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Press ReleaseLOGAN--Utah State's football practice Thursday in Romney Stadium was the last single practice day of camp as training camp in winding down.
The Aggies will have their final two-a-day practice Friday, both of which will be closed, in final preparations for Saturday's scrimmage, signaling the end of training camp.
USU will begin regular practices next week as classes on campus begin on Monday, Aug. 24.
The Aggies' final scrimmage of the fall will be in association with Utah State Aggie Football Family Fun Day, sponsored by Macey's Foods, and will be held on Saturday, August 22 at Romney Stadium. The event provides fans a chance to meet USU football players and coaches, participate in games and activities as well as purchase season tickets.
Activities sponsored by Macey's Foods will begin at 12 p.m., on the South Concourse of Romney Stadium. USU's football scrimmage gets underway at 1 p.m.
Head coach Gary Andersen and the Aggies return a WAC-leading 19 total starters, including a conference-best 10 on offense, as well as seven on defense and two kickers. Those 19 starters are part of 48 returning lettermen from last season's 3-9 team. Last year was the first time since 2005 that the Aggies had three wins in a season and USU's 3-5 WAC record was its best in its four seasons in the league. It was also the first time since 2003 that USU has won three conference games and just the third time in the 2000's (2000: 4-1 Big West; 2003: 3-4 Big West; 2008: 3-5 WAC).
The Aggies open the 2009 season against Utah on Thursday, Sept. 3. After a bye and a road game at Texas A&M on Saturday, Sept. 19, USU hosts in-state foe Southern Utah in the Aggies' home opener on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
For season and single-game ticket information, contact the USU Ticket Office at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or by phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1 or (435) 797-0305.
USU Football Practice Dates, Times and Locations
(Practices' "openness" are subject to change)
- Fri., Aug. 21 - 9-10:45 a.m. / 5-6:30 p.m. - Practice Field
- Sat., Aug. 22 - 1 p.m. ** Scrimmage and Aggie Football Family Fun Day - Romney Stadium
(Courtesy USU Athletic Department)