Bevo XIV will not make the trip to Dallas for Saturday’s Texas-OU game because of a life-threatening condition, according to a statement from the University.
Bevo XIV, who was known as Sunrise Studly before he was chosen as Bevo, has been the University’s mascot since 2004 after replacing XIII. The steer is in its 12th season as the Texas’ mascot and weighs 2,100 pounds. Bevo has appeared in big games over the past 12 seasons, including the team’s 2005 National Championship win over USC.
“BEVO is a fighter, a symbol of strength and who fans across the world care deeply about. We are carefully monitoring BEVO’s condition at this time and will update the public as we find out more about his condition. The safety and well being of BEVO XIV is always our primary concern, and therefore he will not be attending the game on Saturday” Ricky Brennes, the executive director of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association, said in a statement.
Bevo XIV is being monitored by veterinarians, according to to the statement.