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MSU’s English bulldog mascot passes away

Champ, who served as Bully the Bulldog for Mississippi State University, passed away on Sunday. He was 11 years old.
Champ, who served as Bully the Bulldog for Mississippi State University, passed away on Sunday. He was 11 years old. Courtesy Mississippi State University

It’s a sad day for Mississippi State Bulldogs.

Champ, an English bulldog who once served as mascot Bully, passed away on Sunday, MSU’s athletic department announced on Twitter.

Champ was 11 years old.

Bulldogs with the nickname Bully have served as live mascots at MSU for decades — the original Bully trotted on the football field in 1935.

Learn more about the legacy of the Bully mascot online via Mississippi State University.

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