First, let's start with Murray State University. Located in far western Kentucky, practically in Missouri (pronounced mizzoorah by the natives there), they decided on this mascot.
|Murray State Racers|
|University of Kentucky Wildcats|
It gets worse though. The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are in the tournament this year. What is a hilltopper you say?
|Western Kentucky Hilltoppers|
I blew him up extra large so you could really believe your eyes. I have no idea what a hilltopper is and I think I have a lot of company at Western too. Is that his mouth on the right side there? But he does have a cute nose dontcha think? And the Groucho eyebrows are certainly cute!
The Louisville Cardinals have long been UK's rival in basketball. It is a good thing the contest doesn't involve mascots!
|University of Louisville Cardinals|
We'll see how far they advance. Based on Mr. Cardinal they should go far!