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.

Half of the 2015 Sweet Sixteen in Mascot Emoji

Listed in order from lowest seed to highest:

   Rameses the Ram, UNC Tar Heels

  Mr. Wuf, NC State Wolfpack

  The Leprechaun, Notre Dame Fighting Irish

  Joe Bruin, UCLA Bruins

   Swoop the red-tailed hawk, Utah Utes

   D'Artagnan, Xavier Muskeeters

  Wilbur T. Wildcat, Arizona Wildcats

  Wildcat, Kentucky Wildcats

Some  Most of these primary mascots have secondary mascots that usually don't travel with them.  Mr. Wuf has Mrs. Wuf. Joe Bruin has Josephine Bruin. D'Argagnan has the Blue Blob. Wilbur T. Wildcat has Wilma T. Wildcat. The Kentucky Wildcat has a child-friendly counterpart named Scratch.  Maybe they'll make an exception for this special occasion.

(The awesome emjois are courtesy of The Washington Post sharing the talents of Julia Heffernan with readers.)


2011 NCAA Final Four Mascots Pictures


Saturday, April 2, 5:09 pm CST

#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





UConnHusky2011Replay Saturday, April 2, 7:49 pm CST

#3 Connecticut Huskies

Costumed Mascot: Jonathan the Husky

Live Mascot: Jonathan the Husky (won't attend)




KentuckyWildcat2011PatchSI139x225 #4 Kentucky Wildcats

 Costumed Mascot: The Wildcat (not Scratch)

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.)