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Inside Today B3 B4 B6 B8 Baseball Pro Football Scoreboard Weather . I .1 iK V, t - Indianapolis first round draft choice Edgerrin James signed on the dotted line for $49 million over 7 years. B4 SPORTS EDITOR: TAD WALCH t k : .. Bl THE DAILY HERALD 0 I COUGS GET NEW LOOK . DUD RIDAV. Al CI Sf H, IJU Pippen wants trade to Lakers GuU : Darker shade of blue highlights logo change Dick Harmon quiet for as long as we have," associate athletic director Duff Tittle said. BYU's unveiling ceremony hasn't been completely upstaged, however. There are still all the other logos to unveil, as well as new colors, football uniforms and helmets. The colors in the logo in the video game are navy blue, gold and white. It has been rumored that BYU's new colors will be along those same lines. BYU first explored reverting to its original colors of navy blue and gold in the 1996-9school Several teams, including year. the baseball and swim squads, embraced the new colors immediately, but this will be the first year the football team will display the new By SCOTT BELL The Daily Herald makes impression on Miami coaches PROVO The new cat is out of the bag. Well, at least one of them. One of BYLTs highly-guardenew logos was prematurely released to the public thanks to a blunder by a video game manufacturer. EA Sports' new NCAA Football 2000 video game, designed for Sony PlayStation, displays a BYU logo that wasn't supposed to be released to the public until Monday's unveiling ceremony. "We knew at some point somebody would get their hands on it," BYlf athletic director Val Hale said. "We knew some merchandiser would blow it, but that's OK. "The thing to remember is this is one logo in a family of logos. It's not the d Thp Miami TlnlnVnna nrp fmHintr ' out what BYU fans already know. Derik Stevenson is one tough horn-- ; bre. In Cougarville, fans remember who'd race downfield and fly headfirst into a kick return wedge. He wasn't too shabby as an outside linebacker on BYU's top 10 defense last year, either. Well, in Miami, Stevenson has stunned the Dolphins with his guts, toughness and courage. In late June, Stevenson was seriously burned on his right hand and foot when he tried to put out a kitchen fire. While attempting to put out the fire, a deep fryer full of boiling grease fell on him. His skin started to bubble then turn to a leathery texture as second and third-degre- e burns covered his hand and foot. The hot grease scalded the floor tile but melted his hand and foot. , r- DOLPHIN COACHES and trainers told Stevenson he should take a month off and recover, possibly undergoing skin grafts. But that would take him out of Dolphin camp and an opportunity to play in the NFL. He refused to quit working out, deciding to go to a Miami plastic sur- - geon. The doctor took off Stevenson's injured skin, and painfully manipulated the iniurv to rehabilitate skin growth. The doctor scrubbed Stevenson s damaged skin so hard, he'd cry out in agony. Stevenson experienced excruci- -- Ti. - LL: Hung uiruuumg pain lur iiuuts uner Q The logo in the video game is one of about 10 new logos BYU will begin using Monday. The design of the new logo has been guarded like a top military secret. Various merchandisers were given advance copies of the logos so they could be prepared once the new look officially debuted. But everyone who saw the logo had to sign a confidentiality agreement, promising not to divulge the new look. "My feeling is I'm surprised we were able to keep it ) I i i i " i f ine . the EA game is called a secondary mark. Tittle said that logo will be "used a lot." Hale said the company that licensed the logo. Collegiate Licensing, has been in contact with EA Sports about the blunder. EA Sports signed one of the confidentiality agreements, but obviously did not comply. Sexton did not return a cull Thursday from The Associated Press. Lakers officials refused comment. Tomjanovich called the reports about Pippen, 33, just another obstacle as he tries to rebuild the aging Rockets. "This job I've found has a lot of obstacles in it, and this is just another one," he said. "I just try to stay positive." Asked if Pippen had any interest in remaining with the Rockets, Tomjanovich refused to say. "You guys would have to ask him that," the coach said. Pippen's time in Houston hasnt been as successful as the Rockets hoped when they acquired him in a agreement with the See PIPPEN, B4 1 By DICK HARMON and DOROTHY KNOELL j i The Daily Herald SINCE THAT time, even head coach Jimmy Johnson has been amazed at Stevenson's toughness. During one weary Dolphin practice last week, Johnson told the Miami Herald the only bright spot of the day was Stevenson. His hand must be cleaned and wrapped three or four times a day and he's now expected to heal without e surgery. "Broken bones are nothing like 1', this," Stevenson said. This week Stevenson is on the bub-- . . ble, working his way onto a short list of Miami linebackers after Dixon Edwards retired and veterans Anthony Second-yea- r i... lwV s 1 J' X A I) ?. ' :, logo the event. released in ing to do." 1 tough-to-pleas- ' scheduled for Monday at 10 a.m. in the Cougar Room at Cougar Stadium. BYU has sent out at least four invitations hyping refused comment Thursday on reports that forward Scottie Pippen has demanded a trade that would reunite him with Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson. "You're talking about trades," Tomjanovich said after the