Utah State

FOOTBALL: The Aggies' football coaching staff will host a free football clinic for women to learn football skills, techniques and the ins-and-outs of football at Romney Stadium on Wednesday, July 30.

Check-in and registration begins at 6 p.m. with the clinic starting at 6:30 p.m. The clinic is open to all women 18 years and older. Admission is free and there will be a drawing for prizes.

Participants should come dressed ready to be active and are encouraged to enter Romney Stadium from the southwest gate.

For pre-registration or for more information, contact the USU athletics office at 435-797-1850 or register the night of the event at 6 p.m.


BASEBALL: Nine of the 15 teams on the Utes' schedule finished with winning records in 2008 and four of those winners went on to play in last season's NCAA Tournament.

"This is the most challenging schedule we've had since I've been here," noted head coach Bill Kinneberg. "With BYU, TCU, San Diego State, Washington State and UC Irvine coming to Salt Lake City, this will also be the best home schedule we've had during my tenure."

With the first 16 games on the road, the Utes won't open at home until it hosts reigning Mountain West Conference champion and NCAA participant TCU.

Highlights to the home schedule include BYU (April 16-18), Washington State (April 21-22) and UC Irvine (April 24-26).


MEN'S GOLF: Jared Brader and Matt McArthur have been named 2008 Cleveland Golf All-America scholars, it was announced this week by the Golf Coaches Association of America.

Brader, a junior from St. George, carries a 3.80 grade point average in finance. He competed in all 11 of the Thunderbirds' tournaments this past season.

McArthur, a junior from St. George, carries a cumulative GPA of 3.90 in biology, while on the course he has been the Thunderbirds' stroke-average leader the past two seasons.