PHOTOS All 65 college mascots from the 2010 NCAA mens basketball tournament!

Every school mascot from the 2010 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament

Hello! And welcome to my collection of all the school mascots from the colleges and universities competing in the 2010 NCAA Mens Basketball Tournament! The schools are alphabetized and spread out over four pages (The index is at the top and bottom of every page) and each entry includes the name of the school, the proper name of the mascot (if known), a photo and my brief commentary. I think it’s a nice way to kill time in between March Madness games!

This is page four with teams ranging from Tennessee to Xavier.

Here is the index for the rest of the collegiate mascots:

PAGE ONE: Arkansas-Pine Bluff – Kansas

PAGE TWO: Kansas State – Northern Iowa

PAGE THREE: Notre Dame – Temple

PAGE FOUR: Tennessee – Xavier

Tennessee Volunteers

2008 Women's Final 4 - Tennessee v LSU
This pitiful pooch might be kind of lame, but I find him endearing. He’s not angry or goofy, but a mellowed out ol’ hound dog – and the best friend you’ll ever have! Plus, when he’s not volunteering he’s McGruff the crime dog! (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Texas Longhorns

Rice v Texas
Heh heh! All Texas had to do was not screw this one up and they didn’t screw this one up! (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

Texas A&M Aggies

(Reveille the collie)
Texas A&M mascot Reveille
C’mon Aggies, you gotta get on the mascot bandwagon! Maybe if you were the Texas A&M Rhinoceroses we would let you by with a live animal, but not with a dressed up collie!

Texas-El Paso Miners

(Paydirt Pete)
UTEP Miners mascot Paydirt Pete
Awesome! I love me some Paydirt Pete! Big mustache, big hat and big pick axe! He even pulls off the impossible by looking like a mascot in jeans! We need more mascots with over-sized tools!

UC Santa Barbara Gauchos

UC Santa Barbara v Ohio State
I’m not quite sure what to think! Is that a mask? I guess I have to lean towards admiration because he certainly has me shaking in my shoes in fear! (Is this offensive to gauchos?) (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

UNLV Rebels

(Hey Reb)
Mountain West Basketball Tournament - Quarterfinals
Hilarious! But get that old geezer out of that uniform and into some overalls! And give him one of those UTEP Paydirt Pete pick axes! Or maybe even a blunderbuss! (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Utah State Aggies

Utah State v Texas A&M
Purple bulls are all good with me. One question I have is about that eyeball. Is it actually looking to the right or is that just an optical illusion? If his eyes actually move from left to right then the whole landscape of mascotegery may soon be changing! (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Vanderbilt Commodores

SEC Men's Basketball Tournament: Vanderbilt Commodores v Alabama Crimson Tide
That looks like an old dude in a lot of pain. Is it arthritis? Constipation? Irritable bowel syndrome? Either way, not something I want to be pondering while watching the game. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Vermont Catamounts

Vermont Catamounts mascot
You know you’re a northern school when the only photo of your mascot on the internet is with him in ice skates at a hockey game. Even with the points for ice skating, Vermie is a little on the high school mascot side of lame.

Villanova Wildcats

NCAA Final Four: Villanova Wildcats v North Carolina Tar Heels
I’m a sucker for huge feet, but there’s something a little unsettling about that neck. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Florida State v Wake Forest
Huge top hats and huge bow ties are always good, but the Deac is looking a bit tired don’t you think? Dude needs to lift those eyelids and get a facial expression! (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Washington Huskies

The Washington Huskies mascot
A little on the cheap side, but I love that look of wide-eyed surprise amplified by the dark above his bulging eyeballs! That cat always looks extremely interested in what’s going on and I think it’s contagious! (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

West Virginia Mountaineers

Morgan State v West Virginia
Nawp. I think mountaineers is a situation for a big foam head and lots of over-sized novelty accessories like a blunderbuss or UTEP’s Paydirt Pete’s pick axe. I suppose there is the risk of offending actual “mountaineers” which I’m certain is something you don’t want to do in West Virginia, so maybe their hands are tied. (Kind of like Notre Dame and Florida State) (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Winthrop Eagles

(Big Stuff)
Winthrop University Eagles mascot
Cheesy and goofy – but I think I like it! It’s silly and fun, which is great for a lesser known school like Winthrop.

Wisconsin Badgers

(Bucky Badger)
NCAA First Round: Wisconsin Badgers v Florida State Seminoles
Bucky Badger! That thing is soooooo weird looking! Automatic success! (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Wofford Terriers

Wofford Terriers mascot
You know you’re a small school when your mascot is a terrier! (I guess the Wofford Schnauzers was a close second and the Wofford teacup chi-hua-huas a distant third?) That being said, Boss is pretty humble and cute which is perfect. Plus, he seems pretty good with the sexy ladies!

Xavier Musketeers

NCAA Basketball: Atlantic 10 Tournament - Dayton vs Xavier MAR 12
Xavier really has their Mascotegery down! Not only do they have two mascots (The Blue Blob was used at the very beginning of this post on Page One) but both of them are from completely different schools of mascotegery and both of them are great! The Blue Blob falls into the cuddly absurd category and is basically exactly like it’s moniker: a big furry blue blob with eyeballs. Xavier’s actual Musketeer mascot on the other hand is a complex and intricate beast with a long list of fantastic mascot ingredients that include: a ridicuously HUGE floppy hat with matching plumage, a big mustache and goatee, a great facial expression, funny boots and a cape! Plus, he gets the added benefit of getting to wear a gigantic “X” on his chest. (Also notice the Nike gloves. Endorsement!) They could teach this mascot in Mascotegery 101! (Photo by: ZumaPress)

Subscribe to Starcasm by Email