SPIKE THE BULLDOG
Human mascots replaced live dogs in 1980 when a Gonzaga student, Mike Griffin, wore a cape and called himself "Captain Zag." He would remain the Gonzaga mascot from 1980 until 1982. A few more students would done the Captain Zag uniform before a Bulldog mascot would return in 1985.
Lee Mauney, a student from Hatchie Bottom, Mississippi, would introduce the Gonzaga crowd to the first human Bulldog mascot in 1985. He was the first student to wear the mascot suit and held the role from 1985-88.
Today Spike has become a recognized figure with Gonzaga basketball cheering at every home men's and women's basketball game. In 2000 Spike became a national figure when he was among a group of mascots that appeared in Nike's 'Welcome To Bracketville' commercials for the NCAA Tournament.
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