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UVU hoops to open 2017-18 with Kentucky and Duke on back-to-back nights

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 8th - 6:14pm

Once again, Mark Pope and the UVU men's basketball program are shocking the world, announcing they will open the 2017-18 season Nov. 11 at Kentucky and one night later at Duke in the toughest 24 hours in NCAA basketball history.

Utah Valley hoops to open 2017-18 season at Kentucky

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Jun 5th - 3:34pm

UVU head coach Mark Pope made news on Monday afternoon, announcing that the Wolverines will open the 2017-18 season at his former school, Kentucky on November 10.

BYU baseball scores late, holds off UVU rally to sweep season series

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   May 16th - 10:26pm

BYU scored four runs over the final two innings in the UCCU Crosstown Clash to beat UVU 7-6 and sweep the season series between the two teams.

How Golden State's Steve Kerr came to be friends with Utah Valley's new soccer coach

Sean Walker  |  Posted   May 6th - 9:18am

The story of friendship between Steve Kerr and Chris Lemay, who was recently named the head women’s soccer coach at Utah Valley University, goes back to one’s time in front-office management and the other’s soccer sojourn.

Utah scores early and often, routs UVU in midweek contest

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Apr 26th - 7:16am

DaShawn Keirsey Jr. had five hits and Utah broke a 4-game losing streak to Utah Valley on Tuesday night in a big way with a 23-5 win at Brent Brown Ballpark.

Chauncey goes 4-for-4 as BYU defense overpowers Utah Valley baseball

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Apr 11th - 10:43pm

Tanner Chauncey was 4-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, and Dave Clawson and Keaton Kringle each went 2-for-4 to help lift BYU (18-12) to an 8-3 win over the Wolverines for the visitors’ fourth-straight win Tuesday night.

Utah Valley falls to Wyoming in CBI semifinal  |  Posted   Mar 22nd - 9:16pm

Isaac Neilson had 15 points and 12 rebounds, and Conner Toolson added 15 points as Utah Valley ended the season with a 74-68 loss at Wyoming in the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.

Utah Valley stays hot, advances to semifinals of College Basketball Invitational

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 20th - 8:27pm

Ivory Young poured in a season-high 20 points and UVU won for the fifth time in six games to advance to the semifinals of the College Basketball Invitational.

Utah Valley claims first national postseason win in program history at CBI  |  Posted   Mar 15th - 10:15pm

Former Lone Peak standout Conner Toolson had 11 points, eight rebounds and two assists to help Utah Valley to its first-ever win in a national Division I postseason tournament Wednesday with a 74-49 rout of Georgia Southern in the CBI.

Wolverines to face Georgia Southern in CBI; Wildcats draw Fullerton in CIT

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 12th - 9:30pm

Utah Valley's second season under head coach Mark Pope will continue at Georgia Southern in the College Basketball Invitational, while Weber State will play at Cal State Fullerton in the first round of the Postseason Tournament.

Utah Valley falls in WAC Tournament-record 4 overtimes to top-seeded Bakersfield

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 11:43pm

Kenneth Ogbe and Ivory Young each scored 15 points, and Isaac Neilson added a career-high 16 rebounds as Utah Valley men’s basketball team lost to top-seeded Cal State Bakersfield 81-80 in the first quadruple overtime game in WAC Tournament history.

Shorthanded Utah Valley women end season with one-point loss in WAC semifinals

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 10th - 7:14pm

Britta Hall led Utah Valley (8-22) with 17 points, including a game-high five 3-pointers in the seven-a-side Wolverines' 61-60 loss to Seattle in the semifinals of the Western Athletic Conference tournament Friday at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.

Not ready to go home, Poydras helps Utah Valley past Seattle in WAC Tourney quarterfinal

Sean Walker  |  Posted   Mar 9th - 6:51pm

Jordan Poydras scored a team-high 15 points, and fellow senior Ivory Young added 11 to help Utah Valley hold off Seattle 65-53 in the quarterfinals of the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament on Thursday afternoon at Orleans Arena.

Isaac Neilson named to WAC All-Defensive team

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 1:05pm

UVU center Isaac Neilson was named to the WAC All-Defensive team on Tuesday by coaches from around the league after leading the WAC in blocks and ranking second in rebounds.

State of college athletics: An in-depth look at the $154M cost of Utah's athletic programs

Carter Williams  |  Posted   Mar 7th - 9:41am

The cost of college athletics is rising across the country and within public institutions at Utah, regardless of program size. With expenses on the rise comes the importance to spend wisely.

UVU All-Access: mic'd-up Pope talks Wolverines' 'freakingly historic highs' of season

Ben Schroeder  |  Posted   Mar 6th - 12:08pm

Utah Valley head coach Mark Pope admitted the program has been on a roller coaster in his second season at the helm when he gave KSL Sports an all-access pass into the Wolverines’ Senior Night win over Seattle.

Senior trio play final regular season game at Utah Valley

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 4th - 11:14pm

Andrew Bastien, Jordan Poydras and Ivory Young will play their final game in the UCCU Center Saturday night as UVU will honor the senior trio in the regular-season finale against Seattle.

UVU, Seattle to square off in regular-season finale

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Mar 3rd - 6:36pm

UVU is on a two-game winning streak and will host Seattle University on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.

UVU knocks off New Mexico State, ending Aggies' 40-game streak

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 24th - 1:26pm

The UVU men's basketball team shocked the world on Thursday night by knocking off New Mexico State in Las Cruces, ending the Aggies' 40-game conference home win streak that dates back to Jan. 26, 2012.

GCU hits timely shots, uses late run to beat UVU

Kyle McDonald, Contributor  |  Posted   Feb 18th - 9:57pm

Late-game struggles continue for the UVU men's basketball team as Grand Canyon used a 19-5 run late in the second half to defeat the Wolverines 77-71 on Saturday night in Orem.