Utah memorabilia on display
Published: September 26, 2012 05:14AM
Updated: September 26, 2012 05:14AM
Overlapping with the recent introduction of the Utes' black helmets,
a leather helmet from 1928 is part of a Utah football display that
will remain open to the public (free) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
through Friday on the fourth floor of the University of Utah's
Marriott Library.
Parking is available at the nearby Campus Store, west of the library.
The collection of photographs, game programs and other memorabilia
shows the football team's evolution from Cummings Field on campus to
Ute Stadium, which was dedicated in 1927 on the site of the current
Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Among the more interesting photos are feature shots of former
offensive guard Norm Chow, quarterback Lee Grosscup and coach Ike
Armstrong, who's pictured with legendary Notre Dame coach Knute
Rockne. There are also a team photo of the school's first squad in
1892, shots of the school band through the years and a 1942 home
schedule that advertises a $7 season ticket. A nice display from the
1964 Liberty Bowl, played indoors in Atlantic City, N.J., is among
other attractions.
A loop of highlights from various games plays continuously. The
library is in the process of digitizing hundreds of old game films
for use by patrons.
- Kurt Kragthorpe