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At h l e t i c s

of fice

Development

Athletics Ticket Office

Kent Stanley

Katie Hickman

Associate VP for Advancement Sr. Associate Athletics Director/Development kent.stanley@usu.edu

Assistant Athletics Director/ Ticket Operations

Jeremy Winn Assistant Athletics Director/Major Gifts Jeremy.winn@usu.edu

Corey Ansfield Assistant Athletics Director/Annual Giving corey.ansfield@usu.edu

Alex Cook Assistant Development Officer/Events Coordinator alex.cook@usu.edu

Heidi Spjute Membership Services Coordinator/Big Blue Scholarship Fund heidi.spjute@usu.edu

Kristen Millet Administrative Assistant/Development kristen.millet@usu.edu

Utah State Athletics Development 7400 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322 435-797-1850

Big Blue Scholarship Fund 7400 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322 435-797-2583

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Leon Jackson III Assistant Ticket Manager

Bryan Mathis General Manager/ Ticket Sales 435-797-0348

Nick Olsson Account Executive 435-797-0030

Utah State Athletics Ticket Office 7600 Old Main Hill Logan, UT 84322 1-888-USTATE-1


at h l e t i c s

o f fice

f rom S cot t Bar n es : Utah State Athletics has seen a number of changes over the last few years — new brand identity, state-of-the art facilities, a new conference. But there are many things that remain unchanged — the passion of our student body, the energy inside of a full Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, the quality of our student-athletes, and the expectation of excellence we all share.

At Utah State University, we are tirelessly working to provide a first-class experience for our student-athletes. Your support as a member of the Big Blue Scholarship Fund and a season ticket holder gives our student-athletes the resources necessary to compete at the highest level of intercollegiate athletics and to learn to be leaders long after their playing careers have ended.

On behalf of our coaches, student-athletes and administration, thank you for all you have done and will continue to do in support of Aggie Athletics.

Scott Barnes Vice President and Director of Athletics

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D on or

S u pport

The Big Blue Scholarship Fund is the official scholarship

support

program

for

Utah

State

University Athletics. With your contributions we are able to provide scholarships for nearly 400 student-athletes as they strive for excellences in competition and classroom. Every contribution to the Big Blue Scholarship Fund Last year, donor contributions to the Big Blue Scholarship Fund excluding donations to capital projects accounted for

6% of our annual operating revenue.

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helps support the $4,389,492 in annual scholarships that provide Aggie student-athletes with tuition, room and board, books, and academic support. The growth of the Big Blue Scholarship Fund will be the key driving force behind our ability to compete for conference championships and allow Utah State student-athletes to reach their fullest potential, academically, athletically, and socially. We are — the team behind the teams.


Donor

S u pport

Why we need your help Utah State ranks

in the

bottom

third

of the Mountain West Conference in terms of overall budget 2011-2012

Mountain West Conference Operating Budgets $70 M

Your

annual gift

$60 M $50 M

helps us compete on a Hawaii

San Diego State

San Jose State

Boise State

Utah State

Wyoming

Nevada

UNLV

Colorado State

$10 M

New Mexico

$20 M

Fresno State

$30 M

Air Force Academy

$40 M

national level

Priority seat donations allow us to invest in the future of our student-athletes by providing:

• • • •

Academic Support Tuition Room and Board Books

These things make other resources available for facilities, recuiting, and medical care.

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D on or

S u pport

Tuition costs continue to rise, especially for out-of-state students.

TUITION & FEES:

SEMESTER

YEAR

IN-STATE OUT-OF-STATE

$3,093 $8,945

$6,185 $17,889

ESTIMATED EXPENSES: ROOM & BOARD BOOKS & SUPPLIES

$2,500 $400

$5,000 $800

$5,993 $11,845

$11,985 $23,688

TOTAL: IN-STATE OUT-OF-STATE

Additional services provided to each student-athlete:

UNIFORMS EQUIPMENT TRAVEL MEDICAL TREATMENT TRAINING/ACADEMIC

$350 $750 $4,485 $3,350 $1,175

This year, you will help athletics pay

$4,389,492 to the University for student-athlete aid.

