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Athletic teams at Emporia State University have been known as the “Hornets” since the early 1930s. “Corky,” a somewhat humanized hornet, was created by Paul Edwards, then a freshman art student and cheerleader.

Corky has been a lasting tradition at ESU. ESU’s mascot has undergone several changes through the years; however, Corky retains what Edwards calls that “determined, but happy” look on its face.