UVU basketball builds by providing second chances

It’s been a bit of a roller-coaster ride for the 2016-17 Utah Valley University men’s basketball team, but perhaps that is to be expected. This is a squad filled with players who have hit the restart button on their careers. If [...]

Lone Peak basketball product Conner Toolson finds the spotlight at UVU

An early regular-season game on Nov. 26 doesn’t seem like a momentous occasion for a college basketball player, but Utah Valley University guard Conner Toolson has a different perspective. On that day in 2016, he took another step forward [...]

Bailey Nixon anxious to pick up family’s UVU legacy

By the time Bailey Nixon gets back to live regular-season volleyball action, it will have been two full years since her last serve. The Utah Valley University volleyball team ended its season a few weeks ago with a loss in the Western Athletic [...]

UVU soccer building its program for the long run

Aug. 30, 2014 couldn’t come soon enough for the Utah Valley University soccer team. It was the first soccer game at Clyde Field for the brand-new soccer program, which had been practicing for a year for this home opener. That was a great [...]

UVU brings NCAA Division I men’s soccer back to Utah

When Cameron Kidwell walked off the soccer field on Oct. 28, 2012, he was part of the final Division I soccer contest played by Towson University in Maryland. The Potomac, Maryland, native was there as the university administration shut down [...]

The 2013-2014 Utah Valley Prep Sports Top 10

Selecting just 10 from all of the outstanding storylines from the 2013-2014 high school sports season is a daunting task. Here is my best effort at the top Utah Valley prep stories of the 2013-2014 high school year. Use the comments section [...]

A determined soul: Jenna Goar’s experience as a BYU softball walk-on

College softball all-conference teams are being announced, and a few teams have advanced deep into the NCAA Tournament. When the Brigham Young University softball team lost to Northwestern last Friday in the NCAA Regional Tournament in Seattle, [...]

No titles, but good Utah Valley stories at state baseball tourney

Last year featured an all-Utah Valley Class 4A final in the state baseball tournament, and the first state title for Salem Hills. While there were not state baseball championships for Valley teams in 2014, there were plenty of positive stories [...]

Top Utah Valley stories from state track and field championships

One of the great things about track and field is the combination of individual excellence that can be directly measured and team success. Speed is speed, in small communities with Class 2A schools and in larger cities that field teams at 4A [...]

Bruce Summerhays and BYU’s Parkinson linked by golf and church service

The decision to serve a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was not automatic for Joe Parkinson, but after some consideration, he made the choice to put down the golf clubs and leave his home in Utah to share his beliefs [...]

Adam Fager shoots for the stars from UVU’s wrestling mat

Adam Fager has been confident on the wrestling mat for as long as he can remember. That level of self-belief has carried him to the NCAA championship wrestling tournament the last two years. Utah Valley University is the home of the state’s [...]

UVU’s New Zealand Connection

In stockpiling talent for the Utah Valley University women’s basketball team during her 19-year run on the bench, coach Cathy Nixon has spread her recruiting net far beyond the borders of the United States. “I’ve had players [...]

BYU’s Eaton clears the bar, returns from ACL injury

It was a pretty impressive stat line under any circumstances – 27 points, nine rebounds, four assists. That career-high scoring night for Brigham Young University’s 5-foot-10 sophomore guard Lexi Eaton came in Game 5 of the 2013-2014 [...]

Change of Venue: The Haddock Sisters Come To Provo

The loud gasp coming out of Colorado on Dec. 28, 2012, might well have come from first-year Longmont High girls basketball coach Mike Knaus. With his rebuilding project just underway and his team at 5-1 for the young season, Knaus watched sophomores [...]

Reaching 300, one win at a time for BYU’s Rockwood

When Brigham Young University decided to turn its women’s soccer club team into an official NCAA participant, it had decisions to make. Primary among them was coming up with someone to build the new program. The year was 1995, and there [...]

Utah Valley high school boys looking to the next level

It’s really not fair to compare football players with other boys fall sports athletes and have them share the same space as next-level prospects. Those other sports don’t have a National Signing Day broadcast on major sports networks, [...]

Top 10 Utah Valley high school female athletes

Picking a Top 10 anything is always a tricky job for a journalist. We want to be objective, but the ranking of items to put some in and some out on that list obviously requires a significant measure of subjectivity. Utah Valley is filled with [...]