Local & Regional
4:57 pm
Mon September 21, 2009

TU's New Mascot

Tulsa, OK – The University of Tulsa unveiled today the new Captain Cane mascot.

The Captain Cane story goes like this . . . Colin Cane, a freshman at The University of Tulsa, worked in IT support at night to help pay his way through college. During an electrical storm one night, Colin was called to the TU sports complex to fix a malfunctioning satellite that was broadcasting a live game. Never again would he watch his favorite team in action as a mere mortal. As he adjusted the satellite, the roar of the crowd coursed through the transmitter just as it was zapped with static electricity from the storm. Colin became entangled in a web of cyber-athletic forces. The atmospheric oddity known as a "binary vortex" mutated Colin over the course of several years. He eventually lost his hair but gained super-human powers. Thus he became Captain Cane, a champion athlete and highly educated zealot of all things TU.

The Hurricane-type mascot has been a part of the TU tradition since 1977, when the mascot was known as "Hurc" and later a transformation to the nickname "Huffy". In the early 1990's, Captain Cane took on a new look.

Captain Cane "A Legend Transformed" coloring and game book will be given away to the first 2,000 youth as Saturday's home opening football game against Sam Houston State. Game time is 6 pm. Gates open at 4:30 pm. Tickets are available online at www.tulsahurricane.com , by calling 918-631-GoTU or by stopping by the Donald W. Reynolds Center Athletic Ticket Office.