University of Georgia mascot has lymphoma, school says
Uga VIII missed the Liberty Bowl game because of an illness that turned out to be lymphoma.
January 7th, 2011
10:00 PM ET

University of Georgia mascot has lymphoma, school says

Uga VIII, the University of Georgia's athletic mascot, has been diagnosed with lymphoma, the school said Friday.

The English bulldog missed the Liberty Bowl on December 30 because of a gastrointestinal condition, the school said. Russ, the half-brother of Uga VII, filled in for him.

Further tests revealed the more serious medical condition.

Uga VIII, whose registered name is Big Bad Bruce, is expected to appear at athletic events as his health allows. He is responding well to treatment at the UGA College of Veterinary Medicine. His primary veterinarian is his namesake, Dr. Bruce Hollett.

Uga VIII was introduced to Georgia fans at the October 16 Homecoming football game against Vanderbilt. He is the great-great-great-great-great grandson of the original Uga. The Seilers, of Savannah, have provided mascots for UGA sporting events since 1956.

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  1. kennel karl

    my dogs thingy looks like a lipstick

    January 8, 2011 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. MsGeorgePBurdell

    I can't imagine that anyone from GaTech would wish ill will to UGAVlll. To Hell With Georgia, yes. But wish the best for the dog, the seilers, the students who love tradition and the veterinary students providing care.

    January 9, 2011 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  3. ori

    I,m Truly Sorry Your Sick Tom Cat You Make Me Laugh I Hope You Get Better Soon,and My Heart Go Out To The Dog As Well.

    January 9, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Danielle8

    Good afternoon
    ED becomes more common as you get older. online
    side effects 🙂

    November 11, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
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