CBS News: "For one famous football player of the recent past, to prevail in games on the field he first had to prevail in some mind games in his own head."
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Mormon missions ruin football players. The idea is heresy today, but it was considered gospel inside and outside the LDS Church in the 1950s, '60s and when LaVell Edwards took over as BYU's football coach in 1972. It seemed irrefutable. Nearly everyone believed players left on missions as fiery competitors, strong and fast, and that they returned home soft, weak and slow.
Former Lone Peak High School star basketball player Frank Jackson is set to be the starting point guard during his freshman year for the top-ranked Duke Blue Devils.
In the sports world, Sunday is prime time for competitions. And the Olympics are no exception. With preliminaries, games, competitions, and finals all falling on Sundays, many Latter-day Saints are presented with a very personal choice as they come face-to-face with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete in the pinnacle of sports competitions.
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As the BYU athletics department tweeted out each football recruit's information, several of the program's communications staffers hatched a plan. One name, they figured, might go viral. They'd include a photo. That would rile up Twitter. And then, they decided, they'd wait a bit longer to send the next tweet.
BYU women's basketball star Lexi Rydalch was drafted into the WNBA Thursday night to the Seattle Storm. She was the 26th overall pick in the third round.