The Blue Tick Coon Hound is the Official Mascot of our Tennessee Collegiate Sports teams, We pay respect to this Tennessee native dog.
Until 1953, The College didn’t have an official mascot, so the student body voted to make it official with the Blue Tick Breed. As the school paper at the time noted, “This can’t be an ordinary hound”. Smoky must be a barking, yelping, enthusiastic hound dog at it’s best. Tennessee’s favorite dog has been named one of the “greatest mascots in college football history” — but that’s something Tennesseans already knew.
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