Who’s The #1 College Football Bowl Mascot? The Idaho Potato Commission’s One And Only Spuddy Buddy!

Western Michigan University Cheerleaders Stunt Spuddy Buddy at the 2018 Famous Idaho® Potato Bowl

Eagle, Idaho, January 4, 2019 – The competition was fierce, but the Idaho Potato Commission’s (IPC) mascot, Spuddy Buddy was declared the #1 College Football Bowl Mascot by SBNation. Beating out other mascots like the New Mexico Bowl’s Gilden Shirt, the Belk Bowl’s Belkie the Bear and even the Chick-fil-A Cow at the Peach Bowl, the “overexcited, never-blinking humanoid potato” was the hands down winner. Per SBNation, “How could he not be No.1.”

“Spuddy Buddy has won the hearts of millions of folks around the world. People of all ages just can’t help but smile when they see him,” explained Frank Muir, President & CEO, IPC. “Two years ago ESPN named Spuddy Buddy their favorite mascot. I think this is just the beginning of a very long list of accolades for Spuddy Buddy.”

Here are a few fun facts about the famous mascot:

Today Spuddy Buddy is a familiar face in many of the IPC’s marketing programs including the Potato Lover’s Month Retail Display Contest, the Big Idaho® Potato Truck, international conferences and many more.

And, in case you were wondering, Spuddy Buddy can’t talk. He doesn’t need to…his smile says it all.

To keep up with Spuddy Buddy’s adventures, follow the IPC’s social posts and/or search #adventuresofSpuddyBuddy and #spuddybuddy.


About the Idaho Potato Commission
Established in 1937, the Idaho Potato Commission (IPC) is a state agency that is responsible for promoting and protecting the famous “Grown in Idaho®” seal, a federally registered trademark that assures consumers they are purchasing genuine, top-quality Idaho® potatoes. Idaho’s growing season of warm days and cool nights, ample mountain-fed irrigation and rich volcanic soil, give Idaho® potatoes their unique texture, taste and dependable performance. These ideal growing conditions are what differentiate Idaho® potatoes from potatoes grown in other states. For more information, visit www.idahopotato.com.