Thank you for being a member of the

TE A M B EHIN D THE TE A MS through your investment in nearly 400 student-athletes who represent Utah State University.

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Donor

S u pport

Benefits of Being a Donor Associate $50

Blue $100

Silver $400

Gold $800

Diamond Platinum Touchdown $1,500 $4,000 $7,000 +

Membership Enhancing the lives of USU student-athletes Tax deduction* Membership card Earn priority points

Tick et s

&

Pa r k i n g

Priority seating for football Priority seating for men’s basketball Priority parking for men’s basketball^ Priority parking for football# Reserved Parking for Football /men’s basketball Women’s sports pass Post season ticket priority

E n t e r ta i n m e n t

&

Re cogni tion

Website recognition Football /Men’s basketball program recognition** Invited to Big Blue social events Annual Athletics Gift Media guides Touchdown social *Consult your tax advisor ^ Basketball season ticket holders only # Football season ticket holders only **Based on gifts made prior to Aug 1

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Ann ual

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g i ving

t imel ine

Season ticket renewals available online

MW Basketball Championships Las Vegas, NV

Spring Football Weekend

January

March 12-15

April 11-13

february

March 19-24

Season ticket renewal paper applications mailed

NCAA Basketball Tournament


Annual

Football seat selection LIVE!

Men’s basketball seat selection LIVE!

june

September

gi ving

tim el ine

may 1

August 30

october 30

Football season ticket/ BBSF annual gift renewal due (if paying in full). Last day to sign up for a payment plan

Men’s basketball season ticket renewal deadline

Final payment plan installment

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Aggi e

poin t s

Aggie Points, the Big Blue Scholarship Fund’s priority point system, exists to reward those individuals who have made a commitment to Aggie Athletics. In order to accumulate priority points, one must be an active member of the Big Blue Scholarship Fund, making an annual contribution of at least $100. Priority Points determine selection order for season ticket seat assignments, away-game allocation, parking, seat improvements, and other special events or activities.

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Allocation of Aggie Points: Cash Contributions

• Historical Giving to Athletics (1988-2013)* 1 Point for every $100 given to athletics from 1988-2013 (includes BBSF, capital campaigns, endowments, irrevocable planned gifts, special projects, and sport specific funds). *Athletics giving data not available prior to 1988.

2014 - Current

• Priority Seating 1 Point for every $100 given to the BBSF for priority seating. • Annual Giving 2 Points for every $100 given to the BBSF (not attached to tickets). • Restricted Giving 1 Point for every $100 in restricted giving (includes capital campaigns, special projects, sport specific programs, endowments, and irrevocable planned gifts).

Trade/Gifts in Kind

• Trade/Gifts in Kind 1 Point for every $500 worth of goods or services donated to Aggie Athletics.

Season Tickets

• Season Ticket Holder 1 Point for every consecutive year as a season ticket holder to football. 1 Point for every consecutive year as a season ticket holder for men’s basketball.

Fixed (one-time allocation) • USU Letterwinner 10 Points for lettering in a varsity sport (20 point max per account). • USU Alumni 2 Points for USU Alumni (4 point max per account).

Priority Point Ranking: Donors will be ranked by priority points at specific times throughout the year for the purpose of seat improvements, parking, and post-season ticket allocation for football and men’s basketball. Gifts made prior to these dates will help your priority point ranking as it applies to seating and benefit allocations.

• Football seat improvements: May 1 • Football parking: Aug 1 • Men’s Basketball seat improvements: Aug 30 • Men’s Basketball parking: Oct 1 • Football bowl game: Nov 10 • Men’s Basketball MW/NCAA Championships: Feb 1 Gifts made prior to these dates will help priority point ranking as it applies to seating and benefit allocation. For more information on Aggie Points, visit bigbluefund.net or call 435-797-2583.

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Ways to give

Thank you for your interest in joining the Big Blue Scholarship Fund. Your support is vital and your passion for Utah State University makes a tremendous impact on the ability to operate an athletic department that is focused on creating an outstanding experience for student-athletes in the classroom, and on the playing fields. Listed below you will find various methods of becoming a member of the TEAM BEHIND THE TEAMS.

