2015 NCAA Final Four Mascot Emoji & Twitter Handles

Here's the 2015 Final Four NCAA mascots: 

(Thanks to the WaPo for sharing the emoji-making brilliance of Julia Heffernan with us.)

1 Kentucky Wildcats 

 The Wildcat    twitterless  


 1 Wisconsin Badgers  

  Bucky    @UWBuckyBadger


 1 Duke Blue Devils  

 The Blue Devil   @The1BlueDevil


 7  Michigan State Spartans

 Sparty     @TheRealSparty 


2013 NCAA Men's Division One Final Four Mascots

If you're like most people, your alma matter is not in the Final Four, so you don't have a dog in the hunt. How to decide which team to watch? You may actually consider the basketball prowess of the teams, but that's so overdone. Another option - choose by mascot. Even that has been done a lot. (For some good tips on that, check out the Fat Pastor's rules for choosing a winning mascot bracket


The Louisville Cardinal Bird vs Wichita State's WuShock, 2013 Final Four

 The #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals take on the #9 seeded Wichita State Shockers at 5:09pm CT on Saturday, April, 6 in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Syracuse's Otto the Orange vs Michigan's...nothing, 2013 Final Four

It's a battle of the #4 seeds when the Syracuse Orange meet the Michigan Woloverines at 7:49pm CT on Saturday, April 6th in Atlanta, Georgia. 


Prepared for the puparazzi? Butler Blue 2 in TMZ Sports

Butler's live Bulldog mascot, Butler Blue 2, is leaving on a jet plane* for his 2nd consecutive Final Four appearance. TMZ ran this sweet composite pic with their article about Blue.


Last year's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianaoplis was a short drive from the Butler campus. This year's Final Four at Houston's Reliant Stadium requires a different ride.

Due to NCAA regulations, he has not been at Butler's other NCAA Tournament games, but he was cleared for the Final Four shortly after Butler made it in. Of course, he broke the news on Twitter. 

BTW, Blue has flown before to the IZOD Center (Meadowlands) for the Butler-Duke game in December 2010. (Duke won by 12.)

Quite the social media hound, here's Blue 2's linkage:

Twitter @ButlerBlue2

Facebook ButlerBlue2

Flickr ButlerBlue2

UStream (webcam) Life and Times of Butler Blue II

YouTube ButlerBlue2

FourSquare ButlerBlue2

and finally, a blog Life and Times of Butler Blue 2. (The last update was August 2008. Safe to say he's evolved with the times.) 

 *3/31/11 Correction: Blue will be flying on a fan-chartered plane, not the team plane. 

2011 NCAA Final Four Mascots Pictures


Saturday, April 2, 5:09 pm CST

#8 Butler Bulldogs

Costumed Mascot: Hink

Live Mascot: Butler Blue 2 (will attend)



#11 Virginia Commonwealth Rams

 Costumed Mascot: Rodney the Ram

Live Mascot: none found





UConnHusky2011Replay Saturday, April 2, 7:49 pm CST

#3 Connecticut Huskies

Costumed Mascot: Jonathan the Husky

Live Mascot: Jonathan the Husky (won't attend)




KentuckyWildcat2011PatchSI139x225 #4 Kentucky Wildcats

 Costumed Mascot: The Wildcat (not Scratch)

Scratch is the Junior Wildcat Club Mascot 

Live Mascot: Blue, wildcat at Salato Wildlife Center







(The Butler, VCU and UConn pics are affiliate links to Replay Photos.)

Butler Blue 2 - Lift off cleared for Houston

ButlerBlue2_2011FinalFourMask With a win over Florida on Saturday, Butler reserved their spot at the Final Four in Houston. The team will go, but what about Butler Blue 2, their live Bulldog mascot who has not been able to attend the tournament games so far? 

via Twitter, @ButlerBlue2 announced after the game: 

"I am pleased to announce that the NCAA has officially declared me FREE to attend the Final Four in Houston. #freeButlerBlue2 is retired!"

Though he will be there in person,there is also a spiffy Butler Blue 2 mask available to print and wear. (The original Butler Blue 2 masks, sans astronaut helmet, were available in the earlier rounds of the tournament so Butler fans could support their team with Blue's likeness.)