Ralphie runningNearly 60 years after the university opened, one of the most memorable college mascots in the country appeared at CU – the buffalo. 2016 marked 50 years of Ralphie the buffalo as CU’s beloved mascot. Explore our Here Comes Ralphie! gallery and discover CU’s early mascots, learn about Ralphie’s extraordinary appearances through the years, meet her handlers and find out more about CU's popular championship-winning costumed mascot, Chip.