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Sixers hire fan behind mascots' Twitter

Sixers hire fan behind mascots' Twitter

A hobby for a recent college grad became a full-time social media job.

Jerry Rizzo started unofficial Twitter account for two mascots competing to become the next Philadelphia 76ers mascot. In a clever PR move, the 76ers offered game tickets in exchange of control of the Twitter accounts. Rizzo agreed.

Now Rizzo is the social media coordinator for the team. Score!

Next question, will Phil E Moose (@PhilEMoose), B. Franklin Dogg (@BFranklinDogg) or Big Ben (@BigBen_76ers) be the next 76ers' mascot? 

Cast your vote at NBA.com

 

 


List of March Madness Mascots for 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament

Please excuse this page's broken links, remnants of a site migration. Eventually they will be fixed. 

 

Are you suffering from analysis paralysis trying to fill out your brackets? Can't pull yourself away from ESPNU's 89 hour tournament countdown? Thinking you think too much? Maybe a little mascotology is the antidote.


If you don't know the team's RPI's or FG%, you can pick a winner based on the prowess, cuteness, or absurdity of the mascot.

2010 Final Four Mascot Pictures


2010 Sweet 16 Mascot Pictures by Region

Divided by region, then by bracket match ups.

Divided by region, then alphabetized.


You can print a 2010 March Madness bracket from the NCAA site orthe CBS site. (The printable mascot brackets are still in the works.)

Enjoy the tourney!






 

 

Teams listed by bracket match ups.

EAST
Syracuse
MIDWEST
St. Louis
SOUTH
Houston
WEST
Salt Lake
  1 Kentucky    
     Wildcats
16 East Tennessee
     Buccaneers
  1 Kansas Jayhawks
16 Lehigh
     Mountain Hawks
  1 Duke Blue Devils
16 Arkansas Pine Bluff 
     Golden Lions
  1 Syracuse Orange
16 Vermont Catamounts
  8 Texas Longhorns 
  9  Wake Forest 
      Demon Deacons
  8 UNLV Runnin' 
     Rebels
  9 Northern Iowa 
     Panthers
  8 California
     Golden Bears
  9 Louisville Cardinals
  2 Gonzaga Bulldogs   
  9 Florida State 
     Seminoles
  5 Temple Owls
12 Cornell Big Red
  5 Michigan State  
     Spartans
12 New Mexico State
     Aggies
  5 Texas A&M Aggies
  6 Utah State Aggies
  5 Butler Bulldogs
12 UTEP Miners
  4 Wisconsin 
     Badgers
13 Wofford Terriers
  4 Maryland 
     Terrapins
13 Houston Cougars
  4 Purdue 
     Boilermakers
13 Siena Saints
  4 Vanderbilt Commodores
13  Murray State Racers
  3 New Mexico  
     Lobos
14 Montana
     Grizzlies
  3 Georgetown Hoyas
14 Ohio Bobcats
  3 Baylor Bears
14 Sam Houston State
     Bearkats
  3 Pittsburgh Panthers
14 Oakland
     Golden Grizzlies
  6 Marquette
     Golden Eagles
11 Washington
     Huskies
 6 Tennessee 
    Volunteers
11 San Diego
     State Aztecs
  6 Notre Dame
     Fighting Irish
11 Old Dominion  
     Monarchs
  6 Xavier Musketeers
11 Minnesota
     Golden Gophers
  7 Clemson Tigers
  9 Missouri Tigers
  7 Oklahoma State
     Cowboys
10 Georgia Tech
     Yellow Jackets
  7 Richmond Spiders
10 St.Mary's Gaels
  7 BYU Cougars
10 Florida Gators
  2 West Virginia 
     Mountaineers
15 Morgan State
     Bears
 2  Ohio State
     Buckeyes
15 California Santa  
     Barbara Gouchos
  2 Villanova Wildcats
15 Robert Morris
      Colonials
  2 Kansas State 
     Wildcats
15 North Texas
     Mean Green



Teams listed alphabetically within region.

EAST - Syracuse
MIDWEST-
St. Louis
SOUTH-
Houston
WEST-
Salt Lake
Clemson Tigers
Georgetown Hoyas
Arkansas Pine Bluff Golden Lions
Butler Bulldogs
Cornell Big Red
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Baylor Bears
BYU Cougars
East Tennessee State Buccaneers
Houston Cougars
California Golden Bears
Florida Gators
Kentucky Wildcats
Kansas Jayhawks
Duke Blue Devils
Florida State Seminoles
Marquette Golden Eagles
Lehigh Mountain Hawks
Louisville Cardinals
Gonzaga Bulldogs
Missouri Tigers
Maryland Terrapins
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Kansas State Wildcats
Montana Grizzlies
Michigan State Spartans
Old Dominion Monarchs
Minnesota Golden Gophers
Morgan State Bears
New Mexico State Aggies
Purdue Boilermakers
Murray State Racers
New Mexico Lobos
Northern Iowa Panthers
Richmond Spiders
North Texas Mean Green
Temple Owls
Ohio Bobcats
Robert Morris Colonials
Oakland Golden Grizzlies
Texas Longhorns
Ohio State Buckeyes
Sam Houston State Bearkats
Pittsburgh Panthers
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Oklahoma State Cowboy
Siena Saints
Syracuse Orange
Washington Huskies
San Diego State Aztecs
St. Mary's Gaels
UTEP Miners
West Virginia Mountaineers
Tennessee Volunteers
Texas A&M Aggies
Vanderbilt Commodores
Wisconsin Badgers
UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
Utah State Aggies
Vermont Catamounts
Wofford Terriers
UNLV Runnin' Rebels
Villanova Wildcats
Xavier Musketeers

