(Bulldog), University of Georgia.
Only mascot to attend the Heisman Award ceremonies.
Hershel Walker said UGA looked better in 5a tux than he
did. Sport Illustrated number 1 mascot. Bonus points for
attacking an Auburn Football player during a game.
2. General Scott(Mule), Army.
In 1899, at the Army-Navy Game, the Navy football team
appeared with a mascot, a handsome if smelly goat. Army
fans looked hastily for a mascot of their own. The Army
mule was already legendary for its roughness and
endurance, so the mule was obvious. A quartermaster in
Philadelphia stopped a passing ice truck, and the big
white mule pulling it became the first Army mascot.
3. Ralphie (Buffalo), University of Colorado.
a she and is a big, 1,300-pound buffalo with horns and
hooves. Her top speed is around 20-25 MPH.
4. Bevo (Long Horn), University of Texas.
says that in 1916, either in retaliation over a
humiliating loss to Texas, Texas A&M branded a Texas
Longhorn steer with 13-0, the score of a previous A&M
victory. In a example of turning lemons to lemonade,
Texas rebranded the Longhorn. 13 became B. The hyphen
became an E. A V was added then the zero remained as O.
BEVO was born.
5. Mike the Tiger, LSU.
One of LSU’s traditions is for Mike to parade around the
field with the LSU cheerleaders perched on top of his
cage-on-wheels. Mike’s trailer stops in front of the
Tiger Band and the student section. LSU tradition
dictates that the Tigers will score a touchdown for
every time Mike growls before the game. According to
Baker, Mike the Tiger does not appear to like Mike the
Mascot, or any other mascot for that matter. Mike tends
to roar at the mascot almost every time he sees him,
predicting a touchdown for LSU and exciting the crowd
inside Death Valley.
6. Bill the Goat, Navy.
The first Bill the Goat appeared in 1893. Currently,
Bill XXXI reigns as the 34th mascot and is the 30th goat
to be named Bill.In 1893, however, a live goat named El
Cid made his debut as a mascot at the fourth Army-Navy
game. El Cid was a gift to the Brigade of Midshipmen
from officers of the USS New York. The goat helped Navy
win 6-3 over Army that year, so he it was adopted as
part of the team.
7. Traveller (White Horse), USC.
first made an appearance at USC football games in 1961.
Whenever USC scores, the band plays "Conquest" and
Traveler gallops around the Coliseum.
8. Falcon, Air Force Acedamy.
was the first collegiate mascot-and a wild creature at
that-to perform at sports events, free and untethered.
Here is the fascinating history of this unique
performing mascot, from the ancient art of falconry to
the use of these magnificent birds in reaching out to
the public to entertain and to educate.
9. Renegade (Horse), FSU.
and Chief Osceola have been representing FSU for over 25
years. "My wife ... thought up the idea of getting a
horse and a rider, which began the Renegade and Osceola
theme," Head Coach Bobby Bowden remembers. "Bill Durham
is the one who got the horse and carried it out and kind
of took it over, which is good because he is doing an
10. Peruna(Shetland Pony), SMU.
The name "Peruna"
is given to each successive live mascot. A black
shetland pony, Peruna has been present at every SMU home
football game for over 70 years. "Peruna" also refers to
the costumed mascot and SMU's fight song. Other notable
incidents involving Peruna are when he tried to mount
Texas Tech's horse, Misty, sent the University of Texas
Longhorn Bevo to the ground with a kick in the side, and
defacated at midfield during a TCU - SMU game, the week
that TCU unveiled the school's brand new Field Turf.
11. Reveille (American Collie), Texas A&M. In 1931,
Reveille came to Texas A&M when some cadets hit a small
black and white dog on their way back from Navasota.
They picked up the dog and brought her back to school so
they could care for her. The next morning, when
"Reveille" was blown, the dog started barking and then
was named after this morning wakeup call. The next
football season she was named the official mascot.
12. Joy and Lady (Bears), Baylor University. A series of
bears have served as Baylor's mascot, but the best known
was Joe College, who came to Baylor through the work of
Baylor student, Bill Boyd. Boyd bought the bear from a
Texas zoo that went broke. He then approached Baylor's
president and offered to take care of the bear in
exchange for free tuition. The president accepted the
deal and the tradition of live bears as mascots has
13. Handsome Dan (Bulldog), Yale. The oldest continuous
college mascot. For over 115 years and 15 previous
bulldogs have represented Yale.
14. Smokey (Blue tick hound), University of Tennessee.
In 1953, a student poll revealed a desire to select a
live mascot. The Tennessee Pep Club held a contest in
1953 to select a coonhound, a native breed of the state,
as the mascot to represent the school. Announcements of
the contest in local newspapers read, “This can’t be an
ordinary hound. He must be a ‘Houn’ Dog’ in the best
sense of the word.”
15. Tusk, (Russian Boar), University of Arkanas. The
live boar mascot tradition dates back to the 1960s and
several hogs have represented Arkansas through the
years. Tusk, a Russian boar (380 lbs.) that closely
resembles a wild razorback hog, is the current official
live mascot. He lives on a local farm and leaves his
home to attend all Arkansas home games.
16. Cam the Ram, Colorada State. In 1947, the students
at Colorado State, known at that time as the Colorado
Agricultural and Mechanical College, voted on a
permanent mascot. They chose the Rambouillet Ram as the
official mascot. The name CAM represented "Colorado
Agricultural and Mechanical."
17. Rameses (Ram), University of North Carolina. In
1922, the idea of having a ram as a mascot came from a
bruising fullback named Jack Merritt. Merritt was
nicknamed "the battering ram" for the way he plunged
into lines. It seemed natural to have a mascot to
symbolize the style of play of this player.
18. Jack, English Bulldog, Georgetown. In 1962, "Jack"
and the breed of English Bulldog was formally adopted
the official mascot of Georgetown.
19. Nova(Golden Eagle) or Spirit (Bald Eagle). Auburn
University. The namesake of Auburn's battle cry "War
Eagle" is represented by a live eagle. At every home
football game, an eagle is released into free flight
from the upper deck of Jordan-Hare Stadium. To a
deafening roar of the cheer 'Waaarrrrr Eagle'. Even
though the War Eagle is really a symbol for Auburn
University, she made the best mascot list. Tiger retired
at the end of the 2006 season and was replaced by Nova
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