Author: Ty Bianucci

UVU unveils new naming rights agreement with UCCU for baseball stadium

Photo courtesy of UVU Athletics The baseball stadium at UVU will be renamed UCCU Ballpark after a new naming rights agreement was announced Thursday morning at a press event at the stadium. President Matthew Holland announced a 10-year extension with Utah Community Credit Union in exchange for a gift of $5.5 million. In addition to the baseball stadium, the new deal replaces the current agreement for the naming rights of the UCCU Center and includes the billboard marquee next to Interstate-15 until June 2027. “This university is where our members’ children go to school, it’s where our members go...

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Manyang registers double-double, UVU crushes Weber State 83-56

Photo by Mykah Heaton OREM — On a career night for Akolda Manyang, UVU (6-3) smoked Weber State University (4-4) 83-56 in the UCCU Center Wednesday and improved to 5-6 all-time against the in-state foe. Manyang toppled several of his previous career-highs in points, rebounds and field goals made, finishing the night with 25 points on a clean 12-of-13 from the field and 15 rebounds. He played 27 minutes and finished four blocks shy of a triple-double. “When I get going blocking shots and grabbing rebounds, it just gets me going,” Manyang said. “Obviously every team is sending a...

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Five Takeaways: UVU’s blowout loss to BYU

Photo by Mykah Heaton BYU marched into the UCCU Center Wednesday night and dominated UVU in every facet of the game, winning by a score of 85-58. A year after the Wolverines shocked the Cougars by scoring 114 points in an upset win on their home floor in the Marriott Center, BYU returned the favor to take a 3-1 series lead. Here are five takeaways from the game. Depth The short rotation of head coach Mark Pope is becoming a big issue for the Wolverines. BYU rotated through 12 players to UVU’s eight. One of those eight players was...

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Toolson cousins making name for themselves on the court

Photo by Brigham Berthold It has become apparent early in the season for the UVU men’s basketball team that the Toolson’s, Conner and Jake, will play an integral role both on and off the court. During the road trip to begin the season termed the “Toughest 24,” where UVU played No. 5 Kentucky and No. 1 Duke on back-to-back nights, Conner played 34 minutes against the Wildcats and Jake, his second cousin, banked 34 minutes the next night in Cameron Indoor Stadium. The third game of the season, at Idaho State, they both played over 30 minutes to help...

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Men’s basketball nearly doubles up Eastern Oregon, wins 97-52

Photo by Mykah Heaton OREM — The men’s basketball team demolished NAIA opponent Eastern Oregon Monday night in the UCCU Center by a final score of 97-52 in a game in which they never trailed. Kenneth Ogbe drilled a trey on the first possession of the game and the rout was on for the Wolverines who nine minutes into the game led 28-4. Ogbe did not miss any of his five shots in the first half, including three 3-pointers, and finished the game with 16 points. “It was a chance for us to catch our breath a little bit and...

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