March Madness? More like Mascot Madness!

Stanford, Ohio State, Brutus Buckeye, Florida, Gators, Bevo, Texas, Mountaineers, West Virginia, Kansas, Jayhawks, Arizona State, Sparky
(Mascot photos by: Stanford tree Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images; Ohio State Brutus Buckeye Kevin French/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images; WVU Mountaineer Stephen P. O’Brien/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images; Kansas Jayhawk Jamie Squire/Getty Images; Florida Gator J. Meric/Getty Images; Texas Longhorn Bevo John Korduner/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images; Arizona State Sparky Stephen Lam/Getty Images.)

No medieval fighter, dragon nor cute furry cat can outpace birds when it comes to the crown for college sport mascots. Of the 353 Division I NCAA schools, 242 use some sort of beast to represent their athletic team.

With the March 17 announcement of the men’s NCAA Tournament field, America’s obsession with the annual college basketball tournament goes into full swing. But for the uninitiated, just what are all those mascots?

GlobalSport Matters looked at all 353 school mascots and categorized them into animal, human, inanimate object, mythical creature or evil spirit categories.

The results below showed 242 mascots being some form of animal with the next most being 81 human characters.

In the animal category, birds ranging from eagles, hawks and mockingbird are among the animal mascots with 66. For human mascots, medieval fighters lead the pack with 34.

Mythical creatures and evil spirits cut it close with three dragon mascots and five devil mascots, respectively.

As far as inanimate objects, 14 institutions had unique mascots. Some that defy definition are Western Kentucky University with Big Red, a red, furry blob; Wichita State’s WuShock, a bundle of wheat; and Syracuse University’s Otto the Orange.

Want to find out which mascot goes with which school? You can search here for mascots by mascot name, school name or conference.

