2015 NCAA Elite Eight Games with Mascot Emoji and Twitter Handles

Eight is enough for the second weekend of the tourney, but eight is too many to share championship.

You can follow my list of  2015 Sweet16Mascots twitter list  to keep up with the tweeters. Look to the right to see that twitter feed.

Thanks to the WaPo for sharing the emoji-making brilliance of Julia Heffernan with us. 

1 Kentucky Wildcats 

 The Wildcat    twitterless  

VS.

3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

   The Leprechaun    @NDTheLeprechaun 

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 1 Wisconsin Badgers  

  Bucky    @UWBuckyBadger

VS.

2 Arizona Wildcats

  Wilbur T. Wildcat     @OfficialWilbur

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1 Duke Blue Devils  

 The Blue Devil   @The1BlueDevil

VS.

 

2 Gonzaga Bulldogs ('Zags)    

  Spike     twitterless 

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 4 Louisville Cardinals  

 Louie the Cardinal     @LouieTheCard

VS.

7  Michigan State Spartans

 Sparty     @TheRealSparty 

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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

VS.

 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.) 

VS.

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.


2013 NCAA Men's Elite Eight Mascots

Here's a basic list of the 2013 NCAA Elite 8 Mascots


EAST

Washington, D.C.
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot




Syracuse Orange Otto, orange
   


Marquette Golden Eagles  Golden Eagle, eagle
   
   
WEST Los Angeles, CA
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
   
Ohio State Buckeyes Brutus the Buckeye, nut


   
Wichita State Shockers WuShock, wheat sheaf


   
   
MIDWEST Indianapolis, IN
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
   
Louisville Cardinals Cardinal Bird


   
Duke Blue Devils Blue Devil


   
   
SOUTH Arlington, TX
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
   


Michigan Wolverines none
   
Florida Gators Albert & Alberta, alligators


2013 NCAA Men's Sweet Sixteen Team Name Breakdown

Here's a quick breakdown of the team names of the 2013 Sweet Sixteen. (Not to be confused with the team mascots.)

2013 Sweet Sixteen summary by team name:  7 people, 6 animals, 1 weather event, & 1 color 

The people include 3 resident names and 4 occupations. 

To determine the category of each name, I went back to the origins of the name, not just what it appears to mean. 

 

2103 SWEET SIXTEEN TEAM NAMES  
   
SCHOOLS TEAM NAMES
   
ANIMALS  
Arizona Wildcats
Florida Gators
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
Louisville Cardinals
Marquette Golden Eagles
Michigan Wolverines
Oregon Ducks
   
PEOPLE  
Duke Blue Devils (inspired by WWI French soldiers)
Indiana Hoosiers (residents of Indiana)
Kansas Jayhawks (1850's free-stater Kansans)
La Salle Explorers
Michigan State Spartans (ancient Greek warriors)
Ohio State Buckeyes (Ohio residents)
Wichita State Shockers (wheat harvesters)
   
WEATHER  
Miami Hurricanes
   
COLORS  
Syracuse Orange

 

Hope this helps your win a trivia contest. Or at least amaze your friends with your newfound knowledge.