Mr. and Mrs. Wuf— a costumed wolf couple who cheer and support N.C. State University’s athletic teams — weren’t enough for wolfpack fans.
Students’ pleas were answered when Athletic Director Deborah Yow decided to use a live canine as an additional cheerleader for the team. A Tamaskan dog, a special breed with a striking similarity to a wolf, will be joining Mr. and Mrs. Wuf, said Annabelle Myers assistant athletic director for media relations at NCSU.
“Its something our fans wanted, so we are just responding to our fans,” Myers said.
NCSU has had several mascot mishaps in the past, including a wolf that had a premature mysterious death.
In 1967 the school had what they thought was a real wolf mascot. To everyone’s surprise the cool-nerved wolf was in fact a coyote.