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University Conference Mascot
Long Beach State University Big West Conference 49ers
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte Conference USA 49ers
New Mexico State University Western Athletic Conference Aggies
North Carolina A&T State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Aggies
Texas A&M University, College Station Southeastern Conference Aggies
University of California, Davis Big West Conference Aggies
Utah State University Mountain West Conference Aggies
University of California, Irvine Big West Conference Anteaters
Grand Canyon University Western Athletic Conference Antelopes
San Diego State University Mountain West Conference Aztecs
Florida Gulf Coast University ASUN Conference Azul the Eagles
University of Wisconsin-Madison Big Ten Conference Badgers
Coppin State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Bald Eagle
Boston College Atlantic Coast Conference Baldwin the Eagle
Morehead State University Ohio Valley Conference Beaker the Eagles
Binghamton University America East Conference Bearcats
University of Cincinnati American Athletic Conference Bearcats
Sam Houston State University Southland Conference Bearkats
University of Northern Colorado Big Sky Conference Bears
Baylor University Big 12 Conference Bears and Lady Bears
Missouri State University Missouri Valley Conference Bears and Lady Bears
Morgan State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Bears and Lady Bears
University of Central Arkansas Southland Conference Bears and Sugar Bears
Oregon State University Pac-12 Conference Beavers
Idaho State University Big Sky Conference Bengals
Dartmouth College The Ivy League Big Green
Cornell University The Ivy League Big Red
Saint Louis University Atlantic 10 Conference Billikens
Bucknell University Patriot League Bison
North Dakota State University The Summit League Bison
Howard University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Bison and Lady Bison
Lipscomb University ASUN Conference Bisons and Lady Bisons
Mercer University Southern Conference Black Bear
University of Maine, Orono America East Conference Black Bears
U.S. Military Academy Patriot League Black Knights
Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus Northeast Conference Blackbirds
University of Alabama at Birmingham Conference USA Blazers
DePaul University Big East Conference Blue Demons
Central Connecticut State University Northeast Conference Blue Devils
Duke University Atlantic Coast Conference Blue Devils
Presbyterian College Big South Conference Blue Hose
Middle Tennessee State University Conference USA Blue Raiders
Creighton University Big East Conference Bluejays
Montana State University-Bozeman Big Sky Conference Bobcats
Ohio University Mid-American Conference Bobcats
Quinnipiac University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Bobcats
Texas State University Sun Belt Conference Bobcats
Purdue University Big Ten Conference Boilermakers
St. Bonaventure University Atlantic 10 Conference Bonnies
Bradley University Missouri Valley Conference Braves
Alcorn State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Braves and Lady Braves
Boise State University Mountain West Conference Broncos
Santa Clara University West Coast Conference Broncos
Western Michigan University Mid-American Conference Broncos
Rider University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Broncs
Brown University The Ivy League Brown bear
Belmont University Ohio Valley Conference Bruins
University of California, Los Angeles Pac-12 Conference Bruins
Charleston Southern University Big South Conference Buccaneers
East Tennessee State University Southern Conference Buccaneers and Lady Buccaneers
The Ohio State University Big Ten Conference Buckeyes
University of Colorado, Boulder Pac-12 Conference Buffaloes
Alabama A&M University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Bulldog
Butler University Big East Conference Bulldog
Bryant University Northeast Conference Bulldogs
California State University, Fresno Mountain West Conference Bulldogs
Yale University The Ivy League Bulldogs
South Carolina State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs
University of Georgia Southeastern Conference Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs
Louisiana Tech University Conference USA Bulldogs and Lady Techsters
University at Buffalo, the State University of New York Mid-American Conference Bulls
University of South Florida American Athletic Conference Bulls
Mississippi State University Southeastern Conference Bully Bulldog
Stanford University Cardinal
Ball State University Mid-American Conference Cardinals
University of Louisville Atlantic Coast Conference Cardinals
University of the Incarnate Word Southland Conference Cardinals
Lamar University Southland Conference Cardinals and Lady Cardinals
University of Vermont America East Conference Catamounts
Western Carolina University Southern Conference Catamounts
University of Virginia Atlantic Coast Conference Cavaliers
Coastal Carolina University Sun Belt Conference Chanticleers
Central Michigan University Mid-American Conference Chippewas
Eastern Kentucky University Ohio Valley Conference Colonels
Nicholls State University Southland Conference Colonels
George Washington University Atlantic 10 Conference Colonials
Robert Morris University Northeast Conference Colonials
Vanderbilt University Southeastern Conference Commodores
University of Nebraska, Lincoln Big Ten Conference Cornhuskers
Chicago State University Western Athletic Conference Cougar
