Mascot Of The Day 11-4
Today’s mascot of the day is Corky The Hornet.
Corky as he is known is the mascot for Emporia State University located in Kansas. The school was originally named The Kansas State Teachers College and the team nickname was the Yaps. Many people didn’t like that name so legendary coach Vic Trisler changed the name to the Yellow Jackets but because of the lack of newspaper space it was then changed to the Hornets. In 1993 Corky was designed by a student, Paul Edwards in a contest. Edwards would eventually work for Disney as an animation artist.
Emporia State is in the MAIA Conference