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SWEET 16 / MASCOT BRACKET

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Name pun is soft, Al

FLORIDA

Albert E.

UCLA

Joe Bruin

Bears go in the woods

DAYTON

Rudy Flyer

STANFORD

Tree

World's oddest arbor

Skirt beats jaunty cap

VIRGINIA

The Cavalier

MSU

Sparty

Sparty by a jaw

IOWA STATE

Cy the Cardinal

UCONN

Jonathan

Dogs > birds

Sparty's wearing armor

Goes to head size. Bucky!

When it's for all the clams, Bucky says, "Shuck 'em!"

Cat in the hat? A classic

ARIZONA

Wilbur

SDSU

Aztec

Bucky has cat for lunch

BAYLOR

Bruiser

WISCONSIN

Bucky

Striped shirt? Yes

Striped overalls? No

KENTUCKY

The Wildcat

LOUISVILLE

Cardinal Bird

Dogs > birds

TENNESSEE

Smokey

MICHIGAN

No mascot

Winner by default

SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Colleen Beck, an 81-year-old woman from Memphis, put off surgery on a collapsed lung until the end of the Tigers' 71--66 defeat of George Washington.

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GREG NELSON FOR SI (FLORIDA)

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GREG NELSON FOR SI (IOWA STATE)

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GREG NELSON FOR SI (BAYLOR)

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JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SI (UCLA)

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JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SI (SEAN MILLER)

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER FOR SI (UCONN)

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DAMIAN STROHMEYER FOR SI (ARCHIE MILLER)

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DAVID E. KLUTHO/SI (STANFORD)

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DAVID E. KLUTHO/SI (KENTUCKY)

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DAVID E. KLUTHO/SI (LOUISVILLE)

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SIMON BRUTY/SI (VIRGINIA)

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SIMON BRUTY/SI (TENNESSEE)

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ROBERT BECK/SI (MSU)

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ROBERT BECK/SI (SDSU)

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AL TIELEMANS/SI (WISCONSIN)

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SYLDAVIA/GETTY IMAGES (SURGICAL TRAY)

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