Butler University Mascot Blue II Dies

It is with heavy hearts that we report to you that Butler’s beloved mascot, Butler Blue II, has passed away due to complications from congestive heart failure.

Blue II, Butler's mascot for most of the past decade, died due to complications from heart disease. He was 9. Butler University students, fans and administration are morning the loss of  their schools mascot.  The sweater-wearing English Bulldog who walked softly but carried a big bone.

Blue II, the English Bulldog mascot passed away Saturday. Blue II suffered from dilated cardiomyopathy, which affects both the right and left sides of the heart.

Blues II’s owners were Michael Kaltenmark, a Butler graduate and his wife Tiffany.

Blue II was one of the most recognizable of all school mascots was 9-years-old or 63-years-old in “dog years.”

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He appeared at every Butler men’s basketball game… and traveling like a rock star aboard Blue II, the 9-year-old former Butler mascot, has died from congestive heart failure.  the team’s chartered jet during the Final Four basketball championships in 2010 and 2011.

In May Blue II retired and handed down his collar to his younger brother, Blue III, AKA Trip in an official changing of the collar ceremony took place on Mar. 9.

Trip  a 1-year-old bulldog  is said to have “plenty of energy and eagerness to carry the torch.”

Blue II is survived by Mike Kaltenmark, his wife Tiffany and  4,700 Butler University students.

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Top 25 Most Unusual College Mascots…

Tigers, lions, bears, and birds of prey are among the most popular college football mascots.

 Conventional wisdom dictates that a good college mascot should evoke strength and power, but some schools defy traditional thought.

25) Rowan University. The Rowan Profs (that’s short for Professors) are represented field-side by an owl named Whoo RU. While the owl itself is not an intriguing mascot, you have to give Rowan credit for the naming pun, which comes with a dash of irony, seeing as they are the Professors.

 24) University of Texas at El Paso. The Miners’ mascot, Paydirt Pete, looks like Woody from “Toy Story” hung out with Burt Reynolds for a little too long. Watch him with the Miners.

 23) West Virginia University. The Mountaineers’ mascot is not merely a furry facsimile of a mountaineer, but is an actual human dressed up in full Mountaineer regalia, including the coon-skinned hat and rifle. Points for keeping it real.

 22) University of Akron. Zippy the Kangaroo makes me wonder why we don’t see more marsupials on the sidelines on Saturdays.

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