The University of Tennessee Athletics Department is proud to announce that Smokey has been included on the nominee ballot for the Mascot Hall of Fame. Smokey is one of six mascots considered for the collegiate inductee class of 2008. Fans are encouraged to cast their votes at www.mascothalloffame.com beginning Monday, August 11. Voting will continue through Friday, September 12.
Joining Smokey on the 2008 collegiate mascot ballot are Cocky of the University of South Carolina, Otto of Syracuse, Sebastian the Ibis of the University of Miami, St. Joseph University’s The Hawk and Stanford University’s Stanford Tree.
The Mascot Hall of Fame was created in 2005 to recognize the art and skill of great characters whose performances have entertained kids and adults alike for generations and have inspired their teams and communities. Previous collegiate inductees include Auburn University’s Aubie and Ohio State University’s Brutus Buckeye.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.