Sports Illustrated names SFA in 'Top 16 Mascots of the NCAA Tournament'
Nacogdoches, Texas (KETK) — Sports Illustrated recently released the top 16 mascots in this years NCAA basketball tournament.
The magazine revealed their list after considering factors such as distinctiveness, quirk and enthusiasm. Checking in at #7 is Stephen F. Austin's Lumberjack, represented by Blake Taylor. The schools ladyjack is portrayed by Sandra Ramirez.
Twelfth seeded SFA (31-2, 18-0) will play fifth seeded Virginia Commonwealth (26-8, 12-4) University Friday night in San Diego.
SI's top 16 list
- Otto the Orange (Syracuse)
- The Blue Devil (Duke)
- Sparty (Michigan State)
- Puddles (Oregon)
- The Tree (Stanford)
- WuShock (Wichita State)
- Lumberjack (Stephen F. Austin)
- The Billiken (Saint Louis)
- Cayenne (Louisiana-Lafayette)
- Rudy Flyer (Dayton)
- The Aztec Warrior (San Diego State)
- YoUDee (Delaware)
- Friar Boy (Providence)
- Chauncey the Chanticleer (Coastal Carolina)
- Emmit S. Burg (Mount Saint Mary's)
Great Dane (Albany)