Georgia’s line of pure white English bulldogs, now on No. 10, has been a staple of the mascot landscape since 1956. Though every new dog is added to the “Uga” line—Uga X is the latest—each also has its own unique name, is given a custom-made jersey and a varsity letter, and resides in an air-conditioned on-field doghouse. When his day comes, each Uga is buried in a marble vault alongside his fallen predecessors outside the football stadium.It’s hard to argue with that. Who doesn’t like dogs?Georgia is set to open the 2019 season on Aug. 31 at Vanderbilt. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. E.T. ATLANTA, GA – DECEMBER 02: Georgia Bulldogs cheerleaders on the field prior to the game against the Auburn Tigers in the SEC Championship at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)A lot of different sports have mascots, but no one seems to do them better than college football, which features everything from a live bulldog to a person in a tree costume.Which mascot is best?Sports Illustrated attempted to answer that question, ranking the best mascots in college football heading into the 2019 season.Georgia’s “Uga” bulldog came in at No. 1.
More than 3,500 students will be joining the ranks of Brock University alumni during Spring Convocation this week. They will be welcomed with the help of a new Alumni Association video to be shown during the graduation ceremonies.Brock’s office of Development and Alumni Relations worked together with the Marketing and Communications department to produce the video that introduces new graduates to the Brock University Alumni Association.The video features clips shot on campus, in the community and in the workplaces of several high-profile alumni. Those featured talk about how graduates from Brock are entitled to benefits such as discounts on services, credit cards and insurance. They also benefit from the continued use of on-campus services, including as access to the Walker Complex, the library and Career Services.“We want graduates to know that their time at Brock doesn’t end today and they can take advantage of being a Brock Alumni every day for the rest of their life,” said Shelley Huxley, Director, Alumni and Donor RelationsFeatured in the video are the following alumni:Chris Phillips (BBA ’94), President, Brock University Alumni AssociationSenior Advisor, Planning and Economic Development, City of HamiltonTyronne Balthazaar (BBA ’97), Manager, International Recruitment Services, Brock UniversityBrittany Gogo (BA ’06), Reporter, CHCH NewsTonya Verbeek (B.RLS. ’00, BEd ’03, MEd ’06), Olympic Wrestler and Coach, Wrestling CanadaGreg Plata (BSM ’08), Director, Content Creation, TraffikKyle Dubas (BSM ’07), Assistant General Manager, Toronto Maple LeafsJoel Dembe (BSM ’07), ParalympianRick Campanelli (BPhEd ’94), Canadiantelevision and radio personality