Wednesday brought some good news for beleaguered UConn fans and alumni with the school unveiling its new Husky mascot, Jonathan XIV. Granted, the new pup probably won’t make fans forget UConn used to play schools like Syracuse on Big Monday and is now relegated to Thursday night games in half-empty arenas against former Conference USA teams or that the Huskies’ football team (and its terrible helmets) slumped to a 3-9 season that spelled the end of the Paul Pasqualoni tenure.
But look at Jonathan … he’s adorable.
Jonathan XIV might be the best thing to hit the UConn campus in Storrs since the school joined the American Athletic Conference after being spurned by the ACC, among others, during the NCAA mass conference realignment.
And here’s a close-up of the little scamp:
The new Jonathan has to help recruiting at UConn, right? He’s is certainly an improvement over this inflatable mascot who used to roam the sidelines of Gampel Pavilion around the turn of the century. [Photo via @TylerRMorrisey]