Lifestyle with Dog

Who Are College Sports’ Biggest Stars? Their Dog Mascots, of Course!

“This post contains affiliate links, and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.”

Americans are in love with their collegiate sports teams. No doubt about it. And for every faithfully-followed team is a much-loved mascot behind it. More often than not, this lucky charm is a frenzied yell leader kitted out in a fascinating costume. However, some colleges use real live animals to pep up fans along with the coach and players on the sidelines. Can you name some popular dog mascots in college athletics?

Campuses in the US with dog mascots:

The bulldog is far and away the most famous canine college mascot, however, you can also find a few great surprises in the following mix.

Bulldog Mascots (some in costume and some are living and breathing).

“Duke Dog” a gray Bulldog that represents the James Madison University Dukes athletic teams, stands proudly outside their stadium in Harrisonburg, Virgina.

· Ben of McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas
· Bruiser of Adrian College in Adrian, Michigan
· Brutus the Bulldog of Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan
· Buddy of University of Redlands of Redlands, California
· Bully of Mississippi State in Starkville, Mississippi
· Butler Blue II of Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana
· Colonel Rock “Rocky” of Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois
· Duke Dog of James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia
· Handsome Dan of Yale in New Haven, Connecticut
· Jack of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
· Lulu and Mac T. Bulldog of Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, North Carolina
· Rocky the Bulldog of UNC-Asheville
· Spike of Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa
· Spike of Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington
· Spike and Simone of Truman State University in Missouri.
· Tarzan of University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
· Tech of Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, Louisiana
· Timeout of Fresno State in Fresno, California
· Uga of University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia

Blizzard T. Husky Of Michigan Tech
Blizzard T. Husky of Michigan Tech

Husky Mascots.
· Blizzard T. Husky of Michigan Tech
· Harry the Husky of University of Washington
· Jonathan of U Conn
· King Husky of Northeastern
· Mingo of Houston Baptist University
· Roongo of Bloomsburg University of PA
· Victor E. Husky of Northern Illinois University

Southern Illinois University Salukis.
Southern Illinois University Salukis.

Other Dog Breed Mascots.

· Southern Illinois Carbondale has a Saluki
· Texas A & M has Reveille which is a Collie
· Siena College has Bernie, a St. Bernard
· Boston University has Rhett which is a Boston Terrier
· Carnegie Mellon has a Scottish Terrier
· Agnes Scott College also has a Scottie
· University at Albany has a Great Dane
· University of Indianapolis has a Greyhound
· John Jay College of Criminal Justice has a Bloodhound
· University of Tennessee has Smokey, a Bluetick Coonhound

Is your college on the list? Or, do you know another canine college mascot we’ve left off the list?

Image 100572046 13348155


  1. Avatar Of Paula Bowers

    Paula Bowers


    As a Tennessee Volunteer fan, I AM HIGHLY OFFENDED that Smokey did not make your list of “dog mascots”. Smokey, UGA (University of GA), and Reveille (Texas A&M), are possibly the highest recognized dogs in college football. COM’ON MAN! GO VOLS…………

  2. Avatar Of R. Miller

    R. Miller


    *University at Albany, not University of Albany

  3. Avatar Of Why You

    Why You


    When you forget two major state universities with dog mascots in Minnesota… *smfh*

    University of Minnesota Duluth (Bulldogs!!!); St. Cloud State MN (Huskies!!!)

  4. When you may need money quickly, although not immediately, it can be
    wise to go for an overnight online loan and there are several reasons why these financing options are a better option over these situations.

  5. If you obtain in bulk, plenty of goods have a decreased cost.
    Or you can start up your own collection wherever anyone
    and people that you know gather and industry deals with each other in order to all conserve.

  6. Avatar Of Free Phones free phones says:

    Before, people have to retain a detective to criminal on somebody and
    obtaining these service may be expensive and solutions it is not precise.
    In fact, it would appear that there is only 1 cell phone producer that
    provides this element.

  7. It’s nearly impossible to find knowledgeable people about this subject, however,
    you sound like you know what you’re talking about!

  8. The very wide range focus functionality is nearly unusual in a digicam
    with this measurement and price. Now getting mentioned all of this,
    we’ve truly been guilty of not discovering the winter wonderland that lies in my very own yard.

  9. Way too many people hurry although the checkout method and before they learn it-they’ve been invoiced
    for a lot more then they wished. You must know, and sometimes
    even include ever used or is sporting lens, that is the lens used to accurate visible deterioration; nonetheless, have you ever observed nonprescription contact lens before.

  10. Avatar Of Mo Grigsby Mo Grigsby says:

    Moravian College, the sixth oldest college and the first school to educate women, is the home of the Greyhounds!

  11. Avatar Of Debbie Haag

    Debbie Haag


    University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, are the Pointers and have the German Shorthaired Pointer as mascot.

  12. Avatar Of David Chauvette

    David Chauvette


    University of Maryland -Baltimore County home of the Golden Retrievers.

  13. Avatar Of Crystal



    Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon has a 152lbs black Newfoundland named Buddy as their mascot!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top

Like Us for Wonderful Dog Stories and Cute Photos!