2013 NCAA Men's Sweet Sixteen Teams and Mascots

What are the mascots for the 2013 Sweet Sixteen? Glad you asked. Here's they are, listed by region. (True students of mascotolgy will note that some of them don't have a mascot and some mascots don't match the team nickname.)

If this list doesn't satisfy your need for mascot info, check out the Sweet 16 breakdown by mascot and team name. (Yep. They're different lists.)


2013 Sweet Sixteen March Madness Mascots  
EAST Washington, D.C.
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
Indiana Hoosiers none
Syracuse Orange Otto, orange
Miami (FL) Hurricanes Sebastian, ibis
Marquette Golden Eagles Golden Eagle, eagle
WEST Los Angeles, CA
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
Ohio State Buckeyes Brutus the Buckeye, nut
Arizona Wildcats Wilbur and Wilma T. Wildcat
Wichita State Shockers WuShock, wheat sheaf
La Salle Explorers The Explorer
MIDWEST Indianapolis, IN
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
Louisville Cardinals Cardinal Bird
Oregon Ducks The Duck
Duke Blue Devils Blue Devil
Michigan St. Spartans Sparty, Spartan warrior
SOUTH Arlington, TX
School/Team Nickname Costumed Mascot
Kansas Big Jay & Lil' Jay, jayhawks
Michigan Wolverines none
Florida Gators Albert & Alberta, alligators
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles

Azul, eagle


This Google Doc has the Sweet Sixteen and the other mascot lists from 64mascots.com


2013 March Madness Locations

NCAA.com/march-madness is the place to go for official NCAAM basketball tournament news. 

It's not the easiest site to navigate. Instead of searching on the NCAA site, I Goggled "NCAA March Madness venues" and found well organized info at About.com and Wikipedia

Here's my list, adapted from the Wikipedia list. (Table formatting thanks to the Tableizer!)


2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament Locations
FIRST FOUR (March 19 and 20)
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
March 21 and 23
The Palace of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, Michigan (Host: Oakland University)
Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky (Host: University of Kentucky)
EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah (Host: University of Utah)
HP Pavilion, San Jose, California (Host: West Coast Conference)
March 22 and 24
University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio (Host: University of Dayton)
Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas (Host: University of Texas at Austin)
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri (Host: Missouri Valley Conference)
Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (Host: Temple University)
March 28 and 30
East Regional, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (Host: Georgetown University)
West Regional, Staples Center, Los Angeles, California (Host: Pepperdine University)
March 29 and 31
Midwest Regional, Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana (Hosts:IUPUI, Horizon League)
South Regional, Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, Texas (Host: Big 12 Conference)
FINAL FOUR - Atlanta,  April 6 and 8
Georgia Dome (Host: Georgia Institute of Technology)

Mascot Trivia: Clash of the Spartans

Here's some trivia for ya. Feel free to configure your questions as needed.


Q: Which region has the potential "Clash of the Spartans?"

A: The West.  #1 Michigan State Spartans could meet #15 Norfolk State Spartans. (That's a big could, but you never know what kind of crazy things might happen.)


Other tidbits:

They both have State in their names.

They are both green and white.


Congratulations to the Norfolk State Spartans on their first NCAA tourney appearance in school history. Michigan, on the other hand, is making it's 26th appearance. 


I'll look up pics later, if it's still matters.

If you win some ridiculously innane contest with this triva, enjoy it and leave a comment below.. :)