Facts about K-State's Mascot
K-State’s mascot appeared in 1947 and Willie has undergone several makeovers since then. But one thing about Willie has remained the same: his identity is still kept a secret.
This Willie head was created in 1997 and is still used today. It has gray fur with two white stripes to resemble the Powercat logo. The new head weighs five pounds and features an electronic cooling fan.
The Powercat logo was introduced in 1989 by former football coach Bill Snyder, who wanted a new logo for his team. Illustrator Tom Bookwalter created the logo.