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TBT in SLC: Crawford, Gray rally Jimmer-coached Team Fredette by CitiTeam Blazers, 99-96

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 25th - 8:16pm

Gray, the former Houston standout who plays professionally in France, had 31 points, four rebounds and two assists, and Crawford added 20 points, nine assists and the game-winning jumper to help second-seeded Team Fredette rally for a 99-96 victory over CitiTeam Blazers in the opening round of TBT’s Salt Lake Regional at the Maverik Center.

Into the Portal: NCAA's transfer mechanism aids traveling students, but at what cost?

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 25th - 9:03am

All BYU coach A.J. Steward knew was he needed a running back and there was an SEC-caliber back on the NCAA’s transfer portal that might fit the bill. So into the portal, he went.

Into the portal: How Utah’s college coaches are using the NCAA’s new transfer system

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 24th - 9:22am

This is the second of a three-part series about the NCAA transfer portal and how it affects local college and university athletic departments. Part three will drop on KSL.com tomorrow.

Into the Portal: Utah basketball coaches adapting to NCAA’s new transfer mechanism

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jul 23rd - 9:01am

With 376 college basketball players in the portal, according to 247 Sports’ database of reported moves, there are a lot of reasons for local coaches to peruse the database.

Transfer notebook: UNLV's Trey Woodbury commits to Utah Valley amid BYU interest

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 14th - 3:58pm

Woodbury, a three-star shooting guard who prepped at Las Vegas’ Clark High School, averaged 1.4 points and 6.3 minutes per game as a freshman at UNLV.

Utah’s Oliver Dunn selected by Yankees, 4 other locals selected in MLB draft Wednesday

Casey Overfield, KSL.com  |  Posted Jun 5th - 8:41pm

Five local college and high school baseball players were picked up by major league teams on day three of the 2019 draft.

Utah Valley hires former BYU assistant Dan Nielson as next women's basketball coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 13th - 2:18pm

Just a few weeks after former Lakers assistant Mark Madsen was named men’s basketball coach at UVU, the university announced BYU women's basketball assistant coach Dan Nielson as the Wolverines' next women's coach.

'I had just made history:' UVU golf coach completes unprecedented career grand slam as US Senior qualifier

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 12th - 5:20pm

A short time later, the final group was in the clubhouse. Sue Nyhus' name still sat atop the leaderboard. She had just made history.

SLCC’s Todd Phillips hired as first assistant under Utah Valley coach Mark Madsen

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 10th - 11:31am

Salt Lake Community College head coach Todd Phillips has been named an assistant coach at Utah Valley, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told KSL.com.

Former Orem big Richard Harward joins UVU teammates in transferring to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 8th - 5:45pm

The Cougars announced Wednesday afternoon that 6-foot-11 center Richard Harward has signed a financial aid agreement to play for the Cougars, along with Lowell and Stewart.

Utah Valley promotes long-time staffer Jared Sumsion to full-time athletic director

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted May 3rd - 1:23pm

Jared Sumsion, the university's longtime associate athletic director and a native of Utah County, has been promoted to athletic director, UVU president Astrid Tuminez announced Friday.

Details emerge of Mark Madsen's 3-year contract as men's basketball coach at Utah Valley University

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 30th - 1:00pm

The man tasked with building on the legacy of former coach Mark Pope received a contract remarkably similar to his predecessor, according to an open-records request filed by KSL.com.

Report: WAC freshman of the year Wyatt Lowell plans to follow Mark Pope to BYU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 24th - 5:44pm

Reigning Western Athletic Conference freshman of the year Wyatt Lowell will also embark on the exodus five miles eastward on University Parkway, he told Stadium's Jeff Goodman.

Report: Former BYU guard Jake Toolson returning as graduate transfer from UVU

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 23rd - 11:21pm

Jake Toolson will enroll at BYU as a graduate transfer, coming full circle as he follows Mark Pope back to Provo, he told Stadium's Jeff Goodman on Tuesday evening.

Utah Valley's Isaiah White withdraws from NCAA transfer portal, will return to Orem

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 22nd - 6:12pm

After flirting with the NCAA transfer portal, Isaiah White has elected to return to Utah Valley University, a source with direct knowledge of the portal told KSL.com Monday.

Patrick Kinahan: Pope needs recruits to do what he didn't

Patrick Kinahan, KSL.com Contributor  |  Posted Apr 17th - 11:21am

During interviews shortly after becoming the new BYU basketball coach, Mark Pope emphasized the need to develop strong relationships to facilitate success in recruiting.

Utah Valley's Wyatt Lowell, Isaiah White enter transfer portal

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 16th - 10:15pm

Wyatt Lowell and Isaiah White are the latest UVU players to enter the NCAA's transfer portal, joining Western Athletic Conference player of the year Jake Toolson and Eastern Michigan transfer Baylee Steele from the Wolverines.

'The history is incredible': Mark Madsen right at home as Utah Valley's basketball coach

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:58am

Utah Valley would be a program that built on the last four years under head coach Mark Pope, who recently left to take the same position 5 miles east at BYU, new coach Mark Madsen told a packed auditorium Monday on campus in Orem.

Great Clips of the Week: Remembering UVU coach 'Mad Dog' Madsen's dancing career

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 15th - 10:45am

The NBA playoffs started this weekend, and Utah Valley added a playoff contender Sunday in new head coach Mark Madsen.

Ex-Lakers assistant Mark Madsen hired as next coach at Utah Valley

Sean Walker, KSL.com  |  Posted Apr 14th - 10:32am

Madsen, 43, played collegiately at Stanford, leading the Cardinal to four-straight NCAA Tournament appearances and a Final Four berth in 1998.