Meet Big Blue

S LCorrespondent IOctober 27, 2010

WORCESTER, MA - MARCH 18:   The mascot of the Old Dominion Monarchs performs during a game against the Michigan State Spartans in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship at the DCU Center March 18, 2005 in Worcester, Massachusetts.  (Photo By Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Meet Big Blue

Big Blue has excited fans at Old Dominion University since 1930. Just a cub when he joined ODU, he’s since matured into a full-grown lion and natural leader (he looks phenomenal considering he’s 80 years old). 

As king of the school, he loves wearing his blue and silver robe all over campus, but come game time, he can be found wearing his ODU jersey on the sidelines cheering on the team.

Big Blue's Experience

Big Blue is one of the most experienced mascots out there. He understands what it takes to run a strong team, and started the campaign to bring football back to Old Dominion in 2009. Big Blue doesn’t quit on his people, and he continues to fight for ODU, the players and fans every day.

Big Blue's Leadership Abilities

Big Blue was originally cast to play Mufasa in the “Lion King”, but declined due to his responsibilities to the ODU faithful. It takes a big-heated lion to turn down a blockbuster film in favor of being with the people he loves. 

Often thought of as a hunter, Big Blue is also a gatherer – he can often be found at local supermarkets shopping for family and friends. 

What Distinguishes Big Blue From the Rest?

Big Blue might be the loudest mascot in all of college sports, with a roar that can be heard form coast to coast.

Plus, try and find a mascot with a better head of hair than Big Blue – I dare you. Big Blue and his fantastic mane can be seen in various shampoo commercials (print and television).

Big Blue's Campaign Promises

Big Blue promises to give every student on campus the opportunity to be “King for the Day”. As king, the student will work alongside Big Blue to help lead the campus to bigger and better things, and the lucky student gets to wear Big Blue’s crown. 

Big Blue: You cannot ignore the roar!