NCAA Tournament Features Endangered Species!

Our great thanks to Liz VanDenzen of the Alaska Wilderness League for bringing this to our attention.

The NCAA’s kick off right about now and you’ve probably filled out your brackets for your (completely legal) office pool already but here’s some friendly input on who to root for if you have not. Of the 64 teams granted entry into the tournament, 24 owe their mascot in some way to the Endangered Species Act. They are:

Lehigh Mountain Hawks

Kansas Jayhawks

Northern IA Panthers

MD Terrapins

Houston Cougars

Vermont Catamounts

Pittsburgh Panthers

Oakland Golden Grizzlies

BYU Cougars

FL Gators

Kansas State Wildcats

KY Wildcats

Temple Owls

UNM Lobos

MT Grizzlies

Clemson Tigers

Missouri Tigers

Morgan State Bears

Cal Bears

Old Dominion Monarchs

Baylor Bears

Sam Houston Bearkats

Richmond Spiders

North Texas Mean Green (Eagle)

I think I’ll be rooting for the 9th seeded UNI Panthers, but may the best (species related) team win!

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