Whether it's running out with the team, interacting with the crowd or making appearances in the community, college mascots are the lovable representatives of universities that no one can get enough of. Players might disappoint, coaches may be subpar, but mascots are always there to pick you up.
In the spirit of the upcoming March Madness, we at The Tylt want to know who the best mascot in the country is! One side of the bracket is exclusively live mascots, while the other is costumed symbols of their respective universities. Choose your favorite!
Don't forget to vote on our other debate in the bracket!
There are plenty of doggo mascots in college football, but there aren't any who are more handsome than the huskie in the Pacific Northwest.
Dubs stalks the sidelines at the University of Washington proudly and struts with the confidence of a puppy who knows he's boss—and for good reason. Dubs II survived a 90-puppy pool in order to be the 14th live mascot in Washington's history.
Georgia is a school that adores traditions, so it's appropriate that their mascot is one of the best boys in the entire country.
Uga is the official bulldog of the oldest state-chartered public university in the nation and has been around since 1956. Georgia can't get enough if it's short-snouted symbol, giving him an ice throne to sit on during the day games and watching strut around with his UGA jersey. He might be cuddly, but he still has some bite...literally. In 1996, Uga V nearly took a chunk off the leg of an Auburn player on the sideline.
If you want a mascot that is as cute as it is tenacious, look no further than Uga.