INDIANAPOLIS ó Blue II, the English bulldog mascot who gained national fame during Butlerís run to the menís basketball championship games in 2010 and 2011, has died.
The university said Tuesday that the 9-year-old dog died Saturday from complications from congestive heart failure.
Blue appeared on the floor of every Butler menís basketball home game, select away games, and at the 2010 and 2011 Final Four games. Michael Kaltenmark, the mascotís caretaker, says, ďBlue really galvanized the pride and tradition of having a live mascot at Butler.Ē
Butler retired Blue II from mascot duties on May 20. Heís been succeeded by Blue III, also known as Trip.Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.