Zeke ‘The Wonder Dog’ III passed away last night

RIP to Zeke, and to the end of an era

Just when we thought this season couldn’t get any worse, the MSU football team was dealt another blow.

Zeke “The Wonder Dog” III, the spectacular yellow lab known for catching Frisbees during halftime, passed away last night. It was the first time Zeke had shown any signs of illness. He was 12 years old.

Zeke had failed to perform at a women’s game last night due to concerns from his owner after he was “moving real slow in his boots.” Zeke was then taken home where he refused food and began to stagger. He passed away on the road to the Animal Hospital. A stomach tumor is thought to be the cause of death. Per Zeke’s owner: “He went really fast. Never showed any signs of pain.”

Zeke had been the fourth dog in MSU history to catch Frisbees at halftime and was a staple of the MSU community. Ever since he took over for Zeke II in September 2007, MSU fans have gone crazy for their favorite disc-catching canine. The news of his passing sent shockwaves across his fan base.

There has been no word yet as to whether or not Zeke IV will be gracing our end zone next season, but rest assured, sooner or later the tradition will continue. Not because the fans want it, but because it’s what Zeke would have wanted.

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