With his wife Lee Anne sitting near his right hand (at the explicit direction of outgoing Utah Valley President Matt Holland), Mark Pope signed a six-year contract extension Thursday with the Wolverines.
The Utah State Board of Regents on Friday approved an agreement between Utah Valley University and Real Salt Lake Youth Academy Foundation to develop a youth soccer training facility at UVU's Vineyard campus.
UVU found itself in a deep hole midway through the second half but a 23-4 run had the Wolverines thinking comeback but it fell just short as USF advanced in the CBI with a 78-73 win to end UVU's season.
Former BYU guard Jake Toolson had 19 points and seven rebounds, and Lone Peak product Conner Toolson added 18 points and three rebounds to help Utah Valley hold off CSU Bakersfield 81-74 in a quarterfinal of the Western Athletic Conference quarters.
Utah Valley enters the Western Athletic Conference tournament as the 2-seed after finishing conference play at 10-4. Its opponent? Cal State Bakersfield in a rematch of a four-overtime thriller in the 2017 WAC semifinals, which Bakersfield won 81-80.
Oscar Frayer and Alessandro Lever had 16 points apiece as Grand Canyon managed to survive a late push by Utah Valley 60-59 on Saturday night to give coach Dan Majerle his 100th victory in five years at Grand Canyon.
Just 48 hours after dispatching league-leading New Mexico State, Jake Toolson totaled a team-high 16 points with eight rebounds and three assists to lead the Wolverines to an 84-72 win Saturday night over UT Rio Grande Valley in the UCCU Center.