UVU Athletics Reaches New Heights With Revenue, Awards

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Last Friday, the Utah Valley University Athletics’ external operations department celebrated a year with unprecedented success.These achievements included earning record-breaking revenue and obtaining a record-number of national awards in 2017-18.For the fourth consecutive year, the department recorded new revenue records of overall financial contributions .This also includes record numbers in annual fundraising and corporate partnerships.This is primarily because of the athletic department’s relationship with Utah Community Credit Union for the naming rights to UCCU Ballpark, the home stadium for the Wolverines’ baseball program.The department also saw improvement in earnings from VIP packages for the men’s basketball program.This entailed courtside seating and the “Toughest 24” trip featuring games at powerhouses Kentucky and Duke on successive nights last November.Furthermore, the department reached new heights in ticket sales, finishing with a revenue increase of 101 percent from the total amount in 2017-18.This also topped the previous year’s increase of 69 percent.Additionally, the UVU Athletics Sports Information and marketing offices each received national recognition from the College Sports Information Directors of America and the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrations for their publications in 2017-18.Finally, the UVU Athletic marketing crew earned the fan engagement award for its men’s basketball final media timeout promotions at the squad’s home game during the 2017-18 season. Brad James Tags: Marketing/Sports Information/Utah Community Credit Union/UVU Athletics July 16, 2018 /Sports News – Local UVU Athletics Reaches New Heights With Revenue, Awardslast_img read more

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Dixie State Volleyball Standouts Receive RMAC Sports Weekly Awards

first_img Written by September 17, 2018 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Volleyball Standouts Receive RMAC Sports Weekly Awards Tags: Adams State/Colorado Mesa/Dixie State University Student Activities Center/Dixie State Volleyball/Fort Lewis/Lauren Gammell/Megan Treanor/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference/Western State FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Monday, Dixie State volleyball received two of the three Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference weekly awards as they improved to 4-0 in conference play with wins over Western State and Colorado MesaMegan Treanor, a 6-1 sophomore right setter/hitter out of Salem, Utah and Salem Hills High School was named as the conference offensive player of the week. She averaged 16.5 kills, 12.5 assists, 4.5 digs and 3.5 blocks, while combining to hit .491 in the wins over the Mountaineers and Mavericks.Lauren Gammell, a 6-2 junior right side hitter/middle blocker out of Spanish Fork, Utah and Spanish Fork High School, was named as the conference defensive player of the week for the second time in the past three weeks.In the wins over the Mountaineers and Mavericks, Gammell averaged 10.0 blocks and 9.5 kills per match while hitting .531 overall.Dixie State seeks to remain perfect in conference play this week as they face Fort Lewis and Adams State Friday and Saturday at the Dixie State University Student Activities Center. Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Colorado Mesa Routs Dixie State in RMAC Football

first_imgOctober 27, 2018 /Sports News – Local Colorado Mesa Routs Dixie State in RMAC Football Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailGRAND JUNCTION, Colo.-Eystin Salum completed 18 of 30 passes for 303 yards and three touchdowns and the Colorado Mesa Mavericks pounded Dixie State 45-24 Saturday at Ralph Stocker Stadium in Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football action.Overall, the Mavericks amassed 558 yards of offense on the evening, while Peter Anderson (8 receptions, 126 yards, touchdown) and Pailate Makakona (12 carries, 131 yards, TD) all excelled for the Mavericks.Dixie State’s Michael Sanders (25-37, 355 yards, TD/INT) continued to put up impressive statistics, but his one interception was returned 62 yards for a score by defensive back Antonio Clark.Also excelling for the Trailblazers were tailback Sei-J Lauago (17 car, 98 yards, TD) and receiver Dejuan Dantzler (11 rec, 187 yards, TD).Dixie State returns home Saturrday November 3 for the home finale against Colorado School of Mines as they fell to 5-4 on the season, while the Mavericks improved to 5-4. Tags: Antonio Clark/Colorado Mesa football/Colorado School of Mines/Dejuan Dantzler/Dixie State Football/Eystin Salum/Michael Sanders/Pailate Makakona/Peter Anderson/Ralp Stocker Stadium/Sei-J Lauago Brad Jameslast_img read more

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USU Football’s Savon Scarver Named As 2nd Team Sporting News All-American

first_img Brad James Written by Tags: All-American/American Football Coaches Association/Football Writers Association of America/Phil Steele/Savon Scarver/Sporting News/USU Football/Walter Camp Foundation FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-Wednesday, Utah State football junior receiver/kick returner Savon Scarver was named as a 2nd team All-American by the Sporting News.The Las Vegas native was named as the Aggies’ third consensus All-American in school history last season, earning the honors from the Walter Camp Foundation, the Football Writers Association of America and by college football guru Phil Steele’s magazine.He also received second-team All-American honors from the American Football Coaches Association after ranking second nationally with 33.7 yards per return.Scarver presently has three career kickoff returns for scores for the Aggies.Already this offseason, the decorated Scarver has received first-team All-American honors from Steele as a receiver and was named a second-team All-American by Athlon Sports and Steele as a kick returner. July 3, 2019 /Sports News – Local USU Football’s Savon Scarver Named As 2nd Team Sporting News All-Americanlast_img read more

