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Most Unique College Mascots
|UA-Monticello Boll Weevils
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Weâre still a few days away from the final selections for the menâs and womenâs college basketball post-season tournaments, but a few of the holes in the bracket are being filled, introducing casual sports fans to teams they havenât heard of. That also means plenty of fun mascots to learn. A few great ones that have a chance to make an appearance in the post-season this year include:
- UC Irvine Anteaters
- Northern Kentucky Norse
- CSU Bakersfield Roadrunners
- Dayton Flyers
Not every great college nickname gets to grace our television screens come March, so in no particular order, here are five of the most unique college mascots.
|UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs
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2.Saint Louis University Billikens â A mythical good-luck figure thatâs supposed to represent âthings as they ought to beâ, a Billiken was created as a charm doll by an art teacher who claimed to see the figure in a dream.
3.Campbell University Fighting Camels â The Camels narrowly missed a chance to participate in post-season basketball. Legend has it the name derives from a student approaching the founder, James Campbell, after the school burned down and said, âYour nameâs Campbell; then get a hump on you! Weâve got work to do.â Meant to encourage the founder to rebuild, it was misheard as âcamelâ and the name stuck.
4.University of Arkansas at Monticello Boll Weevils (Cotton Blossoms) â UA-Monticello is one of the few colleges with different mascots for menâs and womenâs varsity sports. Gracing the collegeâs nickname since 1920, boll weevils love to eat cotton, and cotton blossoms are common in this area of Arkansas.
|Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys
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The college basketball playoffs are always a time of surprises, upsets and underdogs. As much as anything, weâre excited to see what sort of unfamiliar mascots make an appearance on the court. Is there a crazy mascot we left off the list? Share it with us in the comments below!