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Media Kit

The Griff II Media Kit is a resource for members of the media to use when looking for information to share about Griff II in future articles and press releases.

Please note: All uses of the content provided below must be approved by Erin Bell, Associate Director of Marketing.

Quick Facts about Griff II

Birthdate: July 12, 2018

Breed: English Bulldog

Live Mascot: July 1, 2020—Present

Fur-siblings: Griff I (English Bulldog), Angie (English Bulldog), Sunny (Guinea pig), and Theo (Guinea pig).


General Use

Athletics Use

In the News

Articles & Press Releases

October 8, 2015 - Drake Athletics
Meet Griff, Drake's New Live Mascot 

April 26, 2016 - The Times Delphic
Griff the bulldog's first Relays experience 

September 6, 2018 - The Times Delphic
#NationalDogDay Everyday 

April 21, 2018 - The Des Moines Register
Griff, Drake's Bulldog mascot, is collecting food for needy pets

April 12, 2019 - WHO13
'Griff Gives Back' Pet Food Drive Underway 

February 3, 2020 - CBS News
The Drake University mascot, Griff the bulldog, has become a fixture in Iowa politics 

February 5, 2020 - The Des Moines Register
Griff, Drake University's live bulldog mascot, will retire this summer 

February 10, 2020 - The Des Moines Register
Meet Griff II, the bulldog with a 'big personality' that will take over as Drake's live mascot 

June 10, 2020 - The Oskaloosa Herald
The Write Place published 'Griff: My Life as Drake's Top Dog' 

Video Stories

Griff's First Drake Relays - Drake Broadcasting System (DBS)

In Griff We Trust - Drake Athletics

Griff Meets Famous Twitter "Kidd" - WeAreIowa

Griff CLE Interview - Amy Cutler

2018 Drake Relays Pre-Show - Drake Broadcasting System (DBS)

J31 Storytelling Video "Where is Griff?" - Kyle Tekautz

(Bull)dog Days of Summer - Drake Admission

Griff visits Media Now - Media Now Buzz

All In 2019 Thank You - Drake University

Griff shows the six pillars of Character - The Ray Center

Meet the Iowa boy who became Twitter famous for petting dogs - The Des Moines Register

2019 Drake Relays Pre-Show - Drake Broadcasting System (DBS)

Bulldog joins Drake Choir to serenade Valentines - KCCI

Media Relations Contact

For additional information and/or questions about Griff II or the Live Mascot Program at Drake, please reach out to Erin Bell, Associate Director of Marketing at or (515) 271-1913.