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NCAA Sanctions Utah Men’s Basketball for Recruiting Violations

first_img Robert Lovell August 6, 2019 /Sports News – Local NCAA Sanctions Utah Men’s Basketball for Recruiting Violations FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY – The NCAA today issued its infractions report on self-reported violations by the Utah men’s basketball program related to the recruitment of a student-athlete in April 2018. The University has accepted all penalties set forth in the report—most of which were self-imposed­ by the University.“The University of Utah is committed to integrity in all of its endeavors,” said Utah Director of Athletics Mark Harlan. “While we take any violation of NCAA rules seriously, we are confident these actions were isolated and inadvertent and have been fully addressed by the University and the NCAA. Through this process, we took the opportunity to conduct a comprehensive evaluation of our compliance education and monitoring practices and put additional checks and balances in place as a result.”The recruiting violations centered on a misreading of the NCAA calendar and a misinterpretation of the official visit limitations. Though the calendar oversight resulted in Utah coaches visiting a prospect at his high school during a period when in-person, off-campus recruiting was impermissible, the staff did follow all institutional policies and procedures in coordinating the visit. The coaches also inadvertently triggered an official visit when the same prospect made an unofficial visit to Utah in connection with his official visit to Salt Lake Community College, which also was interested in the prospect.Although Utah carefully adhered to its understanding of the rules relating to unofficial visits when the prospect came to Salt Lake City, the NCAA classified the visit to Utah’s campus as official, thus exceeding the number of permitted official visits for the recruiting period.“While they were inadvertent and unintentional mistakes on our part, and there was never an intent to circumvent any rules, we accept that they were violations and, as the head coach, I am accountable for them,” said head coach Larry Krystkowiak. “I have always been a strong proponent of protecting the integrity of college basketball and that will not change.”As part of its commitment to compliance, the University self-imposed several sanctions including: a two-year probationary period, a $5,000 fine payable to the NCAA, which will come directly from the men’s basketball budget, a one-week suspension for the associate head coach (served in November 2018), reprimands for the coaches, and recruiting limitations on off-campus recruiting and official visits. In addition, the University has prohibited its coaches from having any on-campus interactions with SLCC’s coaches, or from recruiting any SLCC basketball student-athletes for a one-year period.In addition to these self-imposed penalties, the NCAA Committee on Infractions imposed further sanctions, including an off-campus recruiting ban for the associate head coach in July 2019, a one-year ban on contact with the now former head coach of SLCC and publicizing the circumstances of the violation in the school’s men’s basketball media guide, on the athletics website and to prospective student-athletes. The Committee also proposed a two-game suspension for Coach Krystkowiak, which was appealed and reversed by the Committee on the basis that the violations were unintentional, limited and not indicative of systemic problems. For those reasons the Committee did not prescribe the suspension it initially proposed. Written by Tags: NCAA/NCAA Sanctions/Recruiting Violation/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketballlast_img read more

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Snow Volleyball Starts Season 4-0

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailRICHFIELD, Utah-After posting back-to-back wins on Friday at the Snow College Invitational in at the Sevier Valley Center of Richfield, the No.11 Badgers picked up where they left off with a pair of wins on Saturday.Snow wasted little time to dispatch Trinidad State in straight sets, 25-13, 25-18, 25-20. Later in the afternoon, the Badgers came out on fire against Eastern Arizona to take a 25-15 victory in the first set. The Gila Monsters made things interesting with a 26-24 win in the second set. Snow regrouped and collected 25-17 and 25-21 victories in the third and fourth set to improve to 4-0 on the season.Head coach Jeff Reynolds said the Badgers learned some positive things about themselves in showing resiliency to come back and secure the win against Eastern Arizona.Against the Trojans, freshman Korrin Thornock led the Badgers with nine kills on 18 swings with just one error to hit .444. Sophomore Sarah Morley came off the bench, racking up eight kills on 13 swings to hit a staggering .615.Sophomore Bridget Triplett led the Badgers with four blocks, while Morley was credited with 14 digs.In the final match of the Snow College Invitational, freshman Lydia Montague racked up a season-high 21 kills on 28 swings, With just one error, Montague hit .714 for the match. Thornock chipped in another eight kills, while Camden Strain and Marcie Stapley each had seven kills in the four-set victory. Sophomore Savannah Tanner led the Badgers with 14 digs in victory over the Gila Monsters of Thatcher, Ariz.Snow College will now return to the friendly confines of the Horne Activity Center on Tuesday, Aug. 27 to take on Eastern Arizona at 6:00 pm. Written by Brad James Tags: Snow Volleyball August 26, 2019 /Sports News – Local Snow Volleyball Starts Season 4-0last_img read more

