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BYU AD Tom Holmoe last night confirmed a piece of news that has been circulating in certain circles for the last few weeks: the season opener with Arizona will include ceremonies retiring the #14 jersey belonging to both Gifford Nielsen and Ty Detmer. In related news, senior safety Corby Hodgkiss will be allowed to wear his #14 this season, but once he graduates, the number is off-limits.

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Trivia: who were the last BYU Basketball players to wear the retired jersey numbers of Danny Ainge (#22) and Kresimir Cosic (#11)?

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Kudos to the Salt Lake Chapter of the Cougar Club for staging a successful event last night. This year's crowd for the "Big Blue Bash" was more than double the size of the gathering last year.

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Current players Max Hall and Bryan Kehl represented themselves and the BYU Football program in exemplary style last night. If there was a common theme uniting their podium remarks, it was this: a National Championship should not be considered an unreachable goal, and whether or not it happens this year, expectations are to play in BCS Bowl game in January. Tidwell related that Hall recently told him he plans to win a national title during his time in Provo (Max said he also expects 3 wins over Utah). Hall doesn't lack for confidence, and while it is unusual for sophomores to be elected team captains, I wouldn't be surprised if Hall is so honored at the end of camp.

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Tomorrow marks the first open practice of camp--open sessions are also planned for Wednesday, Friday, and the following Monday. Practice starts at 10am, and fans are encouraged to wear blue. "Fully Invested" t-shirts will also be on sale.

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Trivia Answer: Jimmy Balderson (wore #22 prior to his mission--changed to #23 upon his return), and Brock Reichner (wore #11 during the season in which Cosic's number was retired).

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