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LSU Releases Photo of New Tiger Mascot Named Harvey

LSU New Mascot Harvey

LSU released a photo Wednesday afternoon of “a possible new tiger mascot.”

According to sources, His name is Harvey, and he’s a Siberian-Bengal mix, as was Mike VI.

Beloved Tiger Mike VI Passes Away

The 11-month-old male arrived on campus Tuesday. He being housed in the tiger habitat’s night house. Harvey will remain quarantined there for at least a week. He will be closely monitor as he becomes acclimated to his new surroundings. according to an University news release.

LSU’s Beloved Mascot Mike the Tiger Passes Away

LSU Mourns the loss of Mike the Tiger

Despite LSU’s 45 to 10 win over Southern Miss on Saturday, there was a sense of emptiness and a dark cloud hovering over Tiger stadium as many continued to morn the loss of their beloved mascot Mike the Tiger.

Mike VI was a Bengali-Siberian hybrid who many considered to be the living embodiment of the team’s spirit died on Tuesday at the age of 11.

On May 23, 2016, LSU issued a press release stating that MikeVI had been diagnosed with a spindle cell sarcoma, a type of cancer. LSU announced on September 6 that despite treatment, the tiger’s cancer was terminal, and that he would be expected to live at most two years. Mike the Tiger would remain in his on-campus habitat, and would no longer attend games. On October 5, 2016 it was announced that Mike VI’s cancer had returned and spread to his head. Vets at the LSU Veterinarian School announced that he had one to two months to live. Six days later, Mike VI was euthanized by his attending veterinarian David Baker.

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.”

Butler University

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.

Behind Blondie Park Gossip   ONLY in West Virginia…WVU Mascot Told Not to Shoot Wildlife With Musket

WVU Mascot Told Not to Shoot Wildlife With Musket

Mascot Shot Bear With Musket: Mountaineer Jonathan Kimble Posts Picture Of Kill, Reprimanded By West Virginia 

What does the WVU Mascot Jonathan Kimble do with his musket when he’s not firing at the opponents on the field?  He takes on black bears in the back woods of West Virginia….and…according to photographs…he has a great aim.

Kimbell, 24,  along with some friends and family went on an outing to “who knows exactly” where.  Kimbell, who must have expected trouble took his “musket” with him. 

It was then that he  shot and killed a bear with his  “bona fide” weapon….actually…it couldn’t have been too hard to miss since the bear was perched in a tree…minding his own business and didn’t have time to get away…

A video and photos of Kimbell firing his musket were posted online…

The WVU mascot wears buckskin and a coonskin cap and fires the musket – loaded with black powder but minus ammunition – at home athletic events and other sponsored activities. Hunting isn’t one of them.

According to sources…the University wasn’t amused by his hunting skills and ordered him to stop using the “prop” on his hunting excursions.

“While Jonathan Kimble’s actions broke no laws or regulations, the university has discussed this with him, and he agrees that it would be appropriate to forego using the musket in this way in the future,” said WVU spokesman John Bolt.

The Mountaineer Mascots Tradition…

The Firing of the Rifle is a tradition carried out by the Mountaineer Mascot to open several athletic events. The Mountaineer points the gun into the air with one arm and fires a blank shot from a custom rifle, a signal to the crowd to begin cheering at home football and basketball games. The Mountaineer also fires the rifle every time the team scores during football games.

 Video Bear Falls out of Tree and More

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.

 

Uga VII, Mascot Dies

Uga VII, the English bulldog mascot of the University of Georgia, died unexpectedly Thursday morning in Savannah of “heart related causes,” the school’s athletic association said.

Uga VII, 4, made his first official sideline appearance Bulldogs’ mascot on Aug. 30, 2008, replacing his father, Uga VI, who had died during the previous offseason. Georgia officials said a replacement mascot will not be named for the Nov. 21 contest vs. Kentucky, but a wreath will be placed on Uga VII’s doghouse near the east endzone.

Official Athletics Site of the University of Georgia Bulldogs

Uga VII’s given name was Loran’s Best, in honor of longtime UGA football sideline reporter Loran Smith. Read full story here

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