University of Memphis "Pouncer the Tiger"
Pouncer The Tiger is here!
For 30+ years, the University of Memphis's trusty mascot has been TOM the Bengal Tiger [& co.]. First appearing in '72, TOM I was followed by TOM II and TOM III - the latter of whom sadly passed in 2020. But, despite TOM III's absence, the school still proudly boasts Pouncer the costumed Tiger mascot. To honor their centennial, U of M's Alumni Association even placed 50 tiger statues on campus & in the greater Memphis area!