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Texas Longhorns to debut Bevo XV Sept. 4 against Notre Dame

The burnt orange nation will soon welcome Bevo XV

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Bevo, arguably the most iconic mascot in all of college football, has been the Texas Longhorns’ famed figure for a century after being introduced during Texas' 21-7 Thanksgiving Day victory over Texas A&M.

For the past 100 years, there have been 14 Bevo mascots, all embodying the pride that comes with The University of Texas. On September 4 against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, Bevo XV will be introduced to the burnt orange nation.

For his first-ever public appearance, Bevo XV will be gifted his own Longhorn Network special at 5:00 p.m. CT, prior to making his game and debut at DKR.

The show, BEVO XV, is an unprecedented look at the newly minted mascot as he prepares to take on the heralded role as the world’s largest live mascot. The special features his early days growing up on the ranch and behind-the-scenes footage of the Silver Spurs training the steer to fill the giant hooves of the many BEVO’s before him. This season Texas is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of BEVO’s towering presence at UT home games.

The first-ever Bevo was introduced during halftime of a Thanksgiving Day game against Texas A&M back in 1916, in which the Longhorns pulled off a 21-7 victory. One hundred years later, Bevo XV is set to become the latest to embody the Texas tradition.