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Weber State Football Is No. 4 In National Rankings

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Monday, Weber State football, by virtue of a 29-17 win over Northern Iowa Saturday at Stewart Stadium has moved up in the national rankings.The Wildcats are No. 4 in the STATS FCS poll and No. 5 in the AFCA coaches’ poll.Weber State commences its Big Sky Conference season Saturday at Moscow, Idaho against the Idaho Vandals at the Kibbie Dome and will host Southern Utah October 12 for Homecoming. Tags: AFCA Coaches Poll/Idaho Vandals/Northern Iowa Football/Southern Utah/STATS FCS poll/Weber State Football Brad James September 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Football Is No. 4 In National Rankingslast_img read more

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Caroline Wozniacki announces she’s retiring from tennis

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailScott Clarke / ESPN Images(NEW YORK) — After nearly 15 years as a professional tennis player, Caroline Wozniacki is retiring from the sport. “I’m ready to move on to the next chapter in my life,” Wozniacki, 29, said Friday on ABC News’ Good Morning America. “Australian Open 2020 is going to be my last tournament.”Wozniacki, currently ranked number 37 in the world, won her lone Grand Slam title at the 2018 Australian Open, defeating top seed Simona Halep.After turning pro in 2005, Wozniacki went on to win 30 Women’s Tennis Association singles titles and was the runner-up at the 2009 US Open and the 2010 WTA Tour Championships.Wozniacki has also faced good friend Serena Williams numerous times, including at the 2014 US Open, where she lost to Williams in the final. She and Williams also attended each other’s weddings, with Williams serving as a bridesmaid in Wozniacki’s wedding earlier this year.Wozniacki married former NBA star Daniel Lee in June in Italy.In addition to being a newlywed, Wozniacki is also pursuing other interests off the tennis court, including studying at Harvard Business School.She said she also hopes to continue to be an advocate for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Wozniacki revealed in 2018 that she had been diagnosed with RA, an autoimmune disease that causes swelling and pain in and around the joints, according to the Arthritis Foundation. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Beau Lundcenter_img December 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Caroline Wozniacki announces she’s retiring from tennislast_img read more

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Real Salt Lake extends dominance of Colorado with 2-0 win

first_img Tags: MLS/MLS Is Back Tournament/Real Salt Lake FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a rebound in the first half, Damir Kreilach added a goal late in the second half and Real Salt Lake extended its dominance of the Colorado Rapids with a 2-0 win Sunday night.The Rocky Mountain showdown on the first night of action in Group D of the MLS is Back tournament remained one-sided.Real Salt Lake won for the 10th time in the past 13 matches against Colorado dating to 2015. The Rapids have managed just two wins and one draw against RSL during that span. Porter Huntsman Written by July 12, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local Real Salt Lake extends dominance of Colorado with 2-0 winlast_img read more

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Europa secures extension for Inezgane exploration permit in Morocco

first_img Europa Oil & Gas secures extension permit for Inezgane exploration permit. (Credit: Zachary Theodore on Unsplash.) Europa Oil & Gas, an exploration and production company, has secured a one-year extension for the initial phase of the Inezgane exploration permit to November 2022.The permit has been granted by the Moroccan regulatory body Office National des Hydrocarbures et des Mines (ONHYM).The company said that the extension was granted to compensate the time lost as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and it will allow the company to finish its ongoing technical work programme.The programme is said to be focused on further de-risking 30 prospects and leads that Europa estimates have the potential to hold approximately 10 billion barrels of unrisked oil resources.Europa owns 75% stake and operatorship in the licenceThe company owns 75% stake and operatorship in the licence that covers an area of 11,228km2 in the Agadir Basin, while the remaining 25% stake is held by ONHYM.The licence was awarded to Europa Oil & Gas in November last year.From then, the work on the licence has been focused on interpreting 3D seismic legacy data to de-risk large prospects in the Lower Cretaceous play.Originally, the Inezgane permit was granted for eight years including three exploration phases, with a two-year initial phase.With the grant of extension, now the initial phase will run for three years and the total period of the Inezgane licence across the three exploration phases will be nine years.At the end of the initial phase, Europa will have an option to drill an exploration well in the second phase or to relinquish the licence.In March last year, Europa announced that it was in the process of transferring its operatorship of UK onshore licence PEDL 143 to UK Oil & Gas (UKOG). The extension was granted to compensate the time lost as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic last_img read more

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