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Polling the Big 12: Who has the best and worst mascots?

Jake Trotter Modified: August 2, 2009 at 11:00 pm •  Published: August 2, 2009
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photo - Colorado's Ralphie, right, is a favorite among Big 12 players. Nebraska's Herbie Husker, left, didn't fare as well in The Oklahoman's poll. Associated Press photos
Colorado's Ralphie, right, is a favorite among Big 12 players. Nebraska's Herbie Husker, left, didn't fare as well in The Oklahoman's poll. Associated Press photos

The Oklahoman's Jake Trotter polled 29 of the 38 players at Big 12 Media Days, including at least one from each school. These are their answers.

Who has the best mascot?

Ralphie (Colorado), 25%

Bevo (Texas), 20%

Joy and Lady (Baylor), 15%

Pistol Pete (Oklahoma State), 10%

Herbie Husker and Lil' Red (Nebraska), 10%

Other receiving votes: Cy (Iowa State), Big Jay and Baby Jay (Kansas), Truman the Tiger (Missouri), Masked Rider (Texas Tech)

Quotable: "It's definitely Ralphie. No one else I know has a buffalo." — a Big 12 North defensive player

Quotable II: "They actually have a live bear sitting in the end zone," — a Big 12 North offensive player

Who has the worst mascot?

Cy (Iowa State), 19%

Herbie Husker and Lil' Red (Nebraska), 19%

Masked Rider (Texas Tech), 14%

Big Jay and Baby Jay (Kansas), 10%

Sooner Schooner (Oklahoma), 10%

Pistol Pete (Oklahoma State), 10%

Reveille (Texas A&M), 10%

Other receiving votes: Truman the Tiger (Missouri), Bevo (Texas)

Quotable: "The worst mascot is the Iowa State Tornadoes, or whatever they're called." — a Big 12 South offensive player

Quotable II: "It's not really a mascot. I don't even know what a Sooner is. Is it a wagon?" — a Big 12 South defensive player


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