March Madness's College Ball Four Legged Mascots

March 10, 2016


We admit, we like to spend the sunny days of spring out and about with our four legged companions. But, when the rain is pouring and the wind is whipping, we have another little indoor ritual that we enjoy: college basketball!

Since it is March Madness this month, we thought we’d combine two things we love—basketball and dogs—into a blog post.

We found there are 7 NCAA teams with dog or wolf mascots that will be competing for a sweet seat in the sweet sixteen, or possibly, the final four! 

Why so many canine mascots? We like to think it’s because dogs are athletic, versatile, good-sports, and territorial. But we can’t be sure! All we know for fact is that having a mascot like Jack the Bulldog, or Spike makes us cheer a little harder for those teams.

NCAA Teams with Dog Mascots


Team: Albany
Nickname: Great Danes
Mascot: Damien and Lil’D, the Great Danes

Team: Butler
Nickname: Bulldogs
Mascot: Hink the Bulldog and Blue III

Team: Georgetown
Nickname: Hoyas
Mascot: Jack the Bulldog

Team: Georgia
Nickname: Bulldogs

Team: Gonzaga
Nickname: The ‘Zags
Mascot: Spike the Bulldog

Team: NC State
Nickname: Wolfpack
Mascot: Mr. and Mrs. Wuf, wolves

Team: Northeastern
Nickname: Huskies

Other Teams with Dog Mascots in College


New Mexico Lobos, Lobo Luie and Lobo Lucy (wolves)

North Carolina A&T Bulldogs

James Madison Dukes and Duke Dog the Bulldog

And of course…the Washington Huskies!

Happy March Madness, Rad Pack! Hope it’s a howling good time!  


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