Annual Gifts

You can become a member of the Big Blue Scholarship Fund starting at just $100.Your contribution is used to fund over $4 million in scholarships for Aggie student-athletes. Donations made to the Big Blue Scholarship Fund are tax deductable up to 80 percent because the donor receives some benefit (in the form of priority seating opportunities) in exchange for the donation. You may, however, request that you receive no benefit in exchange for your donation, and therefore your donation would be 100 percent tax deductible. Annual donations can be made by credit card, check, or monthly payment plan. NOTE: Annual gifts related to priority seating must be made by May 1, 2014.

Matching Gifts

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Capital Projects

Quality facilities are an important piece to recruiting the nation’s best and brightest student-athletes. We’ve made a commitment to all of our student-athletes to equip them with the necessary tools to ensure their success on the playing fields, and in the classroom. For information about donating toward a current or planned capital project, please contact the Utah State Athletics Development Office at 435-7971850.

Scholarship Endowments The primary purpose of privately funding the athletics program at Utah State University is to provide our student-athletes with the opportunity to continue their education. While most of the scholarship funding comes from annual Big Blue Scholarship Fund giving, scholarship endowments ensure excellence for the future of Aggie Athletics. For more information about setting up an endowed scholarship and having your name, or the name of a loved one permanently attached to USU Athletics, please contact the Big Blue Scholarship Fund.

Cattleman’s Club

Local ranches and farms often donate one or more animals, with the proceeds from the sale of the livestock going to the Big Blue Scholarship Fund. If you would like more information on becoming a member of the Cattlemen’s Club, please contact the Big Blue Scholarship Fund.

Many employers provide matching gift programs for employee contributions. Ask your human resources department about your employer’s matching gift policy and see how you can increase the impact of your donation.

Gifts-in-Kind

If you plan on using your company’s corporate matching gift toward your minimum required donation for priority seating, the matching gift must be received by Aug 1 for football, and Oct 1 for basketball. Your company’s matching gifts process may require a significant period of time for processing, so please plan accordingly.

Other forms of support

In some situations, gifts of goods/services will be accepted in lieu of a cash contribution. All gifts-in-kind must be approved by the Big Blue Scholarship Fund.

The Big Blue Scholarship Fund also accepts gifts in the forms of stocks, real estate, life insurance, bequests, trusts, annuities, and securities.


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special projects

to

g ive

gifts. However we hope that you will choose to renew your involvement annually.

Olsen Fund Benefits

Merlin Olsen Fund The Olsen Fund was launched in 2008 and has played a major role in helping Utah State Football win back-to-back FBS bowl games and a Mountain West Conference Mountain Division Championship in 2013.

Olsen Fund Membership

Annual members of Head Coach Matt Wells’ elite inner circle are those who generously contribute $1,000 or more each year to the Olsen Fund in support of Aggie Football. • New members are welcome at any point throughout the year. • Your membership pledge may be fulfilled over a 12-month period to make contributing more convenient for you. Members can make monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, or annual payments through the Athletics Development Office. Contributions of any denomination are appreciated by the USU Football program, including one-time

• Annual Olsen Fund thank you gift. • Invitation to private bowl game reception. • Invitation to the spring Olsen Fund dinner. • Exclusive Olsen Fund video e-mails from Coach Wells. • On-field game recognition. • Pre-game field pass for one Aggie home game. • A pre-game facilities tour for you and your guests. • Invitations to exclusive Olsen Fund events with other members, football staff, and players throughout the year. • Preferred seating at the February signing day event. • In addition to your Olsen Fund benefits, your name will be added to the Olsen Fund donor display on the second floor of the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex. The difference between a good team and a great program is the support of its alumni and friends. Thank you for putting Aggie Football at the forefront of your philanthropy. If you have any questions, please contact Kent Stanley at 435-881-7027 or Jeremy Winn at 801-386-6476. *The Olsen Fund is a restricted giving program. Gifts to the Olsen Fund support football only and cannot be used towards Big Blue Scholarship Fund priority seating or parking benefits. Gifts to the Olsen Fund are made in addition to any pledges you may have committed to the Big Blue Scholarship Fund or other athletics projects.

