Melvin the Monster
Team: Midland University
Cheering on the team was “Melvin the Monster,” Midland’s mascot in the ’80s, whose task was to “scare up” school spirit. For many years, the Warrior mascot was personified through the imagery of a Native American Warrior. This was recognized to be misrepresentative, however, as Midland’s history was actually rooted in European ancestry so just the name “Warriors” was used without any additional icon or mascot for several years.