2015 NCAA Elite Eight Games with Mascot Emoji and Twitter Handles

Eight is enough for the second weekend of the tourney, but eight is too many to share championship.

You can follow my list of  2015 Sweet16Mascots twitter list  to keep up with the tweeters. Look to the right to see that twitter feed.

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

1 Kentucky Wildcats 

 The Wildcat    twitterless  

VS.

3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

   The Leprechaun    @NDTheLeprechaun 

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 1 Wisconsin Badgers  

  Bucky    @UWBuckyBadger

VS.

2 Arizona Wildcats

  Wilbur T. Wildcat     @OfficialWilbur

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1 Duke Blue Devils  

 The Blue Devil   @The1BlueDevil

VS.

 

2 Gonzaga Bulldogs ('Zags)    

  Spike     twitterless 

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 4 Louisville Cardinals  

 Louie the Cardinal     @LouieTheCard

VS.

7  Michigan State Spartans

 Sparty     @TheRealSparty 

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2015 NCAA Sweet Sixteen Games List with Mascot Emoji and Twitter Handles Elimination List

I"ll update this list of Sweet 16 games with mascots as the teams are eliminated. (You can follow my list of  2015Sweet16Mascots twitter list to keep up with the 12 tweeters .) The final scores are to the right. (As long as the web page lines up.) 

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

3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

   The Leprechaun    @NDTheLeprechaun   81

VS.

 7 Wichita State Shockers

WuShock, a shock of wheat   @Wu_Shock  70

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 1 Wisconsin Badgers  

  Bucky    @UWBuckyBadger  79

VS. 

4 North Carolina Tar Heels  

  Ramses the Ram     @Rameses_UNC  71

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1 Kentucky Wildcats 

 The Wildcat    twitterless  78

VS.

5 West Virginia Mountaineers 

   The Mountaineer     @WVUMascot  39 (ouch!)

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2 Arizona Wildcats

  Wilbur T. Wildcat     @OfficialWilbur  68

VS.

6 Xavier Muskeeters

 D'Artagnan     twitterless  60

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2 Gonzaga Bulldogs ('Zags)    

  Spike     twitterless    74

VS.

11 UCLA Bruins  

 Joe Bruin     @UCLAJoeBruin  62

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4 Louisville Cardinals  

 Louie the Cardinal     @LouieTheCard  75

VS.

8 NC State Wolfpack    

  Mr. Wuf     @Mr_Wuf_GoPack  65

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1 Duke Blue Devils  

 The Blue Devil   @The1BlueDevil  64

 VS.

5 Utah Utes

  Swoop the Red-Tailed Hawk     @SwoopHawk  57 (So close!)

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3 Oklahoma Sooners 

 Boomer, pony     twitterless  58 (Another close one.) 

VS.

7  Michigan State Spartans

 Sparty     @TheRealSparty  62


2015 NCAA Sweet Sixteen Mascot List with Emoji and Twitter Handles

A quick list of the 2015 NCAA Sweet Sixteen mascots with their WaPo emoji and their twitter handles. (Follow my 2015Sweet16Mascots twitter list to keep up with the 12 tweeters .)

They are listed by tourney seed, then alphabetically.

 

1 Duke Blue Devils       The Blue Devil   @The1BlueDevil

1 Kentucky Wildcats        The Wildcat    twitterless

1 Wisconsin Badgers     Bucky    @UWBuckyBadger

2 Arizona Wildcats        Wilbur T. Wildcat     @OfficialWilbur

2 Gonzaga Bulldogs ('Zags)         Spike     twitterless     

3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish    The Leprechaun    @NDTheLeprechaun

3 Oklahoma Sooners      Boomer, pony     twitterless

4 Louisville Cardinals       Louie the Cardinal     @LouieTheCard

4 North Carolina Tar Heels       Ramses the Ram     @Rameses_UNC

5 Utah Utes         Swoop the Red-Tailed Hawk     @SwoopHawk

5 West Virginia Mountaineers     The Mountaineer     @WVUMascot

6 Xavier Muskeeters           D'Artagnan     twitterless

7  Michigan State Spartans      Sparty     @TheRealSparty

7 Wichita State Shockers   WuShock, a shock of wheat   @Wu_Shock

8 NC State Wolfpack        Mr. Wuf     @Mr_Wuf_GoPack

11 UCLA Bruins       Joe Bruin     @UCLAJoeBruin

*Thanks, again to WaPo for sharing the emoji-making brilliance of Julia Heffernan.


Tonight's Mascots: Louisville's Louie the Cardinal Bird vs. Michigan's Nothing

The college basketball season ends tonight. Sigh. #1 seed Louisville meets #4 Michigan. I have no ties to either school, so I'm simply hoping for a good game. However, given my affinity for mascots, I'll consider the game through a mascotological lens. In the mascot battle at tonight's championship game Louisville is the clear winner because Michigan doesn't field an actual mascot. That was easy. 

As a bonus, Louie is also active on Twitter @LouietheCard (Especially appropriate since he's a bird.) He'll be busy tonight and tomorrow night since both Louisville's men's and women's basketball teams in a national title game.  

 

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Louie the Cardinal Bird of Louisville has no competition tonight at 2013 NCAA Men's D1 Basketball Championship because Michigan doesn't have a costumed mascot. The game will be a closer contest.

But, if you want to buy college duct tape for the game, Michigan is your school. (Affiliate link below.)

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You can,however, buy a Louisville Wallcrasher to adorn your walls. (Affiliate link.)

Click here to visit www.wallcrashers.com

 

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One final affiliate link is for this year's 2013 Final Four and tourney gear. 

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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

 

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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. 

 

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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.