A Well-Dressed Lion
mascot had a new look when he raced onto the Levien Gym court at
halftime of the men's basketball game against Yale on February 12-a
new Lion's suit, courtesy of Bob Berne '60.
came up at Homecoming," said Berne, who proudly wore the Lion's
suit for four years as an undergraduate and one year as a graduate
student and posed with the Lion in his new suit at the Yale game.
"I was standing with Nancy Rupp and she mentioned that the Lion
needed a new suit, so I told her I'd get him one. When he came
over, I took off my nametag right there and gave it to
which is designed to communicate what assistant director of
athletics Al Langer called a "fierce but friendly" attitude, was
made by the same company that produced mascot uniforms for the
NBA's Phoenix Suns Gorilla and Utah Jazz Bear, among many others.
It features a more expressive face, functional black gloves and a
secure tail-the latter solving one of the Lion's most vexing
problems, having to pin his tail onto his suit at each