University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 4/1996
A Hensational Three Years!

     Since being unveiled on Saturday, Sept. 4, 1993, at the
Delaware vs. Lehigh football game in Delaware Stadium, YoUDee,
the Fightin' Blue Hen mascot, has made more than 600 appearances,
scratching out a reputation as one of the best college mascots 
in the country.
     Since hatching, YoUDee has built up quite a scrapbook. The
formidable fowl has met the Phillie Phanatic; been highlighted on
ESPN and ESPN2; received a van for traveling in style; performed
with a host of professional mascots at the USAir Arena in
Washington, D.C.; placed 11th and 13th nationally among
collegiate mascots; taught summer mascot camps throughout the
western U.S.; appeared in numerous parades; visited at area
hospitals; danced at the CoreStates Spectrum; appeared at
conferences in Atlanta, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia; met
country stars Wynonna Judd and Blackhawk; entertained youngsters
and their families at the Ronald McDonald House; and more.
     A fixture in the campus community, YoUDee is among a handful
of collegiate mascots being considered for the mascot olympics
for children's make a wish foundation in Orlando.
     Through these appearances, YoUDee has helped raise spirit
and funds in support of student scholarships.
     If you have an event for which YoUDee might be appropriate,
please contact Ed Stoner in the Office of Public Relations at
(302) 831-1093, or send e-mail to
     For more information about YoUDee, check out YoUDee's home
page on the world wide web at