INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Butler University’s live mascot program, which features a live English Bulldog, is a finalist for induction into the Mascot Hall of Fame. 

Fans of Butler Blue IV (who has served as Butler’s official mascot since January 2020) and his predecessors helped propel Butler’s live mascot program into contention during the first round of online voting. Fans can now cast their vote on the final ballot at beginning 12:01 AM Sunday, October 17, 2021, and ending 11:59 PM Saturday, October 23, 2021.

Located in Whiting, Indiana, the Mascot Hall of Fame is the only hall of fame of its kind and also serves as an interactive children’s museum. Butler Blue looks to join legendary mascots like the Phillie Phanatic, Mr. Met, and Ohio State’s Brutus Buckeye in the Mascot Hall of Fame. The Indianapolis Colts’ Blue and Indiana Pacers’ Boomer were both inducted in 2020. Butler Blue is seeking to become the first live mascot in the Mascot Hall of Fame.

“Blue wants to thank everyone who voted for him during the first round of voting, and helping us reach the finalist stage,” Blue IV’s handler, Evan Krauss, said. “It’s a great honor to be a finalist, but it would be an even greater honor to be the first live mascot program represented in the Mascot Hall of Fame. We hope we can count on Blue’s thousands of fans around the world to vote for us at least one more time.”

The 2021 Mascot Hall of Fame inductees will be officially announced to the general public at the “Cue the Confetti Fundraiser” Friday, November 5, 2021. The official induction ceremony will be held June 11, 2022. Both events will take place at the Mascot Hall of Fame.

About Butler University
Butler University is a nationally recognized comprehensive university encompassing six colleges: Arts, Business, Communication, Education, Liberal Arts & Sciences, and Pharmacy & Health Sciences. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate and 1,000 graduate students are enrolled at Butler, representing 46 states and 22 countries. More than 75 percent of Butler students will participate in some form of internship, and Butler students have had significant success after graduation, as demonstrated by the University’s 97 percent placement rate within one year of graduation. The University was recently listed as the No. 1 regional university in the Midwest, according to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings, in addition to being included in The Princeton Review’s annual “best colleges” guidebook.