Tuesday, January 15 2008 @ 10:34 AM PST
Contributed by: oski
Welcome to the Oski Game. In this casual game, Oski the Bear fell on hard times, with tuition rising and jobs for Bears becoming scarce. So he had to take a job working the night shift at the Library. Of course this does not reflect the glorious reality of the real Oski, this is just a game...
Here's a place to post all things Oski. Add links to your Oski photos. Add articles about Oski. Long live Oski!
The official mascot of the University of California, Oski, has been a tradition at the school since making his debut on September 26, 1941 during the football season-opener against St. Mary's. Prior to his arrival, live mascots were used at Memorial Stadium with varying degrees of success. It was decided in 1940 that a costumed mascot would make a more suitable alternative to a live bear.
Named after the popular turn of the 20th century "Oski Wow-Wow" yell, the Cal mascot is selected by the Oski Committee, a governing body that oversees all aspects of caring for the lovable, 5-foot-7-inch, size 15 tennis shoe wearing Bear. Oski's identity is unknown to everyone, with the exception of the committee.