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NCAA appearances highlight historic year for UVU athletics

Kyle McDonald, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted  Jun 15th - 8:21am

2015-16 was a historical school year for UVU athletics with four conference championships, three first-ever trips to the NCAA Tournament and two All-Americans.

BYU's Rucker, Lund lead local prospects on MLB draft's final day

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 11th - 4:06pm

BYU right-hander Michael Rucker led a flurry of local prospects selected on the final day of the Major League Baseball draft with his 11th round selection Saturday.

BYU's Shaq Walker cruises into 800M final at NCAA championships

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 8th - 10:05pm

BYU’s Shaquille Walker didn’t set a personal-best time in the 800-meter semifinals at the opening day of the NCAA Track and Field meet Wednesday. He didn’t need to, though.

Utah Valley sprinter out to set records at NCAA championships

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 7th - 8:48pm

Utah Valley senior sprinter Nick Taylor will run the 100-meter and 200-meter dashes at the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Eugene, Oregon, beginning Wednesday, becoming the first-ever dual-event qualifier in Wolverines' program history.

Utah Valley ends season with loss to SE Louisiana in NCAA elimination game

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 5th - 5:15pm

The Lions did all of their scoring in the first inning to hold on for a 3-2 win over the Wolverines in an elimination game Sunday at Alex Box Stadium at Louisiana State.

Weather delays Baton Rouge Regional, pushes Wolverines' elimination game to Sunday

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 4th - 9:02pm

The Wolverines (37-22) will play an elimination game against the loser of Southeastern Louisiana and Rice has been postponed until Sunday after the two were unable to finish their regional-opening game on time.

Wolverines fall to LSU in first-ever NCAA Regional

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 3rd - 10:49pm

Jake Fraley smacked a two-run homer in his first at-bat in the bottom of the first inning Friday to give LSU all the scoring it needed en route to a 7-1 win over the Wolverines in a game that was delayed by severe thunderstorms throughout Louisiana.

Beehive State baseball took a big step in 2016, but it can get better

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Jun 2nd - 10:15am

It’s been a good year for the state of Utah’s collegiate baseball teams. But there is still work to be done at Utah, Utah Valley and BYU.

Utah Valley's maiden NCAA voyage begins in Baton Rouge Regional

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 30th - 3:40pm

Utah Valley's baseball team heard its name called Monday during the NCAA baseball selection show, pairing the NCAA Tournament debutants against host Louisiana State in the Baton Rouge Regional on June 3 at 1 p.m. MDT on ESPN3.

WAC title in hand, Wolverines return to Utah to await NCAA Regional fate

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 29th - 9:04pm

Utah Valley (37-21) advanced to its first-ever NCAA Regional with a 4-0 win over Seattle in the WAC Tournament championship game late Saturday night.

Utah Valley wins WAC tourney title, 1st-ever NCAA bid with 4-0 win over Seattle

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 28th - 11:11pm

Riverton alum Greyson Bogden went 4-for-4 with an RBI, and American Fork grad Zac Willis added two runs and an RBI to help Utah Valley to a 4-0 win in the Western Athletic Conference Tournament championship to clinch an autobid to the NCAA tourney.

UVU's Frey commits to Montana State for final year of college hoops

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 25th - 10:08pm

Utah Valley’s Konner Frey announced Wednesday that he was transferring to Montana State for the final year of his collegiate eligibility.

KSL reporter takes a tumble; UVU senior spikes a dunk

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 16th - 9:32am

Live sports are amazing.

Urry, Cougars renew bats in rivalry win over Utah Valley

Sean Walker  |  Posted  May 10th - 10:33pm

Eric Urry slammed two home runs, and the Cougars used an eight-run seventh inning en route to a 17-6 rout of rival Utah Valley at Brent Brown Ballpark in Orem.

UVU adds former Idaho Player of the Year to heralded recruiting class

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 21st - 4:03pm

UVU basketball coach Mark Pope's biggest impact in his first season might be recruiting. And he added to an already plentiful bounty Thursday with the addition of former USF signee Jared Stutzman.

Roundup: Local JUCO prospects sign with four-year schools

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 13th - 6:06pm

Wednesday was the first day for junior college prospects to officially sign with Division I schools, and a number of local players found landing spots to continue their basketball careers.

Roundup: Bats come alive in weekend wins for Utes, Wolverines

Jeremiah Jensen  |  Posted  Apr 10th - 11:18pm

Two Utah baseball teams won with big boomers this weekend. Here’s how they did it.

UVU baseball wins on remarkable 9-run ninth; WrestleMania's insane jump

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Apr 4th - 11:01am

In honor of the start of the Major League Baseball season, here are a couple of our favorite highlights from the diamond from the weekend’s college games, plus some of the craziest moments from WrestleMania 32 in Arlington, Texas.

Bruins cap 'crazy week' with Salt Lake's 2nd NJCAA national title

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Mar 21st - 7:15am

On Saturday night in Hutchinson, Kansas, Conner Toolson's dreams of a junior college national title with Salt Lake became a reality after a 74-64 win over the host Blue Dragons.

Toolson, Rawson lead No. 13 SLCC to first JUCO national title since 2009

Sean Walker  |  Posted  Mar 19th - 8:33pm

Former Lone Peak standout Conner Toolson poured in 28 points, including five 3-pointers, to lift No. 13 Salt Lake Community College to a 74-64 win over No. 7 Hutchinson Community College in the junior college national title game.