Pat Shingleton: "Weather Mascots..."
There's been lots of excitement with Mike VII as he enjoyed bhis first appearance inside and outside Tiger Stadium. Bulldogs and cowbells will be enjoyed in Starkville this weekend. Mascots for teams have been tributes to weather events in their respective regions. The University of Miami Hurricanes has a mascot called Sebastian the Ibis because the ibis is the first animal to come-out-of-hiding after a hurricane. Numerous colleges and universities across the southeast and the plains use tornadoes, twisters and hurricanes. In Ames, Iowa, Iowa State has the Cyclones and so does Centenary College in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Fans in Sulphur, Louisiana, cheer for the Sulphur High Golden Tornadoes. In Portland, it’s the University of New England Nor’easters along with thea the Lehman College Lightning in the Bronx.