Madsen replaces Pope as head coach of men’s basketball

April 19, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mark Madsen was officially named new head coach of the UVU basketball team at a press conference Monday, April 15, replacing Mark Pope, who took the same position at BYU. Madsen brings his 15 years of experience in professional basketball to UVU, nine of which came as a player. He won the 2001 and 2002 […]

How Mark Pope transformed UVU into ‘Second-chance U’

April 2, 2019

Reading Time: 13 minutes Akolda Manyang needed to go somewhere he felt safe. He was still searching for stability shortly after being kicked off the Oklahoma basketball team following an arrest in his home state of Minnesota. He and another man were arrested when they assaulted a cab driver and stole his car keys after a night of drinking. […]

‘Chad on Brad violence’: UVU lacrosse goes viral

March 3, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes A highlight of UVU’s lacrosse club team went viral Saturday night as professional athletes from Odell Beckham Jr. to Donovan Mitchell chimed in on the clip. Preston Burbidge, the UVU player shown, crosses over his Simon Fraser University opponent, waves to him as he falls to one knee and proceeds to shoot and score a […]

Otoupal resigns as athletic director

February 8, 2019

Reading Time: < 1 minute Vince Otoupal, athletic director for UVU, unexpectedly resigned Friday morning after holding the position for five years. Jared Sumsion, previously the senior associate athletic director has been named the interim head of the department. In a prepared statement released by the school, Otoupal said “It’s time for me to pursue some things I have wanted […]

Backseat Lovers celebrate album release at Velour

January 30, 2019

Reading Time: 3 minutes One of Utah’s hottest bands, The Backseat Lovers, performed at Velour on Saturday, January 26 in front of a sold-out crowd to celebrate the release of their first full-length album When We Were Friends. Opening for the Lovers were another trending name in the Utah music scene—Sammy Brue and the Grinders. Blue Rainboots then hit […]

Women’s basketball defies odds with undefeated start to WAC play

January 17, 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Back in October, the women’s basketball team was picked to finish this season eighth in the poll of WAC coaches. That was a brutal estimation considering it is California Baptist’s first year competing in Division I athletics and against WAC opponents. The only team picked to finish below UVU was the consistent cellar-dweller Chicago State. […]

Young Americans for Liberty club tackles hot topics at UVU

November 16, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) club at UVU kicked off its semester’s theme of guns, drugs and money by facilitating a concealed firearm permit training class Sept. 29 at the Centre Stage in the Sorensen Student Center on campus. The club had big plans for the fall semester despite having only about 12 people […]

Voting for Prop 5 will help UVU campus culture

October 30, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes At 39,931 students enrolled for the 2018 fall semester, Utah Valley University is the largest school in the state. Earlier this month, the Utah System of Higher Education released figures that show UVU has grown by 2,649 students from just a year ago, nearly triple the growth of all other public institutions in Utah. Despite […]


October 9, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes University Downs for sale after Nelson Brothers split Photo by Andrew Creer The empty property southwest of UVU campus known as University Downs has been listed for sale after the Nelson Brothers, Brian and Patrick, split their real estate company. An employee of Nelson Partners said the separation of the original Nelson Brothers company went […]