Friday, January 28, 2022

Zeke

Zeke the Wonder Dog is a tradition that started in 1977 when Gary Eisenberg, an alumnus, was invited to a home football game to perform with his dog. In the early 1980s, the MSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics began to look for a Zeke look-a-like after the death of two replacements. Zeke, whose real name is Dexter, began his training when he was approximately one year old when the Foleys adopted him from the Humane Society. In the warmer months, Zeke practices two to three times a week. ?He was very focused on the Frisbee,? said owner Terri Foley, far right with Zeke, a Holland resident and Blue Cross Blue Shield case manager. Jeana-Dee Allen/The State News
Zeke the Wonder Dog is a tradition that started in 1977 when Gary Eisenberg, an alumnus, was invited to a home football game to perform with his dog. In the early 1980s, the MSU Department of Intercollegiate Athletics began to look for a Zeke look-a-like after the death of two replacements. Zeke, whose real name is Dexter, began his training when he was approximately one year old when the Foleys adopted him from the Humane Society. In the warmer months, Zeke practices two to three times a week. ?He was very focused on the Frisbee,? said owner Terri Foley, far right with Zeke, a Holland resident and Blue Cross Blue Shield case manager. Jeana-Dee Allen/The State News