Ranking The Big Ten Mascots In Terms Of Creepiness

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Not all schools in the Big Ten have a mascot – Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan said “nah.” The other 11 range from spot on, to skin crawling creepy. Here’s the ranking.

11. Herky the Hawk – Iowa

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Exactly what you want in a mascot. A pretty literal representation, menacing. Perfect.

10. Goldy Gopher – Minnesota

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More nerdy than creepy.

9. Testudo – Maryland

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Fat turtles are not creepy, guys.

8. Sparty – Michigan State

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Key to Sparty not being creepy? Not showing the teeth.

7. Willie the Wildcat – Northwestern

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Looks like something out of Discovery Zone in the 90’s – the name “Willie” makes me uncomfortable.

6. Bucky Badger- Wisconsin

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Badger don’t care.

5. Nittany Lion – Penn State

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The suit is too baggy – some withered away dude is in there dying and they haven’t fitted that thing properly. Needs cosmetic work.

4. Scarlet Knight – Rutgers

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The teeth really enhance the creepiness. Disney-ish.

3. Brutus – Ohio State

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I don’t even know what it is. Bi-colored potato face with a body.

2. Herbie Husker/Lil’ Red – Nebraska

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Uhhh.

1. Purdue Pete – Purdue

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That overgrown ventriloquist dummy with a sledgehammer you always feared resides in West Lafayette.

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