Four members of the 2014 University of Oregon baseball team are also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: staff member Derek Amicone, pitchers Porter Clayton and Darrell Hunter, and outfielder/1st baseman Steven Packard. Clayton and Packard are returned missionaries who served in Texas and Bolivia respectively. The four were important pieces on […]
This past Summer, the Utah Valley University men’s basketball team traveled to China on a 15-day international tour to play nine games against teams from the Chinese Basketball Association in several different cities, including; Hangzhou, Shaoxing, Jinhua, Wenzhou and Shenzhen. This trip could be referred to as the second time Utah Valley basketball players circled the […]
2013 was another interesting and successful year for sports personalities who are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Here is a list of the top 13 LDS sports stories of the year—in no particular order. Vote for your favorite or suggest another.
Video: GCU’s Braylon Pickrel sank two foul shots to put the ‘Lopes up 67–64 with 16 seconds remaining. Following Pickrel’s free-throws, BYU–Hawaii’s Jr. Ale dribbled down-court and dished to Pablo Coro who sank an arching 3-point shot that tied the game at 67 with 10 seconds remaining, ultimately sending the game into overtime. Phoenix, Arizona—On […]
When you think of successful NCAA Division I athletics teams predominately made up of LDS student-athletes, you probably think of one school—but there is another Utah County college team that also fits the bill. The Utah Valley University women’s basketball team won the 2012–13 Great West Conference regular season championship and last year earned the seventh best […]
Rocky Twitchell has been teaching and studying multiple martial arts disciplines since 1982. He was part of the Utah Boxing team from 1989 to 1991 and was a Utah Golden Gloves Champion. Twitchell is a returned missionary and is married with four children. He is committed to the mastery of physical and spiritual well-being and […]