UVU will also play series at Portland, a midweek at national champion and 10th-ranked Arizona, WAC tri-champ Sacramento State, Texas Tech, Saint Mary's and Cal State Northridge. The lone home weekend series will be against another of the three WAC schools to share the 2012 conference championship, Nevada, which is now a part of the Mountain West and comes to Orem on March 7-9.
UVU will also play home-and-home midweek games against in-state rivals BYU and Utah.
"It's important for us to continue to play those teams that will make us better and I feel like the schedule certainly will do that. Obviously it will elevate us to play teams like Oregon State and Arizona, but there are several schools on the schedule that will contend for titles in their conference," Madsen said.
The 28-game Great West schedule starts April 5 at NJIT. The Wolverines, 28-0 in the league last year, are 76-4 over their first three conference-winning seasons. The season commences in late-May at the final GWC Tournament Championship in Newark, N.J.
Clint Burgi is the assistant athletic director for sports information at Utah Valley University. For more information on Wolverine athletics, visit WolverineGreen.com.
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