Butler's live Bulldog mascot, Butler Blue 2, is leaving on a jet plane* for his 2nd consecutive Final Four appearance. TMZ ran this sweet composite pic with their article about Blue.
Last year's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianaoplis was a short drive from the Butler campus. This year's Final Four at Houston's Reliant Stadium requires a different ride.
Quite the social media hound, here's Blue 2's linkage:
UStream (webcam) Life and Times of Butler Blue II
and finally, a blog Life and Times of Butler Blue 2. (The last update was August 2008. Safe to say he's evolved with the times.)
*3/31/11 Correction: Blue will be flying on a fan-chartered plane, not the team plane.