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Georgia mascot Uga VIII diagnosed with lymphoma

Updated: January 7, 2011, 4:30 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia mascot Uga VIII has a more serious medical condition than first believed.

The school said Friday that the white English bulldog has been diagnosed with lymphoma, but is responding well to treatment. The dog took over as the team's mascot for Georgia's Oct. 16 game against Vanderbilt.

Uga VIII is expected to continue appearances at athletic events as his health allows.

He missed Georgia's Liberty Bowl loss to Central Florida with what was believed to be ...

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