2016 First Four: Michigan's non-existent mascot vs. Tulsa's Captain Cane

The last First Four game is #11 Michigan's nothin' vs. #11 Tulsa's Captain Cane. Obviously, based on actual mascots that attend games, etc., Michigan would not even be in the bracket. They have a nickname, but no physical representation of that nickname like other schools do. They have done okay without one. 

Captain Cane's Twitter is dormant since 2012, but you can check out the Tulsa Athletic Twitter for some mbb pics. 

Michigan's non-existent mascot has a non-existent Twitter account. 

They do have matching colors. 


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2016 First Four: Vanderbilt's Mr. C vs. Wichita State's WuShock

The second game of the tourney pits #11 Vanderbilt's Mr. Commodore, a naval officer, against #11 Wichita State's WuShock, a shock (bundle), of wheat. 

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 These two are working Twitter with trash talk that inspires hope of a halftime dance-off. 

WuShock also had a nice take on an oft-heard joke: 

2016 First Four: FDU's Knightro, a blue horse, vs. FGCU's Azul, an eagle

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The first game of the tourney* pits a blue horse against an eagle whose name means blue.  

#16 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (as in chess pieces) vs. #16 Florida Gulf Coast Eagles  (Yep. Two #16s.)

Follow them on Twitter @TheRealKnightro and @AzulTheEagle.

 Farleigh Dickinson Knightro  FGCU Azul Run

*First game depends on if you think the tourney starts on Tuesday or Thursday. I lean towards Thursday, but am such a fan of the tourney I'll blog about Tuesday, like NFL fans who go to training camp. 

Two of the First Four Games are in the Books, Mascot Bracket Update

Congrats to the St. Mary's Gaels and the North Carolina A&T Aggies (with a bulldog mascot!) for advancing into the field of 64 teams. You know, 64, as in 64mascots. (Disclosure: the previous two links are affiliate links to for school spirit gear.)

There seems to be some confusion about the name of the St. Mary's Gael mascot so I'm efforting the official word on that. 

I'm also waiting to hear if the NCAT Aggies have a name for their costumed mascot. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?

If you have info about either one of those things, leave a comment or shoot me an email at 64mascots at gmail.com. Thanks. 

After tomorrow's two First Four games I'll update the mascot bracket with the names of the mascots. 

Thanks for reading!