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Uga VII buried at Sanford Stadium

ATHENS -- Uga VII, the mascot of the University of Georgia football team, has been buried next to his father at Sanford Stadium.

The 56-pound white English bulldog died Thursday of heart-related causes.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that only university dignitaries, members of the family that owned the mascot and a few members of the media were at the Saturday memorial for the 4-year-old dog. The public was not invited.

Uga VII, nicknamed "Loran's Best," was brought to the mausoleum in the southwest corner of the field where six previous Ugas are entombed in large red marble slabs.

Uga VII had been the team's mascot since August 2008. The previous mascot, Uga VI, died of heart failure in June 2008 after a nine-year reign.