Author: Kaleb Searle

UVU’s top 10 moments of the 2016-17 season

Photo by Julie Ostler Softball’s Vansway, Frailey earn All-WAC honors For the third year in a row, senior third baseman Brittney Vansway was named to the All-WAC first team following the 2017 season. Joining her in the postseason conference honors was junior pitcher Lauren Frailey, who was named the WAC pitcher of the year. The awards were a sure sign of progress for a team that nearly doubled its win total from the previous season, going from nine to 16 wins. Women’s basketball makes WAC semifinal This achievement was made more impressive by the fact that it came after...

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Softball: Frailey, Vansway shine during rebuilding season

Photo by Sarah Sanchez On the surface, the 2017 UVU softball season might not look like much. Finishing with a 16-24 overall record and a 7-8 record in the WAC, the Wolverines weren’t quite able to play .500 ball this season. However, when placed in the context of the previous three seasons, in which UVU combined for a 45-126 record and just an 11-33 conference record, the signs of progress are visible for the Wolverine program following new head coach TJ Hubbard’s first season. One stat that jumps off the page is the team’s home record. The Wolverines were 11-3...

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Top 10 essential sports pages for Wolverine sports fans to follow

Photo by Brad Curnow Twitter is the go-to spot for the latest news in the sports world and UVU athletics is no different. From game times, in-game updates, feature stories and more, Twitter is the place to be. The Review has compiled a list of 10 must-follow accounts every fan who bleeds Wolverine green needs to follow and be aware of. UVU Review Sports (@uvureviewsports) The sports section of The Review, the school newspaper, follows Wolverine sports more diligently than any other outlet. The coverage includes daily live-tweets of games, game stories, in-season and postseason review articles, columns breaking...

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Five takeaways from the 2017 men’s soccer schedule

Photo by Julie Ostler The UVU men’s soccer team announced its 2017 schedule April 14. It features eight nonconference matches before the beginning of WAC play. Here are five takeaways from the rundown: To be the best, you have to beat the best It’s clear from this schedule that UVU wants to avoid another snub from the NCAA tournament. The Wolverines failed to claim an at-large bid to the tournament following the 2016 season despite earning the title of regular-season WAC champions. Critics pointed to a weak schedule as a possible reason UVU was left out. This season, the...

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For NCAA basketball teams, continuity is king

Photo by Sarah Sanchez When the field of 68 teams in the 2017 NCAA March Madness tournament was whittled down to the Final Four, basketball fans looking to get a glimpse at future high-end NBA talent were left with little to be excited about. With all the projected NBA draft lottery talent in the college ranks in the 2016-17 season, it didn’t translate to big-time postseason success. Instead, the spotlight shined on the one asset that is even more valuable and harder to get than top-end talent: continuity. The last teams standing were littered with upperclassmen who had stuck...

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