Two of the First Four Games are in the Books, Mascot Bracket Update
5 Tips for Picking Your Bracket by Mascot

2013 March Madness Mascot Names, Schools, Team Nicknames

Need another way to pick a bracket? How about by mascot. You've done that already? Are you sure? Did you use the mascot or the team nickname?

The team nickname will not always be the same as the mascot. For example, North Carolina's team nickname is the Tarheels, but their mascot is a ram.

So, if you're prone to overthinkng your brackets, here's more information to fuel your brain exertion - the actual mascot match-ups by region. I included the team nicknames just for fun. (I know the tables aren't pretty, but they do the job. This Google Doc has three lists with the mascot names, school names and team nicknames. Thanks for reading! 

 

Midwest Region  West Region  South Region  East Region

 

 MIDWEST REGION - Indianapolis, IN
   
1 Cardinal Bird (Louisville Cardinals)
16 Bulldog, Nameless? NCAT alum help! (North Carolina A&T Aggies)
   
8 Rodney the Ram (Colorado State Rams)
9 Truman the Tiger (Missouri Tigers)
   
5 Pistol Pete, with mascot head (Oklahoma St. Cowboys)
12 The Duck (Oregon Ducks)
   
4 The Billiken (St. Louis)
13 Pistol Pete, no mascot head (New Mexico St, Aggies)
   
6 Pounce the Tiger (Memphis Tigers)
11 Rnd 1 Winner
   
3 Sparty, Spartan warrior (Michigan State Spartans)
14 The Crusader (Valparaiso Crusaders)
   
7 Billy Bluejay (Creighton Bluejays)
10 The Bearkat (Cincinnati Bearkats)
   
2 The Blue Devil (Duke Blue Devils)
15 Damien & Lil'D, Great Danes (Albany Great Danes)
  

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WEST REGION -Los Angeles, CA

   
1 Spike the Bulldog (Gonzaga Bulldogs)
16 ? the Jaguar (Southern U. Jaguars)
   
8 Roc the Panther (Pittsburgh Panthers)
9 WuShock the Wheat Sheaf (Wichita State Shockers)
   
5 Buckingham "Bucky" U. Badger (Wisconsin Badgers)
12 Rebel Black Bear (Mississippi "Ole Miss" Rebels)
   
4 Willie the Wildcat (Kansas State Wildcats)
13 Rnd 1 Winner
   
6 Wilbur and Wilma T. Wildcat (Arizona Wildcats)
11 Bruiser the Bruin (Belmont Bruins)
   
3 Lobo Louie and Lobo Lucy, wolves (New Mexico Lobos)
14 John Harvard the 17th Century Clergyman ? (Harvard Crimson)
   
7 The Leprechaun (Notre Dame Fighting Irish)
10 Cy the Cardinal (Iowa State Cyclones)
   
2 Brutus the Buckeye Nut (Ohio State Buckeyes)
15 Killian the Gael (Iona Gaels)

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 SOUTH REGION - Arlington, TX
   
1 Big Jay & Lil' Jay (Kansas Jayhawks)
16 Big Red the Blob (Western Kentucky HIlltoppers)
   
8 Rameses the Ram (North Carolina Tarheels)
9 Will D. Cat (Villanova Wildcats)
   
5 Rodney the Ram (Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Rams)
12 Zippy the Kangaroo (Akron Zips)
   
4 No Mascot (Michigan Wolverines)
13 Jack the Jack Rabbit (South Dakota State Jackrabbits)
   
6 Joe & Josephine Bruin, brown bears (UCLA Bruins)
11 Goldy the Gopher (Minnesota Golden Gophers)
   
3 Albert and Alberta Gator (Florida Gators)
14 Vic the Demon (Northwestern State Demons)
   
7 The Aztec Warrior (San Diego State Aztecs)
10 Boomer and Soooner, horses (Oklahoma Sooners)
   
2 Jack the Bulldog (Georgetown Hoyas)
15 Azul the Eagle (Florida Gulf Coast Eagles)

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EAST REGION - Washington, D.C.

   
1 No Mascot (Indiana Hoosiers)
16 Round 1 Winner
   
8 Mr. and Mrs. Wuf (NC State Wolfpack)
9 Hooter the Owl (Temple Owls)
   
5 Hey Reb! & Lil' Reb, mountain men (UNLV Rebels)
12 Oski the Golden Bear (California Golden Bears)
   
4 Otto the Orange (Syracuse Orange)
13 Montana "Monte" the Grizzly Bear (Montana Grizzlies)
   
6 Hink the Bulldog (Butler Bulldogs)
11 Bucky the Bison (Bucknell Bison)
   
3 The Golden Eagles (Marquette Golden Eagles)
14 Mr. Cat or Will E. Wildcat (Davidson Wildcats)
   
7 No Mascot (Illinois Fighting Illini)
10 Chip the Buffalo (Colorado Buffaloes)
   
2 Sebastian the Ibis (Miami Hurricanes)
15 Power Cat the Tiger (Pacific Tigers)

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