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North End Zone Suites* VIP suites in the Jim and Carol Laub Athletics-Academics Complex offer a unique opportunity to entertain clients or reward employees. Each VIP suite includes game tickets, VIP parking, a suite attendant, and the option to purchase full catering service. *Our VIP suites are currently sold out for the 2014-15 season. If you are interested in being put on the waiting list, please contact the Athletics Development Office by calling 435-797-1850.

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EXPERIENCE Aggie Football Football West side chair backs Seating

Priority seating area

BBSF Donation required

Ticket Price

Total Cost per ticket

USU fAculty/ staff price**

West Level 1

$500

$175

$675

$390

West Level 2

$400

$175

$575

$340

West Level 3

$200

$175

$375

$240

West Level 4

$100

$175

$275

$190

football NEW in 2014: Reserved South End Zone Chair Backs (Sec. D, E, F: Rows 1-12)

Priority seating area

BBSF Donation required

Ticket Price

Total Cost per ticket

USU fAculty/ staff price**

South Reserved Level 5

$100

$130

$230

$154

Football East Side REserved seating

Priority seating area

BBSF Donation required

Ticket Price

Total Cost per ticket

USU fAculty/ staff price**

East Level 6

N/A

$130

$130

$104

football General Admission seating

Priority seating area

BBSF Donation required

Ticket Price

Total Cost per ticket

USU fAculty/ staff price**

General Admission Level 7

N/A

$95

$95

$76

football Family Plan Seating (Family Plan consists of 2 adults, 3 youths)

Priority seating area

BBSF Donation required per family plan

Ticket Price

Total Cost per ticket

USU fAculty/ staff price**

East Family Plan Level 6

N/A

$470

$470

N/A

General Admission family plan Level 7

N/A

$350

$350

N/A

** Faculty/Staff price is 20% discount off ticket price, and 50% off BBSF donation requirement if applicaiable. Active, full-time faculty/staff, and emeriti only. Maximum of 4 tickets.

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Football Parking 2014

FOOTBALL PARKING AREAS 2013

PAID PARKING $5

PAID PARKING $5

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$10 PAID

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PAID PARKING

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$10

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PDP

Parking Controlled Tailgate Area

PLAYERS COACHES

PAID PARKING $10

BLUE

PRESIDENTIAL

PARKING TAILGATE

PAID PARKING $10

1200 E

$10

G IN RK A P PAID

SERVICE

AGGIE VILLAGE TOWNHOUSES

SHWC

BLUE PARKING

ATHLETIC TAILGATE

Athletic Controlled Tailgate Area

STUDENT ATHLETIC FACILITY

TH & STRENG ING NO CONDITI

PAID PARKING

SILVER

STUDENT TAILGATE

SUITE

$5

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ROMNEY STADIUM

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Donation Level

Gift Amount

maximum Passes

Touchdown Club^

$7,000+

8

Platinum*

$4,000 - $6,999

4

Diamond

$1,500 - $3,999

2

Gold

$800 - $1,499

2

Silver

$400 - $799

1

Blue

$100 - $399

1

Associate

Less than $100

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Donor will receive one parking pass for every four season tickets, up to the maximum allotted per giving level. ^Donors at the Touchdown Club ($7,000+) level are guaranteed one TD CLUB parking pass. Final location will be determined prior to season. Location of other passes will be determined by priority points and availability. *Donors at the Platinum ($4,000) level will be guaranteed one Platinum parking pass. Final location will be determined prior to season. Location of other passes will be determined by priority points and availability.

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EXPERIENCE Aggie Basketball Big Blue Scholarship Fund Priority Seating BBSF Donation required

Ticket Price

Total Cost per ticket

USU fAculty/ staff price*

Priority Level 1

$900

$220

$1,120

$628

Priority Level 2

$600

$220

$820

$478

Priority Level 3

$400

$220

$620

$378

Priority Level 4

$200

$220

$420

$278

Priority Level 5

$100

$220

$320

$228

Priority seating

Men’s basketball non-priority seating Priority seating area

BBSF Donation required

Ticket Price

Total Cost per ticket

USU fAculty/ staff price*

non-Priority Level 3

N/A

$230

$230

$186

Men’s Basketball Family Plan Seating ( Family Plans consist of 2 adults, 3 youths)

Priority seating area

BBSF Donation required Per family PPlan

Family Plan Price

Total Cost of family plan

USU fAculty/ staff price*

Priority Family Plan Level 5

$500

$850

$1,350

N/A

non-Priority Level 3

N/A

$850

$850

N/A

*Family/Staff price is 20% off ticket price and 50% off BBSF donation requirement if applicable. Active full-time faculty/staff.

