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Happy 100th Birthday, Rhody!

Rhody the Ram, standing in front of cheerleaders, cheering the Men's URI basketball team during the game

URI’s official mascot, Rhody the Ram, turns 100 this year. Rhody stays forever young by keeping busy cheering on our football and men’s and women’s basketball games and attending all kinds of events year-round.

The ram became URI’s official mascot on March 8, 1923, symbolizing URI’s history as an agricultural institution. In 1929, a live ram appeared as a mascot at a football game, a tradition that would continue until the 1960s.

Look for more about Rhody in URI Magazine later this year, and visit for stories and photos of Rhody through the years.

Photo: Michael Salerno