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Why Is Drake Called The Bulldogs?


Drake Bulldogs

Why Is Drake Called The Bulldogs?

The teams were known as “The Drakes” until 1908, when John L. Griffith, the newly appointed football coach, brought English Bulldogs to the sidelines of games, prompting Des Moines Register sports editor Art Gordon to dub the teams “the Bulldogs”. Drake’s current live mascot, Griff, is named for Griffith as a result.

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