The Old Wagon Wheel
The Old Wagon Wheel, the traveling trophy between Utah State and BYU, became part of the in-state football rivalry in 1948. Awarded by the Blue Key fraternities of the two schools, the Aggies took it home that first year after a 20-7 defeat of the Cougars. Since 1948, the wheel has covered many a mile between Provo and Logan as the rivalry has grown.
Winning the wheel on the field is only a small part of the battle between the two schools. Although not practiced anymore, the more entertaining tradition surrounding the wheel is its theft. In years past, the losing school has often sought to reclaim the trophy through less-than-legal means. Despite being done in the "all-in-good-fun" spirit, this tradition has had its share of problems. The wheel has disappeared for years at a time after being taken by parties with no affiliation to either school.