Valencia College is on the hunt for a new mascot. And one of the mascots looks like it's on the hunt for you.
Two of the three options recently pitched to fans and students are standard sports fare: a cardinal and a puma. "Valencia College Cardinals" has a nice ring to it, and the Puma design really pops in the school's red. And then ... then there's the anthropomorphized orange wearing a letterman jacket, Chuck Taylors and a smile that says he knows where the bodies are buried.
The Orange is meant to represent "enterprise and innovation" as well as nod to the history of the area. It bears a passing resemblance to the nearly immediately canned mascot for Florida Technical University (later UCF), the Citronaut.
Of course, the Orange has our official endorsement. We don't want to know what goes on inside that presumably juice-filled head when the smile fades.
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