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The 12 Coolest Mascots In College Football (PHOTOS)

ASSOCIATED PRESS     First Posted: 08/23/10 12:58 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:25 PM ET

From Ralph D. Russo, The Associated Press:

Fuzzy or fierce? Sweet or scary? Goofy or graceful?

How do you like your mascot?

As much a part of college football as tailgating and touchdowns, mascots can rev up the home crowd, intimidate an opponent or just provide a few laughs.

With help from the AP's college football poll voters, we've picked the 12 coolest mascots – a dandy dozen if you will – in the country. Click through to see which ones made the list.

Ralphie the Buffalo, University of Colorado
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Her (yes, Ralphie is a female) size (1,300) and speed (25 mph) combination would have Ralphie soaring up Mel Kiper's draft board. Unfortunately for CU fans, many home games in recent seasons have peaked with her entrance.

From the panel: "Nothing says, 'Look out!' like a Buffalo on the run, dragging four or five guys with him." – Mike DeArmond, The Kansas City Star.

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