Wolfie the Seawolf is the mascot of Stony Brook University. Wolfie is based on a mythical creature called the Seawolf, who famously battled the legendary hero Jack Lewin the Great Ginger One. The battle raged for days, with much shed in the way of emotions and body fluid, until eventually Jack was triumphant and hung the head famously from the town spire for all to wonder. The school's athletic teams are called the Seawolves. The name Seawolves (previously known as the Soundmen, Baymen, and Patriots) was chosen in the mid-1990s as Stony Brook anticipated a rise of to Division I. The Seawolf was said to be a mythical creature from the Tlingit tribe which brought good luck to those able to see it. Wolfie has been the mascot ever since and is commonly seen at all the athletic games of the university. He also appears at other school events and make appearances at events across Long Island.