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Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 9th, 2021, 8:28 pm
by WasatchAggie
Looking for a book about the history of USU sports, Romney Stadium, etc., etc. Anything out there? My Google is striking out.

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 10th, 2021, 11:25 am
by bigblue32
Stats wise usustats.com is the gold standard. Also has many media guides and what not IIRC

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 10th, 2021, 12:36 pm
by WasatchAggie
^^^^
Thanks but I was looking for something to send as a gift. Something fancy, with glossy photographs, statistics, stories, etc.

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 10th, 2021, 12:42 pm
by bigblue32
WasatchAggie wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 12:36 pm
^^^^
Thanks but I was looking for something to send as a gift. Something fancy, with glossy photographs, statistics, stories, etc.
Actually sounds like a really fun project to put together. Makes me wanna try and make something similar for myself

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 10th, 2021, 1:13 pm
by WasatchAggie
I’ve struck out. I called the Athletic Department and they said nothing like this exists that they are aware of including something for media. I also called The Book Table and they had a similar response. I’m kind of surprised. Living down here in Happy Valley South, there a billion books on how “awesome” yBu is yet I can’t find one book on the Aggies? :bangwall:

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 11th, 2021, 10:34 am
by Mr. Sneelock
WasatchAggie wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 1:13 pm
I’ve struck out. I called the Athletic Department and they said nothing like this exists that they are aware of including something for media. I also called The Book Table and they had a similar response. I’m kind of surprised. Living down here in Happy Valley South, there a billion books on how “awesome” yBu is yet I can’t find one book on the Aggies? :bangwall:
You should write one.

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 11th, 2021, 11:02 am
by JSHarvey
After some searching I've discovered (as mentioned above) such a book does not exist. There are hardly even any books about USU in general (except old year books - The Buzzer). I did find/remember one history of the University (not sports specific though), if you are interested in that just put the following into Google. "Utah State University" "A Centennial Celebration" - it will bring up a book from 1988. It is very nice, I have a copy of that book.

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 11th, 2021, 11:37 am
by USU78
Mr. Sneelock wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 10:34 am
WasatchAggie wrote:
May 10th, 2021, 1:13 pm
I’ve struck out. I called the Athletic Department and they said nothing like this exists that they are aware of including something for media. I also called The Book Table and they had a similar response. I’m kind of surprised. Living down here in Happy Valley South, there a billion books on how “awesome” yBu is yet I can’t find one book on the Aggies? :bangwall:
You should write one.
Yes, please!

Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 11th, 2021, 9:00 pm
by WasatchAggie
So, I did find two books - kind of. One is a thesis written in 1958 about Dick Romney and the other is this book, also about Romney, which I bought (which is almost as old).
https://www.thriftbooks.com/browse/?b.s ... p=30&b.oos

It is quite frustrating that a yBu player gets a touchdown and within days, there are books on how he is going to be the next Knute Rockne or Tom Brady. In contrast, USU can't even put together a 100 year history coffee table book.

Thesis:

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Re: Book/history on USU sports

Posted: May 11th, 2021, 9:10 pm
by WasatchAggie
JSHarvey wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 11:02 am
After some searching I've discovered (as mentioned above) such a book does not exist. There are hardly even any books about USU in general (except old year books - The Buzzer). I did find/remember one history of the University (not sports specific though), if you are interested in that just put the following into Google. "Utah State University" "A Centennial Celebration" - it will bring up a book from 1988. It is very nice, I have a copy of that book.
^^^^
There is this too.
https://digitalcommons.usu.edu/usufacul ... graphs/53/