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Donation Level

Gift Amount

maximum Passes

Touchdown Club^

$7,000+

8

Platinum*

$4,000 - $6,999

4

Diamond

$1,500 - $3,999

2

Gold

$800 - $1,499

2

Silver

$400 - $799

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Blue

$100 - $399

1

Associate

Less than $100

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Donor will receive one parking pass for every four season tickets, up to the maximum allotted per giving level. ^Donors at the Touchdown Club ($7,000+) level are guaranteed one TD CLUB parking pass. Final location will be determined prior to season. Location of other passes will be determined by priority points and availability. *Donors at the Platinum ($4,000) level will be guaranteed one Platinum parking pass. Final location will be determined prior to season. Location of other passes will be determined by priority points and availability.

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ge neral

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General Ticket Information Season Tickets: Season tickets for Aggie Football and Men’s Basketball can be purchased by visiting the Utah State Athletics Ticket Office located on the first floor of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum, or over the phone by calling 1-888-USTATE-1. Save time and the environment by going paperless! Visit utahstateaggies.com and set up an online account to manage all of your ticket and BBSF membership needs.

Single Game Tickets: Single game tickets for football will go on sale to the general public in late August. Single game basketball tickets will be made available to the general public 10 days prior to each home game. For more information on single game tickets, visit utahstateaggies.com or call the Utah State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1.

Group Ticket Packages: Attending one of our events with a group of 20 or more? Take advantage of our group seating rates. For information on specific game tickets, please call the Utah State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1 or visit utahstateaggies.com.

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Seat Change Requests: Seat upgrades are awarded based on priority points. Big Blue Scholarship Fund members please contact a BBSF representative at 435-797-2583. Non-BBSF season ticket holders please indicate request at time of renewal. Additional information is available by calling the Utah State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1.

Away game tickets: Help make every game a home game for the Aggies by purchasing away game tickets for football and men’s basketball. Big Blue Scholarship Fund members please contact a BBSF representative by calling 435-797-2583. Non-BBSF members contact the Utah State Athletics Ticket Office at 1-888-USTATE-1.

Mini-Plans: Not sure if you have the time to commit to full-season tickets? Make sure to check out our mini-plan options for football and men’s basketball by visiting utahstateaggies.com.


Wa y n e

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Coming summer 2014...

The Wayne Estes Center

T

he 32,000 square-foot building is located just to the west of the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum where the Harris Athletics Center sat. The facility will contain a regulation size competition court with chair back seating for 1,400 fans, along with a training room and in-season strength and conditioning area. Office space for both men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball will also be included in the new facility, as well as a locker room and film room for volleyball. Ticketing and concession services will also be available on gamedays.

We are very excited for our program to have this amazing facility and it will definitely help with the growth of our volleyball team. Recruits want to see that you are moving forward as a program and this will go a long way to show them and their families that Utah State is committed to having a firstclass athletics program. – Coach Grayson DuBose

This facility is very important for multiple sports at Utah State. For men’s basketball, it is a much-needed facility to accommodate our program going forward in the Mountain West Conference. It gives us greater flexibility in developing our players thru both regular practice as well as individual workouts. In addition, we will be adding office space that we have desperately needed. Both from a playing and recruiting standpoint, this is a great upgrade for Utah State Basketball. – Coach Stew Morrill

I am very excited about the basketball practice facility/volleyball competition site for what it brings to our recruiting and for what it brings to our logistical challenges with practices times. Upon accepting the job last year, one of the keys that I saw in the growth of women’s basketball at Utah State is the facility growth and what it means in all areas of building a program. – Coach Jerry Finkbeiner

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2014 Utah State Athletics Fan Guide