Aggie Insights E-newsletter
    VOLUME 8 | ISSUE 2 February 2010     

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HIGHLIGHTS

USU Alumni Spotlight - Brik Eyre Brik Eyre

Brik Eyre comes from a long line of Aggies. Both his parents and each of his five older sisters are all Aggie alums. Born and raised in Logan, Brik Eyre followed in his family’s footsteps with his desire to attend to Utah State. 

During his time as an Aggie at USU, Eyre was involved in many activities and organizations. He was president of the LDS Student Association, a member of Blue Key, and played JV basketball for a year and tennis for part of a year. Aside from activities, another important part of Brik’s time at USU was meeting his wife, Susan Rahimzadeh (BS English ’88). When it came time for Brik to decide on a major, professors Paul Randall and Craig Peterson were instrumental in getting him excited about the possibility of a business degree. Describing his educational experience at USU, Brik says, "USU prepares people well for the business world, while creating an incredibly fun environment." Brik graduated from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business with a bachelor’s degree in finance in 1988. Four years later he received his MBA from the University of Tulsa. 

His education at both Utah State and the University of Tulsa has served Brik well in the professional world. Since graduation he has worked for two Fortune 100 Healthcare companies: Cardinal Health and Baxter Healthcare. When Eyre left Cardinal in 2007 to move to Baxter, he was President of one of the business units of the company. He has since been with Baxter for over two years and is the General Manager of BioPharma Solutions Business. Brik enjoys his work in the healthcare industry because he knows that what he and other professionals do really impacts patients’ lives.

Since his time at Utah State, Brik and his wife have given back a substantial amount of funds to the university. Both he and his wife had scholarships when they were students, and as Brik describes, they are both very grateful for the opportunities that Utah State has given them. This appreciation has led them to help others have the same types of opportunities. Brik and Susan are both Lifetime Members of the Alumni Association and members of The Old Main Society.

When he is not busy in his professional life, Brik takes the time to serve on the Executive Board of the NEIC of Boy Scouts of America and is also a board member of Family Service International. In his spare time, Brik enjoys playing basketball, attending his kids’ activities, and fulfilling his church responsibilities. He and his wife Susan are the parents of five children and currently reside in Libertyville, IL.

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The Power of Music with Dr. Craig Jessop - Salt Lake City Dr. Craig D. Jessop

Wasatch Front Aggies, don't miss out on this great event!

Enjoy a delightful evening featuring two of our talented students from the Department of Music, followed by discussion on the role of music in a contemporary university with Dr. Craig Jessop. Light refreshments will be served.

Date: Friday, February 19, 2010

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: O.C. Tanner - 15 South State, Salt Lake City
Cost: $15/sustaining member; $20/alumni & friends
RSVP: Click here to register online.

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Founders Day Honorees

Jay & Suzanne Glasmann - Distinguished Service AwardJay & Suzanne Glasmann

Jay and Suzanne Glasmann, who reside in the Washington, D.C. area, are proud Utah natives and maintain an interest in supporting education in Utah. In 1989, Mr. Glasmann established the Glasmann Foundation whose main goals are supporting higher education and helping to break the cycle of illiteracy. The Foundation has been a generous supporter of universities in northern Utah, with Utah State University receiving contributions for journalism scholarships and the development of an internship program between the Standard Examiner and Utah State University. 

Jay grew up in Ogden and briefly attended the University of Utah before enlisting in the U.S. Navy during WWII. The Navy sent Jay to Idaho State as part of the its officer training program. While in Idaho, he boxed for the Navy and was undefeated. He was later assigned as the supply officer on the destroyer USS Power in the Mediterranean. After the war, Jay earned business and law degrees from Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude. 

Relocating to the D.C. area, Jay Glasmann spent forty years as a partner with the firm Ivins, Phillips & Barker specializing in international tax law. During the Eisenhower administration, he served as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury, where he was responsible for tax legislation and head of the legal advisory staff. From 1966 to 1968, Jay advised the Philippine government on the revision of their tax laws.

Until 1989, Mr. Glasmann was a director and major stockholder of the Standard Corporation, a director of KUTV, and president of Kansas State Broadcasting. In 1997, Mr. Glasmann was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Weber State University. Currently, he is a trustee of the Glasmann Foundation. 

