Mascot Monday: University of Wisconsin Badgers
California-based commercial artist Art Evans drew the most familiar portrayal of Bucky Badger in 1940. It was first sold from Brown’s Book Store in Madison, Wisconsin. After using an actual badger for the first few football games, it proved to be difficult to control and was replaced with a live raccoon named “Regdab” (badger backwards). Later, a paper-mache headpiece was created and the name Bucky Badger was made!
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