These adopted greyhounds may not have the strength or popularity as some of these other mascots, but they do have speed. Vic and Tory (put them together and you get victory) live in an apartment on-campus at ENMU and are often seen at sport and campus events throughout the year.
Boomer & Sooner - Oklahoma Sooners
Oklahoma's white Welsh ponies have a big responsibility pulling the iconic Schooner around on game day. Not only do they run out on the field to make their grand entrance, but they also get to run after every Sooners touchdown, and in a high-scoring league like the Big 12, that can be quite often.
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Cam the Ram - Colorado State Rams
Colorado State's Rambouillet sheep gets his name from the university's former name: Colorado Agricultural and Mechanical College. The current mascot CAM 25 took over for his half-brother in early September 2015 after CAM 24 died of natural causes.
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Tusk - Arkansas Razorbacks
OK, so Arkansas' mascot is not a genetic razorback (those only exist in Australia), but he's still tough as nails. Tusk is a Russian boar, chosen because of the close resemblance to the wild hogs that inspired the university’s nickname. In addition to being 'fearless' and 'dogged,' he's also said to be able to give a kiss on command.
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Bill the Goat - Navy Midshipmen
Goats were a lifeline for sailors at sea, providing them with dairy products, meat and leather. Plus, they can swim, unlike bulky cows. So during the fourth Army-Navy game in 1883, a live goat made its debut on the sidelines as Navy's mascot. Bill received his name in 1900. He was named after the first president of the Naval Academy Athletic Association's own pet goat. Bill XXXIII and Bill XXXIV have been representing the academy since 2007, but Bill XXXV and Bill XXXVI are already in training.
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Tuffy - N.C. State Wolfpack
After years of trying to get an actual wolf for the sidelines (and one time accidentally buying a coyote instead), N.C. State in 2009 adopted the Tamaskan -- a German shepherd, Alaskan Malamute and Siberian husky mix -- to patrol its sidelines.
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Stella - Temple Owls
After waiting 129 years for the right girl, in 2013 Temple finally had a live owl on its sideline. Stella resides at the local zoo, but makes the trip for home games to root on the Owls. She is just 2 feet tall and weighs 3 pounds but has a 5-foot wingspan and 'talons capable of crushing prey with 28 pounds of force per square inch.'
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Ranger & Stryker - Army Black Knights
In 1899, Army adopted the mule mascot to counter rival Navy's goat mascot. The former ice-wagon-pulling mule was then primped and groomed and presented at the first Army-Navy game at Franklin Field in Philadelphia. While various mules from local barns were present throughout the early 1900s, it wasn’t until 1936 when Army named one mule, Mr. Jackson, as its official mascot. Ranger III and Stryker took over official duties in 2011.
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Dubs - Washington Huskies
Up until 2009, the Washington Huskies used different names for the majority of their live mascots. After a fan vote, the name Dubs was chosen to be the permanent name of the live mascot. Dubs I is an Alaskan Malamute and lives with a family in Seattle.
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Sir Big Spur - South Carolina Gamecocks
Sure, the gamecock isn't as intimidating as some other mascots on this list, but how many birds do you know rolling around in a $10,000 custom Roost Roller? And unlike other mascots, Sir Big Spur often travels to support his team and not just the football team. Heck, he's even been to Hawaii. The East Coast USC's first live mascot was originally named 'Cocky Doodle Lou' after then-coach Lou Holtz but was later renamed.
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Rameses - North Carolina Tar Heels
Rameses looks pretty good for a 90-year-old, doesn't he? He was first conceived in 1924 when the head cheerleader decided UNC needed a mascot to compete with rival N.C. State's wolf. A ram was chosen in honor of Tar Heels running back Jack Merritt, whose nickname was 'The Battering Ram.' Today’s Rameses XX gets a fresh coat of 'Carolina blue latex' before every home game so he’s fresh and ready to greet fans during his walk between tailgates and Greek houses before arriving at the stadium.
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Handsome Dan - Yale Bulldogs
Like others on this list, the idea of Yale's mascot was conceived to compete with rivals. In this case, it was Princeton's tiger cubs and Harvard's 'Orange Man' that convinced Yale it needed its own mascot to take to games. So, in 1889 an undergraduate bought a bulldog for $5 that would soon been known to the world as Handsome Dan. The original Dan was stuffed and remains on campus, greeting visitors and guarding trophies while Handsome Dan XVII takes on game duties.
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Aurora - Air Force Falcons
Falcons are the only bird of prey that can snatch its snack from the air. So naturally the Air Force Academy found this bird to be the perfect fit to be its mascot. Mach 1 was the name of the first falcon presented to the cadet wing and each successor retains that name and is also given its own name. The cadets care for a number of falcons, and any of them can be a mascot (like Apollo seen on the cover slide), but only a white phase Arctic gyrfalcon can serve as the official mascot, and that title currently belongs to Aurora.