He and his wife, Sharlene Brewer, who died in 1985, raised six children. 

Suzanne Richards Glasmann was born in Logan, Utah, and is a graduate of Utah State University (’63). Both of Suzanne’s parents were Aggies, graduating from Utah State when it was known as Utah Agricultural College (UAC). At Utah State, Suzanne was a member of Kappa Delta Sorority and active in student body affairs. She taught English and French in Boston while her husband, Dennis R. Garff, was earning his doctorate. Moving to the Washington, D.C. area in 1970, Suzanne was active in PTA, served as president of the youth group and children’s organization in her church, volunteered on Capitol Hill, and raised three children – nine years as a single mother after the death of her husband in 1985.  Suzanne is currently on the board of Lakeside Community in Alton, NH.   

Jay and Suzanne married in 1994 and reside in Potomac, MD, and Alton, NH.  They enjoy playing tennis, swimming, skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, traveling, and spending time with their families. 

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Jeff & Bonnie Clark - Distiniguished Service AwardJeff & Bonnie Clark

Jeff and Bonnie met in high school, fell in love, and are currently living happily ever after.  They are the parents of five children, love their daughter-in-law, and are active participants in community and church service.

Jeff is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of J D Clark & Company. He is also the managing member of Praesideo Management, LLC and Chief Investment Officer of the Praesideo Funds.  Mr. Clark graduated from Utah State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.  Upon graduation he joined KPMG in Seattle, WA as a Certified Public Accountant.  Jeff is active in community service as a board member of USU’s Jon M. Huntsman School of Business Advisory Board.  He is a past board member of the Weber Foundation, where he chaired the Business Development Committee, and Habitat for Humanity. Mr. Clark has also served as Chairman of the Utah Junior Miss Board of Directors.

Bonnie is a devoted community advocate and currently chairs the Board of Directors of Boys & Girls Club of Weber/Davis County.  She is the past PTSA President of Orion Junior High and Lomond View Elementary.  Bonnie has also served as the Co-Chair of Utah’s Junior Miss and Director of Junior Miss of Northern Utah.  After graduating from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in education, Bonnie taught physical education and business education at Sky View High School in Cache Valley. 

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Harold Dance - Distinguished Alumni Award Harold Dance

Harold Dance has led a full and accomplished life. At the age of three, Harold contracted polio. He said, “I knew I couldn’t make a living with my body. I had to do it with my head. I also think it proved to be a blessing in many ways. I was lucky.” Maintaining a positive attitude, Harold did not let obstacles get in his way.

In his early youth Harold had a love for singing. By junior high, he was already an accomplished performer, and he continued to perform and sing at many levels throughout his life. Harold was student body president of both junior and senior high schools in Blackfoot, ID.

After a year at Utah Agricultural College (UAC), Harold left to serve a two-year LDS mission in the New England area. Harold returned to the UAC following his mission and became involved in a variety of organizations and activities on campus. He was a member of numerous fraternities: Pi Kappa, Delta Phi, Blue Key, and Alpha Kappa Psi - America's oldest professional business fraternity. He was also a member of the Student Council, Inner Fraternity Council, Intercollegiate Knights, and Alpha Sigma Nu honor society. Harold served as Chairman of Winter Carnival and “A” Day; however, one of the greatest impacts he made on the university was during his service as manager of the Temporary Union Building (TUB). Several years later and no longer a student, Harold served as the Chairman of the Student Union Building Board.

Harold graduated from UAC on May 28, 1948 with a BS in Commerce. For the summer he sold real estate in Salt Lake City before attending Harvard Business School. After Harvard, Harold returned to Logan and was hired as the Insurance Manager of Utah Mortgage; he later became Vice President. During this period Harold also married his wife Ruth Ballard.

Over the years, Harold built an impressive career in the insurance, retirement planning, and investment industry. In 1961, he opened his own business: Harold Dance Brokerage. For the remainder of his professional career, Harold continued to be a leader in his industry helping to found the Independent Association of Financial Planners (IAFP) and becoming one of the first Certified Financial Planners (CFP). He also started the 457 retirement plan for educators. Harold regularly taught classes on personal finance at USU and served for many years on the School of Business Advisory Board. After his son Brad was killed in a car accident in 2004, Harold set up a male and female business scholarship at USU in his memory.

