In the true spirit of the Throwback Thursday trend, here is a picture of our beloved Roscoe Raider from 1993. Much to the relief of Roscoe fans today, he is not sporting fluorescent colors, acid-washed jeans, or slouch socks (although, admittedly, that would be mega radical).
MSOE officially became the ‘Raiders’ in 1993, after a committee of students, staff, and faculty voted on their favorite nickname for the school. Roscoe was later chosen from a pool of sketch submissions from MSOE associates. Originally, he sported a red coat and blue pants. Today he wears a tasteful ensemble of a red coat and forest green pants.
Scroll down for the article from Ingenium (September 1993) which describes the decision process. The black and white image of Roscoe is the one from the front page mentioned in the article.