UT Tower lit orange for 100 years of BEVO

Vintage BEVO (UT Photo)
Vintage BEVO (UT Photo)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Wednesday marks 100 years since the first BEVO, UT Austin’s famous mascot, made his debut at a Thanksgiving Day football game.

The UT tower was showered in orange light to mark the occasion. A total of 15 steers have served as the university’s mascot. Earlier this fall, BEVO XV made his debut during the school’s 50-47 win over Notre Dame. “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.

The university celebrated with trivia tweets on BEVO’s history. How many do you know?

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