Seeing that the official beginning of Autumn began this past Tuesday, what better way to prepare for a crispy fall day, than by sliding into a completely comfortable and toasty hoody from the Original Retro Brand. And nothing warms thyself better than saving 25% off the normal retail price too!! This week, the Original Retro Brand features the University of Wisconsin Bucky Badger pullover hoody for Men and Women.
Bucky (short for “Buckingham”) is one fierce looking badger! He really is a softie at heart, and is well known to play-fight with opposing mascots like Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher, Michigan State’s Sparty and Purdue Pete.
Back in the 1940’s when Bucky came to be, an actual badger was trotted out to the sidelines during games, but proved to be a tad unruly and dangerous. More often than not, the creature escaped only to be tackled by a heroic fan from the stands. After that experiment did not work, the University decided to try a raccoon instead. Eventually the cheerleading squad took the matter into their own hands, and developed the paper mache head for Bucky that has evolved into the furry fellow of today.
Currently you can find Bucky participating in the Capital One National Mascot Challenge (tenth place out of twelve as of this posting). In 2006 Bucky was a charter member of the Mascot Hall of Fame College Division along with Auburn’s Aubie, and YoUDee from Delaware.