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Uga is a sideline staple at Georgia football games. After the death of Uga VII, his half-brother, Russ, was selected as interim mascot for the final two games of the 2009 season. He continued as interim mascot for the first six games of the 2010 season and participated in a "passing of the collar" ceremony for Uga VIII before the Homecoming game. Less than two months later, Russ was once again called on for the bowl game because of an illness to and the eventual death of Uga VIII. In August 2012, Georgia announced that Russ would assume the title of Uga IX. The official ceremony was conducted prior to Georgia's home game against Florida Atlantic on Sept. 15, 2012.
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The first Ralphie debuted in 1966 and spent 13 years on the Colorado sidelines. Ralphie II took over in 1978, but she unexpectedly died after a 1987 game against Stanford. Ralphie III was pressed into action prematurely after her predecessor's life was cut short and served through the 1997 season. Ralphie IV then spent 10 seasons on the sidelines from 1998-2007. Ralphie V took the field at a Colorado game for the first time in 2008.
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Mike the Tiger has been an attraction at LSU football games since 1936. On home football game days, Mike's cage on wheels is parked by the opponent's locker room outside Tiger Stadium. Opposing players must pass by Mike's cage in order to reach their locker room. In 1950, four Tulane students abducted Mike before a game. He was eventually returned and the students were banned from LSU's campus. A new habitat was constructed for the bengal tiger in 2005. Mike VI debuted during LSU's national championship season in 2007.
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The Oregon Duck mascot is modeled after Walt Disney's Donald Duck character through a special licensing agreement. During the 2007 season opener, the Duck attacked Houston Cougars mascot Shasta for seemingly copying the Duck's routine of doing push ups after a score. The Duck was suspended for a game and the student wearing the costume received an unspecified punishment.