College mascot workouts are intense
If you are a viewer of college sports, you may recognize names such as Big Al, Brutus Buckeye, Bucky Badger, Hook ‘em, The Leprechaun, Smokey, Sparty, and The Stanford Tree.
These well known college mascots not only bring publicity and recognition to their university, but the students who portray these characters attempt to bring enthusiasm to their fan base.
Though mascots may be looked upon as a cross between a cheerleader and a theater major, it should be noted that obtaining the role is difficult, and keeping the job is just as burdensome.
“The job of a mascot is demanding, and the traveling and training schedule can get to you,” said Marcos Marcellia, who portrayed “Speedy the Geoduck” for three years while attending the Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. “Evergreen is a smaller ...