Every year on Men’s Hoops senior night, the anonymous student under the mask of Butch T. Cougar – Washington State University’s beloved mascot – reveals himself. SigEp’s Washington Alpha chapter is beyond proud to announce that for the second year in a row, Butch has belonged to our brotherhood.
Then-senior James Nelson lead the role in during the 2017-2018 school year. As for Nelson’s successor in the 2018-2019 campaign, look no further than Gavin Barnes.
“After three of the best years of my life, I can finally tell the world that I was Butch T. Cougar. Never did I think that this experience would change me in the ways it did. I wouldn’t trade it even after all the blood, lots of sweat, and tears. I want to thank my family, my friends, and team for all of their unconditional support throughout all these years. Also thank you to Cougar Nation for making this such a special experience for me,” Gavin said in a social media post.