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Peruna - SMU Mustangs
The first Peruna was christened during Prohibition and named after 'Peruna Tonic,' an over-the-counter medicine with a high alcohol content. So when SMU needed a little spirit (get it?) of its own, Peruna got the call. A Shetland pony was chosen because of its longer lifespan than a quarter horse. The current mascot, Peruna IX, was selected as a colt to eventually become the Most Valuable Pony and he officially took the reins during a halftime ceremony in 2011.
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Reveille - Texas A&M Aggies
Texas A&M couldn't have just any dog patrolling its sidelines, it had to have the First Lady of Aggieland. She is the only bearer of five silver diamonds and is the highest- ranking member of the Corps of Cadets. She is also to be addressed as 'Miss Rev, ma'am' by the cadets. The first Reveille, who took command in 1931, was given a formal military funeral at Kyle Field upon her death. She is buried, along with all other Reveilles, at the north entrance facing the scoreboard so she can always watch the Aggies win. Reveille IX assumed her role as HBIC in May 2015.
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Lady & Joy - Baylor Bears
When you are named the Bears, having a live mascot can be pretty tough. Especially for a school in Texas. But Baylor has not only one, but two live bears. The first one was acquired after a military group left it in the care of the university during World War I. The mascots are all named Judge (after Baylor namesake Judge R.E.B. Baylor) and each is also given an individual name in honor of a figure in the university's history. Both current ladies used to attend games on leashes until they got too big. They now weigh 270 to 280 pounds and have their own habitat on the university’s campus.
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Traveler - USC Trojans
Traveler may be one of the most famous mascots on this list, fitting since he resides in Hollywood. He's appeared in everything from the screen to Vogue magazine. He made his first appearance in 1961, and while the breed of horse has changed over the years, his pure-white coat has remained constant.
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War Eagle - Auburn Tigers
True, they are the Tigers, but its battle cry 'War Eagle' is just as popular of a symbol for Auburn. The 1930s saw Auburn's first eagle on its sideline. After its death, there wasn't a live mascot until the 1960s, but War Eagle has been a continuous presence on Saturdays since. War Eagle VII, also know as Nova (right), currently shares game-day duties with bald eagle Spirit (left).
Renegade - Florida State Seminoles
While Chief Osceola planting a flaming spear at midfield to begin Florida State's home games is certainly exciting, he would be nothing without his horse. Renegade's unique markings are what separate him from the other horses in college football. Renegade I debuted in 1978. Renegade V retired during the 2014 football season, and Renegade VI was ready to to take his spot in Seminoles history.
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Leo III & Una - North Alabama Lions
Who says Division I schools get to have all the fun? Division II's University of North Alabama has certainly upped the live-mascot game by housing two 9-year-old African lions on campus. And while North Alabama isn't exactly a jungle, Leo III and Una are still royalty. The siblings often make appearances at local events, and yes, even football games thanks to mobile cages.
Mike - LSU Tigers
The first Mike was bought for $750 from a zoo and brought to the LSU campus in 1934. He was named after the man that brought him there, athletic director Chellis Mike Chambers. Even at 450 pounds, Mike can still attend football games, that is, when he wants to. Mike VI gets to make the Saturday decision if he wants to get in his trailer and go to the game. Unfortunately, he hasn't wanted to attend them recently. Mike didn't attend any during the 2014 season and only attended one in the 2015 season before being shut down for the season.
UGA - Georgia Bulldogs
UGA has been a staple in college football since 1956. And with a face like that, who could possibility resist? UGA IX is set to retire during the 2015 season, and UGA X (his grandson) is ready to take over that air-conditioned doghouse beside the cheerleaders. Ten has actually already performed some official duties this season, but the name plate on the house has not officially changed.
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Smokey - Tennessee Vols
There are many dogs in college football, but Smokey X tops them all. Why? He's got true athleticism, and in a sea of bulldogs and huskies, his breed, bluetick coonhound, is truly unique. Smokey has the ability to both intimidate opponents -- for example, by biting them after a touchdown -- and also making them melt from cuteness overload, especially when he's wrapped in a blanket.
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Ralphie - Colorado Buffaloes
First of all, Ralphie is a she. Second of all, she's pretty awesome. Not only is she one of the unique mascots in the NCAA, but she also actively participates at games. A buffalo first ran onto Colorado's football field in 1934, but Ralphie didn't take the field until the 1960s. Now, Ralphie V leads the Buffaloes onto the field at the beginning of the game and after halftime. She's 1,200 pounds but can still reach up to 25 mph. Therefore, her handlers must be varsity athletes. She doesn't care if her handlers can't keep up.
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Bevo - Texas Longhorns
Bevo, the University of Texas' sturdy steer, is everything you need in a mascot: He's strong, he's unique, he's universally recognized and he's always camera ready. Bevo made his first appearance in 1916 at the annual Thanksgiving rivalry game between the Longhorns and Texas A&M. Since then, 14 steers have been selected to represent the university. Bevo XIV died during the 2015 season. The search for Bevo XV is ongoing, and he's expected to be in place by the 2016 season, just in time for his 100-year anniversary.