Ralphie IV, a buffalo and mascot for Colorado University, charges onto the field. Photo courtesy of Colorado University

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Bevo sends flowers to fallen University of Colorado’s Ralphie the buffalo

Posted March 23rd, 2017


College mascots have got to stick together. Or at least off the field…

The University of Colorado recently lost its mascot Ralphie IV after nearly 20 years and 75 games of leading the Buffs onto the field.  The community of colleges who have live mascots are mourning the loss of the giant buffalo. Including the University of Texas.

Texas sent a bouquet of flowers to the Boulder campus that arrived on Wednesday.


Colorado lost its latest mascot earlier this month and at the time, Texas’ @TexasMascot social media account sent a message of support.

READ: Bevo sends flowers to LSU’s terminally ill Mike the Tiger

This past season, Texas introduced its newest mascot, Bevo XV, following the sudden death Bevo XIV during the 2015 season. Bevo XV made his debut before the Notre Dame game.

[brightcove_video video_id=”5112183522001″ caption=”The University of Texas welcomes their 15th longhorn steer to serve as their mascot. Meet Bevo XV.”/]


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