The saga continues: 'Sir Big Spur' name is back for South Carolina live mascot
This saga just refuses to end. Just days after the University of South Carolina renamed their live mascot from Sir Big Spur to The General, the University announced Thursday it will be reverting the name back to Sir Big Spur.
Other names were thrown out, such as “Cock Commander”, “Marco Pollo” and “Cluck Norris.”
Forget about an expanded playoff & Big Ten expansion there’s bigger news: Sir Big Spur will remain name of South Carolina’s live mascot after briefly being named The General. “The 2 families & administration reconnected & found a solution in best interest of the university”
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 1, 2022
A release painted the picture as to why the name was changed back.
“It was always preferred that we would stay with the ‘Sir Big Spur’ name,” said Deputy Athletics Director Eric Nichols. “I appreciate the passion that the owners, Mary Snelling and Ron Albertelli, and the new handlers Beth and Van Clark, have for the Gamecocks and the live mascot. We are pleased that we are starting the season with the same name as in year’s past.”