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Monday, February 7, 2011 - 4:14am

UGA VIII Buried

Updated: 3 years ago.
The University of Georgia is looking for a new bulldog mascot after the death of UGA VIII. (pictured is UGA VI--photo courtesy Kat Netzler)

The University of Georgia is again looking for another bulldog mascot, after UGA VIII died on Friday.

The English Bulldog was a bit shy of 17 months old, but was diagnosed with lymphoma only last month, a common cancer in dogs.

UGA VIII only served a half-season as the school’s mascot, and had to miss the football team’s bowl game in December because of health issues. The bulldog was buried Saturday in Sanford Stadium in a private ceremony.

The school will again have the half-brother of UGA VII, Russ, fill-in as mascot until another permanent replacement is named.

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