How Butch came to be: One cat’s journey into WSU fans’ hearts

From riots over stuffed cougars to live animals smuggled on trains, the path to WSU’s beloved mascot was anything but linear.  The Washington Agricultural College’s football team began in 1894. Rather than repeating WAC’s long title again and again, regional newspapers gave the college nicknames like the “farmers” and “the potato diggers”—WAC’s first inklings of […]
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