Author: Megan Webb

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A.J. Ciampini’s transition from MLS academy prospect to DI college soccer

Dixie State University men’s soccer has an athlete on its roster who, before his time at DSU, shared a locker room and practice facilities with Major League Soccer team Real Salt Lake. A.J. Ciampini, a freshman recreation and sports management major from Riverdale, attended the RSL Academy High School and played for the RSL Academy […]

From the media: Big moments from DSU Athletics’ first DI year

Dixie State University has nearly completed its first year as a Division I institution, and with that comes a lot of firsts, big moments and individual accomplishments from the 15 teams across campus. As the year comes to a close, there are some moments that, from the perspective of the internal and external media, showed […]

SPORTS OPINION | NCAA should let student-athletes profit off name, image, likeness

For collegiate athletes, 2021 may finally allow them an opportunity to receive payment for the sale of their name, image and likeness. The NCAA currently argues that college athletes are amateurs, and that’s why they don’t get paid and cannot profit off themselves, but in the NCAA v. Alston case, this idea has been challenged. […]

DSU men’s soccer gaining valuable experience for young team in 2-0 loss

With three freshmen in the starting lineup, Dixie State University men’s soccer took a 2-0 loss to fellow Western Athletic Conference opponent University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Trailblazers saw a tough matchup with the Rebels. The game started even, but no one was able to find any momentum. In the 28th minute, the Trailblazers […]

SPORTS OPINION | DSU women’s volleyball has most successful first DI season

Dixie State University has officially made the jump to Division I athletics, and with that comes reflection on how teams across campus are doing. Each team on campus has had success. Whether it’s football’s road win at Tarleton State University, men’s basketball’s 93-89 ‘Old Hammer Rivalry’ win at Utah Valley University, or women’s swim hosting […]

DSU women’s soccer falls 3-2 to Utah Valley University

Dixie State University women’s soccer saw a 3-2 loss to the Utah Valley University Wolverines Saturday evening, but it wasn’t without attempting a second-half comeback. DSU had two 4-0 wins last week against Chicago State University and was on a high coming into this game, but the talent the Wolverines had was too much for […]

DSU volleyball swept in Old Hammer Rivalry versus Utah Valley University

When Dixie State University joined the Western Athletic Conference, an in-state rivalry with Utah Valley University was born. Today, volleyball got their first taste of the “Old Hammer Rivalry.” “That [in-state rivalry] with someone in our conference was just something we’ve never had before,” head coach Robyn Felder said. “So, it definitely set the precedent. […]

OPINION | House Bill 302 harmful to transgender student-athletes

A bill prohibiting transgender female athletes from competing in high school sports was voted on in the Utah House and passed 50-23, and it will now be voted on in the Utah Senate. This bill is damaging to transgender athletes in Utah. The bill, House Bill 302, states that transgender female athletes should not be […]

DSU men’s soccer fall 2-1 to SJ State, get first goal of 2021 season

For Dixie State University’s men’s soccer team, its showing against San Jose State that resulted in a 2-1 loss was the tale of two halves. DSU came out on the front foot in the first half, despite starting three freshmen and two sophomores, and played a clean first half. The team played a flat 4-4-2 […]