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Dancing Mascot Gifs for 2018 March Madness! Thanks, Washington Post!

TCU gif SuperFrog
TCU SuperFrog

Stop the presses! Or the texting. Or whatever you're doing on an electronic communication device. Take a minute to grab some giffy mascot goodness, courtesy of the Washing Post. All 68 mascots are there waiting for a partner. Saunter over and fill up your dance card, or your sim card (Do phones still have those?), and add some even more fun to this fabulous time of year.  Thanks to WaPo for this and previous social media madness nuggets. Check those out and get you some. 

2015 NCAA Tournament Emoji   

2016 NCAA Tournament Campaign Buttons See what they did there? 

2017 RPI Interactive Graph to Visualize the NCAA March Madness Bubble   Wow. 2017 was a different kind of fun. It is cool how you can look at the different teams, but not nearly as cute as emojis. Is there a world where they can coexist? 

Side notes:

*The gifs have a Beavis-Hank Hill feel to them. Creator connection? 

*Skill need: learn the html to make the gif to do it's thing.

*I was so excited when I saw these. Really. It's a little concerning. 



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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2018 March Madness Mascot Match-ups by Region - with Pictures!

Texas Longhorns Hook'Em Boom AJ1 2018

Want to choose teams by the actual mascot, not just the nickname? You can do that with the handy-dandy regional mascot match-ups. Pics of all the mascots are included. except for Michigan and Texas A&M. They don't have costumed mascots.  

2018 South Region - Atlanta, Georgia  Arizona, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Creighton, Davidson, Georgia St., Kansas St, Kentucky, Loyola Chicago, Miami, Nevada, Tennessee, Texas, UMBC, Virginia and Wright St. 

2018 West Region - Los Angles, California Florida, Gonzaga, Houston, Lipscomb, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, North Carolina Central or Texas Southern, Ohio St., Providence, San Diego St., South Dakota, Texas A&M, UNC Greensboro, and Xavier

2018 East Region - Boston, Massachusetts Alabama, Arkansas, Butler, CSU Fullerton, Florida. Marshall, Murray State, Purdue, Radford, SFA, St. Bonaventure, Texas Tech, Villanova, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, and Wichita State

2018 Midwest Region - Omaha, Nebraska Arizona State, Auburn, Bucknell, Charleston, Clemson, Duke, Iona, Kansas, Mich. St., NC State, New Mexico St. Oklahoma, Penn, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, Syracuse, TCU

2018 March Madness Mascots South Region - Atlanta, Georgia

South Regional ATL GA 2018The south is full of wildcats - and cats of the wild. Other mascot notes from this region include a dog with a movie title, a mascot who likes a Brady Bunch meal, two wolves that don't match their team nicknames, and a bovine supporting one of his herd who fell ill this season. Look for these smiling, growling, stoic faces in Atlanta. 

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2018 March Madness Team Names and Mascots, Alpha List

Here's the quick list of the 2018 tourney teams with team names and costumed mascot names. 

The Google sheet is here. 

School Name Team Name Costumed Mascot Name
Alabama Crimson Tide Big Al
Arizona Wildcats Wilbur T. Wildcat & Wilma T. Wildcat
Arizona State Sun Devils Sparky
Arkansas Razorbacks Big Red
Auburn Tigers Aubie
Bucknell Bison Bucky
Buffalo Bulls Victor E. Bull
Butler Bulldogs Hink
Cal State Fullerton Titans Tuffy
Charleston Cougars Clyde the Cougar
Cincinnati Bearkats Bearkat
Clemson Tigers The Tiger
Creighton Bluejays Billy
Davidson Wildcats Mr. Cat
Duke Blue Devils The Blue Devil
Florida Gators Albert & Alberta
Florida State Seminoles Cimarron
Georgia State Panther Pounce
Gonzaga Bulldogs ('Zags) Spike
Houston Cougars Shasta and Sasha
Iona Gaels Killian
Kansas Jayhawks Big Jay and Baby Jay
Kansas State Wildcats Willie
Kentucky Wildcats The Wildcat and Scratch
Lipscomb Bisons LU Bison
LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds Brooklyn Blackbird
Loyola (Chicago) Ramblers LU Wolf
Marshall Thundering Herd Marco the Bison
Miami (FL) Hurricanes Sebastian the Ibis
Michigan Wolverines none
Michigan State Spartans Sparty
Missouri Tigers Truman
Montana Grizzlies Monte
Murray State Racers Dunker
Nevada Wolfpack Alphie, Luna, Wolfie Jr.
New Mexico State Aggies Pistol Pete
North Carolina Tarheels Ramses
North Carolina Central Eagles Eddie
North Carolina State Wolfpack Mr. and Mrs. Wuf
Ohio State Buckeyes Brutus
Oklahoma Sooners Boomer and Sooner
Penn Quakers The Quaker
Providence Friars Friar Dom
Purdue Boilermakers Purdue Pete
Radford Highlanders The Highlander
Rhode Island Rams Rhody
San Diego State Aztecs Aztec Warrior
Seton Hall Pirates The Pirate
South Dakota State Jackrabbits Jack
St. Bonaventure Bonnies Bona Wolf
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks The Lumberjack
Syracuse Orange Otto the Orange
TCU Horned Frogs SuperFrog
Tennessee Volunteers Smokey
Texas Longhonrs Hook'em
Texas A&M Aggies no costumed mascot
Texas Southern Tigers Tommy
Texas Tech Red Raiders Raider Red
UCLA Bruins Joe Bruin, Josephine Bruin
UMBC Retrievers True Grit
UNC Greensboro Spartans Spiro
Villanova Wildcats Will D. Cat
Virginia Cavaliers Cavman
Virginia Tech Hokies The HokieBird
West Virginia Mountaineers The Mountaineer
Wichita State Shockers WuShock
Wright State Raiders Rowdy
Xavier Musketeers D'Artagnan & The Blue Blob