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SUU sports roundup May 3

There were not a lot of SUU sports in action this week with the SUU softball team clinching a playoff spot and a pair of distance runners setting record-breaking times in California.

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Jewkes, Hawks clock record-breaking times

The duo of distance runners Nate Jewkes and Hayden Hawks further solidified their mark in SUU history with a pair of record-breaking performances at the Payton Jordan Invitational.

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Nine-run inning blasts T-Birds into postseason

It took the SUU softball team only an hour and a half to secure the final spot in the Big Sky Tournament with a blowout win over Northern Colorado Saturday.

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Fire department responds to brush fire on I-15

The Cedar City Fire Department extinguished a brush fire on the Interstate 15 on-ramp at exit 59 Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m.

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T-Birds increase playoff chances with doubleheader sweep of Bears

The playoff race in the Big Sky got a little more interesting Friday after the SUU softball swept a doubleheader with Northern Colorado at Kathryn Berg Field.

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University Journal staff looks back at top stories of this year

The 2014-15 academic year has been full of stories that have either completely changed SUU or made the college experience a whole lot more fun.

Community fills Centrum for Back Up the Mountain

After months of work on SUU campus, at Brian Head and around Cedar City, the Back Up the Mountain docudrama about the founding of the Branch Agricultural College premiered in the Centrum Arena this past Thursday.

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Civil rights activist keynotes graduation

Reverend France A. Davis, a civil rights activist who marched with Martin Luther King Jr., will speak at SUU commencement this year.

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Concepcion, Booth finish in top 10 at BSC Championships

When the dust settled at the Greenhorn Creek Golf Course, the SUU men’s golf team finished in third at the Big Sky Championships with a pair of golfers finishing in the top 10.

A summer festival of wildflowers

Every summer for the past 10 years, Cedar Breaks National Monument hosts the Wildflower Festival. This year, Cedar Breaks celebrates its 10th festival July 4 through July 19.

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Top SUU athletes from past season

It’s that time of year again where we accept the daunting task of selecting who we believe are the top 10 athletes of the school year.

T-Bird Trails: Snow Canyon

Distance from SUU: 61 miles Average driving time: 60-70 minutes Entrance Fee: $6 Difficulty: Novice to advanced 5.6 to 5.12

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2015-16 SUUSA President Brandon Day

Brandon Day has been elected as next year’s SUUSA president.

Summer Fun in our Festival City

Cedar City is called “Festival City” for the outstanding amount of festivals hosted in town throughout the year. Here is just a few of them. For more events, go to

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A look back at SUU sports

Let’s peruse through the past year in SUU sports.

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Shipp to light torch at Summer Games

This past Monday Ed Lamb, Scott Bauman, Nick Robinson and Casey McClellan, took a trip to visit Santa Clara teenager Britton Shipp to ask him to carry the torch and light the cauldron for this year’s Utah Summer Games.

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Seniors to play final games

This weekend is the final home series for six seniors on the SUU softball team, and each one has been a part of this transition season for the team.

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Soccer team ends spring practices, preps for fall

The spring season came to an end about a week ago, leaving SUU head soccer coach Becky Hogan confident about what lies ahead for the SUU soccer team.

Soccer is important in USA sports scene

It sure has taken its sweet time, but soccer finally seems to be taking a turn for the best in the United States.

Nine things I learned here

1. Don’t be afraid to change your major. Really. I changed my major three times and changing it my junior year was my best decision. Because of that choice, I met amazing people and found a family in the wild bunch of comm. students and at SUU News. Explore what interests you. Use those experiences and classes to help guide you in finding what you enjoy.