Big Red Slated To Appear As Special Guest On Wheel of Fortune

Bowling Green, Ky. — Along with the other 11 members of the Capital One All-America Mascot Team, Western Kentucky University’s Big Red is set to appear on ABC’s game show Wheel of Fortune next week, Oct. 23-27. The show will be televised locally at 6:30 p.m. (CDT) on WBKO-TV (local cable channel nine).

The appearance is one of Big Red’s several cameos which are a part of Capital One’s promotion for its 2006 Mascot Challenge, and coincides with Wheel of Fortune’s themed “College Road Trip” week.

Big Red will also be participating in ‘Fur Factor’, a series of gravity defying (and fictitious) competitions, as part of the national advertising campaign.

Big Red is one of twelve collegiate mascots competing for the title of “Capital One National Mascot of the Year.” The Mascot of the Year will receive a $5,000 scholarship to help fund its school’s mascot program. One can vote for Big Red in its weekly head-to-head competitions with the other mascots at