A resident of Logan, UT for most of his life, Harold has always been involved in the Cache Valley community. He has served as a member of the Cache Chamber of Commerce and Kiwanis organization; contributed generous donations to Ellen Eccles Theatre, USU, Sunshine Terrace, Logan Hospital's Cancer Center, and other organizations; and chaired many civic committees and boards. Devoted to church service all his life, Harold has been an LDS bishop twice. He and his wife Ruth have also served a couple's mission to Nauvoo, IL. They are also members of the Old Main Society.

As described by his wife, “Out of all of Harold’s accomplishments, his greatest accomplishment is the role he plays as husband, father, and grandfather”. Harold and his wife Ruth are the parents of three children, fourteen grandchildren, and twelve great-grandchildren. A man of many talents and achievements, Harold Dance is a truly distinguished individual and a loyal Aggie fan.

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Lonnie & Cheryl Smith - Distinguished Alumni AwardLonnie & Cheryl Smith

Lonnie Smith joined Intuitive Surgical, Inc. in 1997 and is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors.  During his tenure as CEO, Intuitive has grown from a start-up company with no revenue to an established corporation, with over one billion dollars in revenue and approximately 1,300 employees.

Prior to joining Intuitive Surgical, Inc., Lonnie was Senior Executive Vice President of Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. Mr. Smith joined Hillenbrand in 1978, and during his tenure was a member of the executive committee, the office of the president, and the board of directors. He has also held positions with The Boston Consulting Group and IBM and served as a 1st Lt. in the U.S. Army.  A native of Twin Falls, ID, at USU Lonnie was active in Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, served on the Engineering Council, and was a member of the Student Senate. He received his BSEE from Utah State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School, graduating with distinction. Lonnie enjoys skiing, boating, and exercising.

Lonnie met his wife Cheryl while they were both attending Utah State University. During her time at USU, Cheryl was involved in Kappa Delta Sorority (serving a term as president), Sponsors, Panhellenic Council, and Alpha Sigma Nu honor society. She also was a member of the Buzzer yearbook staff and active in student government. After graduating from USU with a BA in Secondary Education, Cheryl taught English at West High School in Salt Lake City and at Ogden High School. She has been a hospital volunteer, president and board member of the Hospital Guild, PTA board member, community library volunteer, temple worker, and served in many areas of the LDS church. Cheryl’s interests include reading, traveling, and music.

Although they both have busy schedules, family is the most important aspect of Lonnie and Cheryl’s life. Their favorite thing to do is spend time with their five children and thirteen grandchildren.

A photo of Cheryl Smith will be posted soon.

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Featured Alumni Benefit - Discount Moving SuppliesFeatured Benefit

There are a variety of benefits available exclusively to USU Alumni Association Sustaining Members. For the month of February, discover the benefit of Discount Moving Supplies.

Utah State Alumni Sustaining Members are eligible for a 10% discount on moving boxes and moving supplies. To request your USU Alumni Sustaining Member discount code, click here. Then, simply shop online at www.movingdayboxes.com. After you have received your e-mail order confirmation, click here to claim your 10% discount.

PLUS, click here to check out the updated benefits for Sustaining Members!

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Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship Aggie Legacy Nonresident Scholarship

Keep the tradition alive! Did you earn a degree from USU? You can now send your child to Utah State and their out-of-state tuition differential will be waived. Stay connected through the next generation of Aggies. We'd love to have them here!

To qualify for the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship, a future Aggie must:

* Be admitted to Utah State University.
* Have at least one parent who earned an associate degree or higher from Utah State University. (verification required)
* Enroll at USU as a first-time student to the Utah system of higher education.

Time spent in Utah on the Alumni Legacy Nonresident Scholarship cannot be counted towards establishing resident student status. However, the waiver will be available to your student until he or she completes their degree(s).

If you have any questions, please email Corey Mikkelsen at corey.mikkelsen@usu.edu or call the Admissions Office at (800) 488-8108.

USU is excited to offer this opportunity for alumni to keep the great Aggie Tradition alive!

