“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Mar. 2000, 79
The Ricks College men’s and women’s cross country teams both won the National Junior College Athletic Association championship for 1999. For the women, the title is their fifth consecutive championship. For the men, the title is their first since 1986. Coach Doug Stutz, who coaches both teams, was named NJCAA Coach of the Year.
After moving up to Division II of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, the BYU—Hawaii women’s volleyball team won their ninth national championship. The team finished the year with 30 wins and 2 losses.
Finishing the 1999 football season with 10 wins and 1 loss, the Ricks College football team placed second in the Western States Football League and was ranked fourth in the National Junior College Athletic Association. At the Real Dairy Bowl in Pocatello, Idaho, on 3 December, Ricks College beat Garden City Community College of Kansas, 59–26.
Finishing with 8 wins and 4 losses, Brigham Young University shared the Mountain West Conference championship with two other teams. The Cougars played in the Motor City Bowl in Detroit, Michigan, on 27 December, where they lost 21–3 to 11th-ranked, undefeated Marshall University of Huntington, West Virginia.
Legacy of the Mormon Pavilion
In the mid-1960s, more than five million people visited the Mormon Pavilion at the New York World’s Fair. After the exhibit ended, the pavilion’s 36 concrete panels—each weighing about 12 tons—were moved to a location in Plainview, New York, to be used in the construction of a stake center. In October 1999 the meetinghouse was rededicated after a renovation that included replacement of choir seats, pews, windows, the organ, and the lighting system. “This magnificent Plainview New York Stake Center is a living legacy,” said local member William J. Schuck, who was baptized after visiting the Mormon Pavilion. “It is the tangible embodiment of the pavilion that led thousands of Church members to gain their testimonies and membership.”