The UAC playing Colorado at the Adam’s Park football stadium, 1918
(Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections & Archives, USU Historical Photo-board Collection, photo no. USU-A0710c)
Sporting events have been an important part of student life at USU since at least 1894. That year, the “farmers” defeated the U of U during the first Thanksgiving Day game played on the UAC’s makeshift field previously located on the present-day Quad. Today, Utah State athletics continue to be a significant part of the student experience, and the many sporting venues and recreation facilities reflect the importance of sports at the university.