08172017

UVU basketball adds transfer Baylee Steele to roster

UVU men’s basketball coach Mark Pope announced Tuesday that center Baylee Steele has signed a grant-in-aid award to play for the Wolverines. “Baylee is one of the finest young men I have ever had the privilege of recruiting,” [...]

ICYMI: Jimmer Fredette signs with Shanghai Sharks once more; Elder Holland speaks on scouting plan

In case you took a break from the news over the long Pioneer Day weekend, here are your top news stories from Utah Valley. Jimmer Fredette signs again with Shanghai Sharks I've decided to go back to Shanghai for a two year contract. Thanks [...]

UVU basketball schedules non-conference games against Kentucky and Duke for 2017–18 season

UVU basketball coach Mark Pope announced a game lineup for the 2017–18 season that he is calling the “toughest 24 hours in college basketball history.” Pope and his team will open the 2017–18 season by traveling to Lexington, [...]

A ‘wicked’ partnership: Kylie Sisam and Wicked

Kylie Sisam sometimes thinks her competition partner can be as stubborn as a mule. As a barrel racer on UVU’s rodeo team, Kylie competes with her 12-year-old gray mare, Wicked, and finds the same traits that make Wicked a competitor can also [...]

Weekend best bets: 5 Utah Valley events to celebrate spring

Spring has officially sprung. We’ve had the April showers and now we have the May flowers and a hole bunch of fun ahead. Utah Valley always has something going on — whether its a musical performance, sporting events or a random affair [...]

UVU basketball accepts bid to College Basketball Invitational

The Utah Valley University men’s basketball team accepted an invitation to play in the College Basketball Invitational on Sunday night. CBI invites 16 teams that weren’t included in the NCAA Tournament to participate in postseason [...]

5 of the best LDS (non-BYU) NCAA Tournament performances

March Madness is here and when this time of year rolls around, it’s fun to reminisce about some of the biggest games, performances and upsets in the NCAA Tournament. When you think of Mormons and the NCAA Tournament, BYU’s Danny Ainge and [...]

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 [...]

9 post-pool season places to use your Pass of All Passes

If you think the Pass of All Passes is just for getting your family into Seven Peaks during the hot summer months, think again. Passholders can continue to get great value out of their passes by visiting any (or all!) of these nine attractions [...]

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 [...]

BYU can’t find answer to hot-handed UVU in UCCU Crosstown Clash upset

Utah Valley University shocked the crowd with its 114–101 upset against BYU in the UCCU Crosstown Crash Saturday night in the Marriott Center. “It’s one of the greatest nights of my life,” said UVU junior Isaac Neilson, a transfer [...]

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 breaks ground on NUVI Basketball Center where players can ‘chase big dreams’

Utah Valley University’s basketball teams have been sharing its gym for years. Cathy Nixon, who is heading into her 22nd season as UVU women’s basketball head coach, remembers sharing the gym with lions, tigers, bears, the circus, [...]

Lone Peak topples American Fork in first season meeting between Utah Valley heavy weights

It was Lone Peak’s Frank Jackson vs. American Fork’s Brendon Bailey Friday night. In the end Bailey scored more points (28) but Jackson (21 points) got the win. The Knights improved to 1-0 in Region 4 play (9-2 overall) by defeating [...]

Every game is ‘huge’ this season for BYU, including against UVU

Friday night’s game between BYU and UVU is a first of the season, a first of a four-year series of games scheduled and a first time facing former BYU basketball assistant coach Mark Pope — but to senior Kyle Collinsworth it’s [...]

Her other Letterman: Lee Anne Pope’s time working for David Letterman

When Mark Pope started dating his future wife, he wasn’t the only letterman in Lee Ann’s life. She was a personal assistant for Big Apple icon David Letterman. Mark met his wife, Lee Anne, while he was playing for the New York Knicks. She [...]

Preaching Wolverine: Mark Pope’s green transformation

When UVU was looking for the coach to take the Wolverines men’s basketball team to the next level, they called a man who was just up the street. Now, Mark Pope starts his first season with missionary zeal. Mark Pope had driven past UVU’s [...]

VIDEO: Mark Pope dances with daughters at UVU Midnight Madness

UVU head basketball coach Mark Pope had a unique way of getting UVU basketball fans pumped up — a lip sync battle. The lip sync, which was more like a dance routine, was to the song “Classic” by MKTO and was part of Midnight [...]

UVU men’s basketball team announces 4-game series with BYU

Utah Valley University and Brigham Young Unversity’s men’s basketball teams will begin a 4-game series in the 2015–16 season, UVU announced Monday afternoon. “This series has been a long time coming,” said UVU Director of [...]