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Ralphie VI Debuts at CU Boulder

Nov. 5, 2021

The buffalo was donated by CU Boulder alumni.

Ellie Gower

Sports News Fall 2021

Nov. 5, 2021

New Pac-12 Alliance, Ralphie VI and more.

Sean Tufts celebrating a CU victory

The Buff Connection

Feb. 1, 2020

Sean Tufts is a former CU football player and Ralphie Handler. Now he’s back at CU, this time with a cause.

Ralphie Run at a football game

Ralphie V Retires

Feb. 1, 2020

The buffalo served as CU’s live mascot for 12 seasons.

Taylor playing soccer

Sports Briefs Winter 2020

Feb. 1, 2020

Soccer returns to the NCAA Tournament, Cross Country Nationals and other stats.

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Video: Chris Carlson Draws Ralphie

Oct. 1, 2019

Watch chalk artist Chris Carlson draw a special cover for the Coloradan alumni magazine.

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Letters – Winter 2017

Dec. 1, 2017

Readers' responses to the Ralphie-themed issue of the fall Coloradan.


Infographic: Ralphies

Sept. 6, 2017

As of August 2017, five individual buffaloes have served as Ralphie, including the incumbent, 11-year-old Blackout. What do you know about each?

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Then - Summer 1966

Sept. 1, 2017

Ralphie I may have looked small when she arrived in Boulder, but she was mighty.


50 Years of Ralphie

Sept. 1, 2017

The buffalo who became Ralphie I arrived in Boulder in 1966. In 1967, her Folsom Field performances took root in CU culture.