FOOTBALL: Five University of Utah football players were named to the Football News preseason all-Mountain West Conference team. Heading the team is senior running back Mike Anderson, who led the Western Athletic Conference in rushing last year.He's joined on the first-team offense by junior offensive lineman Sam White and senior offensive lineman Josh Cochran. On defense, two 1998 first-team all-WAC players were tabbed by the Football News: senior defensive end John Frank and junior linebacker Kautai Olevao.
Utah opens its 1999 campaign on Sept. 4 at Washington State and concludes it at Brigham Young on Nov. 20.
BASEBALL: Two Iolani High School baseball players have signed letters of intent with Brigham Young University.
Third baseman Kainoa Obrey and centerfielder Douglas Jackson will play for the Cougars next season. Both players were all-league and all-state.
Obrey, 6-2, 200, from Honolulu was the state's player of the year in 1998 when Iolani won the state championship with a 25-7 record. Jackson, 5-9, 160, batted .380, hit four homers and had eight doubles.