Has it been five years since the Salomon Center opened its doors?
Utah's indoor high adventure recreation center is celebrating its fifth anniversary this weekend. Celebration activities includes family fun with $5 deals and discounts and a chance to win a Whirlybird helicopter ride with Mayor Mike Caldwell.
By the numbers
Weber State's men's basketball attendance enjoyed a strong surge this past season as 103,893 fans watched the Wildcats go 16-0 this past season at the Dee Events Center.
WSU averaged 6,493 fans per game, its highest mark since 2003.
To put it in perspective, Randy Rahe's 'Cats averaged nearly 2,500 fans more than the next closest Big Sky Conference school, and finished with a higher home attendance average than six Pac-12 schools, six WAC schools and five Mountain West schools.
The national home game average for all Division I schools was 4,994 fans per game.
Snow College guard Connor Van Brocklin, a former Davis High standout, is participating in the Mullen's Top 100 Junior College (JUCO) Showcase in St. Louis, Mo.
Van Brocklin, a 6-foot-5 guard from Fruit Heights, averaged 12.0 points and 4.0 rebounds per game for the 23-9 Badgers as a freshman.
The JUCO Showcase was Friday, with the Top 100 Camp today and Sunday at the Missouri-St. Louis campus. The Top 100 is an invitational event that exposes the nation's top junior college players to over 200 NCAA programs and NBA scouts.
Utah State is busy this offseason, installing new AstroTurf GameDay Grass on Merlin Olsen Field at Romney Stadium and resurfacing the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum basketball floor. Both venues will feature USU's new logos. ...
Former Utah football star Kyle Gunther will join KFNZ-AM 1320 as a sports talk host. He has been at KZNS-AM 1280 for the past four years. ...
Utah senior center David Foster has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Honors Court. The award recognizes those student-athletes who excelled academically. ...
U.S. Ryder Cup legend Billy Casper was working at the 2012 Ryder Cup Junior Academy last week in Florida. His grandson, Ashton Casper, is working the USGA U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship at Soldier Hollow this week as a P.J. Boatwright Junior Intern for the Utah Golf Association. ...
Dixie State College recently announced its fifth athletic Hall of Fame class: Lionel Hollins (basketball), Patsy Roper (cheer and dance), Scott Brumfield (football), and the entire 1984-85 men's basketball team will be honored on Aug. 23 in St. George. For ticket information, email Derek Dawes at email@example.com. ...
Fresno State won the Western Athletic Conference Commissioner's Cup this past school year with Utah State fourth. ... Reed McArthur recently stepped down as the Dixie State golf coach. ...
Today is the Summer of Death jam style contest at Crossroads indoor skate park at 95 N. Harrisville Road in Ogden.
The SLUG Magazine's 13th annual series has been the starting point for skateboard stars like Lizard King, Adam Dyet and Tyson Bowerbank. Who knows who the next superstar will be? Registration starts at 1 p.m.; the contest starts at 3 p.m.
Chris J. Miller is sports editor for the Standard-Examiner. He can be reached at 801-625-4261 or firstname.lastname@example.org.