- Where are you from?
I came from me Mum’s pouch of course. When I first peaked out, I was a little afraid because it’s very cold in Canton, and very warm in the pouch. But I got used to it, and now that I have a full body of warm fur, I find the winters quite comfortable. #OutOfThePouch #StayOffOfTheCouch
- How many teams do you represent?
I’m the head mascot for all 14 varsity teams. That’s a big responsibility for just one Roo. But I love it. I also make a lot of appearances at other school functions, parades, senior citizen dances, fashion shows, MENSA meetings, runway walks, photo shoots, etc… #AllOverTown #HappyEarToTail
- How were you chosen to be school mascot?
I’d like to think they picked me because of my boyish good looks and charm, but I’m told it’s because kangaroos are fiercely competitive and can only move forward. We can’t move backward, and this school is all about progress. Maybe the looks and charm were pleasant bonuses. Plus, aren’t there already enough birds, bears and bulldogs? #NoOffenseFeatheredFriends #MascotDiversityImportant #ShoutOutToSyracuseOrangeman
- Do you have any friends that are mascots?
I don’t know too many other mascots because I’m a stay-at-home kind of Roo. But I’m getting to know the Bear over at SUNY Potsdam a little better now that we’re focusing on shared services. We’ve made a couple of appearances together. Seems like a nice guy, and he has a suh-weet coat of fur on him. I would someday like to meet the Syracuse mascot – Otto the Orange, even though he’s a DI dude. #NiceFurForAnOrange #OttoMagic #OrangeWearsAHat
- What is your favorite campus event?
First game of the year. Doesn’t matter which sport. I just love getting out there for the excitement of the start of a new season. New students. Competition. It’s energizing. #PumpedUpRightNow #StartTheMusic #TossMeABall
- What do you consider the ideal fan?
Anybody who loudly supports the Roos, but doesn’t pull on my tail. That’s my biggest human peeve: the tail tuggers. Grrrrr. You don’t tug on Superman’s cape. You don’t spit in the wind. You shouldn’t pull a Roos tail. #RantOver #SorryAboutThat #RooTemper #SimmerDownRoody
- What’s it like to be a mascot?
I love hopping around, meeting people. It’s tough sometimes being recognized everywhere I go around town though. I do have a tendency to draw attention to myself. But sometimes I have to pinch myself that I get to attend all these games and people cheer for me and have so much fun. #LoveTheKids #BigEars=BigCheers #BigFeet=Handsome
- What do you like to do for fun?
The obvious best thing is attending Roos games, but I also like chillin at the library, Tweetn up friends (@RoodyFromCanton), finding homes for stray cats and dogs, assisting the elderly at crosswalks, anything Student Activities hosts, Starbucks on campus at Cyber Café, helping babies stop crying, working out at Roos House, sledding on campus…a lot of things. In my spare time I work at restoring faith in humanity. #RenaissanceRoo #StayGroomedOrStayHome
- What is your favorite Broadway Play?
I’ve got quite a few because I am a cultured mascot, but my favorite would have to be Lion King. I love the animals and the drama and the music. I actually think it would be a bit better with a Roo as the King of the Jungle, but the whole Lion thing seems to work too. #GoSimba #JunglesRFun
- What is your favorite NYS destination?
I really don’t leave Canton too much, so I guess I’d have to say McDonald’s downtown. It’s a short walk over the bridges and I’m totally into the chicken nuggets. #GetMeMy20Piece #ValueMealsRule