WKU's Big Red Picks Up Another Honor

Bowling Green, Ky. — Big Red, the official mascot of Western Kentucky University Athletics, was voted the Mascot of the Year in CollegeHoopsnet.com’s 2003-04 Spirit Awards after results were released Thursday.

Nominations in 16 categories were selected through an initial round of voting open to CollegeHoopsnet.com writers and message board readers. The final voting was open for seven days, with fans around the country filling out ballots on CollegeHoopsnet.com.

Big Red has also earned national recognition each of the last two years after being selected to the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, and was the centerpiece of ESPN’s promotion of the 25,000th SportsCenter in August 2002.

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