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
Nickname: Great Danes
Mascot: Damien and Lil’D, the Great Danes
Mascot: Hink the Bulldog and Blue III
Mascot: Jack the Bulldog
Nickname: The ‘Zags
Mascot: Spike the Bulldog
Team: NC State
Mascot: Mr. and Mrs. Wuf, wolves
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!