A Timeline of the Gael Mascot: From the Galloping Gaels to Gideon

Gideon–the giant smiling Gael–has gone through two transformations: Before 2008, the Gaels were represented by a knight in shining armor called Gael Force One. With the start of the 2008–09 basketball season, Gael Force introduced a Gaelic warrior with a huge head, bulging muscles, wide grin, and miniature kilt: the much-loved Gideon.