Athletic events at HSU are supported by cheerleaders, the
Spurs, the Cowboy Band, and the Six White Horses. Yet, the HSU Cowboys
currently have no Cowboy mascot on the sidelines. The HSU Alumni Association Board of Directors voted in January to support and
help raise the funds needed for a new mascot.
Bubba Weckwerth ’12, Fundraising Chair of the HSU Alumni
Association, says that the mascot will bolster spirit and enthusiasm for
athletics and unite the campus community through a common symbol.
“Whether leading the crowd at football games, making
appearances around campus, representing the school in advertisements, with
Kid’s Clubs, or printed on a t-shirt, a mascot serves as a symbol for the students,
alumni, and the university,” he said. “Embodying the values and spirit of the
campus, mascots are a physical representation of their school.”
The new mascot will be in place in time for the fall 2018
football season, but before then, the Alumni Association is seeking donations to
support the cause. $7,500 are needed to create the mascot, including the suit,
changes of clothes, carrying case, and cooling system. Donations can be made
The Alumni Association is also seeking suggestions for the
new mascot’s name. The name will also be used to rename the Kid’s Club
(formerly Posse Kids Club). The person who submits the winning name will
receive a $500 gift card to the HSU Bookstore. Submit your name here.