Which College Mascot Reigns Supreme?

What if college mascots were actually to face off? John Linehan, CEO of the Franklin Park Zoo, offers his rulings.

March, of course, is the month when college basketball teams face off in the NCAA tournament. But we set out to tackle a hypothetical that has plagued many a pep rally: What if college mascots were actually to face off? We asked John Linehan, CEO of the Franklin Park Zoo, to use his three-decade career at the zoo, his degree in wildlife studies from the University of Maine, and his vivid imagination to pick the victor in a series of matchups between eight local mascots. Here are his rulings. college mascot madness

Click to enlarge. Illustration by Todd Detwiler

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  • s cole

    The Umass Minuteman trumps all… he is armed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/truebenbach Eric Truebenbach

      With a musket, black powder and a lead ball? His first shot would just make the elephant angry, and he’d never have a chance for a second.