Saturday June 28, 2008
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Uga VI, the beloved University of Georgia
mascot, has died from congestive heart failure at his home in
Savannah. The bulldog's owner, Frank Seiler, said the he had the best
winning record of any mascot in the school's history.
Seiler said he noticed the nine-year-old English Bulldog was
breathing heavily Friday night. He passed away soon afterward.
Uga will be buried in a vault in the Southwest corner of Sanford
Stadium with his predecessors. Private ceremonies are expected
early next week.
Uga VI became UGA's mascot in 1999. He was the son of Uga V, the
only college mascot to land on the cover of Sports Illustrated. University of Georgia Athletic Director Damon Evans called it "a sad day for the entire Bulldog nation."
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