team summoned reporters for a news conference. "I do my things privately with my players, and these things basically stay private." Pippen's agent, Jimmy Sexton, told the Houston Chronicle on Wednesday that the Rockets were looking into the forward's request for a trade to the Lakers. "The issue of the Lakers has been talked about". Sexton said. "There have been discussions with the two clubs. They told us that the Rockets have some distance between the offer and what the Rockets would be will- Local schools looking up at Uintah in Region 10 "But he wasn't giving up. He told me how excited he was to see me (someone trom BY U). He requested a blessing in the back of the priesthood : j. : jr: mimm training i uum. ,. affair n-only U treatments. In the meantime, he kept attending workouts, didn't miss a day of nrarfifa an1 maAa cxvamr ....... '"Jnimini.pgmn T T t t.i rr t . nncocic in iuiy, tit Diu trainer oteve visited Stevenson while returning to visit his wife's family in Florida. Tfc color scheme. The unveiling ceremony is an invitatio- my mil logo." 1 1 a- 7 HOUSTON Houston (AP) Rockets coach Rudy Tomjanovich Snmmifl Rurrouerhs have been iniured. "He's not bad. He's a physical play er, l liKe mm, donnson saia. "I like the things I see out of him on special teams," said assistant coach Mike Westhoff. "He has played very aggressively for me. He picks things up very quickly, not only the assign-- : ments, but the technique as well." Stevenson told Miami reporters football ranked fourth on his list of priorities next to family, religion and education. Since he'd gone through all this pain for football, they marveled at his priorities and passion. If football ranked No. 4, what would he do for the other three? Miami's finding out. Dick Harmon is The Daily Herald executive sports editor. He can be at reached via BETH A. KEISERThe Associated Press Weir are you going? Former BYU golfer Mike Weir waves to the gallery after completing the first round of the PGA Championship at the Medinah Country Club in Medinah, III. Weir finished with a par 68, just two strokes off the lead. Spanish teen takes lead; Weir two shots behind LEHI 1998 With MEDINAH, (AP) grownups bickering like children, a 111. surged into the lead the first round of the in Thursday PGA Championship. Sergio Garcia did his part to shift focus from Ryder Cup rumblings to the final major championship of the 20th teen-age- r d on century, playing bogey-fre- e Medinah Country Club for a e lead. 66 and a The Spanish sensation, the youngest player in the PGA Championship since Gene Sarazen in 1921, rebounded beautifully from his rain-soake- two-strok- horror at Carnoustie, where he had rounds of 89 and 83 to finish dead last in the British Open. Jay Haas, J.P. Hayes and former BYU golfer Mike Weir, none of whom have any chance of making the Ryder Cup team, had not complaints about their 68s on a wet, gloomy day in which the "Monster of the Midwest" played even longer than its 7,401 yards because of the rain, but also allowed players to take aim at the pins. "You know, 68 in a major championship, I don't care of the greens are soft or not," said the See PGA, B2 Lehi football coach Steve Clements believes Uintah will be the team to beat in Region 10. "They simply have more kids to choose from with a student body of 1,500," Clement said. "They were very good a year ago and I think our game there on the road will be very tough for us." Wasatch coach Ron Tree, returning for a second stint leading the football program at the school, agrees with Clements' assessment. Tree names Lehi and Union the most likely challengers in the region, along with, perhaps, Park City. Statewide, the power in Class 3A may still be down south, Tree said, with Dixie, Cedar City and Canyon View, though Delta, Emery, Bear River and Morgan should also be in the mix. Where does his own team fit? "I'm not into predicting," he said. "I just feel good about where our kids are heading." record: 7-- 3 Lehi may not LEHI have the depth on the line, but the skill guys could be as dependable as any in 3A this year, according to for mer BYU quarterback Clements. ' Lehi returns 11 starters from a squad that lost to eventual 3A champ Dixie 14-- in the first round of the state playoffs a year ago. "I think we'll be throwing the ball more this year," Clements said. "A lot of what we do with our offense depends on adjustments with our talent. A year ago we didn't go to JASON OI.SKV Ihc Daily Herald It: Lehi, seen here against 1998 Class 3A champion Dixie, finished with I got in Steve Clements' a record of first year as head coach. 7-- 3 the passing game that much, but with all our skilled starters back, we'll go that route more." Starting quarterback Cade Cooper is the third brother to lead the school's football offense. Playing in the footsteps of brothers Braden and Cole, he has big shoes to fill since his older MVPs. and siblings were Chad Smith gets the nod at running back. A junior, he will follow in the footsteps . of his brother Jason, who ran for 1800 yards two seasons ago. "I understand Chad is quicker than Jason," all-stat- e VU 8 3-- Clements said. "He's also faster and stronger. Chad has a great work ethic and hasn't missed a day of workout all summer. He's a quick learner who really catches on to what you're getting across. Fd say Chad is on offense." the Lehi returns receiver Curtis Jex and A. J. Smith, and linemen Eric j Wilbur, Daniel Linford and Brock Worthin on offense. See REGION 10, BS .