Utah State University’s football program plays its home games at the Maverik Stadium. The venue has served the university since 1968 and the capacity is at just over 22000.The Stadium might benefit kickers due to high altitude the field finds itself as the venue is built on ground 1435 meters above the sea level.If Utah State Aggies tickets for football don’t sound like a great deal then perhaps investing money into basketball at the university might be the right choice as the Aggies have the 4th highest winning percentage at home due to the very intimidating atmosphere of their home arena, Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.The venue was opened in 1970 and it features seats at court level extremely close to the players. Many of the court level seats are reserved for the home supporting students adding up to the challenging atmosphere for any visiting teams.
Football program at the Utah State University was founded in 1892, while basketball took another 10 years to find its place within the school and it was only women’s program. Men’s program was established in 1904.Utah State Aggies are members of Mountain Division of Mountain West Conference, NCAA Division I (FBS for football). Their rivals are BYU Cougars, Utah Utes and Wyoming Cowboys.The university mascots is a bull that first appeared in 1975 and its nickname is “Big Blue” originating from the 1901’s decision of college about their official colour. The school is represented by navy blue, white and pewter grey.
The Aggies have won 12 conference championships in four different conferences. Their last championship was in 2012. The Aggies also won one divisional title and they have an all- time record of 525-517-31 and 11 bowl games in their history.Utah State’s first Bowl game was a shutout loss to San Jose State, in 1946 at Raisin Bowl. Their latest game was a closely contested loss to Akron in 2015 at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl bringing Aggies record to 4-7.Some of the notables from Aggies who had great success at NFL level include pair of defensive lineman, Merlin Olsen and Lionel Aldridge.Olsen, spent all his 15 years career with Los Angeles Rams, being named to Pro Bowl 14 times, he was chosen to First- Team All- Pro six times. Olsen was also NFL Rookie of the Year and pro bowl co- MVP.
Aldridge played in NFL for 11 seasons, being important part of the Packers team that won three NFL championships including two Super Bowls.Basketball at the Utah State University have gone to 20 NCAA tournaments and the highest round reached by the Aggies was the Elite Eight they reached twice, in 1939 and 1970.Utah State also won 8 conference tournament championships and they have 15 conference regular season titles to date.One of most notable Aggies in their basketball program was Cornell Green who still is the leader in all- time career rebounds and season rebounds at the Utah State. He never played a single down of football in the college but the Cowboys signed him to a training camp and he, despite leaning on joining Chicago Zephyrs who drafted him in NBA draft, checked in on the camp and his football career began.Green was Super Bowl champion, four times All- Pro, five times Pro Bowler and NFL All- Rookie Team during 11 seasons he played for the Cowboys.Despite the school’s lack of national spotlight due to the conference placement, the Aggies have been slowly gathering a bit of momentum and they’re becoming a bit more noticeable with their sporting programs.