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Butler mascot Blue II has pneumonia

Updated: June 5, 2012, 10:40 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Butler's lovable bulldog mascot is feeling blue.

Blue II informed fans through Twitter that he has been diagnosed with pneumonia and is being treated with intravenous fluids and antibiotics. He says the doctor expects him to mend quickly, and Blue II even returned to his doghouse, not Hinkle Fieldhouse, Tuesday night.

For now, Blue II will have to sit quietly as his successor, Blue III, makes appearances around town.

Bulldog fans long have enjoyed watching Blue ...

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