2018 March Madness Mascots West Region - Los Angeles, California

West Region LA CA state city(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.

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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

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 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.) 

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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.


Half of the 2015 Sweet Sixteen in Mascot Emoji

Listed in order from lowest seed to highest:

   Rameses the Ram, UNC Tar Heels

  Mr. Wuf, NC State Wolfpack

  The Leprechaun, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  Joe Bruin, UCLA Bruins

   Swoop the red-tailed hawk, Utah Utes

   D'Artagnan, Xavier Muskeeters

  Wilbur T. Wildcat, Arizona Wildcats

  Wildcat, Kentucky Wildcats

Some  Most of these primary mascots have secondary mascots that usually don't travel with them.  Mr. Wuf has Mrs. Wuf. Joe Bruin has Josephine Bruin. D'Argagnan has the Blue Blob. Wilbur T. Wildcat has Wilma T. Wildcat. The Kentucky Wildcat has a child-friendly counterpart named Scratch.  Maybe they'll make an exception for this special occasion.

(The awesome emjois are courtesy of The Washington Post sharing the talents of Julia Heffernan with readers.)