Victor E. Knight replaced Gannon’s old mascot, Drake, last year. Drake wasn’t as recognizable and could be confused with Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. So Gannon’s cheerleaders teamed up with the spirit committee to name the new knight. They thought of five possibilities – Mack, Luckey, Golden (Goldy), Storm E. Knight and Victor E. Knight – and after three weeks of voting, the student body chose Victor. The new mascot was revealed at a pep rally during homecoming weekend.
These days you’ll find Victor at most sporting events, standing proud and tall, ready to cheer Gannon to victory.