May 19th, 2019 | by CollegeAD

John Hartwell’s been, well, just about everywhere the last couple of weeks. He hasn’t been alone, either. The Utah State athletic director has had some of the school’s biggest names with him during this Aggie Road Trip. The blitz has been to help keep the momentum rolling from USU’s banner 2018-19 athletic year. After all, the Aggies were just one of five programs in collegiate athletics to end the year with both their football team and men’s basketball team ranked in the final AP Top 25 poll. But what he learned about his department this past year is that there is more to come. Much more, he believes. “The foundation is really, really solid in both of those programs,” Hartwell said while in transit to Idaho Falls this past week. “The success in football and in basketball, neither of those were what I would call a one-hit wonder. I think we have every opportunity to be just as successful going into next year. Obviously we are going to be more of the hunted as opposed to an underdog who catches some people by surprise.” -Christopher Kamrani, sltrib. Read More.

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