University of South Carolina
Cocky first took action at USC events in 1980 when he came in to take over his father's (Big Spur) place. His first appearance was on October 16, 1980 when the Gamecocks beat Cincinnati with a score of 49-7. But the fans did not like Cocky in the beginning, believe it or not, he was "boo'ed". Cocky finally reappeared during the Basketball season, where he appeared as SuperChick at a Women's Basketball game (which would now resemble Cocky's girlfriend, Caroline). Cocky soon become a nationally recognized mascot when he was chosen to be the official, and only, mascot of the 1981 and 1982 ESPN College World Series. Cocky won the hearts off all the Gamecock fans and he is still one of the most recognizable figures to young and old at USC. Cocky has also captured national attention in the UCA (Universal Cheerleading Association) Mascot Competitions. In 1986, Cocky brought home his first UCA Mascot Championship. He continued his success in the competitions each year and rose to the very top a second time in 1994 bringing home his second Championship. He has also been a member of the Capital One Bowl All-Star Mascot Team in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007. Cocky was the Capital One Bowl Mascot of the Year in 2003!
One of Cocky's trademarks that is highly recognized by all Gamecock fans is his 2001 Magic Box entrance. The spectacular entrance can be seen at every home football game when the Gamecocks take the field. The Magic Box entrance is one of many things that Cocky does to get the crowd pumped up and cheering for the Gamecocks. Cocky can be seen pepping the crowd not only at football games, but at men's and women's basketball, volleyball, men's and women's soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, golf, track, and tennis events as well. Fans can also see Cocky at many public and private event across the Carolinas, so be sure to keep your eyes open, because you never know where you will see him next!