For five years, there was a great sea lion versus slug debate. Finally, after appearing on the David Letterman show, the Chancellor gave in and the students got Sammy as their official mascot.
Sammy may have managed to get a full spread in People Magazine at one point, but this doesn’t change the fact that banana slugs are slimy, slow, and definitely anything but intimidating.
Power-ranking sports mascots is probably more art than science — you just know one when you see it — and our list will probably differ from yours. is Minnesota’s newest sports mascot, but he’s not the first loon mascot to grace our fine state. Viktor’s off-field pastimes include bear trapping, lion taming and cheese grating. Despite those beefy muscles, Viktor could use a little practice in the T-shirt-tossing department. That’s a nice way of answering: What the heck is he? Mullet and identity crisis aside, Nordy is cuddly and cute, and always smiling — even when the Wild face off against the Blackhawks in the playoffs.
There are few things that seem worse to me than the idea of wearing a 100 pound costume in a crowded stadium full of drunken college sports fans all for the sake of team spirit. So in honor of of March Madness, and with Wichita State making it to the sweet 16, I bring you the 10 worst college mascots.
The Stanford tree is probably among the ugliest costumes for a college athletic mascot out there.
After decades of going back and forth trying to choose a mascot, in 1995, Syracuse finally decided to make their official mascot an orange! Speedy even has a fight song that goes something like “Siphon high, squirt it out, swivel all about, let it all hangout.” Interesting…
The original mascot for UC Santa Cruz was actually a sea lion, but the students were having none of that.
However, some mascots just don’t quite live up to those expectations.
We understand that with so many different teams and colleges that coming up with a unique mascot name cannot be the easiest task.
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