VOLLEYBALL: After finishing the conference regular season with a pair of road wins last week, the No. 13 BYU women's team will enter the 2000 McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Tournament as the second seed and play seventh-seeded Wyoming Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Moby Arena in Ft. Collins, Colo.
Thursday's match will be televised on KSL-TV at 11 a.m. Should the Cougars advance in the tournament, subsequent BYU matches would also be aired locally, with Friday's 4 p.m. semifinal match scheduled for KBYU-TV and Saturday's MWC championship match set to be tape-delayed at 11 p.m. on KSL-TV.
The winner of BYU's first-round match will play Friday against the winner of the Utah-UNLV match, also to be played on Thursday. The championship match will be played Saturday at 4 p.m.
SWIMMING: The men's and women's diving teams will travel to California Thursday, Friday and Saturday to compete in the USC Diving Invitational. BYU will compete against teams such as California, Stanford, USC, UCLA, and conference rivals San Diego State and Colorado State.
VOLLEYBALL: The University of Utah enters the McLeodUSA Mountain West Conference Tournament as the No. 3 seed and will face No. 6 seed UNLV in the quarterfinal round at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday.
The Utes continue to stay in the Top 25 USA Today/AVCA poll. They are ranked No. 19 in this week's poll. Utah received 382 votes in the Nov. 13 poll.
BASKETBALL: Spencer Nelson, who played a lot of basketball for Utah State as a true freshman in 1999 and then went on an LDS mission to Oklahoma, will rejoin the Aggies for the 2001-02 season.
The 6-foot-7, 207-pound forward from Pocatello (Idaho) High School played in all 28 games for the Aggies as a freshman, averaging 4.5 points and 3.3 rebounds.
FOOTBALL LUNCHEON: Utah State will hold its final 2000 Big Blue Club Football Luncheon at the Green Street Social Club in Trolley Square on Thursday. The luncheon begins at noon. Coach Mick Dennehy will address the gathering and a highlight tape will be shown. Cost is $11 for Big Blue Club members and $15 for non-members.
WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Coach Carla Taylor announced today the signing of three prep stars to join the Wildcats for the 2001-02 season: Julie Gjertsen out of Arvada West High School in Arvada, Colo.; Sheila Robertson out of Hurricane High in Hurricane, Utah; and Natasha Harley out of Chaparral High in Scottsdale, Ariz.
Gjertsen, a 5-10 guard, is a three time All-State performer, USA Today Honorable Mention All-American (as a junior), and the Colorado Class 4 and 5A scoring leader, averaging 22.3 points per game.
Robertson, a 5-6 guard, is also an All-State performer who has led her team to a 40-9 record and a state championship.
Harley, a 6-2 forward, was also an All-Region and All-State player for a Chaparral High squad that has gone 75-19 since she has been a member of the team.