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The Washington State Cougar
In 1927, Governor Roland Hartley presented a cougar cub to the students
of Washington State. This first cougar mascot was named Butch in honor
of Herbert "Butch" Meeker of Spokane, who was WSU's gridiron football
star at the time.
Governor Clarence D. Martin presented Butch II to the student body in
1938. Butch III and IV were twin cubs presented by
Governor Arthur B. Langlie in January 1942. Governor Langlie also presented Butch V in
1955. Butch VI, the last live mascot on campus, died in the summer of
1978. Governor Albert Rosellini had presented him to Washington State
University in 1964 from the Seattle Zoo.
WSU FIGHT SONG
Fight, fight, fight for Washington State! Win the victory!
Win the day for Crimson and Gray! Best in the West, we know you'll all
do your best, so
On, on, on, on! Fight to the end! Honor and Glory you must win! So
Fight, fight, fight for Washington State and victory!
WASHINGTON, MY WASHINGTON
Washington, my Washington, the Crimson and the Gray!
Tis the songs of memory that we sing today.
When the sad hours come to you and Sorrows 'round you play, just
Sing the songs of Washington, the Crimson and the Gray, just Sing the
songs of Washington, the Crimson and the Gray!