Texas A&M announced its latest mascot, Reveille IX, with the above video and a release. Last year, it was announced that Reveille VIII -- who had an eventful year, almost getting run over by an SMU player -- would retire at the end of the 2014-15 school year after seven years as the Aggies' mascot.
The school unveiled Reveille IX, previously "Twix," as the latest border collie to take over as the school's official mascot, and announced that Reveille IX had been donated by Overland Collies in Chagrin Falls, Ohio.
The soon-to-be Rev IX has been donated by Overland Collies, a highly respected kennel in the collie-breeding world, headquartered in Chagrin Falls, Ohio, a Cleveland suburb. The establishment's owners, Marcy and Mike Fine, are well-known in the collie community and are typically well-represented among finalists at the annual Collie Nationals.
"I could not be more pleased that owners Mike and Marcy Fine provided Texas A&M University with their beloved dog Twix to serve as Reveille IX," said Reber. "They were very helpful in providing us information throughout the search process and were confident that Twix would be an excellent Aggie."
Marcy Fine describes the future Aggie mascot as "very outgoing and has a positive attitude in every new situation," adding that she "enjoys crowds" and has been taken to dog shows--"and even won."
Reveille IX will officially assume her role on May 9.
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