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Rex, King of Dogs
WKU Spirit (2014)
  • Lynn E. Niedermeier, Western Kentucky University
Rex, Coach E. A. Diddle's beloved Irish Setter, was WKU's unofficial athletic mascot and a familiar sight as he roamed the Hill. When Rex died in 1936, students mourned a "beloved fixture of the college." This article appeared as a "Moment in History" feature in WKU Spirit, Summer 2014, pp. 60-61.
  • E. A. Diddle,
  • Rex,
  • Western Kentucky University dogs,
  • C. Harvey Gardiner
Publication Date
Summer 2014
Citation Information
Lynn E. Niedermeier. "Rex, King of Dogs" WKU Spirit (2014)
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