Tulsa World via @Ybrammer - The University of Tulsa isn’t exactly going to the dogs, but a heart-stealing golden retriever is coming to TU. Goldie, a nearly 5-month-old female, makes her official debut as the university ambassador on Aug. 21 at “Bark in the Park,” a Tulsa Drillers promotion at ONEOK Field. But it’s Sept. 7 – the Golden Hurricane’s 2013 football home opener against Colorado State – where TU fans can really get to know her. To be clear, Captain Cane is still the school’s mascot. Goldie will serve as an ambassador.
Kayla Acebo, TU’s vice president of institutional advancement, said Goldie will attend the pregame tailgate party on Chapman Commons and then will begin her duties as TU’s first live mascot in decades. “I can’t imagine anything more adorable,” Acebo said, “than seeing a golden retriever with a Hurricane flag cape draped around her neck running with the cheerleaders and leading the mighty Golden Hurricane out onto the field on game day.”
But starting in 2014, Goldie will lead football players onto Skelly Field, roam the sideline during games and even retrieve the kicking tee after kickoffs.
Smoke Patrol Uniform editions just got absolutely fucked in the face by U. Tulsa dog ambassador Goldie the Golden Retriever. Straight up demolished. Could not care less about stupid helmets and pants and gloves anymore, give me some cute ass pup sprinting onto the field in a cape snagging kicking tees or give me death.
Gold helmets + cutest Golden Retriever ever. Somebody is desperately trying to make people realize they have a football team huh?