(Press zero to go straight to the mascot match-ups and pictures.)
The west must be a bit wild with two, possibly three cats of the wild plus two soldiers and a CA warrior whose mere existence is wild with controversy, the kind that is familiar to the FL school in this region. Said FL school is currently represented with a softer, gentler anthropomorphic horse who pays homage to the school's live horse mascot.
Then there are two schools that opt out of the costumed mascot game altogether.
Offsetting the potential violence of the soldiers is a priest and his new canine sidekick.
Speaking of sidekicks, this region boasts four schools with pairs of mascots: an odd couple, a male and female (that's how they present, anyway), the previously mentioned priest and pup, and a familial pair with a Jr. (not sure if it's father/son, brother/brother or what).
The group is rounded out with a possible opening line to a joke: a rabbit, a nut, and a bear walk into a gym...
Press zero to see this noteworthy group that will be cheering for their teams.
Oh, and if you're at the games in this region, do me a favor and give us a report on the Aztec warrior, maybe even snap a photo and share in the comments so we can see what this year's incarnation looks like. Thanks.
|West Regional – Los Angeles, California|
North Carolina Central/Texas Southern
|vs||9||Florida State Seminoles|
|5||Ohio State Buckeyes||vs||12||South Dakota State Jackrabbits|
|4||Gonzaga Bulldogs||vs||13||UNC Greensboro Spartans|
|7||Texas A&M Aggies||vs||10||Providence Friars|
|2||North Carolina Tarheels||vs||15||