UGA won't have new Uga mascot to open season - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

UGA won't have new Uga mascot to open season

Athens, GA -

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia's interim bulldog football mascot, who got the job late last season after Uga VII died unexpectedly, will get a chance to extend his unbeaten record.

The 5-year-old dog, called Russ, is a half-brother to Uga VII, who died Nov. 19. Russ strode the sidelines in Georgia's season-ending victory over Georgia Tech and again in the Bulldogs' triumph over Texas A&M in the Independence Bowl.

Frank "Sonny" Seiler, owner and breeder of Georgia's bulldog mascots since 1956, says Russ is too old to inherit the job permanently, but will stay on for a few more games.

Seiler says he has several puppies under consideration for the role, but all are too young to take over at the start of the season.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

Powered by Frankly