Well honestly, here’s something we never even considered: the sexiest mascots in college basketball.
You almost have to wonder about whoever puts a list like this together, but hey, at least it’s a different idea and as a plus, your favorite Devil made it in two different places.
The Blue Devil was #10 overall but when you break it down to men and women, the women ranked the Devil #1, and that’s pretty damn good.
Inexplicably, men saw Mr. Commodore of Vanderbilt as the sexiest mascot. This guy?
Not surprisingly, Purdue Pete was ranked the creepiest mascot although it could have easily been WuShock from Wichita State. This guy has been giving cornfed kids nightmares for decades.
There was also a list of most offensive mascots and the ACC made that list thrice: The Virginia Cavalier came in at #10 for some reason, Notre Dame’s leprechaun made it at #4, and Florida State’s Osceola and Renegade came in at #1.
The NC School of the Arts got honorable mention for weird with the Fighting Pickle.
Former Blue Devil Dave Golden, who died in 2016, was from Illinois and you’d have a hard time topping his high school’s nickname for offensiveness: he was from Pekin and played for Pekin High, which, until 1980, was called the Pekin Chinks.
They’re now known as the Dragons.