Calling All DOGS!!!

Texas A&M University is on the hunt for a new mascot. Reveille VII needs to be replaced because she retired at the age of 7, the end of last season.

“We are still engaged with a number of training organizations to find the right fit for the next Reveille,” Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin Jackson said Friday in an e-mail to the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

“We have a couple of strong leads, but do not want to get too optimistic at this stage until we have completed our assessment and have had the opportunity for the student handlers and staff advisers as well as representatives from the Vet School to personally interact with the dogs.”

A committee named earlier this year said the next mascot should be an adult dog with a noble look, similar to that of a collie or golden retriever. The committee also said the canine should be a healthy, medium-to-large dog that is outgoing, positively motivated, at ease in large crowds and not highly reactive or afraid of loud noises. (DISH says stick with tradition and go with a Collie!)

Reveille I came to Texas A&M in January 1931. Reveille is described on the Texas A&M Web site as “the first lady of Aggieland, is the official mascot of Texas A&M University.  She is the highest ranking member of the Corps of Cadets, and she is a Five-Star General.”

DISH Loves REV!!

SportsLori Freese