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Kentucky Fan
Lexington, KY
Member since Mar 2015
12554 posts

re: Original SEC mascots
We've always been the Wildcats. Journalist said we fought like Wildcats in a W over Illinois and it stuck

Mississippi St. Fan
Member since Aug 2016
3052 posts

While State’s nickname has changed from the Aggies, to the Maroon’s to the Bulldogs, the Bulldog mascot dates back to 1905.

Nado Jenkins83
Land of the Free
Member since Nov 2012
56088 posts

Fun fact . Aggy band ran over their first dog. And it was a mutt. Not a collie

Tornado Alley
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since Mar 2012
22380 posts

It’s my understanding our colors have always been Harvard red and Yale blue. We were previously the “Flood,” which is a really cool mascot when you think about it.

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Alabama Fan
Queen of Links
Member since Oct 2008
17887 posts

Alabama actually had a live elephant mascot in the 1940's and 50's. His name was Alamite and every year the Homecoming Queen would ride Alamite into the stadium.

During one period, the Iron Bowl would feature a parade through Birmingham and an elephant and tiger from the Birmingham Zoo would be included to represent the two schools.

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Dean of Admissions, LSU
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Alabama Fan
Member since May 2022
181 posts

Texas A&M:

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Auburn Fan
Backwater, TN
Member since Nov 2017
5521 posts

Did Dixie ever go near Tuscaloosa? Her Wiki says she was born in Montgomery and was raised in Atlanta. Or did they discover her out in LA?

Auburn Fan
Member since May 2020
3922 posts

I think Auburn has always been the Tigers, though sometimes they have been called the Plainsmen. Auburn, plainsmen, and tigers all come from the Goldsmith poem, "The Deserted Village."

"Sweet Auburn, loveliest village of the plain,
where crouching tigers await their hapless prey”

The burnt orange and navy blue colors came from George Petrie, the first coach, long time history professor, and author of the Auburn Creed. Petrie was a UVA grad and those are also UVA's colors.

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Georgia Fan
Member since Dec 2012
5893 posts

Never knew that. Heard about the goat.

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