2018 March Madness Mascots Midwest Region - Omaha, Nebraska


Midwest Regional Omaha Nebraska 2018(Press zero to go straight to the mascot match-ups and pictures.)

 In this region we'll start with a "frog" that's actually a lizard, but not just any lizard. It's an official state reptile. From frog to fruit takes us to a post-controversy mascot. Speaking of controversy, the Christian-religion inspired mascot may protest the two devils in this group. Others may just put them in the category of mythical, which is where this region's bird roosts. 

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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. 

 


2013 NCAA Men's Elite Eight Mascots

Here's a basic list of the 2013 NCAA Elite 8 Mascots


EAST

Washington, D.C.
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot




Syracuse Orange Otto, orange
   


Marquette Golden Eagles  Golden Eagle, eagle
   
   
WEST Los Angeles, CA
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
   
Ohio State Buckeyes Brutus the Buckeye, nut


   
Wichita State Shockers WuShock, wheat sheaf


   
   
MIDWEST Indianapolis, IN
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
   
Louisville Cardinals Cardinal Bird


   
Duke Blue Devils Blue Devil


   
   
SOUTH Arlington, TX
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
   


Michigan Wolverines none
   
Florida Gators Albert & Alberta, alligators


2013 NCAA Men's Sweet Sixteen Team Name Breakdown

Here's a quick breakdown of the team names of the 2013 Sweet Sixteen. (Not to be confused with the team mascots.)

2013 Sweet Sixteen summary by team name:  7 people, 6 animals, 1 weather event, & 1 color 

The people include 3 resident names and 4 occupations. 

To determine the category of each name, I went back to the origins of the name, not just what it appears to mean. 

 

2103 SWEET SIXTEEN TEAM NAMES  
   
SCHOOLS TEAM NAMES
   
ANIMALS  
Arizona Wildcats
Florida Gators
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Louisville Cardinals
Marquette Golden Eagles
Michigan Wolverines
Oregon Ducks
   
PEOPLE  
Duke Blue Devils (inspired by WWI French soldiers)
Indiana Hoosiers (residents of Indiana)
Kansas Jayhawks (1850's free-stater Kansans)
La Salle Explorers
Michigan State Spartans (ancient Greek warriors)
Ohio State Buckeyes (Ohio residents)
Wichita State Shockers (wheat harvesters)
   
WEATHER  
Miami Hurricanes
   
COLORS  
Syracuse Orange

 

Hope this helps your win a trivia contest. Or at least amaze your friends with your newfound knowledge.