TULSA, OK -- The University of Tulsa makes some changes to its mascot. The Hurricane-type mascot has been a part of the TU tradition since 1977, when the mascot was known as "Hurc" and later a transformation to the nickname "Huffy".
During a news conference at TU Monday, the school unveiled the new Captain 'Cane mascot.
In a news release, TU says...
The Captain ‘Cane story goes like this...Colin Cane, a freshman at The University of Tulsa, worked in IT support at night to help pay his way through college. During an electrical storm one night, Colin was called to the TU sports complex to fix a malfunctioning satellite that was broadcasting a live game. Never again would he watch his favorite team in action as a mere mortal. As he adjusted the satellite, the roar of the crowd coursed through the transmitter just as it was zapped with static electricity from the storm. Colin became entangled in a web of cyber-athletic forces. The atmospheric oddity known as a "binary vortex" mutated Colin over the course of several years. He eventually lost his hair but gained super-human powers. Thus he became Captain ‘Cane, a champion athlete and highly educated zealot of all things TU.
The Captain ‘Cane "A Legend Transformed" coloring and game book will be given away to the first 2,000 youth as Saturday's home opening football game against Sam Houston State.
Game time is 6 p.m. Gates open at 4:30 p.m.