Crimson and gray OK, but Butch barred from zoo

SEATTLE – Nearly 600 Washington State University Global Campus online students and family members will gather at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17. But the most animalistic WSU representative has been told to stay out.   Is it because WSU mascot Butch T. Cougar is too boisterous? Because he’d scarf up […]

Book fair supports education, outreach

The Student Washington Education Association (SWEA) is holding a Scholastic book fair on the 2nd floor of Cleveland Hall from Feb. 18-27.   The fair runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, for the purpose of giving students in the teacher preparation program the opportunity […]

Cougar Pride Day finale

    The sun peaked slightly through the clouds on Glenn Terrell Mall, during the Cougar Pride Days awards ceremony on April 9.   Butch T. Cougar proudly greeted award winners with prizes and awards including the Take a Shower award, Golden Shovel, Heavy Duty, Most Improved and more.   Cougar Pride Days is a two and half week […]

The revealing of a WSU icon

  Article by David Arseneault, WSU Today intern;   Photos by Robert Hubner, WSU Photo Services     One of the biggest secrets on campus was revealed recently when Butch T. Cougar lifted his head showing his true identity of the student mascot.  Senior general studies major, Richard King removed his head to hear the crowd […]

Butch fights to top as mascot of the year

Clawing his way to the top, WSU’s loveable mascot Butch T. Cougar has earned the coveted national title as the Capital One Mascot of the Year. The contest ran from Sept. 14-Dec. 18, pitting Butch against the mascots from 11 other Division IA and IAA athletic programs with college football teams. In the end, it […]