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A very very offbeat view of the BigTen's mascots from a cartoonist

The website OpenToons.org has setup a network of wordpress blogs representing all 12 mascots.

Yes, that's not a typo, all 12 of our schools now have mascots.

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via www.opentoons.org

Confused? I sure am. More after the jump.

Apparently we now have Saury the Illosaur ?!? replacing Chief Illiniwek.

And also, we have Biff the Wolverine, a hoosier bison?,

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All joining Herky, Goldy, Bucky, Sparty, Herbie, Willie, Brutus, Purdue Pete, and the Nittany Lion

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Spartyspartan_0_medium Herbiehusker_0_medium Williewildcat_full_leftfacing_0_medium

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via nittany-lion.org, illinosaur.org, chiefillini.org, biffwolverine.org, hoosiermascot.org,

buckybadger.org, goldygopher.org, herkyhawk.org, spartyspartan.org,

herbiehusker.org ,williewildcat.org, brutus-buckeye.org, purduepete.org

My favorite cartoon is the overgrown and stoned Brutus the Buckeye menacing the rest of the conference

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via opentoons.org

They even have rivalry pictures on the different sites for the different games. It's really offbeat and bizarre.

Still, the cartoonist has done some amazing work. I'm surprised he was able to register the domain names he did.

I bet this guy is an ohio state fan, based off of the last picture. He actually made a poisonous nut seem very threatening.

Lastly, here are my thought on all of this: Goldy and the Nittany Lion are juicers now, Herbie should probably lose the corn, and isnt Pete's hammer supposed to be bigger?

I actually like the Wolverine mascot. Why does Michigan refuse to have a costumed mascot? Is it beneath them?

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