Everyone loves a good mascot story, right? Well, UConn‘s mascot, Jonathan, is making the trip to the Final Four but is doing so without the pomp and circumstance of a flight from Bradley International Airport. No, he’s driving over 1,600 miles over the course of two days to support his beloved Huskies.
Well, he’s probably not driving — America actually hasn’t yet allowed canines to drive automobiles. Either way, he’s been chronicling his journey from his Storrs, Connecticut home to Dallas with some fun photos.
Here’s a photo from his stop on Villanova’s campus in Philadelphia. The Wildcats’ season came to a close in the third round of the tournament, thanks to a 77-65 loss to the Huskies.
— We have enough (@NoEscalators) April 3, 2014
(embedded in the tweet you’ll find a link to his stop at St. Joseph’s University, whose Hawks fell to the Huskies in overtime, 89-81, in the second round of the tournament.)
After throwing salt in St. Joe’s and Villanova’s recently healed wounds, Jonathan got out to stretch in Delaware.
— UConn Huskies (@UConnHuskies) April 3, 2014
When one thinks of Delaware, it’s hard not to think of this scene from “Wayne’s World.”
So, if you’re on the road and you see a Chevrolet Sonic wrapped UConn colors with a giant white Husky inside, give a honk and wish him a safe journey to the Final Four as head coach Kevin Ollie and the Huskies aim for a fourth national title.