Author: Matthew Baiamonte

Losing streak reaches six games for UVU women’s basketball

Thanksgiving break wasn’t a joyous time for the women’s basketball team as it dropped a pair of home games to Sacramento State and Northern Arizona. The Hornets of Sacramento State came into the game averaging nearly 91 points per game and their offensive output did not disappoint in an 87-84 victory over UVU. The Hornets buried 11 three-point field goals and had four scorers in double figures. Sacramento State wasn’t the only team that played well offensively. UVU had its second-highest shooting percentage of the season, but it wasn’t enough to overcome a late game push that gave the...

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UVU athletic programs continue to improve but attendance at home games still lags behind

A couple years ago, I sat inside the gymnasium at Pleasant Grove High School while I took in my first ever women’s basketball game. The bleachers on both sides of the court were mostly empty. I often found myself glancing up at the championship banners that hung from the rafters because reading them was more interesting than watching the game. Apparently Pleasant Grove was a power house in the early ‘60s and ‘70s in every sport, but I’m way too young to remember their glory days. As for the game I was witnessing? Well, it was hard to watch....

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Longtime friendship leads to new coaching addition for the women’s basketball team

The allure of the Western Athletic conference is already paying dividends for the UVU women’s basketball program, and it hasn’t even started fall practice yet. Recently, head coach Cathy Nixon announced the hiring of associate head coach Jason Glover. Fans may not recognize his name, but Glover has 27 years of coaching experience on every level of basketball, including the WNBA and NBA. “Jason is a superstar,” said Nixon. “He brings a level of experience that very few college women’s programs are privileged to have and as the head coach here I’m excited to learn from Jason. I’m excited...

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Week one takeways

Summer is what some would consider a win-lose situation. The weather is great, but the sports aren’t. Thankfully that time of the year has come and gone. Football takes center stage now, and we’ve finally got our first look at the three major in-state football teams. Let’s take a look at what we learned about each team after week one. Let’s start with the Utah Utes. They beat the Aggies of Utah State, 30-26. Travis Wilson was better than I expected him to be. I thought he was the third best quarterback in the state. That hasn’t changed, but...

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Wolverine wants to take down the Cougars

The chase for a championship requires two things; wins over marquee programs en route to a conference title and star players who ball out. The Wolverines are setting themselves up nicely in these two categories. UVU softball is currently in second place in the Pacific Coast Softball Conference, right behind BYU. This is the Cougars first season in the conference and there is one team who hosts the Cougars in their next conference series; the Wolverines. Here’s UVU’s chance to move into first place and secure some wins over a marquee program. “I’d say it’s one of the more...

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