March Madness? More like Mascot Madness!

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

Edith Noriega is a junior journalism major at Arizona State University