It's that time of year. March Madness is the big event for all U.S. colleges and universities. This tournament showcases the talented teams and captures the team spirit of the fans. There is such a pure joy of competition and school pride that this event is incredible. It's impossible to know who will win, one can just make the best guess they can. Nothing is ever guaranteed. While I don't know who will be winning this year, I am fascinated by all of the different mascots the universities have.
Mascots are key to keeping the fans' and players' spirits up as well as providing entertainment during the game. Some of the more popular mascots are UGA the bulldog from the University of Georgia and Handsome Dan, the mascot of Yale.
There are 64 teams in the tournament. All of them have different mascots. Of these teams, 29 of these are animal mascots. Five of the animal mascots are dog mascots. All of these colleges have rich histories about their origins, so I will be focusing on the dog mascots from universities that are part of this tournament.
Gonzaga Bulldogs (#8 seed)
Butler University (#5 seed)blog and Twitter account.
Georgetown (#3 seed)
Washington Huskies (#11 seed)Dubs loves what he does. He has five student handlers who help out on campus. Since it's a public university, they've established a fund to assist with his care. He even has his own blog. There's a special club just for kids 13 and under called Dub's Club. Last year, Dubs was named the top mascot of the NCAA March Madness tournament.
Wofford UniversityPit Bull terrier as their permanent mascot. Since 2003, the Boston Terrier now represents them. The mascot is called Blitz but the real name of the female dog is Ayeryel. The owners named the dog after the Wofford University football coach, Bill Ayers. The school has a terrier club to support the student athletes of Wofford. It has over 2000 members.
Let's Discuss!Do you plan to watch the March Madness tournament? Who is your favorite mascot?
Well, thanks to you all for stopping in. Normally, I post earlier in the day but due to laptop issues, I was delayed in getting this up. I hope you all are enjoying the day.