Bucky the Badger
University of Wisconsin's Mascot
Introduced in 1949 * Considered to be representative of not only UW, but all of Wisconsin * Regularly competes in UCA Mascot Nationals *
Placed 10th in 2003 and 2004 at the Mascot National Championship *
Many appearances on ESPN
Bucking his way onto this year's ballot, Buckingham U. Badger, better known as "Bucky" holds more tradition than most in his field. For over 50 years Bucky has been mastering the art of fan entertainment. Although his look has remained the same, Bucky has only improved and is not unlikely to stand atop a pyramid with UW cheerleaders or do pushups after each Badger score. He's even been known to do the weather on local Fox 47. School officials are so proud to have Bucky on their side that they are not bashful in using him all over campus. In fact, Bucky has his own golf tournament, "The Greater Bucky Open". This golf tournament helps to raise a great deal of money for the University and is just one example of the good Bucky is responsible for. If not on the links, Bucky can be found bouncing around grade schools, nursing homes, and children's hospitals among the many other stops Bucky makes to help spread spirit and fun throughout.