OU men's basketball: Sooners bring back Top Daug mascot
NORMAN — Top Daug is back.
The Sooners' dog mascot will be back in action at the next men's basketball home game — Jan. 14 against Kansas. Top Daug was an Oklahoma mascot from 1980s to early 2000s.
"We're familiar with the history of it," Oklahoma coach Lon Kruger said. "I remember back in the day when we played here with Top Daug. So that will be exciting, and hopefully folks can jump in there and have fun with it."
Oklahoma athletics dropped clues about Top Daug's return on its Twitter accounts. The men's basketball account tweeted on Saturday that they needed "everyone and their dog" at the Kansas game. Then on Monday the account sent out a couple of tweets that left fans scratching their heads — ";;go s aidj; w;3 2!!" and "Uuuuuuu uuuuuu uuuuuuuuu!!"
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The men's basketball Twitter also retweeted a couple of wholesome memes from the account Thoughts of Dogs.
The mystery started to come together when athletic director Joe Castiglione tweeted about the men's basketball account being hacked and there being some prints for to follow to find the culprit — dog prints.
Top Daug will be back in the Lloyd Noble Center at 8 p.m. on Jan. 14.