Where the Sagebrush Grows: A History of USU Homecoming: Homecoming Today
In the last ten years, new traditions have sprouted up for Homecoming Week at Utah State University. These new traditions reflect the changing values and needs of the students and alumni of USU and have already become an important part of the Aggie experience. Below are some examples of these traditions.
Powder puff football:
In recent years, Powderpuff football games have been a popular homecoming event. The women's tournament takes place on a weekday before the Homecoming Game at Maverik Stadium.
Each year at Homecoming, a variety of student association and clubs take up their paintbrushes and decorate the streets near the Taggart Student Center with their own welcome-home designs. The images remain throughout the year as a constant reminder of the celebration, until replaced by the next year's batch of paintings. This tradition stems from a Town and Gown tradition of painting the main streets of Logan for the celebration. While that earlier tradition has faded, the intersections at 400 N and Main, and 700 N and 800 E still receive this special treatment.