A memorial service is planned Thursday for Molly B, the mule that carried Southern Arkansas University's Mulerider mascot for more than two decades.
The university said in a news release that the memorial service will begin at noon near the farm road paddock that housed the SAU icon. Molly B died March 5.
The 26-year-old mule carried the Mulerider mascot across the end zone after touchdowns for more than 20 years, the school said.
"The beloved mule has been an integral part of SAU sporting events, activities, school spirit and identity since she was given to the University by then-Agriculture Department Chair Dr. James Tollett in 1993," SAU said in a statement. "... Molly B’s temperament and energy served the university well in her 20 years."
A reception at the SAU Welcome Center is planned after the service. The university has also created a memorial blog.