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Butler’s bulldog mascot ‘Trip’ set to retire

Butler Blue III to retire at end of academic year

News 8 at 10 p.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A fan favorite in the city will retire at the end of the academic school year.

Butler Blue III, or “Trip” as he is known, has been Butler University’s mascot for eight years.

He’s lived with Mark Kaltenmark, Butler’s director of external affairs, since he was 7 weeks old.

Throughout the rest of the academic year, “Trip” will appear at games and other campus events.

Kaltenmark and his colleagues will be working closely with a local veterinarian to identify trip’s successor.

One Last Trip

Dear Bulldogs: #OneLastTrip

Posted by Butler Blue III on Tuesday, October 22, 2019


Colder and quiet rest of the week

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A good 20° swing Wednesday morning with temperatures in the lower to mid 20s this morning with feel-like temperatures in the teens. it will be a clear start then brighter heading through the rest of the morning and the afternoon! Sunshine won’t help us out too much in terms of temperatures today. Daytime highs should warm to the upper 30s. Wednesday night will be a cold one with lows in the lower 20s with a partly cloudy sky.

Thursday will be another cold one with highs struggling to reach 30°. It’ll still be a bright one with a mostly to partly sunny sky. A slow warming trend will start Friday with highs warming to the upper 30s with a mixture of sun and clouds.

This weekend will be split with a chance of showers arriving late in the day Sunday. Highs will continue to warm to the mid-40s Saturday with a partly sunny sky. Clouds return Sunday with showers later in the evening and overnight. Rain will continue through Monday. Tuesday looks to be a dry day for now then showers should return by midweek with highs in the mid 40s.