[3], After Tol's arrival, Mississippi State defeated both Army (a college football powerhouse during that era) and Alabama. [4], Bully X ("Sergeant Mac") was the second mascot to serve under the care of the MSU Lambdas. This dog "led the longest, most neglected life of all Bullys. #HailState Facebook … MSU Bully Mom @ … Learn More At Mississippi State University, we are a world-class research institution. Jak, Mississippi State’s live mascot, has gotten cleared for the Bulldogs’ next game. Bully XIII-A, named "Trajan," was the son, and he served from 1974 to 1975. "[4] He ended his tenure with a 14-5 (.736) overall record. [3], Ptolemy's littermate became the first mascot called "Bully" shortly after Sasse's team beat mighty Army 13-7 at West Point that same year, perhaps the greatest victory in MSU football history. Bully, Mississippi State's English bulldog mascot, is OK after taking an accidental hit from Auburn running back JaTarvious Whitlow on the sidelines. Bully VI was represented by two dogs. Auburn running back Boobee Whitlow collides with Mississippi State's live mascot Bully after scoring a touchdown Saturday. [4][5], Bully III (1942) was donated to Mississippi State by J.W. The Meridian campus Bully also attends UCA College Mascot camp and receives camp clothes, a mascot uniform, and a $150 per semester scholarship. (Wesley Sinor / winos@al.com) (Wesley Sinor / winos@al.com) In 2006, he sired Bully XX ("Champ"), who took over his father's duties as MSU's mascot in September 2009 and served until April 18, 2015. The official school mascot is an American Kennel Club-registered English bulldog given the inherited title of “Bully.” The current mascot is named "Jak" or Bully XXI and is the son of "Champ," Bully XX. The dog was "rented" from the Edgar Webster family in Memphis to serve as the team's mascot. In October 2014, Champ sired the next Mississippi State mascot, Bully XXI (Jak), who assumed mascot duties following the Maroon and White Spring Game on April 18, 2015. Bully XII ("Teeway's Romeo"), nicknamed "Romeo," was purchased by Lambda Chi Alpha shortly after Bully X's death, but he was "murdered" following the 1972 season. When the school officially became Mississippi State College in 1932, the teams adopted the nickname "Maroons," as that was the color of their uniforms. She too was dognapped by Ole Miss students, but was recovered when a female UM student tried to smuggle her into the Egg Bowl. Bully XV ("Little Bully") served during the 1991 and 1992 seasons. But Bully (retroactively named "Bully I") earned other fame the hard way, in November 1939 when he was struck and killed by a campus bus. Jak was taken off the sideline after the collision with Whitlow. [14], The first costumed mascot appeared at Mississippi State during the 1964-1965 school year. Bully XVII ("Lucky Be Happy"), called "Lucky," was a fawn-colored bulldog that was sired by Corker and served as mascot from 1995 to 1998. Official Facebook page of Mississippi State University Mascot, Bully. … [he had to be rescued] from the clutches of Rebel fiends…[who] painted our mascot red and blue and turned He was just a rental. He served as mascot through March 1947 and died in 1951 due to "lack of exercise. Due to repeated dog-nappings by students from rival schools Ole Miss and Southern Miss, he was allowed to return to Philadelphia with Underwood on the weekends as a protective measure. Bully VIII was a dark brindle bulldog donated to Mississippi State by Alex Dittler of Atlanta through the Mack Trucks company. [1] The students held a funeral for Bully that so elaborate that it was covered by LIFE magazine. Mississippi State had a rough start to Saturday's game. His mascot tenure was marked by two Ole Miss dognappings and, sadly, he was often the victim of negligent care. During the early 1980s, he typically wore a tank top and/or maroon or white shorts if wearing any clothes at all, but as years passed, he more frequently wore Mississippi State's uniform for whatever sport he was appearing at. Glenn Boyce, the Mississippi chancellor, and Keith Carter, the university’s athletic director, said in a statement on Thursday night that they supported the SEC’s ultimatum. [17], Today, Bully's team consists of six students plus an alternate. Bully enjoys taking Mississippi State was the Aggies, then the Maroons. Parker of West Point in March 1942, but little information exists as to his tenure as mascot, as he is never mentioned again after the July 1942 edition of The Reflector. Mississippi State's athletics teams have had a variety of different nicknames throughout the years. 1958). In 1980, a more cartoonish Bully graced the sidelines at Mississippi State games, one that looks similar to the one seen in the present day. AUBURN, Ala.— The Mississippi State …