Author: Ty Bianucci

Bookstore highlights Adidas apparel in new expansion

Photo by Collin Cooper The UVU Bookstore debuted an expansion in June that highlights the Adidas Sideline collection of apparel on the northwest end of the store. The new section of the store features athletic-style UVU clothing ranging from polo shirts and basketball shorts to two shelves featuring various styles of hats. Matthew Chambers, licensing manager for UVU, said the change comes with the bookstore wanting a better affiliation with Adidas since the brand is the sponsor of Wolverine athletics. “Typically, in a college setting in retail, you usually have a sideline focus,” Chambers said. “So, if you’re an...

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Men’s basketball: UVU to open 2017-18 season at Kentucky, Duke

Photo by Brigham Berthold The UVU men’s basketball team will open the 2017-18 season with road games at Kentucky and Duke in what is being called the “toughest 24 hours in college basketball history,” the university announced June 8. The Wolverines will travel to Lexington, Ky. to face the Wildcats Nov. 10 in Rupp Arena and then travel to Durham, N.C. where they will play Duke in Cameron Indoor Stadium Nov. 11. Kentucky is currently ranked sixth in CBS’s preseason rankings and Duke holds the next spot at seventh. The two teams are not only expected to be Final-Four...

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Baseball: UVU grinds through rebuilding year

Photo by Sarah Sanchez There were 17 new faces on the baseball team this season and the youth and inconsistency led to UVU’s worst season in 12 years, finishing the season with an 18-36 record. The Wolverines posted an 11-13 record in WAC play, which placed them fifth in the league of nine schools. UVU sputtered out of the gate, dropping eight of its first 10 games and was not able to put two wins together for the first time until late March. Things began to look up when the Wolverines beat the University of Utah in Salt Lake...

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SLCC transfer Peterson seeking baseball days beyond UVU

Photo by Brigham Berthold The best hitter on the UVU baseball team this season was Trevor Peterson. Then again, he was the best in several departments on this year’s squad. He had the most at-bats, hits, runs scored and started every single game the Wolverines played this year. What drives Peterson’s will for success is his desire to someday play in the Major Leagues. “That’s why I’m grinding out here doing my best to catch a scout’s eye or do whatever it takes,” Peterson said. A transfer from Salt Lake Community College, where he played two seasons for the...

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Baseball: Utah buries UVU 23-5 to snap winning streak versus Utes

Photo by Sarah Sanchez OREM — The University of Utah’s offense tattooed the UVU pitching staff and helped the Utes beat the Wolverines 23-5 Tuesday night at Brent Brown Ballpark to snap a four-game winning streak over the PAC-12 club. The Utes’ DaShawn Keirsey Jr. had two hits in the first inning alone, part of five on the night, helping Utah (18-17) force the Wolverines’ starter Logan Hold out of a game that they will want to forget. Third baseman Dallas Carroll and first baseman Hunter Simmons each homered in the 4:13-minute game and knocked in five runs apiece....

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