Origins Weber State has been known as the Wildcats since the 1920s when the name stuck after a journalist said that the football team was “as scrappy as a bunch of wildcats. Prior to the appearance in the newspaper, the only other anecdotal reference of wildcat came from some ol’ fashioned name calling... Wallace Morris, a former football player at WSU in the 1920s, told his children that at practice one day another player said that Morris played like a pussycat.
Marquette senior guard Koby McEwen will end his college career in the state where it started. McEwen announced Wednesday that he will play his fifth season of college basketball at Weber State in Ogden, Utah. He is taking advantage of the NCAA allowing an extra season of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic.