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Bevo’s Final Farewell

By Erin Baxter

Today, October 16, 2015, the University of Texas’ beloved mascot Bevo XIV passed away peacefully after a short battle with bovine leukemia. Called “Sunrise Studly” Bevo XIV began his reign in 2004, upon Bevo XIII’s retirement. At the end of his first season on the job, Bevo XIV made the farthest trip of his life, and was on-hand at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, to watch Texas defeat Michigan. All said and done, Texas was 106-41 during the 12 years Sunrise Studly bore the Bevo name.

In a statement released earlier this week, UT President Greg Fenves said, “Bevo XIV has served as part of a great tradition, and was a rallying point for Longhorns fans.” He will certainly be missed. The Silver Spurs will honor and cherish his memory along with a multitude of students, faculty, and fans everywhere.

Silver Spurs Executive Director Ricky Brennes told the Texas Exes Alumni Association, “His last few days provided great memories, but we miss him already.”

In Memory of Bevo XIV, University of Texas school song:

The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
All the livelong day.
The Eyes of Texas are upon you,
You cannot get away.
Do not think you can escape them
At night or early in the morn —
The Eyes of Texas are upon you
Til Gabriel blows his horn.