NCAA mascots in action

Is the best part of March Madness really the games, or is it watching a grown man dance around in a beaver costume during half-time? Here's a look at some of the most entertaining NCAA mascots.




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The Demon Deacon, mascot of Wake Forest, performs during the first round of the Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 14, 2013 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Demon Deacon, mascot of Wake Forest
The Demon Deacon, mascot of Wake Forest, performs during the first round of the Men's ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 14, 2013 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
UNLV Rebels mascot Hey Reb appears on court during a quarterfinal game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Air Force Falcons at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 72-56. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
UNLV Rebels mascot Hey Reb
UNLV Rebels mascot Hey Reb appears on court during a quarterfinal game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Air Force Falcons at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV won 72-56. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
The Oregon State Beavers mascot performs during the first round of the Pac 12 Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
Oregon State Beavers
The Oregon State Beavers mascot performs during the first round of the Pac 12 Tournament at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
San Diego State Aztecs mascot Aztec Warrior appears on court during a quarterfinal game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Boise State Broncos at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SDSU won 73-67. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
San Diego State Aztecs mascot Aztec Warrior
San Diego State Aztecs mascot Aztec Warrior appears on court during a quarterfinal game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Boise State Broncos at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. SDSU won 73-67. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
The Florida Gators mascot walks on the court during a stop in play in the first half against the LSU Tigers during the Quarterfinals of the SEC basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Florida Gators
The Florida Gators mascot walks on the court during a stop in play in the first half against the LSU Tigers during the Quarterfinals of the SEC basketball tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Ramses, mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels, cheers fans during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on February 02, 2013 at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 72-60 in overtime. (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)
Ramses, mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels
Ramses, mascot of the North Carolina Tar Heels, cheers fans during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies on February 02, 2013 at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. North Carolina won 72-60 in overtime. (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)
The Fresno State Bulldogs mascot Victor E. Bulldog appears on court during a quarterfinal game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Colorado State Rams at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CSU won 67-61. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
Fresno State Bulldogs mascot Victor E. Bulldog
The Fresno State Bulldogs mascot Victor E. Bulldog appears on court during a quarterfinal game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Colorado State Rams at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CSU won 67-61. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot seen on the court during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Purcel Pavilion on March 4, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Connecticut 96-87 in triple overtime to win the Big East regular season title. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish mascot seen on the court during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Purcel Pavilion on March 4, 2013 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Connecticut 96-87 in triple overtime to win the Big East regular season title. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Sebastian the Ibis, the mascot of the Miami Hurricanes, performs during a game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the BankUnited Center on February 9, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. Miami defeated North Carolina 87-61. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Sebastian the Ibis, the mascot of the Miami Hurricanes
Sebastian the Ibis, the mascot of the Miami Hurricanes, performs during a game against the North Carolina Tar Heels at the BankUnited Center on February 9, 2013 in Coral Gables, Florida. Miami defeated North Carolina 87-61. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Valparaiso Crusaders mascot seen on the court during the game against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Athletics-Recreation Center on February 23, 2013 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Valparaiso defeated Eastern Kentucky 82-60. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Valparaiso Crusaders
Valparaiso Crusaders mascot seen on the court during the game against the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Athletics-Recreation Center on February 23, 2013 in Valparaiso, Indiana. Valparaiso defeated Eastern Kentucky 82-60. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bearcats mascot takes the floor during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Fifth Third Arena on February 9, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 62-52. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bearcats
Cincinnati Bearcats mascot takes the floor during the game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Fifth Third Arena on February 9, 2013 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pittsburgh defeated Cincinnati 62-52. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
The mascot of the Duke Blue Devils performs during a game against the Boston College Eagles at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 24, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke defeated Boston College 89-68. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
Duke Blue Devils
The mascot of the Duke Blue Devils performs during a game against the Boston College Eagles at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 24, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke defeated Boston College 89-68. (Photo by Lance King/Getty Images)
The Georgetown Hoyas mascot looks on during a college basketball game against the Seton Hall Pirates on January 30, 2013 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Georgetown Hoyas mascot
The Georgetown Hoyas mascot looks on during a college basketball game against the Seton Hall Pirates on January 30, 2013 at Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
The LSU Tigers mascot performs during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the second round of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 14, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
LSU Tigers
The LSU Tigers mascot performs during the game against the Georgia Bulldogs in the second round of the SEC Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 14, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
The mascot for the Marquette Golden Eagles performs against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
Marquette Golden Eagles
The mascot for the Marquette Golden Eagles performs against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Chambers/Getty Images)
The mascot for the Pittsburgh Panthers performs against the Syracuse Orange during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Panthers
The mascot for the Pittsburgh Panthers performs against the Syracuse Orange during the quaterfinals of the Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 14, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Otto, the mascot of the Syracuse Orange dances on the court during a break in play in the game against the Providence Friars at the Carrier Dome on February 20, 2013 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)
Otto, the mascot of the Syracuse Orange
Otto, the mascot of the Syracuse Orange dances on the court during a break in play in the game against the Providence Friars at the Carrier Dome on February 20, 2013 in Syracuse, New York. (Photo by Nate Shron/Getty Images)
The George Washington Colonials mascot looks on before a college basketball game against the Duquesne Dukes on January 30, 2013 at the Smith Center in Washington, DC. The Dukes won 63-59 in double overtime. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
George Washington Colonials
The George Washington Colonials mascot looks on before a college basketball game against the Duquesne Dukes on January 30, 2013 at the Smith Center in Washington, DC. The Dukes won 63-59 in double overtime. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Wyoming Cowboys mascot Pistol Pete appears on court during the first round game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Nevada Wolf Pack at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
Wyoming Cowboys mascot Pistol Pete
Wyoming Cowboys mascot Pistol Pete appears on court during the first round game of the Reese's Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament against the Nevada Wolf Pack at the Thomas & Mack Center on March 12, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)
Georgetown Hoyas mascot Jack the bulldog walks off the floor for his last game before retiring during a college basketball game against the Georgetown Hoyas on March 9, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Hoyas won 61-39. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
Georgetown Hoyas mascot Jack the bulldog
Georgetown Hoyas mascot Jack the bulldog walks off the floor for his last game before retiring during a college basketball game against the Georgetown Hoyas on March 9, 2013 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. The Hoyas won 61-39. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
The mascot for the Minnesota Golden Gophers watches the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
Minnesota Golden Gophers
The mascot for the Minnesota Golden Gophers watches the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini during a quarterfinal game of the Big Ten Basketball Tournament at the United Center on March 15, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
The DePaul Blue Demons mascot seen on the court during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Allstate Arena on February 23, 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
DePaul Blue Demons
The DePaul Blue Demons mascot seen on the court during the game against the Connecticut Huskies at Allstate Arena on February 23, 2013 in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)
The Kansas Jayhawks mascot pumps up the crowd during a game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Allen Field House on February 23, 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Kansas Jayhawks
The Kansas Jayhawks mascot pumps up the crowd during a game against the TCU Horned Frogs at Allen Field House on February 23, 2013 in Lawrence, Kansas. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
VCU Rams mascot on the floor during a college basketball game against the George Washington Colonials on February 16, 2013 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Rams won 84-57. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)
VCU Rams
VCU Rams mascot on the floor during a college basketball game against the George Washington Colonials on February 16, 2013 at the Stuart C. Siegel Center in Richmond, Virginia. The Rams won 84-57. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

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