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Mississippi State Bulldogs Mascot, MSU Cheerleaders, and Bulldogs Traditions




MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS MASCOT, CHEELEADERS, AND TRADITIONS

Mississippi State Bulldogs Mascot


Mississippi State Bulldogs Mascot

Bully

Newspaper reports of a victory in the early 1900's commented on the 'bulldog' style of play by the football team, and the Bulldog was soon publicly accepted as a school mascot. Accounts of a 1926 pep rally in Meridian, had a bulldog parading with students. Use as an official game mascot began in 1935 when coach Major Ralph Sasse, on orders from his team, went to Memphis, to select a bulldog. Ptolemy, a gift of the Edgar Webster family, was chosen and the Bulldogs promptly defeated Alabama 20-7. A littermate of Ptolemy became the first mascot called Bully shortly after Sasse's team beat mighty Army 13-7 at West Point that same year, perhaps the greatest victory in MSU football history. But Bully I earned other fame the hard way, in 1939 when a campus bus cut short his career. Days of campus mourning followed, as Bully lay in state in a glass coffin. A half-mile funeral procession accompanied by the the Famous Maroon Band went to Scott Field where Bully was buried under the bench at the 50-yard line. Other Bullys have since been buried by campus dorms, fraternity houses, and also at the football stadium. For years Bully was a target for kidnappers, the last incident occuring prior to the 1974 MSU-Ole Miss game. While early Bullys once roamed campus freely or lived in fraternities, today the official university mascot is housed at the College of Veterinary Medicine when not on duty at State home football games.


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