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Valley Top 5: Region action getting going

Each week the Daily Herald ranks the Top 5 boys basketball, girls basketball, and boys and girls wrestling teams in Utah Valley. BOYS BASKETBALL 1. Orem (11-0) Tigers went 4-0 to win East Idaho Classic. 2. Skyridge (8-2) Took fourth place in Jam Division at Cactus Jam. 3. Payson ...

UVU men’s basketball rolls past Tarleton

Fardaws Aimaq recorded his national-leading 12th double-double of the season with 21 points and 16 rebounds and Connor Harding added 17 points to lead Utah Valley to a 77-55 win over WAC foe Tarleton on Saturday afternoon at the UCCU Center. Utah Valley improves to 10-4 overall and 1-1 in WAC ...

Upward trends: Top 10 BYU football stories for 2021

The last 12 months haven't been easy in many different ways. But for the BYU football team, it was a time worth remembering. Many observers looked at the players the Cougars lost from the 2020 season and the assumption that the 2021 schedule would be more difficult and concluded BYU ...

BYU football QB Baylor Romney announces departure

The evolution of the BYU football team continued on the final day of 2021 with an announcement that many expected earlier, perhaps even before the season. BYU sophomore quarterback Baylor Romney had some impressive performances during his time in Provo and many Cougar fans thought he would ...

A dominating performance: BYU Olympic sports make it a banner 2021

In September, the Big 12 announced it was extending membership invitations to BYU, Cincinnati, Houston and Central Florida. Among the hoopla for the Cougar football and men's basketball programs, coaches and athletes for BYU's Olympic sports also rejoiced. In reality, those sports might be ...

UVU men’s basketball rally comes up short in loss to Abilene Christian

Given the night he was having, it's not surprising UVU junior guard Blaze Nield hoped to get just one more shot. If he'd gotten it, he might just have made the miraculous happen. Unfortunately for the Wolverines, the visitors from Abilene Christian had other ideas. Nield — a former Lehi ...

UVU women’s basketball falls at Abilene Christian

Josie Williams finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds, but Utah Valley University came up short in the WAC opener, 69-63, at Abilene Christian University on Thursday afternoon in the Teague Center. The Wolverines (5-7, 0-1) built a 12-point lead in the second quarter, but the Wildcats (9-3, ...

BYU men’s hoops gets past Westminster 65-53

Wednesday's home game against Division II Westminster was supposed to be a tune-up game for the start of West Coast Conference play. Instead, the Cougars are playing the waiting game as programs around the conference are paused due to COVID-19 protocol. BYU's WCC opener at Portland was ...

A good year for coaches: Top 10 Utah Valley University sports stories

How can you measure the progress of an athletic program? At Utah Valley, it can be measured by challenging for league and individual championships and extending contracts for talented coaches. The Wolverines had plenty of both in 2021, so here's a look at some of the top stories and moments ...