Why Would a College Choose This as a Mascot?

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Tigers, bears, rams, buffaloes…these are all common college mascots and don’t make anyone think twice. Some colleges, however, take things to a new level with mascots that no one saw coming. Here are some of the strangest.
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St. Louis University

The billiken is the mascot here. What is a billiken? It’s a doll-like creature that a professor dreamed about before it became the college’s mascot.
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Wichita State

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University of Arkansas-Monticello

The boll weevils rule the playing field here at this branch of the University of Arkansas.
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Webster University

If you want a mascot called a gorlok, go to this college. A gorlok is a mythical creature with the paws of a cheetah, the horns of a buffalo and the face of St. Bernard.
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Ohio State

The Ohio State Buckeyes are pretty well known, but what is a buckeye? It’s a nut that comes from the Ohio state tree.
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University of Vermont

The catamount is the mascot here, which is a general term for a medium-sized wild cat, such as a cougar.
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Concordia College

This Lutheran college in Minnesota claims a cob of corn as its mascot. Unsurprisingly, they are called the Cobbers.
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University of California

The University of California Santa Cruz boasts a slug as their mascot.
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Whittier College

The Whittier College poets are a mascot you’ll not see anywhere else.
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Wake Forest

Perhaps one of the strangest macots, Wake Forest boasts the Demon Deacons as their own.
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Delta State

Can you imagine going to a college where the mascot is the fighting okra?
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Scottsdale Community College

How many colleges have a vegetable for their mascot? This one claims the fighting artichokes as its own.
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