 

 

 


List of 2011 NCAA Men's D1 Basketball Tournament Teams and Mascots

Please excuse this page's broken links, remnants of a site migration. Eventually they will be fixed. 

 

2011 NCAA Final Four Mascot Match-Ups

What are the 64 mascots in the 2011 NCAA Men’s Championship tournament? They're broken down a few ways for you here.

(Why 64 and not 68?)

Sweet Sixteen by region & bracket match ups

64 team names & mascot names alphabetized by school.

64 team names, bracket match ups by region.


2011 SWEET SIXTEEN TOURNEY TEAMS AND MASCOTS BY REGION 

EAST REGION GAMES

COSTUMED MASCOTS

1 Ohio State Buckeyes

Brutus Buckeye

vs


4 Kentucky Wildcats

The Wildcat



11 Marquette Golden Eagles

The Golden Eagle

vs


2 North Carolina Tar Heels

Ramses the Ram

 

SOUTHEAST REGION GAMES

COSTUMED MASCOTS

8 Butler Bulldogs

Hink the Bulldog

(live Bulldog mascot, Butler Blue 2)

vs


4 Wisconsin Badger

Bucky the Badger



3 Brigham Young Cougars

Cosmo the Cougar

vs


4 Florida Gators

Albert & Alberta, alligators



SOUTHWEST REGION GAMES

COSTUMED MASCOTS

1 Kansas Jayhawks

Big Jay the Jayhawk

vs


12 Richmond Spiders

Spidey

(unofficial due to Marvel trademark), spider



11 Virginia Commonwealth Rams

Rodney the Ram

vs


10 Florida State Seminoles

Chief Osceola (football only?)

 

WEST REGION GAMES

COSTUMED MASCOTS

1 Duke Blue Devils

The Blue Devil

vs


5 Arizona Wildcats

Wilbur and Wilma T. Wildcat



3 UConn Huskies

Jonathan the Husky

(live Husky mascot, also Jonathan)

vs


2 San Diego State Aztecs

The Aztec Warrior & Zuma, costumed jaguar since 2010

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Sweet Sixteen by region & bracket match ups

64 team names, bracket match ups by region.

64 team names & mascot names alphabetized by school.

2011 TOURNEY TEAMS LISTED BY BRACKET MATCH UPS

EAST
Newark
SOUTHEAST
New Orleans
SOUTHWEST
San Antonio
WEST
Anaheim
  1 Ohio St Buckeyes
16 UTSA Roadrunners
  1 Pittsbugh Panthers
16 UNC-Asheville Bulldogs
  1 Kansas Jayhawks
16 Boston  U Terriers
  1 Duke Blue Devils
16 Hampton Pirates
  8 George Mason Patriots 
  9  Villanova Wildcats
  8 Butler Bulldogs
  9 Old Dominion Monarchs
  8 UNLV Runnin' Rebels 
9 Illinois Fighting Illini
  2 Michigan Wolverins
  9 Tennessee Volunteers
  5 West Virginia Mountaineers
12 Clemson Tigers
  5 Kansas State Wildcats
12 Utah State Aggies
  5 Vanderbilt Commodores
12 Richmond Spiders
  5 Arizon Wildcats
12 Memphis Tigers
  4 Kentucky Wildcats 
13 Princeton Tigers
  4 Wisconsin Badgers
13 Belmont Bruins
  4 Louisville Cardinals. 13 Morehead State Eagles
  4 Texas Longhorns
13  Oakland Golden Grizzlies
  3 Syracue Orange
14 Indiana State Sycamores
 
  3 BYU Cougars
14 Wofford Terriers
  3 Purdue Boilermakers
14 Saint Peter's Peacocks
  3 Conecticut Huskies
14 Bucknell Bison
  6 Xavier Musketeers
11 Marquette Golden Eagles
 6 Saint John's
Red Storm
11 Gonzaga Bulldogs
(aka Zags)
 
  6 Georgetwon Bulldogs
11 Virginia Commonwealth
  6 Cincinnati Bearkats
  7 Missouri Tigers
  7 Washington Huskies
  9 Georgia Bulldogs
  7 UCLA Bruins
10 Michigan State
Spartans
  7 Texas A&M Aggies
10 Florida State Seminoles
  7 Temple Owls
10  Penn State Nittany Lionsi
  2 North Carolina Tar Heels
15 Long Island Blackbirds
 2  Florida Gators
15 California Santa  
     Barbara Gouchos
  2 Notre Dame
15 Akron Zips
  2 San Diego State Aztecs
15 Northern Colorado Bears

 


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Sweet Sixteen by region & bracket match ups

64 team names, bracket match ups by region.

