"Hey, I'm LU Wolf, Loyola's mascot. Let's get ready to ramblllllllllllllle!" In case you're wondering, or wandering, here's the mascot match-ups for the 2018 Sweet Sixteen. And even if you aren't, it's here.
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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.
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.
Michigan's non-existent mascot has a non-existent Twitter account.
They do have matching colors.
The college basketball season ends tonight. Sigh. #1 seed Louisville meets #4 Michigan. I have no ties to either school, so I'm simply hoping for a good game. However, given my affinity for mascots, I'll consider the game through a mascotological lens. In the mascot battle at tonight's championship game Louisville is the clear winner because Michigan doesn't field an actual mascot. That was easy.
As a bonus, Louie is also active on Twitter @LouietheCard (Especially appropriate since he's a bird.) He'll be busy tonight and tomorrow night since both Louisville's men's and women's basketball teams in a national title game.
But, if you want to buy college duct tape for the game, Michigan is your school. (Affiliate link below.)
One final affiliate link is for this year's 2013 Final Four and tourney gear.
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.