SMITHFIELD, R.I. — A university campus in Rhode Island is in mourning after its bulldog mascot collapsed and died throughout a campus pageant.
Bryant College President Ron Machtley introduced on Thursday that the mascot, named Ironclad Tupper I, died peacefully Wednesday night time of an obvious stroke.
A posting by Tupper’s caregivers on his Fb web page says he abruptly collapsed in the midst of the varsity’s Pageant of Lights. It says he died doing what he beloved — being adored.
Machtley says Tupper was beloved as Bryant’s first official mascot, and was a “fantastic image of grit and willpower for our college students.”
He says the college plans to start a seek for Tupper’s alternative instantly, and says he hopes that Tupper II will deliver the identical sense of satisfaction to the group.