Utah Valley's first foray into the NCAA men's soccer tournament came to an end Thursday night. Brenden Lee had a goal and an assist to help host SMU to a 2-0 win over the Wolverines at Westcott Field in Dallas.
Aaron Meyer wasn't with his teammates when he heard about Utah Valley's first-ever entry into the NCAA men's soccer tournament Monday. But it didn't take him long to find out the news: the Wolverines were NCAA tourney-bound.
Elena Medeiros scored the only goal of the match in the 21st minute, and junior goalkeeper Rachel Boaz made three saves to help the Cougars hold off in-state rival Utah Valley, 1-0, under a hot sun at South Field.
Makenzi Morrison Pulsipher had a career-high 27 points, including six 3-pointers, Friday to help the Cougars open the regular season with a 78-62 win over in-state foe Utah Valley at the Marriott Center.
BYU head coach Jennifer Rockwood guided her team to the NCAA Tournament for the 17th time Monday afternoon when the selection committee announced a home game against crosstown rival Utah Valley at 1 p.m. Saturday at South Field.
The biggest news of the weekend, on social media and beyond, was the returning of Division I FBS-level college football on Saturday — and that meant the return of ESPN College GameDay and fans' camera-hungry signs.
After being hit by a motorist traveling about 35 miles per hour who didn't notice the two painted lines at the intersection last December, Utah Valley men's soccer player Tyler Brown wasn't sure if he would ever return to the pitch.
Brian Purcell scored two tries in the final 15 minutes of the match, and UVU pulled away late for a 46-24 win over Utah State in the Division I-AA college rugby championship match Saturday at Rio Tinto Stadium.
The Big 12 Conference is expected to announce the addition of Utah Valley and five other teams from the Western Wrestling Conference as affiliate members in May, with the intent to join the league in advance of the 2015-16 season.
There are plenty of candidates for the head basketball coaching position at schools like Utah State and Utah Valley University. But in both cases this week, a strong connection to the local community won out.