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Uga VIII to be announced prior to Vanderbilt Game

Uga VIII will be announced prior to Georgia’s homecoming game against Vanderbilt on Saturday, October 16, 2010, the AJC has reported.

Members of the Seiler family, UGA President Dr. Michael F. Adams, new Athletics Director Greg McGarity and interim mascot “Russ” will participate in the ceremony.

The University of Georgia will issue a press release next week with additional details and an official photograph of Uga VIII.

Uga VII, nicknamed Loran’s Best, passed away on November 19, 2009. His half-brother Russ has served as interim mascot since the 2009 Georgia Tech game.

The Bulldogs had a record of 16-7 under Uga VII, but are only 3-4 under Russ.

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