What college has a cooler mascot than Ralphie, our real-life CU Buffs bison? (Ever wondered why she is called Ralphie? Keep reading.) Over five decades, Ralphie has led the football team onto the field at more than 330 football games, in the most thrilling mascot display in all of college sports.

It started on Sept. 16, 1967, when Ralphie I first ran across the turf at a CU football game. Now a half-century later, the tradition continues, and we’re commemorating the 50th anniversary with a special keepsake publication.

On Saturday, Oct. 28, the Camera will celebrate the cherished Colorado Buffaloes mascot with stories about Ralphies I-V, interviews with her handlers and caretakers and fabulous Ralphie moments (including the day she got away from her handlers).

You can be a part of the fun and the conversation by placing your ad on our Ralphie pages. Call 303.473.1400 by Monday, Oct. 23 to claim your piece of this turf.

Oh, about her name: she was named Ralphie because of the noise she made while running. Go Buffs! Go Ralphie!