From 1974 to 2010 Utah schools played for the Old Oquirrh Bucket. The trophy was awarded to the team with the best record against in-state opponents creating an intense rivalry between all of the Utah schools. Utah schools may no longer play for the Old Oquirrh Bucket, but there are still a lot of bragging rights on the line, so don’t miss it when a Utah-based school comes to the Dee Events Center.
Weber State and Montana are two of the most successful programs in the Big Sky, and as a result, a fierce rivalry between the two has developed over the years. The rivalry took off in the late-1970s when the Grizzlies knocked off the Wildcats 77-62 in Missoula, and since then just about every matchup between these two has been a must-see. Make sure to get your tickets when the Wildcats take on the Grizzlies.
Weber State Wildcats Stadium Guide
Weber State is home to one of the top basketball programs in the Big Sky and is one of the best-supported teams in the conference as well. You’ll find lots of support from the local community when attending a Weber State Wildcats as everyone in Ogden comes out to show their support for the team on game days. At every game, you’ll see lots of locals as well as local business sponsors making a Weber State basketball game a true Ogden institution.
In addition to lots of local support, you’ll also find tons of school spirit on display at a Wildcats game. The students who make up the student section go all out to root on the team, and the spirit groups are great as well. The cheerleaders make their presence known and you won’t want to miss Waldo the Wildcat, who gets into all kinds of antics during the game.
Before or after the game, head over to Harrison Boulevard to grab something to eat. You’ll find a variety of options here ranging from Mexican to pizza to Greek and much more. The Pie Pizzeria is a Utah favorite, and if you’re a craft beer lover then make sure to check out Roosters Brewing in downtown Ogden.
Weber State presents a fun road trip for any Big Sky hoops fan, so don’t hesitate to start planning your trip to Ogden.
Before entering the Dee Events Center, stop by and take a photo with the Wildcat Statue. The statue presents a fantastic photo op and is a must-see for anyone taking in a game at the Dee Events Center.
Waldo the Wildcat is a big part of any Weber State basketball game, so be on the lookout for this beloved mascot during your trip to Ogden. Waldo gets into all kinds of shenanigans during the game making him a must-see no matter what your age.
The Weber State cheerleaders put on an impressive show and do a superb job of keeping the crowd in the game. No matter what the score, you’ll be impressed by the performance of the Weber State cheerleaders making them a can’t miss part of any Wildcats basketball game.
Take part in the Weber State stand and clap tradition during your visit to Weber State. The entire crowd at a Weber State game stands and claps until the Wildcats make their first basket. The tradition is a fun way to show your support as well as an excellent way to motivate the team.
“Weber State Fight Song”
We are the Wildcats…Scratching, Snarling
We’re going to win this game.
Upward and onward fighting wildcats
With pride and honor on to fame.
We’ll never quit ’til we have won
Our purple and white will reign.
We will scratch and snarl and show we rate
‘Cause we are Weber State,
Weber State…Great Great Great!!
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