Butler celebrates as its bulldog mascot returns to work after an ACL tear

BY Barry Werner • December 17, 2016

The most anticipated return of the college basketball season occurred on Saturday at Hinkle Fieldhouse in time for the Crossroads Classic against Indiana.

No, a player did not return to the Bulldogs' active roster. Rather, Butler Blue III, the school's mascot was back in action after rehabbing a torn ACL.

He arrived with great fanfare, too.

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And Blue quickly became the toast of social media.

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