Tag Archives: Blue II

OVERTIME: Still hope for men’s basketball despite dismal campaign

BY BEN SIECK | SPORTS EDITOR Brad Stevens bolted to the National Basketball Association. Junior forward Roosevelt Jones suffered a season-ending injury before playing a regular-season game. Blue II died, and the Butler men’s basketball team is barreling toward its first losing season in nearly a decade. For fans used to a certain level of

Butler named in Top 100 for college social media

EMILY WILLIAMS ECWILLI2@BUTLER.EDU StudentAdvisor.com recently named Butler University 35th in the top 100 social media-saavy colleges. To accomplish this, Butler made large strides to engage its students, faculty and alumni through social media. The Twitter accounts of Blue II and Blue III helped Butler become a top competitor. Along with the dogs, the men’s basketball

Butler hits Twitter with serious, satirical accounts

KATIE GOODRICH STAFF REPORTER KMGOODRI@BUTLER.EDU With more than 300 Twitter accounts affiliated with Butler University, the school has successfully made the leap to social media. Athletic teams, student organizations, residence halls and Greek houses use Twitter to keep their followers updated about upcoming events. Butler University Police Department uses its Twitter and Dawg Alert’s pages

Butler mourns America’s dog

MARAIS JACON-DUFFY and TAYLOR MEADOR | News Editor and Design Chief Butler University’s beloved former mascot, Blue II, died on Saturday from complications relating to congestive heart failure. The news was announced through a press release from Butler President James Danko yesterday. Over the past few months, Blue’s health took a steep decline as he

Butler celebrates its dog

The crowd at Butler University’s Starbucks last Friday afternoon consisted of students, faculty, local media and even a couple from Los Angeles-—all for a dog. Butler Blue II was celebrating both his birthday and retirement, with desserts for the crowd and a two-hour-long photo-op. The Butler University Student Foundation plans the birthday party each year

Mascots in puppy-summit

While this may be Butler’s first year in the Atlantic 10 Conference, Blue II and Trip have already made a name for themselves on the East Coast with their Big Dawgs Tour. Over the weekend, the Butler bulldogs headed to Washington D.C. with Michael Kaltenmark, director of web marketing communications and the dogs’ caregiver, to

More than a workout

Butler University’s got back. The LIVESTRONG cycling event 24 Hours of Booty is taking place at Butler for the first time, beginning June 29 at 7p.m. to raise awareness and support for LIVESTRONG and local cancer organizations. Weaving through the Butler campus and Tarkington neighborhood, the 3.5-mile loop was designed to allow participants to ride

OPINION | BUPD’s new K-9 challenges fame of Butler Blue II

Heads up  Blue II.  The Butler University community welcomed a mixed labrador named Marcus right before the fall semester finished. Marcus is part of the new K-9 unit in the Butler University Police Department, and although I love Blue II, I am excited to see Marcus around campus hounding down criminals. As bold as this