AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The University of Texas says a new longhorn steer mascot has been selected and will be introduced at the 2016 season-opener against Notre Dame on Sept. 4.

Ricky Brennes, executive director of the Silver Spurs Alumni Association, describes Bevo XV as ''very gentle, smart and curious.''

School officials had to select a new mascot after Bevo XIV died in October 2015. He had been on the Texas sideline since 2004.

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