In July 2012, the tail of the original Boxer statue was returned to Pacific University. Read about how Don Metzger '66, O.D. '67 got the statue piece and where it was for 45 years, then watch him return it in a Boxer Tale about the Boxer tail.
Metzger was inspired to return the pieces of Boxer by a cover story in the Spring 2008 issue of Pacific magazine. So, we're republishing the series of Boxer stories from that issue online. Read about the tradition of stealing the statue, the then-latest news on Boxer's whereabouts, a piece on the physical origins of the statue itself, and a look at what Boxer really is.
For the 2008 series, readers shared their memories of Boxer, and those comments were included on a webpage devoted to the mascot. Now, we invite you once again to share your recollections in the comments below.