Here's the 2015 Final Four NCAA mascots:
1 Kentucky Wildcats
The Wildcat twitterless
1 Wisconsin Badgers
1 Duke Blue Devils
The Blue Devil @The1BlueDevil
7 Michigan State Spartans
If you're like most people, your alma matter is not in the Final Four, so you don't have a dog in the hunt. How to decide which team to watch? You may actually consider the basketball prowess of the teams, but that's so overdone. Another option - choose by mascot. Even that has been done a lot. (For some good tips on that, check out the Fat Pastor's rules for choosing a winning mascot bracket.
The #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals take on the #9 seeded Wichita State Shockers at 5:09pm CT on Saturday, April, 6 in Atlanta, Georgia.
It's a battle of the #4 seeds when the Syracuse Orange meet the Michigan Woloverines at 7:49pm CT on Saturday, April 6th in Atlanta, Georgia.
Butler's live Bulldog mascot, Butler Blue 2, is leaving on a jet plane* for his 2nd consecutive Final Four appearance. TMZ ran this sweet composite pic with their article about Blue.
Last year's Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianaoplis was a short drive from the Butler campus. This year's Final Four at Houston's Reliant Stadium requires a different ride.
Quite the social media hound, here's Blue 2's linkage:
UStream (webcam) Life and Times of Butler Blue II
and finally, a blog Life and Times of Butler Blue 2. (The last update was August 2008. Safe to say he's evolved with the times.)
*3/31/11 Correction: Blue will be flying on a fan-chartered plane, not the team plane.
#8 Butler Bulldogs
Costumed Mascot: Hink
Live Mascot: Butler Blue 2 (will attend)
#11 Virginia Commonwealth Rams
Costumed Mascot: Rodney the Ram
Live Mascot: none found
#3 Connecticut Huskies
Costumed Mascot: Jonathan the Husky
Live Mascot: Jonathan the Husky (won't attend)
Scratch is the Junior Wildcat Club Mascot
Live Mascot: Blue, wildcat at Salato Wildlife Center
(The Butler, VCU and UConn pics are affiliate links to Replay Photos.)