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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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Posts Tagged “Wright State”

My Raider Romp

 

Remember the Wright State Raider that was lurking near my cage yesterday? (See post below for visual.) Yeah, he got dealt with…

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Here’s hoping my fellow Bulldogs do likewise on Thursday evening (9 p.m. EST) at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

By
the way, no actual Wright State Raiders were physically harmed in the
making of this film. All harm was inflicted figuratively.

And
yes, Wright State considers the “Raider” to be a wolf. I don’t get it
either. Perhaps the Wright State Mangy Dingos would be more descript.
They actually changed from a red-bearded Viking to a wolf. The wolf is
now known as “Rowdy Raider.”

Here’s a picture of WSU’s current (middle) and former mascots…

I
see why they switched from the crazy-eyed Viking. That thing is sure to
scare all small children. I believe that to be what a suspect sketch
artist would draw if you said the criminal resembled the off-spring off
a Keebler Elf and one of Willy Wonka’s Ump-Lumpas. (Sorry, that’s the
best I could come up with this close to bed time.)

Regardless,
somewhere Wilbur, Orville and Ovid are sitting around a table, smoking
pipes, wearing distinguished suits and asking each other who came up
with “Bulldogs” and “Raiders.”

Oh well, at least WSU’s “guy in a
suit” actually resemlbes their mascot…which is more than we can say
for a certain school in Des Moines, Iowa. (For visual, see post
below…again.)

Enough about the Raiders, let’s just settle this on the court Thursday night.

In case you missed it, I was featured in Sports Illustrated.com’s photo account from the Bulter/Drake game this past Saturday.

The picture taken by John Biever can be seen here: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0802/campus.superfans.feb26/content.5.html

Also, mad props to A.J. Graves and Drew Streicher for
being named to the 2008 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America
University Division Men’s Basketball Team, chosen by CoSIDA (College
Sports Information Directors of America). The two Butler
student-athletes were among 15 players chosen to the honor squad, and
Butler was the lone university to have more than one player selected!

Nice
work fellas…not only can you challenge opponents in a game of hoops,
but you also can dominate in the occasional standardized test-off.
Clearly old “Dawgs” can learn new tricks!

Blue II

Tread Lightly Young Raider

 

I hate to dwell too much on the men’s basketball team, especially when there are so many other great student athletes on campus, not to mention so many other great students who don’t even play a sport.

However,
this time of year, it’s inevitable…especially given the success of
our team and the fact that their games are a big part of my life.

Well, the Butler men’s squad took one on the chin against
the Drake University Bulldogs on Saturday evening. It was Bulldogs
versus Bulldogs in a dog fight that would make even the likes of Michael Vick blush.
It was indeed a hard fought game and while Drake gave us all we wanted,
perhaps it was our own mistakes that cost us the victory. Or maybe we
had some help too. (Yeah, I said it.) You decide…

More game pictures by Brad Ward at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bradjward/sets/72157603974817341/

Oh
well, if we had to lose, I suppose there’s no shame in losing to our
own kind. I’d rather go down to a fellow Bulldog than some joke of a
mascot.

Speaking of mascots, I almost had the last laugh against
“Spike,” the Drake Bulldog, on Saturday night. This embarrasing
representation of the breed nearly left part of his leg in Hinkle
Fieldhouse courtesy of my teeth! Hey what would you do if that deranged
looking Eastern Grey squirrel came charging you and your mom in the
stands?

Turns
out he was just rallying his fellow Drake fans, but I thought he meant
blood. Luckily my mom pulled me off just in time. Sorry Spike!

Congrats to Drake and good luck in the NCAA tournament.

Left
dispirited from the loss, I can’t help but consume myself with the
thought of cleansing my palate from defeat’s bitter taste. What’s the
best way to overcome defeat? Through victory, of course!

Next
victim: The Wright State Raiders. Remember, they took us down by one
point earlier in the season at their place. Combine our angst from
Saturday with our loss to them earlier in the season and this could get
ugly.

I even saw a Raider lurking around my den earlier this morning. I will share his fate with you later in the week.


The game is scheduled for this Thursday at 9 p.m. (EST) and will be aired on ESPNU. It’s also Young Alumni Night at Hinkle Fieldhouse. I will be there and I hope you will be too!

After all, you just might end up on camera! That’s right, Kelly of The Indianapolis Star will
be following me around to shoot more video for my profile. She hung out
with me around the office and at home on Friday afternoon and is coming
back for some game footage on Thursday. The profile should be featured
online sometime during the NCAA tournament, next month.

Well, as The Bangles once said, “it’s just another manic monday,” and I’ve got work to do…and so do you!

So have a great week and I’ll report back soon.

Blue II

P.S. If you are a runner and are in the Indianapolis area, then you need to get yourself signed up for BUSF’s 16th annual Bulldog Jog!
Originally held during Homecoming weekend, will take place on Saturday,
March 1 on the Butler campus. Proceeds from the 5K run/walk will
benefit the Butler University Student Foundation Book Scholarship.
Visit here for details to sign up: http://www.butler.edu/alumni/index.aspx?pg=4393