Petition to Save Bucky for UTRGV mascot

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A campaign to save Bucky the Bronc is gaining a lot of supporters.

Right now, there are more than 1,700 people have signed the online petition to save the University of Texas " Pan American mascot.

The campaign started earlier this week by former UTPA students.

They say it TMs in the best interest to keep the Bronc as the school TMs mascot for the new UTRGV school that combines UTPA and UT Brownsville into one school.

"The Ocelot Brownsville has existed since 2012. The Pan American has existed since the 1930s and because UTPA's athletic department was continued on, I though it was the right move to preserve some of the history and keep the Bronc name," Alex Del Barrio said.

The university is set to open in 2015.

Right now, the following are the 10 finalists for UTRGV TMs mascot:- Aztecs

- Barracudas

- Sharks

- Bears

- Bull Snakes

- Tortoises

- Phoenix

- Red Wolves

- Mockingbird

- Foxes

You can sign the petition to save Bucky here.