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

Casey Overfield,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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

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

Sean Walker,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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

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

Sean Walker,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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 Monday.

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

Patrick Kinahan, 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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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,  |  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.

Turning the page: What could Mark Pope's coaching staff look like at BYU?

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 12th - 5:13pm

Now that Mark Pope has been officially installed as BYU’s next men’s basketball coach, attention turns to who the 17th head coach in program history will bring in as an assistant.

UVU star, WAC player of year Jake Toolson opts to transfer (again)

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 11th - 7:38pm

The redshirt junior guard from Gilbert, Arizona put his name into the NCAA transfer portal Thursday, making him eligible to depart the Wolverines a day after head coach Mark Pope accepted the BYU job.

BYU, Utah Valley connected through new basketball coach Mark Pope

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 11th - 10:18am

Make sure you have joy in the gym. Make sure you have juice in the gym. That was the mantra BYU basketball coach Mark Pope said to his former assistants at Utah Valley.

5 candidates to succeed Mark Pope as head coach at Utah Valley

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 10th - 8:05pm

So who is next in line to fill the big hat left vacant by Pope? The university will want to make a hire quickly, with an open recruiting period beginning April 17. But the school is searching for a new athletic director, as well.

Staying close to home: Mark Pope named BYU basketball's 17th head coach

Sean Walker,  |  Posted Apr 10th - 3:03pm

Pope, 46, arrives at BYU after spending the past four seasons as the head coach at nearby Utah Valley University.