‘Boom’ time: Georgia collars brand-new Uga mascot
ATHENS, Ga.– The University of Georgia introduced Boom, its new 10-month-old English bulldog, as Uga XI during a pregame event at Sanford Arena prior to the Bulldogs’ spring game Saturday afternoon.The “transfer of power, “as it was explained in the arena, was finished as Uga X’s collar was removed and put on Boom to a roar of cheers and “BOOOOM!” from the crowd in Athens.Here comes the BOOM Invite to Sanford Arena UGA XI. #GoDawgs|#GDay pic.twitter.com/3OxmySZpet!.?.!— Georgia
Football (@GeorgiaFootball) April 15, 2023 A DAMN EXCELLENT DAWG #GoDawgs pic.twitter.com/0bFH39xyR3!.?.!— Georgia Football(@GeorgiaFootball)April 15, 2023 Uga X, also called Que, goes
into retirement as the winningest mascot in Georgia history
. Que debuted in 2015, and the Bulldogs were 91-18 throughout his period, including
back-to-back College Football Playoff National Championships.Que passed Uga VI (1999-2008 )as the winningest pooch in Georgia’s history.Per the school, the existing line of strong white English bulldogs started with Uga I, Hood’s Ole Dan, born upon Dec. 2, 1955, in Columbus, Georgia.