8. Butch T. Cougar (Washington State)
Dec 21, 2013; Albuquerque, NM, USA; Washington State Cougars mascot Butch T. Cougar crowd surfs on the fans in the grandstands against the Colorado State Rams during the Gildan New Mexico Bowl at University Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Washington State adopted “Cougars” as their mascot name in 1919, but never had a physical mascot until 1927. Butch T. Cougar was a live cougar from 1927-1978 and has since been represented by a costumed mascot.
Butch T. Cougar won the 2006 Capital One Mascot of the Year award.
The student inside the costume never reveals himself/herself during the majority of the school year, but usually at the last basketball game of the season the student will reveal themselves.
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