Doggone it: Blue II lent canine karma to Butler Way



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Butler mascot Blue II recently died of heart failure. Submitted photo


Butler mascot Blue II recently died of heart failure. Submitted photo


Many of us have lost special pets before.

Now, we have all lost one together.

RIP, Blue II, Butler’s iconic bulldog, who lost a battle with a heart condition this week.

The English bulldog was more than a mascot, he was a symbol of the men’s basketball program’s rise to national prominence. The low-to-the-ground canine carrying a giant bone across the court seemed an apt analogy for the well-grounded teams.

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