College of Charleston (South Carolina) Colonial Athletic Association Cougar
Brigham Young University West Coast Conference Cougars
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ohio Valley Conference Cougars
University of Houston American Athletic Conference Cougars
Washington State University Pac-12 Conference Cougars
McNeese State University Southland Conference Cowboys and Cowgirls
Oklahoma State University Big 12 Conference Cowboys and Cowgirls
University of Wyoming Mountain West Conference Cowboys and Cowgirls
Harvard University The Ivy League Crimson
University of Alabama Southeastern Conference Crimson Tide
College of the Holy Cross Patriot League Crusaders
Valparaiso University Missouri Valley Conference Crusaders
Iowa State University Big 12 Conference Cyclones
Wake Forest University Atlantic Coast Conference Demon Deacons
Northwestern State University Southland Conference Demons and Lady Demons
Mississippi Valley State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Devil
Jacksonville University Dolphins
University of San Francisco West Coast Conference Dons
Drexel University Colonial Athletic Association Dragons
University of Oregon Pac-12 Conference Ducks
Duquesne University Atlantic 10 Conference Dukes
James Madison University Colonial Athletic Association Dukes
American University Patriot League Eagle
Georgia Southern University Sun Belt Conference Eagles
La Salle University Atlantic 10 Conference Explorers
Bowling Green State University Mid-American Conference Falcons
U.S. Air Force Academy Mountain West Conference Falcons
University of Delaware Colonial Athletic Association Fightin' Blue Hens
Campbell University Big South Conference Fighting Camels and Lady Camels
University of North Dakota The Summit League Fighting Hawks
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Big Ten Conference Fighting Illiniwek
University of Illinois at Chicago Horizon League Flames
Liberty University ASUN Conference Flames and Lady Flames
University of Dayton Atlantic 10 Conference Flyers
Providence College Big East Conference Friars
Iona College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Gaels
Saint Mary's College of California West Coast Conference Gaels
University of South Carolina, Columbia Southeastern Conference Gamecocks
University of Florida Southeastern Conference Gators
University of California, Santa Barbara Big West Conference Gauchos
The Citadel Southern Conference General the Bulldog
University of California, Berkeley Pac-12 Conference Golden Bears
Marquette University Big East Conference Golden Eagles
Oral Roberts University The Summit League Golden Eagles
Tennessee Technological University Ohio Valley Conference Golden Eagles
The University of Southern Mississippi Conference USA Golden Eagles and Lady Eagles
Kent State University Mid-American Conference Golden Flashes
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Big Ten Conference Golden Gophers
Canisius College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Golden Griffins
Oakland University Horizon League Golden Grizzlies
The University of Tulsa American Athletic Conference Golden Hurricane
University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff Southwestern Athletic Conf. Golden Lions and Golden Lady Lions
Austin Peay State University Ohio Valley Conference Governors and Lady Govs
University at Albany America East Conference Great Danes
Tulane University American Athletic Conference Green Wave
Loyola University Maryland Patriot League Greyhounds
Drake University Missouri Valley Conference Griff Bulldog
University of Montana Big Sky Conference Grizzlies
Stetson University ASUN Conference Hatters
University of Iowa Big Ten Conference Hawkeyes
Monmouth University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Hawks
Saint Joseph's University Atlantic 10 Conference Hawks
University of Hartford America East Conference Hawks
University of Maryland Eastern Shore Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Hawks and Lady Hawks
New Jersey Institute of Technology ASUN Conference Highlanders
Radford University Big South Conference Highlanders
University of California, Riverside Big West Conference Highlanders
Western Kentucky University Conference USA Hilltoppers and Lady Toppers
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Atlantic Coast Conference Hokies
Indiana University, Bloomington Big Ten Conference Hoosiers
Texas Christian University Big 12 Conference Horned Frogs and Lady Frogs
California State University, Sacramento Big Sky Conference Hornets
Alabama State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Hornets and Lady Hornets
Delaware State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Hornets and Lady Hornets
Georgetown University Big East Conference Hoyas
University of Miami (Florida) Atlantic Coast Conference Hurricanes
Houston Baptist University Southland Conference Huskies
Northeastern University Colonial Athletic Association Huskies
Northern Illinois University Mid-American Conference Huskies
University of Connecticut American Athletic Conference Huskies
University of Washington Pac-12 Conference Huskies
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Southland Conference Islanders
South Dakota State University The Summit League Jackrabbits
University of South Dakota The Summit League Jackrabbits
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Horizon League Jaguars
University of South Alabama Sun Belt Conference Jaguars
Southern University, Baton Rouge Southwestern Athletic Conf. Jaguars and Lady Jaguars
