SUNY Mascot Madness



Clinton Community College - Calvin Cougar

Calvin Cougar

Clinton Community College

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  1. Where are you from?
    I hail from the Black Hills of South Dakota. I made the journey to the Adirondacks in search of my ancestral roots, and some R&R along the shore of Lake Champlain.
  2. How many teams do you represent?
    I proudly represent 6 teams in the Region III Mountain Valley Conference: Women’s Basketball, Softball, and Soccer, and Men’s Basketball, Baseball, and Soccer.
  3. How were you chosen to be the school mascot?
    I began my tenure on November 5th, 1991; hired by the Student Senate. I think they liked my coloring (I look great in Blue and Orange), plus I had a WAY better growl than the other candidates. Since cougars were once native to the Adirondacks, I fit Clinton’s pride of place in the Adirondacks and historic campus.
  4. Do you have any friends that are mascots?
    My best friend is McGruff, the Criminal Justice Department’s crime dog mascot. We go way back.
  5. What is your favorite campus event?
    The Battle of Plattsburgh Parade! Every September I get to prowl the streets of Plattsburgh with the students and staff of Clinton. I love growling at all the people on the parade route.
  6. What do you consider the ideal fan?
    Someone who comes to every game! This year, one of our VP’s attended EVERY game. Love the dedication!
  7. What’s it like to be a mascot?
    Being a mascot is tough work, but super rewarding. I love the fans and supporting our teams.
  8. What do you like to do for fun?
    Fish. There’s great fishing here in the Adirondacks – from the depths of Lake Champlain to all the rivers and streams.
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  10. What is your favorite New York State destination?
    Love to visit all the cool cats at the Bronx Zoo.