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Website Enhancement Project: LinkedIn University

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Big Blue

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Are you Big Blue? Probably not; however, you may not have known that Utah State's mascot has some deep history. Originally Big Blue was a real white bull painted blue before each game. When the Spectrum was first built, however, there was concern that Big Blue would scuff up the new basketball court, so Big Blue was donned with red rubber boots; this was a disaster. Because of the damage done to the football field and the basketball court Big Blue was discontinued.

In 1987 Big Blue got a second life when Student Athletics Vice President John Mortensen decided that Utah State should still have a mascot and spent $750 on a costume for Big Blue. The costume was somewhat of a disappointment because it was royal blue, not navy, had real animal horns, and was not easy to move around in. Big Blue took another backseat for two seasons until 1989 when a student pestered the cheerleading advisor to let him be the mascot. Big Blue was the name and since then there have been six Big Blues, four of which have gone on to become professional mascots and all of which remain anonymous.

Sources: Alumni e-Newsletter October and December 2003

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