Marco Makeover to be Revealed Prior to Homecoming Game Saturday

Nov. 13, 2008

Huntington, W.Va. - Fans attending Marshall University's homecoming football game Saturday, Nov. 15 with UCF at Joan C. Edwards Stadium are encouraged to be in their seats at least 15 minutes before the 4:30 p.m. kickoff for the unveiling of the updated Marco.

The university's beloved mascot has undergone a Marco makeover, thanks to a fundraising effort this fall headed by the Marshall University Alumni Association in conjunction with the MU athletic department. His new costume was crafted by Dale Morton Studios in Hurricane.

"Marshall University and the Alumni Association want to thank everyone who participated in financially supporting Marco's makeover, especially the following donors: Susan and Ed Maier; Verna and Jim Gibson; the West Virginia Coal Association; Jed Smith, Smith Company Motor Cars; Carolyn and David Haden; Clear Channel Communications; Big Sandy Superstores; Pam and Steve Ellis, Elco Inc.; and Jason Moses and Moses Auto Mall," said Tish Littlehales, director of alumni relations.

"We also want to thank everyone else who contributed to the makeover as well," she said. "We received many $5, $10 and $25 gifts. Marco is most appreciative of every gift."