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College Mascots

Let's Root For These Teams AND Their Mascots

Posted 03.12.2014 | Green

Alumni and die-hard fans of college sports tend to get really fired up about their favorite team. But what if fans found out that their beloved mascot...

The One Person Who Is Not 'Shocked'

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 06.01.2013 | Sports
Shannon Sutherland

My father is a proud and unwavering fan of everything Wichita State. He believes they have the best tennis team, business school, basketball team, theater program and cafeteria food. I, on the other hand, am not.

"Fighting Sioux" Denied Invitation to University of Iowa Track Meet

The Huffington Post | Caitlin Brown | Posted 03.01.2012 | College

The North Dakota "Fighting Sioux" will not be fighting at the University of Iowa anytime soon, thanks to UI's strict policy about Native American masc...

What's In A School Name And Mascot?

Tobias Winright | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Tobias Winright

How would Christian students feel if they attended a Muslim-affiliated school whose mascot was the "Jihadists" (even though this term doesn't necessarily mean "terrorists" or "indiscriminate killers of non-Muslims"?

The 10 Strangest College Mascots

| Carly Sitzer | Posted 07.20.2011 | College

You probably thought you saw it all—the strangest of the strange—when Her Campus brought you the 10 Strangest College Mascots. Who thought it coul...

The Origins of The Humble Mascot

Lee Woodruff | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Lee Woodruff

It wasn't until I recently spoke at the University of Minnesota, home of the Golden Gophers, that an observation about the Midwest suddenly jumped to the forefront of my brain.

Why The Mascot Has The Toughest Job To Get On Any Field

AOL News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports

Think the odds are slim of ever playing on a pro sports team? Getting to be the mascot is even tougher. "There are only 125 positions available in th...

Behind The Mascot

Arizona Daily Wildcat | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Brenton Silbert-Ford is quite a character. He has been an otter, a turtle, a penguin and, most recognizably, a Wildcat. For the past two years, ...

WEIRDEST School Mascots (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

*UPDATED* How do colleges and students decide on mascots? We're trying very hard not to sound judgmental, but we're downright dumbfounded. A mascot...

Colonel Reb Is Dead: Ole Miss Students Vote To Replace Mississippi Mascot

AP | SHELIA BYRD | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

JACKSON, Miss. — University of Mississippi students voted Tuesday for the school to pursue a new mascot to replace Colonel Reb, the goateed Sout...