Swimmers split in Denver

The Ute men improved to 2-0 on the young season after knocking off Denver 193-141 over the weekend. The men won 12 of 18 events, which included the foursome of Matthew Bailey, David Maasberg, Jonathan Larsen and David Johnson setting a pool record in the 200 free relay, posting a time of 1 minute, 23.39 seconds.

The U women fell to the Pioneers 175-157, snapping their streak of 10 dual meet victories in a row. The women now stand at 1-1 on the season.

The swim team will host SDSU this Friday at 5 p.m. and UNLV on Saturday at noon. Both meets are at the Natatorium.

Beardall earning national attention

After another stellar weekend, Ute senior placekicker Dan Beardall has been named a semifinalist for the Groza Award, the annual trophy given to the nation’s top kicker. One of 20 chosen, Beardall leads the nation in field goal percentage among kickers with 12 or more field goal attempts, with 93 percent. He is 13-of-14 on field goals with a long of 47-yards. He was 3-of-3 in the Utes 43-13 win over Wyoming on Saturday, tying a school record with his 11th consecutive successful field goal. The three finalists for the award will be announced on Nov. 21.

Salvo nets another award

Freshman Airial Salvo earned her second career MWC Player of the Week award after turning in a stellar performance in a win against previously unbeaten BYU. Salvo had 15 kills, while hitting .371 for the match. She also added nine digs and three total blocks.

BYU game time set

The annual Holy War is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m., Nov. 19 in Provo.

The game will be televised on ESPN+Plus.