In fact, Big Red will be in Indianapolis Saturday when “Mascot Mania: Mascots LIVE!” takes place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (CDT). Mascots will be available for visitors to take pictures with and get autographs from. The Hall of Champions is located in the White River State Park.
“Mascot Mania” shares stories of how schools selected their mascots, nicknames and school colors, and how some traditions have changed over the years. Visitors can test their knowledge of school mascots and nicknames during the event as well.
Big Red is one of the most popular figures in the NCAA, as it is one of two mascots to be named to the Capital One All-America Mascot Team each of the last three years. Big Red has also been featured in several ESPN commercials for “SportsCenter,” including one to promote the show’s 25,000th episode.