Above, you see the photo taken by Rich Roesler, Eye On Olympia, of a mascot for a Washington college. Roesler explains: "The state’s public colleges are putting on a full-court press in Olympia today, with mascots prowling the capitol, Cougar ice cream being handed out, and bands in the rotunda. The most feared mascot seemed to be (deleted for the sake of the question below), which male lawmakers and lobbyists seemed reluctant to hug. Go figure.
Question: What is the mascot above and which college does it represent? (Answer here)