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Top Daug wonders whether anyone will save the animals. (Mike Allen)
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He was the Top Daug

I‘d like to think that somewhere out in the world, Top Daug is still roaming around being the hypest mascot ever to exist, and perhaps sometimes even the voice of reason to other mascots.

Top Daug in the OU Daily
(Newspaper Scan)

When OU made its decision in 2004 to take him to the pound and replace him with two ugly (and way less exciting) horses, I took it pretty hard.

I even made a comic about it while I was working for the OU Daily.

Regardless, the legacy of Top Daug lives on in my heart, and it probably does in the hearts of many kids who grew up watching 80’s and 90’s OU sports.


(Editor’s Note: NonDoc provides Sundaze as a weekly space for poetry, short prose, visual art and other ideas pitched by creatives in Oklahoma and around the world. All submissions are encouraged, and new creatives are sought. Submit your work for publication by contacting Editorial@NonDoc.com.)


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