Kenny Evans made Top Daug come alive for OU Sooners men’s basketball

OU fan Catlin Gundy, 4, pokes OU mascot Top Daug, portrayed by Kenny Evans, during an OU-Texas men's basketball game on Feb. 21, 2004.

Kenny Evans died lately. Probably you do not figure out the name. Then again, it’s possible you do. That was Evans’ magic. 

He did far more than provide a mascot to lifestyle. Evans produced the guy in the mascot uniform subject to persons. 

From 1987-90, Evans was OU’s Major Daug, the Billy Tubbs-impressed mascot who became the feeling at all those wild Faster game titles of the Billyball era. From crowdsurfing with the learners to holding up cards mocking Bobby Knight, Evans resonated with OU admirers. 

In 2003, extended immediately after his times as an OU student, Kelvin Sampson requested Evans to return to the function. Alas, OU in 2004 retired Top rated Daug (and wrestling’s Underdog), in favor of Boomer and Quicker. 

But no OU mascot reached fans the way Leading Daug did, and no just one ever remodeled Major Daug the way Kenny Evans did. 

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