64 team names & mascot names alphabetized by school.

 

2011 Tourney Teams & Mascot Names Alphabetized by School

School
Team Name
Costumed Mascot Name
Akron
Zips
Zippy, female kangaroo
Arizona
Wildcats
Wilbur & Wilma T. Wildcat
Belmont
Bruins
Bruiser the Bruin
Boston U
Terriers
Rhett, Boston Terrier
Bucknell
Bison
Bucky, bison
Butler
Bulldogs
Hink, Bulldog (Butler Blue 2, live English Bulldog mascot)
BYU
Cougar
Cosmo, cougar
Cincinnati
Bearcats
Bearcat
Clemson
Tigers
The Tiger & the Tiger Cub
Duke
Blue Devils
Blue Devil
Florida
Gators
Albert & Alberta, alligators
Florida State
Seminoles
Chief Osceola (football only)
George Mason
Patriots
The Patriot
Georgetown
Hoyas
Jack, Bulldog (Jack, live English Bulldog mascot)
Georgia
Bulldogs
Hairy Dawg (lUGA IX, live Bulldog mascot, is a pup now, not active)
Gonzaga
Bulldogs aka 'Zags
Spike, Bullog (Q, live Bulldog mascot is retired)
Hampton
Pirates
Pirate    Top of Page 
Illinois
Fightin Illini
none, Chief Illiniwek retired in 2007
Indiana State
Sycamores
Sycamore Sam, woodland creature
Kansas
Jayhawks
Big Jay & Lil' Jay, mythical birds
Kansas State
Wildcats
Willie, wildcat
Kentucky
Wildcats
Wildcate & Scratch (kids' club mascot)
Long Island U
Blackbirds
The Brooklyn Blackbird
Louisville
Cardinal
The Cardinal
Marquette
Golden Eagles
Golden Eagle
Memphis
Tigers
Pouncer, tiger
Michigan
Wolverines
none
Michigan State
Spartans
Sparky, Spartan warrior
Missouri
Tigers
Truman, tiger
Morehead State
Eagles
Beaker, eagle
Northern Colorado
Bears
Klawz, bear
Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
The Leprechaun   Top of Page 
Oakland
Golden Grizzlies
Grizz, bear
Ohio State
Buckeyes
Brutus, nut
Old Dominion
Monarchs
Big Blue, lion king
Penn State
Nittany Lions
Nittany Lion
Pittsburgh
Panthers
Roc, panther
Princeton
Tigers
Tiger
Purdue
Boilermakers
Purdue Pete
Richmond
Spiders
Spidey (unofficial due to Marvel trademark), spider
Saint John's
Red Storm
Johnny the Thunderbird
Saint Peter's
Peacocks
Peacock
San Diego State
Aztecs
The Aztec Warrior & Zuma, costumed jaguar since 2010
Syracuse
Orange
Otto, orange
Temple
Owls
Hooter, owl
Tennessee
Volunteers
Smokey, Bluetick Coonhound (also Smokey, live Bluetick Coonhound mascot)
Texas
Longhorns
Hook'em, Longhorn (Bevo, live Longhorn mascot - football only)
Texas A&M
Aggies
no costumed mascot, only live mascot, Revelie a Border Collie
UCLA
Bruins
Joe & Josephine Bruin, brown bears
UConn
Huskies
Jonathan, Husky (Jonathan, live Husky mascot)
UCSB
Gauchos
Ole, South American cowboy
UNC
Tar Heels
Rameses the Ram (Rameses, live mascot a ram)
UNC-Asheville
Bulldogs 
Rocky, Bulldog (Rocky I live Victorian Bulldog mascot)
UNLV
Runnin' Rebels
Hey Reb, colonel & Lil Reb
Utah State
Aggies
Big Blue, blue bull   Top of Page
UTSA
Roadrunners
Rowdy, roadrunner
Vanderbilt
Commodores
Mr. C, Naval officer
VCU
Rams
Rodney the Ram
Villanova
Wildcats
Will D. Cat, wildcat
Washington
Huskies
Harry the Husky
West Virginia U
Mountaineers
Mountaineer
Wisconsin
Badgesr
Bucky the Badger
Wofford
Terriers
Boss, Boston Terrier (Blitz, live Boston Terrier mascot)
Xavier
Musketeers
D'Artagnan, muskeeteer & Blue Blob

 


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Sweet Sixteen by region & bracket match ups

64 team names, bracket match ups by region.

64 team names & mascot names alphabetized by school.