April 20, 2012

General Earns Top Honors from Southern Conference Office

The Southern Conference has been providing citations and accolades since its inception in 1921 and since The Citadel joined the league in 1936, the Bulldogs have been blanketed with a multitude of successes. However, their latest award is for the dog.

General, the 9-year-old English bulldog that has been The Citadel's mascot since he was 14 weeks old, has been duly recognized with the league's inaugural "Live Mascot of the Year Award" for 2012.

"General has a lot of personality," said Assistant Athletics Director/Facilities Mike Groshon, who is the mascot's caretaker. "Sometimes he loves the attention, while other times he'd rather sleep."

The popular mascot has appeared on television, in parades and has made countless appearances in the community while also being seen on the Bulldogs' football sidelines, the basketball baseline, in the lower bowl of Riley Park and others games and matches that are played on The Citadel campus.

General was surprised and appreciative of the award. "It's a great day to be a BULLDOG," he barked.

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