It’s Sparty’s Party, and we’re just rolling along with the good times. Your Green and White go-to costumed guy has been a hit since he debuted in 1989—44 years after his namesake terra cotta statue was dedicated on campus. And your green giant isn’t just a local celeb: The nation fell for him when he scooped up Kerri Strug and carried her through ESPN’s offices in his first of many ESPN SportsCenter commercials.
While multiple SportsCenter commercials are impressive, little competes with the three Best Mascot National Championships he won from 2004 to 2007. And that cool $12,000 price tag for his high-tech, seven-foot, 30-pound costume might have initially caused you to balk, but on second thought, with all eyes on him, you’ve seen it’s been worth every penny. Because just like the university, Sparty goes big. Rep your #1 mascot loud and proud with this super-soft, incredibly warm crewneck.