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Mascot Misconceptions

Article By on 10th July, 2009

... is a tree? What exactly is a Zip and what does it have to do with a kangaroo? Since when are Rams and Tarheels synonymous?

The answer is simple but always overlooked.

Team names and mascots are different.

The teams have names and in most cases the mascots reflect the name.

However, there are schools that for some reason or another have adopted a mascot that has nothing to do with the name, but that’s the thin, they don’t have to.

The next time you find yourself asking why does Tennessee have Smokey, a bluetick coonhound, as a mascot when they are the Volunteers, or what a Hilltopper is and what a Big Red Blob has to do with it, please remember that mascots don’t have to be whatever the name o...

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