2013 NCAA Men's Sweet Sixteen Teams and Mascots
2013 NCAA Men's Sweet Sixteen Team Name Breakdown

2013 NCAA Men's Sweet Sixteen Mascots Breakdown

Have you been wondering how many animal mascots are in the Sweet 16 this year? How many teams don't have mascots? Wonder no more. 

Before this knowledge bomb drops, think about the difference between the team nickname and the mascot. They are not always the same and that can affect the mascot stats. For example, North Carolina's team nickname is the Tarheels but their mascot is a ram. So, when counting the types of mascots in the tournament would North Carolina be in the person category or the animal category? (You don't have to worry about that this year because they're already gone.)

In this post we'll look at the team mascots in this year's Sweet 16.  (We also have the breakdown by team name.)

2013 Sweet Sixteen summary by mascot:  8 animals, 3 plant based, 2 people, 2 mascotless teams, & 1 spirit

Not enough detail? Let's dissect the animal mascots: 

6 w/feathers, 1 w/fur, and 1 w/scales = 1 duck, 2 eagles, 1 gator, 1 ibis, 1 jayhawk, 1 wildcat.

Here's the list. 

8 ANIMALS 
Arizona Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat
Florida Albert and Alberta Gator
FGCU Azul the Eagle
Kansas Big Jay & Lil'Jay (fictional birds)
Louisville Cardinal Bird
Marquette The Golden Eagle
Miami Sebastian Ibis
Oregon The Duck
   
3 PLANT BASED  
Ohio State Brutus the Buckeye (nut)
Syracuse Otto the Orange
Wichita State WuShok, wheat sheaf
   
2 PEOPLE  
La Salle The Explorer
Michigan State Sparty the Spartan Warrior
   
2 NO MASCOTS  
Indiana no mascot
Michigan no mascot
   
1 SPIRIT  
Duke The Blue Devil

Breaking down the tournament by mascot minutia, that's 64mascots.com. I'll leave the basketball analysis to GregGumble and compnay. 

 

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