UTAH STATE AGGIES

Utah State To Honor Morrill’s Legacy With Spectrum Court Naming

Feb 10, 2024, 6:43 PM | Updated: Feb 12, 2024, 1:34 pm

LOGAN, Utah – The legacy of longtime Utah State head coach Stew Morrill will be honored in perpetuity as the school names the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum court after the program’s all-time winningest coach.

“Life goes by in a hurry,” Morrill reflected before the game. “A big part of my life was coaching college basketball. The highlight of my coaching career was Utah State.”

RELATED: Logan Provided Unique Environment For Morrill’s USU Success

When the former Provo Bulldog was hired to lead the Aggie program in August 1998, he became the 17th coach in program history. When Morrill retired from coaching 17 years later, his impact couldn’t be denied.

The second longest-tenured coach in USU history, Morrill won 402 games and coached 558, setting both records at Utah State. Morrill’s incredible .720 overall win percentage is a hair better than his 204-80 (.718) conference coaching record.

RELATED: Boise State Looks For Revenge Against No. 22 Utah State

“Thanks to Utah State University and all the donors who made this happen,” said Morrill. “When I received the call, I was a bit overwhelmed and emotional. Whenever your efforts are recognized in a manner like this, it is special. Of course, none of the success we had would have been possible without all the players and assistant coaches.”

Morrill’s 25-4 team from 2003-04 and his 30-5 team from 2008-09 will also be honored by the university during the first half of tonight’s game.

Following USU With KSL Sports Zone

No. 22 Utah State  (19-4, 7-3) hosts Boise State (16-7, 7-3) on Saturday, February 10 at 8 p.m. (MT) in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.

Listen to USU basketball games on KSL Sports Zone with Scott Garrard on the call.

Find KSL Sports coverage of Utah State University Athletics here.

Take us with you wherever you go.

Download the new & improved KSL Sports app from Utah’s sports leader. You can stream live radio and video and stay updated on all your favorite teams.

Brian Preece is a KSLsports.com insider covering the Utah State Aggies, Locals in MLB, and Salt Lake Bees. Follow Brian’s Bees, Beehive baseball, and Aggie athletics coverage here.

  • Utah State Aggies Scoreboard

  • Utah State Aggies Team Leaders

  • Utah State Aggies Standings

Utah State Aggies

AP Top 25, BYU Basketball, Trevin Knell...

Mitch Harper

BYU Climbs Back Into AP Top 25 Rankings, Utah State Stays Put

The final AP Top 25 poll of the regular season features two teams from the state of Utah.

9 hours ago

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum...

Brian Preece

No. 22 Utah State Shows Depth In Wire-To-Wire Win Over Air Force

With Osobor surrounded by Falcons defenders all night, USU turned to its stable of depth and experience to pay the rent in a 72-60 win.

3 days ago

Jalen-Royals-Utah-State-Aggies-Football...

Brian Preece

Mountain West Announces 2024 Utah State Aggies Football Schedule

Utah State, in conjunction with the Mountain West, released its 2024 conference schedule on Thursday, February 29.

4 days ago

utah state basketball...

Brian Preece

Bovine Blog: Previewing Air Force Falcons At No. 22 Utah State Aggies

The No. 22 Aggies look to complete the season-series sweep of Air Force on Friday, March 1, at the Spectrum. Tip-off is at 9 p.m. MT.

5 days ago

darius brown II utah state...

Brian Preece

Bovine Blog: ‘Confident’ Darius Brown II Sets Tone For No. 22 Utah State

When its back is against a wall, No. 22 Utah State leans on Darius Brown II to put his team in a position to win games.

5 days ago

utah state darius brown II...

Brian Preece

Darius Brown II Lifts No. 22 Utah State To Ragged Win Over Fresno State

Nothing comes easy on the road in the Mountain West as Utah State needed overtime to survive upset-minded Fresno State.

6 days ago

Sponsored Articles

ksl-sports-newsletter...

KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.

...

KSL Sports

Jazz Notes Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the Jazz Notes newsletter. Get insider analysis, game recaps and opportunities to win tickets!

Follow @kslsports...

The Road Home Mediathon 2023

The KSL Sports Zone and KSLSports.com are proud to support the all-day Mediathon 2023 at the Road Home, an annual tradition to raise money and other essential items for the Road Home, a Homeless Shelter.

3 kids wearing real salt lake jerseys smiling...

Real Salt Lake

6 Reasons You Need to Experience a RSL Matchday

RSL Games are a great way to spend time with your family with fun activities, good food, and traditions you can only experience at the field.

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...

KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.

Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...

KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.

Utah State To Honor Morrill’s Legacy With Spectrum Court Naming