Category: Basketball

Former women’s basketball players cite ‘toxic environment’ for early departures

In the past 5 seasons, 19 players have left the program Photo by Mykah Heaton At the end of her freshman season with the Utah Valley women’s basketball team in the spring of 2015, Brooke Wheeler had a meeting with head coach Cathy Nixon who informed her she would not be offered a scholarship for the next season. Wheeler, a 6-3 center from Springville, Utah, was told by Nixon that the team had recruited too many post players and needed to free up her scholarship for an incoming guard. She asked Wheeler to transfer to another school for a...

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Reflecting on the 2017-18 men’s basketball season

Photo by Mykah Heaton The clock ran out on the Wolverines’ season in March 2018. The men’s basketball team couldn’t seem to put a stop to San Francisco and dropped the game 73-78 in the second round of the CBI. Looking back on the season, UVU can hold their heads high as they accomplished many impressive achievements throughout the year. Starting the season of with “The Toughest 24” was something UVU, and even many fans of college basketball, had never seen before. Scheduling No. 5 ranked Kentucky and No. 1 ranked Duke, both big names in the world of...

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