Blue II, the English bulldog mascot who gained national fame during the Butler Bulldog’s run to the men’s basketball championship games in 2010 and 2011, has died.
DePaul says it has granted forward Donnavan Kirk permission to seek a transfer.
The school had granted Purvis a release to transfer to any school outside the Atlantic Coast Conference except Missouri and Cincinnati, which the program plans to add to its nonconference schedule. The ACC ban includes eventual new arrivals Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Notre Dame and Louisville.
Syracuse University’s basketball program has been the subject of a wide-ranging NCAA investigation, according to multiple reports.
The Big East Conference is expected to announce Thursday that it has reached an agreement with the Catholic 7 basketball schools, allowing for their departure this summer, sources said.