Who is the mascot of Princeton?
Princeton's mascot is a tiger.
It isn't. Their mascot is a tiger. The tiger paw is just one of their symbols, like the "C" they use for their baseball team. But to answer the question, "Why is Clemson's mascot a TIGER?", it is because of Walter Riggs. He came to Clemson as the football coach in 1896 from Auburn University. He had always been a fan of the Princeton Tigers, and, therefore, gave Clemson the mascot.
Auburn University. ^No. Auburn Univerity is wrong. The first private University to use a Tiger as a mascot was Princeton Univeristy. The first public institution of higher learning to use the Tiger was University of Missouri - Columbia aka Mizzou. Overall, Princeton has been using their big cat mascot longer than the others. As far as current major athletics programs are concerned, Mizzou would be the "original"...sorry Auburn and LSU fans. ;)
There are 15 colleges in the University of Texas system. Nine of these are general academic universities and have mascots. The following is the list of these nine schools and there corresponding mascots: # University of Texas at Arlington Mascot: Mavericks (Mascot named Blaze) # University of Texas at Austin Mascot: Longhorns (Mascot named Bevo) # University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College Mascot: Scorpions # University of Texas at Dallas Mascot: Comets…