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 [...]

Isaac Neilson follows Mark Pope to UVU

Former BYU basketball player Isaac Neilson is following UVU head coach Mark Pope to UVU. Neilson signed a grant-in-aid award to play for the Wolverines on Monday. “I am so excited to continue coaching Isaac Neilson,” Pope said [...]

Mark Pope hires second UVU assistant basketball coach

Utah Valley University’s new men’s basketball coach Mark Pope hired Chris Burgess as another assistant coach on Wednesday. “Chris is a great addition to my staff,” Pope said in a press release. “Not only has [...]

New UVU head basketball coach Mark Pope plans to use BYU strategies

“It’s a great day to be a Wolverine.” (And a bad day to be a Cougar.) That’s what Utah Valley University athletic director Vince Otoupal said at the start of the press conference announcing former BYU assistant coach [...]

BYU’s Mark Pope heading to Utah Valley University

BYU assistant men’s basketball coach Mark Pope will be the next men’s head coach at Utah Valley University, according to CBS Sports. A former Kentucky Wildcat will be named the next head coach at Utah Valley, sources told @GaryParrishCBS. [...]

Former AF prep star Marcel Davis has higher purpose for transferring to UVU

None of the typical reasons applied to Marcel Davis when he sought to transfer from Utah State to Utah Valley University following the end of his sophomore season. Davis was not seeking a larger role or more playing time. He was not having [...]

Green-er pastures: Basketball fans can bleed blue but still cheer for the Wolverines

Imagine attending a Saturday night Division I college basketball game five minutes from your house. Parking is simple, and concession lines are short. You get a white T-shirt at the door — part of a “white out” — and the whole family [...]

A UVU football team? Athletic Director Otoupal explains it

  Utah Valley University has the state’s only men’s college futbol (aka soccer) team. What would it take for the Wolverines to start the state’s seventh football team? Vince Otoupal, director of athletics at UVU, says [...]

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 [...]

Batter up!: A UVU baseball game in photos

The perfect way to get the ball rolling on summer fun is a baseball game. Utah Valley Magazine watched the UVU Wolverines take on the Texas-Pan American Broncs on April 13, and we were treated to an afternoon of batter chatter, double plays [...]

UVU will be ready when missionaries come home

Utah Valley University is poised for a new boom — the Student Life and Wellness Center was recently completed, the new 244,000-square-foot Classroom Building is on track to be finished this fall, the roundabout at UVU’s entrance is being [...]

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 [...]

VIDEO: Brawl at UVU basketball game involves players, fans

As fans stormed the court, New Mexico State’s K.C. Ross-Miller threw a ball at a “chippy” UVU Holton Hunsaker igniting a 40-second melee at the UCCU Center Thursday night. “It was a very heated, emotional game, and [...]

A new road: UVU begins WAC competition with trailblazing experience

The road to joining a conference with an NCAA Tournament berth has in some ways been a long time coming for UVU. The Wolverines spent years in Division I limbo — competitive and building, but without a guaranteed shot at the Big Dance. On [...]

Standing the Test of Time

  Utah Valley University has come a long way. What started as a vocational school for the production of World War II weapons is now a full-fledged university representing almost 24,000 students from all 50 states and 78 countries.    Here’s [...]