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Mascot, or not? ... Bison just will not fade away


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gettyimages-1179268092_wide-f2373bb907faIf memory serves me correctly.  As a student at IU at the time. The University actually had a live bison run in Memorial Stadium to practice for game day. That buffalo got loose.  And took hours to corral.  And having a live Bison as mascot was scrapped.

Now.... on the other hand.  The University of Colorado has had a buffalo.... trained... to run on the field before every home game.  And over time would get retired as they slowed down.  However... Raphie V ( always a female, despite the name)... got retired.... because she loved it so much... that she sped up, and her handlers had problems keeping her under control.

New Ralphie being trained for the upcoming season.

Colorado Buffaloes Mascot Ralphie V Retires After 12 Seasons : NPR

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