After all the years, Joe Vandal found a mate hen it came tried out for a cheerleading was supposed to stand and to pleasing positon was in seventh shout to create a tide effect. At the season's end, the university grade, when I didn't make however, a tide of a diffound the best man for the it." "The pep rally where we ferent type seemed to turn job was a man and a woman. were chosen was a little on the Vandal duo. Faced With support for mascot scary," Andrew said. "It with a difficult class "Joe Vandal" dropping and takes a lot of guts to get up schedule and other comthe Homecoming game less in front of a stadium of peo- mitments, Andrew anthan a month away, univer- ple and act wild and ex- nounced he no longer had sity officials decided it was cited." time to be a mascot. time to team up on rowdy Shortly before basketball A Saturday morning Vandal crowds by giving Homecoming Parade mark- season, however, a Joe Joe a female counterpart. ed the first public ap- Vandal replacement was The new mascot, named pearance. found. The replacement, Josie Vandal, was also "Sometimes it was a little Mark White, was not chosen to represent the hard to be holding all that among the original Joe success of women's sports. gear, wave the sword Vandal candidates. At a pep rally held during around, and have enough "I was just in th e right G.D.I. Week, the first Van- energy to get the audience place at the right time," he dal mascot couple was to respond to you," Andrew said. "I had been a mascot named. Judged on ap- said. "I had a lot of fun in high sch ool, an d when I pearance, personality and playing Joe, but it was hard heard about the opening, I originality, Scott Andrew to get up for the games got a private audition and and Amy Edelblute were sometimes because the the next thing I knew I was named as the new Joe and crowd would be really the new Joe Vandal." Josie Vandal. dead." Back in full force, the Edelblute said she had During the football new Joe and Josie Vandals dreamed of becoming a season, the pair tried to polished off the year after cheerleader in high school start a new tradition called attending n early a dozen but was too scared to try the Vandal Tide. Similar to men's and women's out. the Blue Wave at the basketball games. The cou"I was sort of worried Kingdome, it required th~ ple had weathered its first about trying out to be the mascots to run down the year together and had first female mascot,'' she aisles of the stadium frolll started a wave of excitesaid. "The last time I had opposite ends. The crowd ment in the Kibbie Dome.
mator. Amy Edelblute showed her wide array of Interests and achool spirit In becomlnl )Ollie Vandal darÂˇ .... her first .,.... at echool.
J"oe Vandal a.k.e. Scott Andrew tumed In hll ....... and hebnet In favor of boob late Ia the faD . . . . . . .. He hit that In hlllflnt year of collep he had bitten off more than he coalcl chew.
Jo and Josle
1986 Gem of the Mountains, Volume 84 - University of Idaho Yearbook