 kills each.
MEN'S SWIMMING: The Utah men's swimming and diving team jumped to fourth following the second day of the WAC Championships with 293 points. SMU leads the meet 500.50, Brigham Young is second with 441.50 and UNLV is third with 375.
Highlights include Mike Greene placing second in the 100 fly (48.01) and the 100 back (49.17), swimming lifetime best times in both events. His time in the 100 fly broke the Utah record set in 1993 by Jim Giottonini (48.23). Johan Nystrom was second in the 200 free, Matt Chamberlain was fourth in the 100 fly and Rich Hall was fifth in the 100 back.
Utah's 200 medley relay team of Greene, Chamberlain, Bjoern Olstad and Troy Johnson finished fourth.
SAXON HONORED: USU's Marcus Saxon was named second-team All-District 4 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches. The 6-foot-2 point guard leads the Aggies in scoring at 16.1 points per game and has tallied 124 assists.
MEN'S TRACK: In their last chances of indoor competition, five USU athletes finished first in their competitions across the nation and qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championships.
- Shane Bingham set a USU record in the mile with a time of four minutes, 2.17 seconds at the Butler Last Chance Meet.
- Corey Murdock finished in 46.91 seconds in the 400 meters in the Montana State NCAA Last Chance Qualifier.
- In the Intermountain Championships at Pocatello, Scott Schaley won the shot put with a throw of 60-08; Mark Calvin won the long jump at 17-9.75, and Shae Jones won the the women's pole vault at 12-2.
WOMEN'S SOFTBALL: USU dropped a pair of one-run decisions Saturday at Sacramento State, suffering 1-0 and 6-5 Big West losses.
In the opener, the Aggies' Tara Thompson allowed only four hits and one run but lost as the Hornets' Kelly Lovato threw a one-hitter.
In the second game, the two teams combined for 22 hits and 11 runs, as USU fell to 5-8 overall and 1-3 in league action.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Andi Mil-ler was named as an honorable-mention selection to the Big Sky Conference's all-league team.
LARSEN HONORED: Myndee Larsen has been named to the first-team GTE Academic All-District VIII women's basketball team. The 6-foot-5 senior carries a 3.87 GPA in communications and earned the same honor two years ago as a junior.
Utah's Amy Alcorn and BYU's Kari Gallup were named to the second team.
FOOTBALL SIGNEES: The T-Birds signed four more football players to national letters of intent. The group includes Alta's Josh Bing-ham, who was a Deseret News first-team all-state lineman last year; Granger defensive back Chez Ryan; Cyprus defensive lineman Joe Tou-huni; and kicker Jerry Hol-strom from Rockwall, Texas.
MEN'S BASEBALL: SUU belted 20 hits - including a two-run homer from Brian Kruse - in squeaking out a 14-13, 10-inning victory over Mesa State Saturday in St. George.
SLCC MEN'S BASEBALL: Salt Lake Community College went 4-0 at a tournament held at Treasure Valley Community College in Ontario, Ore.
The Bruins beat Ricks 12-11 in 10 innings and TVCC 9-8, also in 10 innings. SLCC then beat Snow College 15-5 and wrapped up the tourney by thumping CEU 16-4. Dan Hogelen had two wins in relief, and Rusty Gray went 4-5 with 3 rbi against CEU.