AUSTIN (KXAN) – The latest in the long line of University of Texas mascots known as Bevo will be unveiled at the Longhorns season opener against Notre Dame on September 4th.
Bevo XV is currently undergoing the training necessary to lead the Longhorns to victory
“Bevo XV has all of the characteristics that we were looking for — he is a beautiful steer with great disposition, color and a championship pedigree,” said Ricky Brennes, executive director of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association. “Each Bevo has had his own unique personality and Bevo XV is no exception. He’s very gentle, smart and curious. He is used to being around people and enjoys the attention. Silver Spurs handlers are working with him, becoming more familiar with his personality as well as proper leading and showing techniques. He will be ready for gameday.”
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the legendary longhorn’s first appearance at at a UT football game. On November 30th, 1916, the mascot helped the ‘Horns to a 21-7 Thanksgiving Day victory over Texas A&M.
“Bevo has embodied Longhorn pride and Texas spirit for 100 years,” UT President Gregory L. Fenves said. “He is part of our campus culture and has watched our football team’s successes for decades. I’m looking forward to seeing Bevo XV in his place of honor on the field this coming season.”
Bevo XIV passed away in his sleep last October after a cancer diagnosis.