WOMEN'S BASKETBALL: Dixie State women's basketball coach Angela Kristensen announced Wednesday the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent for the upcoming 2008-09 season. Two of the three signees are junior college transfers in BreAnne Haslem, a 6-1 post player from SaltLake Community College and Jessie Ingraham, a 5-10 point guard from Pima (AZ) CC. In addition, DSC has inked Courtney Spawn, a 5-10 guard/forward from Virgin Valley High School in Mesquite, Nev.
BASEBALL: The Cougars open a three-game Mountain West Conference series with TCU today at Miller Park in Provo.
TCU is 8-4 in league play comparied to BYU's 5-4 mark. The Horned Frogs, 23-13 overall, are one ame out of first place, while the Cougars, 15-21 overall, are 2 1/2 games out of the top spot.
Tonight's and Friday's games start at 7 p.m., with righthanders Jordan Muir (2-3, 4.96) of BYU facing Tyler Lockwood (3-0, 1.50). Friday's game features BYU lefty Jake Wortham (2-2, 7.11) vs. Sean Hoelscher (3-2, 3.13).Saturday's game will be televised live on BYUTV and KBYU at 1 p.m., with BYU's Blake Torgerson (4-2, 6.62) facing Greg Holle (1-2, 4.20). Jay Monsen and Gary Shiede call the action for the TV game, which will be rebroadcast on Sunday on The mtn. at 1 p.m.
MEN'S TENNIS: The Cougars will celebrate senior day as they close out the regular-season against UC Santa Barbara on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Lone senior Jonathan Sanchez will be honored as BYU attempts to improve upon its 14-11 overall record.
SOFTBALL: Southern Utah hits the road for its penultimate road trip of the 2008 season this weekend as the Thunderbirds travel to Western Illinois for a three-game Summit League set with Western Illinois. The Thunderbirds (15-29, 8-6) are coming off a doubleheader sweep of Dixie State College but will be looking to bounce back in the league after dropping two of three at home to Centenary last weekend.