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UofSC's mascot Cocky turns 40, former Cockys weigh in on their experiences

UofSC's mascot Cocky turns 40, former Cockys weigh in on their experiences

Cocky at UofSC soccer game. Alexandra Koch photo “Cocky,” the University of South Carolina’s official mascot, turned 40 years old Friday. The current mascot made its debut at the 1980 Homecoming game against Cincinnati. According to The American Football Database, when originally introduced, Cocky was “booed off the field by students and fans who thought he was not ‘dignified enough.’” John Routh, who served...

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