Ranger mascot returns after 30 years

By Lauren Benton & Kreneice Reid

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The Ranger mascot, “Danger,” made his grand comeback after being gone for a little over 30 years at the basketball home opener against Mid-South during the half-time show of the men’s game.

Liesl Mote, sponsor of the Ranger cheer squad, campaigned and petitioned to bring back the mascot.

According to Mote, he is on scholarship and a part of the cheer squad as well.

“I think he has added a ton of spirit to the basketball and fans already,” Mote said.

Danger will not only be at all of the home men and women’s basketball games, but he will be making appearances at all of the home and away football games next fall. He will also be at other student athletic events around campus as requested, according to Mote.

The mascot seems to know quite a few moves and interacted with the cheer squad and fans very well. Students cheered him on as he glided across the court doing several back flips and then landed into doing the “worm.”

“The mascot is funny and smooth. I’d like to see more of him during the half time presentation,” D’Javontai Walton, from Horn Lake who is studying exercise science, said.

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