Manhattan College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Jaspers and Lady Jaspers
University of Kansas Big 12 Conference Jayhawks
Virginia Military Institute Southern Conference Kangaroo
University of Missouri-Kansas City Western Athletic Conference Kangaroos
Fairleigh Dickinson University, Metropolitan Campus Northeast Conference Knights
University of Central Florida American Athletic Conference Knights
California Baptist University Pacific West Conference Lancers
Longwood University Big South Conference Lancers
Western Illinois University The Summit League Leathernecks
Lafayette College Patriot League Leopards
Loyola Marymount University West Coast Conference Lions
University of North Alabama ASUN Conference Lions
Southeastern Louisiana University Southland Conference Lions and Lady Lions
University of New Mexico Mountain West Conference Lobos
University of Texas at Austin Big 12 Conference Longhorns
Northern Arizona University Big Sky Conference Lumberjacks
Stephen F. Austin State University Southland Conference Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks
University Conference Mascot
Purdue University Fort Wayne The Summit League Mastodons
California State University, Northridge Big West Conference Matadors
University of Nebraska Omaha The Summit League Mavericks
University of Texas at Arlington Sun Belt Conference Mavericks
University of North Texas Conference USA Mean Green
U.S. Naval Academy Patriot League Midshipmen
Columbia University-Barnard College The Ivy League Millie the Dancing Bear
University of Texas at El Paso Conference USA Miners
University of Massachusetts, Amherst Atlantic 10 Conference Minutemen and Minutewomen
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Southern Conference Mocs and Lady Mocs
Old Dominion University Conference USA Monarchs and Lady Monarchs
Lehigh University Patriot League Mountain Hawks
Appalachian State University Sun Belt Conference Mountaineers
Mount St. Mary's University Northeast Conference Mountaineers
West Virginia University Big 12 Conference Mountaineers
Xavier University Big East Conference Musketeers
California Polytechnic State University Big West Conference Mustangs
Southern Methodist University American Athletic Conference Mustangs
Pennsylvania State University Big Ten Conference Nittany Lions
Northern Kentucky University Horizon League Norse
North Carolina Central University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. North Carolina Eagle
Syracuse University Atlantic Coast Conference Orange
University of North Florida ASUN Conference Ospreys and Lady Ospreys
Florida Atlantic University Conference USA Owls
Rice University Conference USA Owls
Temple University American Athletic Conference Owls
Kennesaw State University ASUN Conference Owls and Lady Owls
Furman University Southern Conference Paladins and Lady Paladins
Eastern Illinois University Ohio Valley Conference Panthers
Florida International University Conference USA Panthers
Georgia State University Sun Belt Conference Panthers
High Point University Big South Conference Panthers
University of Northern Iowa Missouri Valley Conference Panthers
University of Notre Dame Fighting Irish
University of Pittsburgh Atlantic Coast Conference Panthers
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Horizon League Panthers
Prairie View A&M University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Panthers and Lady Panthers
George Mason University Atlantic 10 Conference Patriots
Saint Peter's University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Peacocks and Peahens
Youngstown State University Missouri Valley Conference/Horizon League Penguins
Elon University Colonial Athletic Association Phoenix
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Horizon League Phoenix
University of Portland West Coast Conference Pilots
Sacred Heart University Northeast Conference Pioneers
University of Denver The Summit League Pioneers
Seton Hall University Big East Conference Pirates
East Carolina University American Athletic Conference Pirates and Lady Pirates
Hampton University Big South Conference Pirates and Lady Pirates
Hofstra University Colonial Athletic Association Pride
University of New Orleans Southland Conference Privateers
University of Evansville Missouri Valley Conference Purple Aces
Niagara University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Purple Eagles
University of Pennsylvania The Ivy League Quakers
Murray State University Ohio Valley Conference Racers
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville Southeastern Conference Ragin' Cajuns
University of Louisiana at Lafayette Sun Belt Conference Ragin' Cajuns
Colgate University Patriot League Raiders
Wright State University Horizon League Raiders
University of Hawaii, Manoa Big West Conference Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine
Loyola University Chicago Missouri Valley Conference Ramblers
Colorado State University Mountain West Conference Rams
Fordham University Atlantic 10 Conference Rams
University of Rhode Island Atlantic 10 Conference Rams
Virginia Commonwealth University Atlantic 10 Conference Rams
Florida A&M University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Rattlers and Lady Rattlers
University of Mississippi Southeastern Conference Rebels
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Mountain West Conference Rebels
Saint Francis University (Pennsylvania) Northeast Conference Red Flash
Marist College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Red Foxes
Texas Tech University Big 12 Conference Red Raiders
St. John's University (New York) Big East Conference Red Storm
