The Vaquero mascot is introduced during a spirit rally at the Fieldhouse at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Students cheer during a spirt rally at in the Fieldhouse at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A drumline entertains freshmen students as they enter a spirit rally at in the Fieldhouse at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Pep Bamd play during a spirt rally at the UTRGV Fieldhouse on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
A giant robot holds the a flag with the Vaquero mascot as freshmen students attend a spirit rally at in the Fieldhouse at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
Saul Torres directs the UTRGV Pep Band as freshmen students attend a spirit rally at in the Fieldhouse at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley freshmen students enter the UTRGV Fieldhouse before a spirit rally on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley cheerleaders perform the UTRGV Fieldhouse during a spirit rally on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley freshmen students enter the UTRGV Fieldhouse before a spirit rally on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)
The Vaquero rallies freshmen students during a spirit rally at in the Fieldhouse at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley on Friday, Aug 23, 2019, in Edinburg. (Joel Martinez | jmartinez@themonitor.com)