Other nearby live mascots

Bulter University’s Blue the third, also known as Trip, poses in his jersey.

By Brooklynn Schmidgall

Mission, NIU’s beloved live mascot, is the icon of NIU. You can read more about him here (link to mission story). Mission; however, is not the only dog to represent an entire school. Here are a few other nearby puppers that have big college fan-followings. 

Side note: I’m not sure why they’re mostly bulldogs. In my opinion it’s just because who doesn’t love a few fat rolls?