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The Official MasterCard of Utah State University
Official Mastercard of Utah State

Your USU Rewards MasterCard is available exclusively through the Alumni Association. A percentage of all your purchase comes back to USU and fund Alumni Association activities such as Homecoming, chapter events, student scholarships and more!

Click here to apply!

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Back to the Buzzer

Buzzer

Members of the 1978 ASUSU Executive Council

Buzzers are now available online! Click here to go to the Buzzer Yearbooks Collection at the USU Digital Library.

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EVENT LISTINGS

Alumni Tip-Off Parties USU Basketball Tip-Off Parties

Join the USU Alumni Association and fellow Aggies for the following Tip-Off Parties:

*USU @ San Jose State
February 13, 2010 - Party Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

*WAC Tournament Alumni Party
March 12, 2010, Party Time: TBD

Click here to register online. Check the Tip-Off Parties page for more details!

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Jazz Night at the Sky Club Jazz Night at the Sky Club

Join the Caine School of Arts for fine dining, live music, and big band dancing at the annual Jazz Night at the Sky Club on February 12 & 13, 2010 at 7:00 pm. The event will be held at the Skyroom Restaurant on the Utah State University campus and will feature the USU Jazz Orchestra & Ensemble and jazz vocalists.

Tickets are $40 per person and are available through the USU Ticket Office (435-797-0305). Proceeds benefit the Larry Smith Jazz Scholarship.

Visit http://music.usu.edu/jazznight.aspx for more information.

Click here to download an informational flyer.

Event presented by the USU Music Department, University Inn & Conference Center, and USU Catering.

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Founders Day CelebrationFounder's Day

The 2010 Founders Day reception will be held on Friday, March 5, 2010 at 6:00 pm in the Evan N. Stevenson Ballroom, located in the Taggart Student Center (TSC).

Dinner will be served at 6:45 pm.

Click here to register for the event.

Click here to read about the 2010 Honorees.

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3rd Annual Aggie Family Day at Lagoon Aggie Family Day at Lagoon

SAVE THE DATE!

Join us for the 3rd Annual Aggie Family Day at Lagoon on Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Check back for discounted pricing, online registration and other details.

Registration will open by April 2010.

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CHAPTER NEWS & EVENTS

Utah County Alumni Chapter "Sweetheart Dinner"

Join fellow Utah County Aggies for a "Sweetheart Dinner" on February 13, 2010 at 6:30 pm.

The dinner will be held at the Historic Utah County Courthouse. 

Cost: $45 per couple.

To RSVP, call Linda at 801-851-8470.

All proceeds will go to Utah County Alumni Scholarships.

Check the chapter website for more details.

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The Power of Music with Dr. Craig Jessop - Salt Lake City Dr. Craig D. Jessop

Wasatch Front Aggies, don't miss out on this great event!

Enjoy a delightful evening featuring two of our talented students from the Department of Music, followed by discussion on the role of music in a contemporary university with Dr. Craig Jessop. Light refreshments will be served.

Time: 7:00 pm
Location: O.C. Tanner - 15 South State, Salt Lake City
Cost: $15/sustaining member; $20/alumni & friends
RSVP: Click here to register online.

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Weber County Special Event Weber County

SAVE THE DATE!

Join fellow Weber County Aggies for an exciting special on Saturday, April 10, 2010.

More details coming soon!

Be sure to check the Events page in the upcoming weeks.

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CONNECTIONS

Merit Citation - Paul Murray

A native of Logan, UT, Paul Murray has always strived for greatness. While a student at Utah State, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and ROTC. In 1962, he received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. After graduation, Paul joined the U.S. Army and served in the 197th Aviation Company during the Vietnam War. Paul was awarded many honors for his service, including the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart.

During his professional career, he worked for Kidder Peabody and Paine Webber. Together with his son, Scott, he formed a partnership that handled individual, institutional, and corporate accounts. Most recently, Paul was a Senior Vice President of UBS Financial Services, a leading global wealth manager and investment banking and securities firm. While living in California, he served as Vice President of Utah State University’s Golden Gate Alumni Chapter in San Francisco in addition to serving on the board of directors in the Los Angeles alumni chapter. He continually shows his support for his Utah State University by generously donating to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business, Student Services, and Athletics.

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USU Greats - Katie RutherfordKatie Rutherford

Katie Rutherford, a former Utah State University gymnast (2001-05), is reaching for new heights and pushing above and beyond her typical routines.

