Rowdy the Roadrunner is the mascot for CSUB Athletics. Rowdy entertains the crowd and helps to encourage fan participation. He attends all home basketball games.  He occasionally attends soccer, volleyball and wrestling events. Rowdy is required to make appearances at other CSUB and community events. Rowdy will receive a calendar of events prior to the first of each month.


Candidates for Rowdy the Roadrunner are chosen based on their ability to perform various skills including planned and improvised material.  Ideal candidates have energy, enthusiasm, creativity, school spirit, and athletic ability.




Current CSUB students may tryout to be the next Rowdy the Roadrunner.

Applicants must have the physical capabilities required to perform as the mascot.

Mascot applicants must be willing to make a one-year commitment to the role of  Rowdy the Roadrunner.


Tryout Requirements


Original Skit in Costume

Perform a skit with/without props

No electric, gas-powered or motorized props allowed.

No mini-tramps allowed.



Judges will ask each candidate a few questions at the conclusion of the tryout.


Mascot Expectations


The CSUB mascot is required to attend all home basketball games and athletic special events such as Casino Night and BBQs.

The CSUB mascot is required to attend all pre-scheduled monthly community events unless otherwise approved by Athletics Marketing representative.

The CSUB mascot may be required to attend some practices with the cheerleading squad.

The CSUB mascot must maintain a 2.0 GPA to remain eligible.