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.
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).
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
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'
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (515) 271-1913.