Arkansas State University Sun Belt Conference Red Wolves
Illinois State University Missouri Valley Conference Redbirds
Miami University (Ohio) Mid-American Conference Redhawks
Seattle University Western Athletic Conference Redhawks
Southeast Missouri State University Ohio Valley Conference Redhawks
University of Maryland, Baltimore County America East Conference Retrievers
University of Massachusetts Lowell America East Conference River Hawks
California State University, Bakersfield Western Athletic Conference Roadrunners
University of Texas at San Antonio Conference USA Roadrunners
University of Toledo Mid-American Conference Rockets
University of North Carolina Asheville Big South Conference Rocky the Bulldog
Gardner-Webb University Big South Conference Runnin' Bulldogs
Siena College Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Saints
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Missouri Valley Conference Salukis
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick Big Ten Conference Scarlet Knights
University of North Carolina Wilmington Colonial Athletic Association Seahawks
Wagner College Northeast Conference Seahawks
Stony Brook University America East Conference Seawolves
Florida State University Atlantic Coast Conference Seminoles
Wichita State University American Athletic Conference Shockers
University of Tennessee at Martin Ohio Valley Conference Skyhawks
University of Oklahoma Big 12 Conference Sooners
Michigan State University Big Ten Conference Spartans
Norfolk State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Spartans
San Jose State University Mountain West Conference Spartans
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Southern Conference Spartans
University of South Carolina Upstate Big South Conference Spartans
University of Richmond Atlantic 10 Conference Spiders
Gonzaga University West Coast Conference Spike the Bulldog
Samford University Southern Conference Spike the Bulldog
Fairfield University Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Stags
Arizona State University Pac-12 Conference Sun Devils
Eastern Michigan University Mid-American Conference Swoop Eagle
Eastern Washington University Big Sky Conference Swoop Eagle
Indiana State University Missouri Valley Conference Sycamores
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Atlantic Coast Conference Tar Heels
University of Maryland, College Park Big Ten Conference Terrapins
Boston University Patriot League Terriers
St. Francis College Brooklyn Northeast Conference Terriers
Wofford College Southern Conference Terriers
Southern Utah University Big Sky Conference Thunderbirds
Marshall University Conference USA Thundering Herd
Auburn University Southeastern Conference Tigers
Clemson University Atlantic Coast Conference Tigers
Princeton University The Ivy League Tigers
Towson University Colonial Athletic Association Tigers
University of Memphis American Athletic Conference Tigers
University of Missouri, Columbia Southeastern Conference Tigers
University of the Pacific West Coast Conference Tigers
Grambling State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Tigers and Lady Tigers
Jackson State University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Tigers and Lady Tigers
Jacksonville State University Ohio Valley Conference Tigers and Lady Tigers
Louisiana State University Southeastern Conference Tigers and Lady Tigers
Savannah State University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Tigers and Lady Tigers
Tennessee State University Ohio Valley Conference Tigers and Lady Tigers
Texas Southern University Southwestern Athletic Conf. Tigers and Lady Tigers
California State University, Fullerton Big West Conference Titans
University of Detroit Mercy Horizon League Titans
University of San Diego West Coast Conference Toreros
College of William & Mary Colonial Athletic Association Tribe
Troy University Sun Belt Conference Trojans
University of Arkansas at Little Rock Sun Belt Conference Trojans
University of Southern California Pac-12 Conference Trojans
University of Utah Pac-12 Conference Utes
University of Idaho Big Sky Conference Vandals
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Western Athletic Conference Vaqueros
Cleveland State University Horizon League Vikings
Portland State University Big Sky Conference Vikings
University of Tennessee, Knoxville Southeastern Conference Volunteers and Lady Vols
University of Louisiana at Monroe Sun Belt Conference Warhawks
Pepperdine University West Coast Conference Waves
Abilene Christian University Southland Conference Wildcat
Davidson College Atlantic 10 Conference Wildcat
Bethune-Cookman University Mid-Eastern Athletic Conf. Wildcats
Kansas State University Big 12 Conference Wildcats
Northwestern University Big Ten Conference Wildcats
University of Arizona Pac-12 Conference Wildcats
University of Kentucky Southeastern Conference Wildcats
University of New Hampshire America East Conference Wildcats
Villanova University Big East Conference Wildcats
Weber State University Big Sky Conference Wildcats
Winthrop University Big South Conference Winthrop mascot
University of Nevada, Reno Mountain West Conference Wolf Pack
North Carolina State University Atlantic Coast Conference Wolfpack
University of Michigan Big Ten Conference Wolverines
Utah Valley University Western Athletic Conference Wolverines
Georgia Institute of Technology Atlantic Coast Conference Yellow Jackets
University of Akron Mid-American Conference Zips

Edith Noriega is a junior journalism major at Arizona State University