A year after graduating from USU in anthropology, Rutherford established "Dollars for Change," a nonprofit organization with a goal of reaching out to millions.

"Dollars for Change" raises money by asking each person to give just $1 to fight poverty in Africa.

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Safety Tips from Liberty Mutual, USU Alumni Association Affinity PartnerLiberty Mutual

Adjusting to Winter Behind the Wheel

Because driving in winter conditions is fraught with hazards such as icy roads, poor visibility and the threat of snowstorms, ask yourself the following questions before you get behind the wheel and put your safety at risk.

Is this trip absolutely necessary? If you can wait out a storm or until roads are cleared, don’t take the risk.

Are roads icy?  If so, stay put. Black ice is especially slick and dangerous on bridges and overpasses.

Is visibility okay across my entire route? Check local news stations or online forecasts for up-to-the-minute weather information for your final destination and locations along the way.

How can I make the trip safer? Give your itinerary to family and friends. Scrape the entire windshield and windows. Brush snow from the hood, trunk and headlights. Don’t speed. Don’t travel at night. Use main highways whenever possible.

How can I maintain my vehicle to keep my drive safe? Fill your coolant system with antifreeze. Clean the inside of your windshield to prevent glare. Keep your gas tank at least half full. Use snow tires or chains as directed.
                                                             
Do I have what I need if there’s an emergency? If not, build an emergency kit for your vehicle that includes a flashlight, batteries, jumper cables, flares, mobile phone charger, blankets, and battery-operated radio. And stow an ice scraper, brush and snow shovel in your trunk.

For more information, please visit us at www.libertymutual.com/usualumni. © 2009 Liberty Mutual Group.  All rights reserved.

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Travel Opportunities

Lincoln Sesquicentennial Tour, May 11-16, 2010Lincoln Sesquicentennial Tour

Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to join Dr. F. Ross Peterson and Dr. Bryon Andreasen to learn of the life of Abraham Lincoln and important historical highlights in Missouri and Illinois. Included is St. Louis and the Arch; Springfield, IL for an in-depth presentation of Abraham Lincoln; visits to Carthage and Nauvoo, IL to the historical sites of the LDS Church; and a steamboat cruise on the Mississippi river in Hannibal, MI.

Click here to download an brochure with full trip details.

Discounted Price: $775* (plus air fare)
Full Price: $875 (plus air fare)
Airfare: $475

 

Cathedrals of Great Britain Tour with Dr. Craig Jessop: June 9-20, 2010 - SOLD OUT!!Cathedrals of Great Britain with Dr. Craig Jessop

Join Dr. Craig Jessop as he leads USU Alumni through a musical heritage tour of Britain's greatest cathedrals. Visit Cambridge, Westminster Abbey, Canterbury, and more for choral Evensong, plus experience traditional mystical sites.

The tour is currently SOLD OUT.

To be put on a waiting list please contact Alumni Relations at 800-291-2586.

Click here to download a brochure with full trip details.

Discounted Price: $2,195* (plus air fare)
Full Price: $2,395 (plus air fare)

 

*Discounted price for both trips ONLY available for Alumni Sustaining Members
Not an Alumni Association Sustaining Member? Click here to join today!

Check the alumni travel page for more information.

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Class Notes Class Notes

Read the recent Class Notes to find out what's going on in the lives of successful Aggie Alumni everywhere!

Sent By Notes
January 21, 2010
Edwin M.Duffy
Graduation: 1969

Highlight:
BS in Geology in 1969. This year I celebrate my 40th year in the Oil/Gas Insurance Industry. I am currently a Zonal Energy Manager for Lexington Insurance Company in Houston,TX.

Have you received a recent promotion, been involved in a community event, or traveled to an exotic destination? Do you ever wonder what other Aggies from your graduating class are up to?

Click here to add your own Class Note!

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ATHLETICS

Current Athletic Schedules

Click here for the current schedules for all Aggie athletics.

Click here for the 2009-10 Aggie Basketball Media Guide

USU Athletics

 

WAC Basketball Tournament Packages Available Through USU Ticket OfficeUSU Basketball

Utah State University fans that want to attend the 2010 Western Athletic Conference Basketball Tournament in Reno, NV, can now buy their tickets through the Utah State University Athletics Ticket Office.

