Torch relay

COUGARS ON THE TRAIL: As the Olympic torch continues to wind its way through Utah, five former and current Cougar athletes will carry the torch on its way to Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Current BYU pole vaulter Melissa Coombs, a sophomore from Idaho Falls, Idaho, will be carrying the torch in Cedar City Tuesday at 8:35 a.m.

Later in the day, former BYU trackster Mike Taylor will carry the torch in Provo. His relay leg will begin at approximately 8:33 p.m. near the staircase of the William Snell Building on BYU campus (just before 1060 North on East Campus Drive) and will go to the intersection of East Campus Drive and Heritage Drive.

Legendary BYU track coach Clarence Robison, who coached the Cougar men's team from 1948 to 1988 after competing for the track team from 1946-1949, will carry the torch on at 9:05 p.m. The 1948 Summer Olympian's leg will begin at 1600 North and 200 West in Provo (next to Bonneville Bank) and go south to 1400 North.

Doug Padilla, a former All-American BYU distance athlete as well as Olympian who currently works with the women's track team, will carry the torch through Logan Wednesday at 5:01 p.m. Padilla will start his leg of the relay at 910 Main Street (in front of Papa John's restaurant) and will carry the torch to the Gart's Sport sign on Main Street.

Henry Marsh, another Olympian that was an All-American while at BYU, will carry the torch in Salt Lake City on Thursday. He will start carrying the torch at 8:15 a.m. in front of Trolley Square on 700 East and turn onto 500 South.

AND FOR THOSE WHO PREFER RED . . . : Utah football coach Ron McBride will be carrying the torch on Feb. 8, the night of opening ceremonies. He'll receive the torch at 8 p.m. at the corner of 100 South and University and run it to 200 South.

He will be taken to the corner of 100 South and University where he will receive the torch at 8:00 p.m.


MOUSER ON THE AIR: Utah Grizzlies president Tim Mouser has been hired by the BBC to provide color commentary for Olympic hockey telecasts. The network plans to broadcast one game each day from the E Center.