Cosmo the Cougar has been Brigham Young University's beloved mascot for over 60 years! His talents, intelligence, charisma, honor and enthusiasm symbolize BYU standards. For more than half a century, Cosmo has prowled the BYU campus, interacting with students, fans and the community. His positive reputation and strength as a role model grows with every sporting event, promotion and community service he attends and no matter where he ends up, you can always find him repping the white and blue of BYU!
Cosmo's story is remarkable to say the least! Over the years, influenced by extreme events and popularity, he has changed drastically. The more you learn about Cosmo the Cougar, the more you come to know what an amazing mascot he is and why he is recognized as "the mascot in a league of his own".
1. Brigham Young University Mascot
Synonyms: Cosmo, Coz, The Cougar, Mo, Cosmosis Jones, Mr. Cougar, MoMo, Kitty
Derived from Cosmopolitan: Brigham Young University is considered a cosmopolitan university. "Familiar with and at ease in many different countries and cultures."
- ORIGINAL BYU MASCOT -
This incident produced the lyrical chorus of our very own Fight Song written by Clyde D. Sandgren in 1932 - "Rise and shout, the Cougars are out." In 1930, Tarbo died of natural causes and Cleo was sent to a zoo in Salt Lake City. The school has not owned cougars since then, although live cougars were sometimes brought to campus for special occasions. Live cougars were later replaced by Cosmo the Cougar.
- BEGINNING OF COSMO -
- WHO'S WORN THE SUIT? -
Since then, there have been many who have suited up. List of Names:
- COSMETIC SURGERY -
- THE COSMOBILE -
The Cosmobile is also the transportation choice of Cosmo's Dunk Team trailer. This trailer is rigged with a hoop that the team will use during parades around Utah County.