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Drake University says "Porthouse", school's mascot has died

DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV)  Officials say the Drake University bulldog mascot has died.  The university says the owners of Porthouse, Kevin and Erin Bell, announced his death through his blog on Sunday.

They'd shared Porterhouse with the school since he was crowned Beautiful Bulldog during the Drake Relays-week competition in 2009.

Drake athletic director Sandy Hatfield Clubb says “On behalf of the entire Bulldog Family, my heart goes out to Erin and Kevin Bell at the passing of our most beautiful bulldog and live mascot Porterhouse. His gentle nature and loving personality will be missed by everyone that has come in contact with him. Porterhouse allowed adults and children to pull on his ears, hug his neck, and take endless pictures by his side–indeed, no Bulldog has had such a meaningful and lasting impact on the Drake community. We sincerely thank Erin and Kevin for so lovingly sharing Porterhouse for the past four years."

To see more pictures of Porthouse, click here
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