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Why Is BYU Called The Cougars?


Why Is BYU Called The Cougars?

It remains for only a handful of major schools, BYU and Washington State being two, to dedicate their athletic programs to admirable cougaresque tendencies, which is to say grace, agility, poise, tenacity, courage, aggressiveness, and a certain all-around Rambo-like nature. (Other cougaresque traits, those that aren’t so romantic, such as a tendency to plunder livestock, beat up on animals smaller and slower than you are, and eat too much red meat, are, as a rule, either downplayed or not mentioned at all). (A statement issued by BYU itself)

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