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Wednesday, March 28, 2012
UGA: It's All About the Mascot
It's not easy being rated the nation's top mascot, for there's an awful lot of stiff competition out there. But even fans from other schools can't deny the appeal and the tradition that comes with the University of Georgia's white English bulldog mascot, Uga.
Since 1956, all the dogs serving as Uga have been part of a lineage of English Bulldogs owned by Frank W. "Sonny" Seiler, and it has been a tradition at Georgia to have Uga (or one of his interim stand-ins) prowling the sidelines during a game. During televised contests, there is generally an obligatory camera shot of Uga standing firmly by his trainer and barking towards the camera, or on hotter days just laying on the huge pile of crushed ice at the door of his air-conditioned dog house... (Continue Reading on ChuckOliver.net)