Team: University of South Carolina
Since hatching out of his egg, Cocky has proudly represented not only the University of South Carolina, but also the great state of South Carolina. Cocky is most known for his iconic 2001 Magic Box entrance. The spectacular entrance can be seen at every home football game when the Gamecocks take the field. Cocky can be seen hyping up the crowd with his fan favorite beak flap and more not only at football games, but at men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball, swimming, golf, track, and tennis events as well. Cocky is also a staple around the community. A spectacular program known as Cocky’s Reading Express allows Cocky to promote literacy across schools throughout the state. Students read to children, and Cocky helps the children understand the importance of life-long reading. The children are given a book to take home, a reminder of their visit from Cocky. Overall Cocky represents what it means to be a Gamecock and is instantly recognizable face of our great University.
1981,1982 Official mascot of College World Series
1986, 1994 UCA Mascot Championship
2003-2004 Capital One Mascot Challenge
2009 NCA National Championship
Top 7 Mascot in the country according to Sports Illustrated in celebrating the 150th anniversary of College Football