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A Dog House to Call Home

Serving as “Butler Blue,” the official mascot of Butler University, both the late Blue II and I have amassed an assembly of priceless prized possessions over the years. Such artifacts and heirlooms include:

The Built Ford Tough Blue Mobile, provided by Don Hinds Ford
The official Butler Blue collar, custom created by Reis Nichols Jewelers
The official Nike jersey, hand tailored by the Tom…

I Leave You with ‘Thanks’

True to the prognosis I’ve recently been given, my health is now in serious decline. I sense the end is near as my heart rate is increasing in an effort to capture more precious oxygen. Frankly, it’s hard work and quite exhausting. I wish I felt better, but I’ve known for a while that my best days were behind me.

So while I still have a little stamina left, I thought I would pen one last…

Blue II Haiku Contest Winners

In honor of my retirement this year, my friends at the Butler University Bookstore decided to hold an academic contest, of sorts, with submissions coming in the form of a haiku. The Blue II Haiku Contest stood as an invitation for people of all ages to pen some prose about yours truly with a 5-7-5 syllable structure and potentially win some swag.

I’m pleased to report that haiku submissions…

Butler Blue II: What I’ve Learned – Retirement Edition

As I celebrate my ninth birthday and approach retirement (May 20, 2013) after nine years of service as official mascot of Butler University, I’m offering up yet more introspection derived from my existence.

Inspired by Esquire Magazine’s “The Meaning of Life” issue and standing “What I’ve Learned” column, I’ve previously published such features of my own on two occasions. Being that…

24 Hours of Booty Coming to Butler

The 24 Hours of Booty is coming to Butler University – June 29-30, 2012; 7 p.m. – 7 p.m.!

Yes, I just used the word, “booty.” No, this is not a round-the-clock, pirate-themed party that I’m hosting. And no, this is most certainly not risqué, although it could be depending on how you present yourself in Lycra.

Actuallly, 24 Hours of Booty is a 24-hour road cycling charity event designed…

Hoops Aside, March Offers Much Madness

I don’t even know what what madness means, but it’s March and I’ve got a lot to cover, so let’s get right to it.
Shorty Awards
Finally, the Shorty Awards ceremony has arrived. Held in NYC, the fourth annual, sold-out event will air online this evening at 7:30 p.m. I’ll be watching to find out if I have won the Shorty Award for the best use of short form media in the College Category.

You may…

Show Me Your Study Spot & Win!

Forget spring, I think summer has arrived on campus! The students went away on spring break and left the spring break weather with me. I’m not really complaining, but I still do have my winter coat on. (Bear with me, there’s prizes to be had…keep reading.)

At any rate, this perfect Bulldog weather has made campus much more open, accessible, lively and fun. The mild winter and now, balmy…

It’s My Birthday; I’ll Help Others If I Want To

It’s hard to believe, but my 8th birthday is quickly approaching. Tuesday, March 27th, is the big day, but in keeping with tradition, the Butler University Student Foundation will be holding a campus party for me on Friday, March 23, from 1-3 p.m., at the campus Bookstore and Starbucks in Atherton Union.

I hope you can come to my party, enjoy some Holy Cow Cupcakes, sign my card, get a pictur…

Blue Hen BBQ

Ok, I’ll shoot it to you straight, yes, I’m disappointed that my Dawgs are not in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. I’m even a little perturbed that we did not make the NIT either. However, it’s not for lack of effort, I assure you, and despite such disappointment, there is still something to play for…this season ain’t over yet!

It was announced this morning that the Butler Bulldogs w…

Butler’s Mascot, America’s Dog…Mascot Mentor?

Well by now you’ve probably seen the news, and it’s true, the Butler University mascot family is growing. Making his debut at the Butler Men’s Basketball game this Saturday, Feb. 18th is none other than Butler Blue III; my intern, my understudy, my successor.

We all knew this day would come. Even I knew it, but here’s the thing, I’m not going anywhere. Just because Blue III (or “Trip” as we’…

Good Boy, Blue!

After much anticipation, the Butler Blue children's book, "Good Boy, Blue!" is finally off to print. Butler fans and kids of all ages are sure to love this heartwarming story and iconic illustrations.

Pre-order your copy today!

Get Your Pup a Blue III PetBox

Treat your best friend with a Blue III PetBox! After all, doesn't your dog deserve the very best? Blue III has teamed with PetBox to load up a box each month with the latest and greatest in treats, toys, and pet products. Proceeds benefit Butler's live mascot program too!

Order a Blue III PetBox today!

The Big Dawgs Tour

The Butler University Big Dawgs Tour rides again! From January through March, our beloved Bulldog, Butler Blue III will be venturing away from campus to spread some Butler cheer and follow the men's basketball team as they take on new BIG EAST opponents.

Be sure to follow along and enter yourself into the Big Dawgs Tour Contest!

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