Fans can purchase their tickets in person at the USU Ticket Office between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., or by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305, or online 24 hours a day at www.UtahStateAggies.com.

The 2010 WAC Basketball Tournament runs from Wednesday through Saturday, Mar. 10-13 at the Lawlor Events Center on the campus of the University of Nevada. An all-session ticket for the entire tournament (men and women) is $195 for the lower bowl in the Aggie section.

All-session packages are available to purchase now, but single-session tickets will not go on sale until the beginning of March.

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Catching Up With Former Aggie Gary Wilkinson Gary Wilkinson

Former Utah State men's basketball player Gary Wilkinson finished off an MVP season last year, and helped the Aggies win the WAC regular season and tournament championship and reach the NCAA tournament. During his two years at Utah State, Wilkinson averaged 15.2 points and 6.9 rebounds per game, while shooting 58.2 percent from the field and 82.1 percent from the free throw line in 70 total games played. The Aggies won the WAC regular season title both years he was at Utah State.

Following his collegiate career, Wilkinson began his professional career in South Korea, but is now playing for the Greek team Peristeri.

Last week, Wilkinson took a few minutes to answer some questions from his home in Athens, Greece.

What have you been up to since you finished playing basketball at Utah State?

To be honest I have not stopped playing basketball. After the season ended last year I went to Portsmouth to play in an invitational tournament for seniors and two days after graduation I went to Las Vegas to train for six weeks, while going to workouts with NBA teams. I played with the Jazz in summer league for 10 days. After summer league I was in Dallas for another tryout then it was back to Vegas for the Korean draft.

By Chet Gardner, Utah State Athletic Media Relations

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Utah State's Tyler Newbold Earns Academic All-District Honors Tyler Newbold

Utah State men's basketball player Tyler Newbold has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team it was announced Thursday.

Newbold joins Luke Babbit (Nevada), Kurt Cunningham (Boise State) and Nedeljko Golubovic (Fresno State) as the only players from the Western Athletic Conference to earn academic all-district honors.

Newbold, who has twice earned academic all-WAC honors, was also the only player from the state of Utah recognized.

Newbold, a 6-4, 210-pound junior guard from Payson, Utah (Payson HS), has a cumulative 3.46 grade-point average in journalism.  On the season, he is averaging 8.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game, while shooting 44.1 percent from the field, 39.2 percent from three-point range and 85.2 percent at the free throw line.

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Utah State Announces 2010 Football Non-Conference Schedule USU Football

Aggies to Play Six Home Games Next Year

Utah State Director of Athletics Scott Barnes announced Tuesday USU's football non-conference 2010 schedule. The foundation of Barnes' scheduling plan is to play a minimum of six home games each year and establish a more balanced approach. The 2010 schedule will include six home games with two non-conference and four Western Athletic Conference games at Romney Stadium.

"It is extremely difficult to establish momentum, build consistency in our program and grow your fan base when playing the kind of schedule we have. Last year is a good example of what we will strive to avoid in future years," Barnes said in reference to the 2009 ledger which had five home games, including the first two and four of the first five on the road.

In the past 13 seasons, the Aggies have played six home games only twice, in 1998 and 2008, although six were scheduled in 2005, but the season-opener vs. Nicholls State was cancelled due to Hurricane Katrina. In USU's 116 seasons of football, the Aggies have had six home games on the slate a total of only six times: 1952, 1978, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2008.

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Utah State Has 41 Student-Athletes Receive Fall Academic All-WAC Honors USU Athletics

The Western Athletic Conference announced its fall all-academic teams on Wednesday and Utah State had 41 student-athletes recognized from the sports of cross country, football, soccer and volleyball.

Of its 41 academic all-WAC selections, Utah State had 11 student-athletes from both football and soccer honored, along with nine student-athletes from women's cross country, and five from men's cross country and volleyball. Soccer's 11 honorees was tied with Fresno State for the most in the conference in that sport.

Boise State had 45 fall academic all-WAC honorees to lead the WAC, followed by Fresno State (44), Utah State (41), San Jose State (41), Hawai'i (34), New Mexico State (33), Nevada (28) and Louisiana Tech (21).

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