How are your NCAA Brackets holding up? I hope you didn't bank on Wisconsin moving on. What's that you say, Wisconsin is headed for the Elite 8? Wrong bracket bucko! I'm talking about the NCAA Hockey Bracket. I, unlike so many of my contemporaries, lost interest in the NCAA basketball tourney when Oregon fell out of the brackets. Bring on the kick saves, the checks (not Czechs), the twisted wristers! Thanks to ESPN U for covering the tourney. This is where rink powerhouses St. Cloud State, Quinnipiac, and Minnesota St. Mankato compete for a spot in the Frozen Four! Add the Friars , the Dutchman , and the Catamounts and you have a formidable group of skaters. North Dakota State won in their first round, but don't call them boys named Sioux (political correctness is forcing a change of their mascot, so until 2015, they are mascot less).
Just for kicks, see if you can guess the school with their mascot - and leave the smartphone out of this, try accessing a little of that grey matter you have underused.
Here are the 16 colleges/universities in the tournament:
U. Massachusetts. - Lowell
Minnesota St. - Mankato
U of Minnesota
U of North Dakota
St. Cloud St.
Here's your list of mascots:
Good luck, no cheating, I'll put the answers up on Sunday.