Most Common High School Mascots

Can you name the most common team names for high schools in the United States?
According to a comprehensive report. Only including active teams.
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Last updated: December 15, 2020
First submittedDecember 12, 2020
Times taken15,728
Average score66.7%
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Clue
Mascot
1,304
Bird of prey
Eagles
930
Big cat
Tigers
862
Big cat
Panthers
854
Breed of dog
Bulldogs
719
Generic term for a small
to mid-size cat
Wildcats
705
Brave fighter
Warriors
580
Big cat
Lions
518
Big cat
Cougars
467
Warrior of the Middle Ages
Knights
447
Wild horse
Mustangs
418
Native inhabitant of the U.S.
Indians
408
Bird of prey
Falcons
384
Person from Troy
Trojans
366
Norseman
Vikings
318
Citizen of Athens' rival
Spartans
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Clue
Mascot
313
Male sheep
Rams
299
Looter and pillager
Raiders
297
Red bird
Cardinals
297
One who loves their country
Patriots
265
Stinging insect
Hornets
263
Naval looter and pillager
Pirates
245
Bird of prey
Hawks
242
Ursine creature
Bears
241
Religious warrior
Crusaders
191
Predecessor to the Greek gods
Titans
191
Type of lynx
Bobcats
188
One who defies authority
Rebels
187
Colored demon
Blue Devils
172
Big cat
Jaguars
169
Wild canine
Wolves
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Level 92
Dec 13, 2020
Every answer is accepted on its singular form, except for bears.
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Level ∞
Dec 13, 2020
Fixed
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Level 73
Dec 13, 2020
Possibly accept mountain lion for cougar, since they refer to the same animal?
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Level 67
Dec 18, 2020
I'd think it's what actually gets printed on the jersey rather than synonymous terms
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Level 78
Dec 13, 2020
I would enjoy this one without the clues.
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Level 68
Mar 10, 2021
If that was the case this Brit would have got a round zero, instead of my measly 13!
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Level 67
Dec 14, 2020
lynx and bobcat are two different species
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Level ∞
Dec 14, 2020
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynx
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Level 63
Dec 15, 2020
Finally a sports quiz where you don't need to know a thing about sports. :D It's a fun quiz.
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Level 76
Dec 15, 2020
I nearly forgot panthers.
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2021
29/30. I tried so many cats, but couldn't think of panthers.
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Level 64
Dec 16, 2020
Is Wildcat a generic term for a small to mid-size cat? Does anyone else think this definition poorly describes Wildcat?
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Level 75
Dec 31, 2020
I didn't even need the clue for wildcat...it was the very first mascot to come to mind. That being said, I don't know how else to describe wildcat.
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Level 72
Mar 8, 2021
Perhaps "a term for a non-domesticated cat" would be better...
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Level 87
Mar 8, 2021
If my high school didn't have a wildcat as its mascot, I probably wouldn't have remembered that one.
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Level 71
Mar 8, 2021
Not a good description of a wildcat, I like 'feral feline' as a clue.
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Level 69
Mar 8, 2021
yeah, it's a pretty common name, but the clue wasn't very helpful. You know what I call a small to mid-size cat? A cat.
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2021
Wildcats aren't feral cats. They are different species from the domestic cat. In the US, the term usually refers to the bobcat. My mom's high school mascot was a wildcat. They had huge blue pawprints painted on the sidewalks near the school.
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Level 69
Dec 19, 2020
So the cardinal is a red bird. As someone from the UK I did wonder why some US sports teams named themselves after senior members of the Roman Catholic church.
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Level 56
Mar 9, 2021
I too am just learning this now
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2021
The northern cardinal is the state bird of several states. It's really popular, probably because it's one of the few brightly colored birds of the mid-latitudes.
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Level 73
Dec 23, 2020
As a non-American, what's up with Blue Devils?
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Level 71
Dec 27, 2020
Also keen to know what on earth that is about...
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Level 62
Jan 5, 2021
Apparently a name for French alpine infantry during WW1. I've understood this even as an American
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Level 45
Mar 8, 2021
Perhaps its just the result of Duke University being the Blue Devils and high schools naming themselves after that
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Level 65
Mar 9, 2021
As an American, I was also surprised. There are so many colors; why blue? Also, why would schools want to be associated with the word "devil" anyway?
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Level 51
Mar 10, 2021
It's certainly oddly specific, wouldn't have known it if my own school was "home of the blue devils"
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Level 67
Mar 12, 2021
And there are schools who've chosen the "red devil" as their mascot. I've often wondered why schools would want to label their kids that way. And just who suggested and approved these mascots in past decades?
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Level 58
Nov 30, 2021
As an American, what's up with Blue Devils?
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Level 76
Dec 30, 2020
Forgot Tigers. Came from a HS that were the Tigers...
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Level 70
Mar 8, 2021
418 high schools need to change their mascot already!!!
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Level 56
Mar 8, 2021
cancelling Redskins even though Native Americans were proud or didnt care about that is just bs...
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Level 73
Mar 8, 2021
Some of Ramba's best friends are Indians.
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Level 44
Mar 8, 2021
I am Native American and it offended me.
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Level 83
Mar 8, 2021
hate, you're in the small minority. Tshalla... give it a rest. I'm also part indigenous American, though the only people that this would matter to are racist small-minded idiots so I'm reluctant to even bring it up as if it gives me some authority to have an opinion (it doesn't), and I understand that the Redskins mascot was meant as something positive, that the redesigned logo was created by Walter Wetzel a former Blackfeet tribal chairman, that the large majority of Americans with indigenous ancestry either didn't give a crap about the Redskins or saw it as something positive, and that the decision to change it was a very stupid one based on fear and ignorance.
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Level 70
Mar 8, 2021
Nobody is offended by it in the town I live in. Indians are big supporters of the school too and approve all imagery.
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Level 69
Mar 8, 2021
659 really. While I don't think we should be naming our teams the Indians, I definitely don't think we should be naming them for people who went around forcing people to either become Christian or to die.
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Level 83
Mar 8, 2021
No they don't. People need to stop getting offended by stupid BS.
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Level 54
Mar 9, 2021
If you are offended by something, then ignore it. Chances are, others aren't, and something shouldn't be removed just because of your opinion.
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Level 62
Mar 9, 2021
by the same logic-- if you're not offended by something, don't express an opinion if it's changed. chances are, others are, and something shouldn't be kept just because of your opinion
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Level 74
Mar 9, 2021
There's someone offended by literally everything. Guess we just shouldn't have mascots.
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Level 77
Mar 21, 2021
I mean this list is very cat-centric!
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Level 69
Mar 8, 2021
I wonder why blue in particular. I would have thought red would be the color of choice.
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Level 80
Mar 8, 2021
Very cool quiz. Check out my quizzes on unusual US College Mascots:

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1316680/united-states-oddities-a-z-college-mascots

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1316680/united-states-oddities-a-z-college-mascots-2

https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/1316680/womens-college-sports-team-names-what-were-they-thinking

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Level 65
Mar 9, 2021
Raiders, pirates, crusaders, rebels, devils...did people think through the values that these mascots imply?
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Level 24
Mar 10, 2021
Got 7/30 ikr not good with sports but overall fun quiz
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Level 72
Apr 19, 2021
Who decides to name their team Eagles or Tigers?..Being a little more original wouldn't kill them.
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Level 73
Apr 27, 2021
I don't see how "brave" has anything to do with the definition of "warrior".
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Level 58
Jun 4, 2021
why blue devils in particular?