11:05 a.m., Jan. 31, 2011----A special Mascot Night will be held during the University of Delaware women's basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The Blue Hens will take on Northeastern University in a Colonial Athletic Association game at 7 p.m.
YoUDee, the newly crowned national mascot champion and a charter member of the Mascot Hall of Fame, will be joined by UD alumni now working as professional mascots. They include Swoop of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles.
Also on hand will be Slapshot of the NHL's Washington Capitals, Screech of Major League Baseball's Washington Nationals, Poe of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens, Wool E. of the Durham Bulls and Rocky Bluewinkle of the Wilmington Blue Rocks.
Reggy of the Raymond Entertainment Group and several air characters also will entertain.
Clutch of the NBA's Houston Rockets, who was originally sccheduled to perform, has a scheduling conflict and will be unable to attend.
The Feb. 3 contest is University of Delaware Employee Appreciation Night. See this UDaily article for details.