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Evan Hardy came to the University of Saskatchewan from Iowa State University in 1917. He was professor and head of the agricultural engineering department for 31 years.
Besides being an outstanding scholar, Evan coached, managed and on occassion, played for the Huskies football team in the 1920s.
He was president of the Western Canadian Intercollegiate Rugby Union and in 1929, he donated the Hardy Cup to be awarded to the WCIAU football champion.
Evan was a long time member of the Men's Athletic Board. From 1930 to 1951, he was the timekeeper and scorer at Huskie football games.
In addition to his contributions to the game at the University, Evan spent many years as secretary and/or president of both the Canadian Rugby Union and Saskatchewan Rugby Union.