Georgia Bulldogs mascot Uga VIII died today, a month after being diagnosed with lymphoma. He was Georgia's on-field mascot only since only October, 2010, when he took over for interim mascot Russ during UGA's homecoming win over the Vanderbilt Commodores.â†µ
Russ will again resume mascot duties until a new Uga can be named.â†µ
Uga VIII is the school's second white English bulldog mascot to die in the past year-and-a-half. During his time on the job, the football team went 4-3, certainly a better mark than its seasonal total. Funeral ceremonies have yet to be announced.â†µ
PETA will now surely once again insist the school begin using an animatronic bulldog as its mascot, dog-lovers will lament the strict breeding that leads to animals prone to illness, and the search will begin for a new dog fit to take over as Uga IX.â†µ
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