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Hello! I’m Blue2, the official mascot of Butler University. Just thinking back off the top of my furry head, some of the obvious things that come to mind are my appearances at Butler sporting events. Whether it's leading the football team onto the field, greeting the starters on the basketball court, doing my "tricks" during a timeout at center court, or serving as the halftime entertainment at a soccer match where I displayed my own soccer techniques, those are all great instances where I steal the show. Of course, there's more than athletic events, there's also the performing arts. I've been a part of the limelight at several events such as YMCA Geneva Stunts, YMCA Spring Sing and JCFA's REJOICE! where the students sang "Blue Christmas" and I came out on stage riding a sleigh with Santa Claus. I also make appearances at university/campus events for University Advancement, Admissions, Student Affairs, and much more. Basically, I do it all. If you are on campus, be sure to stop by my office and bring me some treats!

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Game Day Illustrated

The Butler Bulldogs took down Horizon League conference foe, Cleveland State, on Saturday afternoon by the score of 51-46.
It appeared that a lot of you took my advice and came to Hinkle
Fieldhouse for the game. There was a crowd of more than 8,000, which
included those participating in Alumni Day, so thanks for coming out.

I thought I might provide a quick recap of the game via pictures and captions. Here it goes…

Pre-game nap with my squeaky cow

Packed house for Alumni Day

Coach Stevens speaks at Alumni Day

I ran into my buddy, Julian Phillips, son of my vet, Dr. Phillips, at Alumni Day too.

After
my appearances in the West Gym for Alumni Day and Bulldog Club/OBS
Donor Hospitality, I went ahead and made my way over to see the
cheerleaders to give them a little pre-game pep talk.

After
that, it was game time where I do my usual starting lineup routine, and
stop by the Dawg Pound for the big bone. But you’ve all seen that
before, so here’s a shot during a break in the game…nothing better
than a big crowd at Hinkle Fieldhouse on a Saturday afternoon with the
sun shining through the rafters.

Best seat in the house!

A little post-game fun on the court with the kids

After all of that, it’s back home to rest…and another day at the office is in the books for this dog.

Okay,
so there’s a lot of other stuff that goes on that wasn’t captured, but
these were the pics that my dad had time to snap, so they’ll have to
do. I hope you enjoyed it.

Blue II

P.S. Keep an eye on
those NCAA men’s basketball rankings on Monday. In the AP Poll, Butler
is ranked 9th. On Saturday, No. 7 Stanford, No. 8 Georgetown and No. 10
Michigan State all went down in defeat. We could see a new highest
ranking for the Butler men’s basketball program…stay tuned!

 

Weekend Recap and those Rankings

 

My apologies for not posting since last Thursday, but I must say, I had a great weekend…no time to post!

Friday
evening after work, my mom and dad packed my blanket, my toys, and my
food and we headed north to Wabash, Ind. (the first electrically
lighted city) to stay the night at my Grandma and Grandpa Richards. We
also got to see my Aunt Tonia, Aunt Teresa, Uncle Scott and my cousins
Andrew and Alex.

Unfortunately, I didn’t get to go visit my
Grandma and Grandpa Kaltenmark in Wabash, though. They were in Ohio
babysitting my cousin Ella and her doggies, Murphy and Bailey.

I
always enjoy seeing family and I love going to my grandparents’ house!
We only stayed the night, but I got some good food, some good play time
and caught up on some sleep too.

On Saturday afternoon we headed
back to Indy so that my parents could get back in time to head to
Chumley’s to watch the Butler/Wisc. Green Bay game on the Horizon League Network. I don’t understand why I had to stay home…I am the mascot for crying outloud!

My parents made it up to me and took me out to get a new bed, a new toy and the FURminator.

I
know what you’re thinking, “what the heck is the FURminator?” Well,
it’s a special deshedding tool. Whatever it is, I just like how it
feels when they use it on me and my parents say it works really well,
so everybody is happy.

My
new bed is for the family room as I already have a nice bed in the
living room. We used to watch TV and hang out as a family in the living
room, but a couple of weeks ago my parents got a new TV for the family
room so that’s been the new hang out at home. Only, I protested the
change by camping out by myself in the living room on my old bed
(pictured).

So
I think they felt obligated to get me another bed for the family room.
Still with me? Anyway, the new bed (pictured) is cool and I like it.
Now I am comfortable no matter what room we decide to reside.

Spoiled much? Yes. Happy dog? Absolutely!

As
for the new toy, it’s a latex cow looking thing. I can’t get enough of
it. I even took it to bed last night. I mainly enjoy squeaking it until
my parents can’t take it anymore. I love it.


So that was my weekend. Not too shabby if I do say so myself. Today was
just another day in the office…lots of naps, some play time, couple
trips to the HRC with my dad, and some visits from students.

There was some additional excitement around the office with the new NCAA men’s basketball rankings coming out. The Butler Bulldogs moved up again in the standings this week coming in No. 9 in the Associated Press poll and No. 10 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ poll.

I
know technically the rankings do not mean anything, but they speak
volumes. The 9th place ranking is the highest ever for Butler and not
only that, but we are ahead of three in-state rivals: IU (12th), Notre
Dame (18th) and Purdue (23rd).

That’s mighty Butler with just 3,900 undergraduate students in the top-10! Go Dawgs!

That
puts me in some pretty elite company including Smoky the Volunteer,
Jack the Bulldog (Hoya), Pouncer the Tiger, and Joe Bruin…just to
name a few.

The name is Butler Blue II, boys, and the Bulldogs are playing for keeps. See ya next month!

Blue II

Vote Green in 2008!!

Vote Green in 2008!

And
no, I’m not talking about all of those environmentally friendly
initiatives that seem to be so in vogue. Nor am I referencing the up
and coming presidential election. I’ve got nothing against saving the
planet, but Blue doesn’t do politics.

What I am referencing, however, is Butler Men’s Basketball player, Mike Green, (pictured) and his place as a finalist for The Bob Cousy Award presented by The Hartford.

Now he needs your vote! The fan voting section is now open, so vote for Mike at http://www.cousyaward.com/. And just like the former Chicago mayor, Richard J. Daley once said, “vote early, and vote often!”

The Bob Cousy (no
relation to the koozie [pictured]) Award presented by The Hartford is
given to the top collegiate male basketball point guard annually
spanning across all divisions within the game by the Naismith Memorial
Basketball Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Mike for even being considered and best of luck with the rest of the season!

Speaking of the rest of the season, the Bulldogs are currently ranked 10th in the AP Poll and will take on conference foe, Valparaiso, this evening at 9 p.m. (EST) on ESPN2. Butler currently holds a two game lead in the Horizon League. Go Dawgs!

For some other great Butler Basketball related announcements and info, click here.

Also, stay up on Butler Basketball via these links as well…

BUbeat: http://www.bubeat.com/

Indy Star: http://www.indystar.com/

Indy Star’s David Woods: http://blogs.indystar.com/butler/

Message Board: http://p214.ezboard.com/fbuhoopsfrm1

Remember, Mike needs your votes, so do your part!

Blue II

(Hey Mike, you think I can get a date with your daughter, Hoops, now?)