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Butler’s mascot, a bulldog named Butler Blue III, wasn’t allowed inside at the NCAA tournament.

By Rohan Nadkarni
March 17, 2016

The Butler Bulldogs will have to make their way through the NCAA tournament without their adorable mascot.

Butler’s mascot, a bulldog named Butler Blue III, traveled with the team to Raleigh for its first round NCAA tournament game, but was not allowed inside PNC arena due to NCAA rules about live mascots.

How could you say no to this face, though?

The NCAA doesn’t allow live mascots because of crowded arenas during the tournament. They should really consider making an exception for cute dogs.

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