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04Jul2015

ARTsySTEM: The Changing Climates of the Arts and Sciences

This exhibits showcases works of art that share a…

04Jul2015

The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States

This exhibit showcases, for the first time, the…

04Jul2015

Explore the country of Afghanistan with the USU Museum of Anthropology

The Museum of Anthropology is exploring and the country…

04Jul2015

Saturday Climbing Wall -- Swaner EcoCenter

The Swaner EcoCenter indoor, wetland-themed climbing wall…

04Jul2015

The Mystery of Edwin Drood: The Musical -- Lyric Repertory Company

This award-winning and wildly theatrical musical kicks…

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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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