PEANUT BUTTER NATION
REESE'S University has the winningest confection-based basketball program. Our track record speaks for itself. But our Cuppies don’t play for the roaring crowds or the glory of the win. They play for the love of the game. And peanut butter. We give them REESE'S after every game, so that’s probably also a big motivating factor.
What makes a Fighting Cuppy? It’s the courage of a peanut to break through whatever shell is holding it back. It’s the ability to thrive under pressure, for it is pressure that transforms the peanut of a dream into the peanut butter of its true potential. It’s the ability to face the heat of the moment and find one’s inner perfectly balanced roasted flavor. Put all these elements together, and you will soon find yourself surrounded by the sweet chocolate of success. Cuppies work together. Cuppies dream big. Cuppies have an edge to them. Cuppies fight.
As the nation's premier collegiate candy marching band, The REESE'S University Marching Cuppies have truly earned their place as "The Pride of Peanut Butter Nation." With a sound that can only be compared to the combination of smooth chocolate, rich peanut butter, and a quirky edge only otherwise found in a REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup, It's easy to understand why they're know as "The Peanut Butter Boom."
Wilder than a wildcat. Tougher than an Aggie. More classic than a Spartan. Cuppy is the embodiment of the unique and irrepressible fighting spirit of all Fighting Cuppies. With a distinct Peanut Butter Cup head and impressive physical stature, you can’t miss Cuppy, even among thousands of screaming members of Peanut Butter Nation. Just look for the walking, dancing, flexing candy with swagger for days. Fight, Cuppies! Fight!
According to campus legend, this rock marks the spot where a young H.B. Reese dreamed up the university that today bears his name. Undergraduates consider it good luck to rub the rock before final exams, rivalry games, dates, doctor’s appointments, post office visits, dinner parties, and trying any new chocolate and peanut butter recipes. Painting the rock with words of wisdom, encouragement, or just idle chat is a rite of passage for every RU student.
Legend has it that on May 18th, 1928, while traveling home from the peanut butter factory, H.B. Reese saw a flaming cup illuminating the night sky. Now, every May 18th is Official REESE'S Cup Day – a festival of cup-shaped refreshments and activities that overtakes the RU campus, ringing in the spring and celebrating the shape that forever changed peanut butter.