Lovable (and lovably bizarre) college sports mascots
Herky the Hawk, mascot for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Click through our gallery to see some of the more lively, goofy and downright weird school mascots.
The University of Arizona's mascots are Wilma Wildcat (left) and Wilbur Wildcat - and yes, they are married.
The University of Arkansas at Monticello mascot, the Boll Weevil.
Zippy the Kangaroo
The University of Akron Zips' mascot, Zippy the Kangaroo.
Aubie the Tiger
Aubie the Tiger, of Auburn University, runs on the field with a trophy he won from the Universal Cheerleaders Association for "Best National Mascot," at Jordan Hare Stadium on August 30, 2014 in Auburn, Ala.
The Fighting Okra
Delta State University's fearsome Fighting Okra.
The Oregon Duck
The mascot of the University of Oregon Ducks (a.k.a. Puddles) crowd surfs during a game at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.
The mascot of the St. Louis Billikens.
The Wisconsin Badgers mascot, Bucky Badger.
Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide stands next to the mascot, Big Al, after defeating Louisiana State University Tigers in the 2012 Allstate BCS National Championship Game in New Orleans.
The Stanford Cardinals' mascot is a tree.
The mascot for the San Diego State Aztecs.
The Texas Longhorns' mascot Bevo walks on the field before a game against the Texas Tech Red Raiders, at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 19, 2009 in Austin.
Brutus, the mascot for the Ohio State Buckeyes.
Uga, an English bulldog, is the popular mascot for the University of Georgia.
Artie the Artichoke
The mascot of Scottsdale Community College, Artie the Artichoke.
The Butler Bulldogs' costumed mascot.
In 2008 four people were arrested after both of the team's Bulldog mascot uniforms were "kidnapped" and held for ransom.
Ralphie V, the mascot of the University of Colorado Buffaloes.
Keggy the Keg
Without an official school mascot, Dartmouth College students created their own, unofficial mascot - Keggy the Keg.
The Demon Deacon
The Demon Deacon, mascot of Wake Forest.
Albert the Gator
Albert, the mascot for the University of Florida Gators.
Gaylord the Camel
Gaylord is the mascot of the Campbell University Fighting Camels (and Lady Camels).
Evergreen State College's mascot is a Geoduck, a large, edible saltwater clam.
The George Mason Patriots mascot, The Patriot, replaced the fuzzy green Gunston.
Pyrotechnics shoot from the hands of UNLV Rebels mascot Hey Reb!
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers cheerleaders twirl around the Hilltoppers' mascot, Big Red, during the first round of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in 2009.
Izzy the Islander
The tiki-bedecked mascot of the Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Islanders.
Nebraska Cornhusker mascot Lil' Red body surfs at Memorial Stadium in this 2010 photo.
Lil' Red shares mascoting honors with another Nebraska symbol, Herbie Husker.
The mascot for the Louisiana-Lafayette "Ragin' Cajuns" is a giant Cayenne pepper.
The Cardinal Bird, the mascot of the Louisville University Cardinals.
Mike the Tiger
A costumed Mike the Tiger mascot cheers on the Louisiana State University Tigers.
The university actually has a live tiger mascot, despite pleas from PETA to suspend their tradition after Mike the Tiger V died in 2007.
Sparty is the mascot of the Michigan State Spartans.
Goldy the Gopher
Goldy the Gopher, mascot for the University of Minnesota's Golden Gophers.
Lobo, the mascot for the New Mexico Lobos.
The mascot of Penn State, Nittany Lion, performs during the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament in 2010.
Oklahoma State Cowboys mascot Pistol Pete.
Purdue Pete, the mascot of the Purdue Boilermakers, performs during the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
Purdue Pete is actually an unofficial mascot; Purdue University's official mascot is a locomotive, the Boilermaker Special.
Sparky the Sun Devil
The Arizona State Sun Devils' mascot Sparky performs during a college football game against the Weber State Wildcats.
Otto the Orange
The Syracuse Orange mascot.
The Horned Frog mascot of Texas Christian University.
The mascot of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
Sammy the Slug
The University of California, Santa Cruz mascot is a Banana Slug ("a bright yellow, slimy, shell-less mollusk commonly found on the redwood forest floor").
By CBSNews.com senior producer David Morgan