The mascots that are most frequently searched for in Arizona.

Most Searched Mascots In Arizona
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A great mascot can unite fans in American sports culture, and in Arizona, with its abundance of professional and college sports teams, as well as sports betting, there are several standout furry team symbols that do just that.

The well-known colleges in Arizona, namely Arizona and Arizona State, are recognized for their distinctive mascots. Among the most favored mascots in the state are Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat from the University of Arizona, followed by Go the Gorilla from the Phoenix Suns and D. Baxter the Bobcat from the Arizona Diamondbacks.

With National Mascot Day just around the corner on June 17, sports fans tuning into games may be intrigued by their team’s mascot. This got us thinking about which mascots are the most searched for by residents of Arizona. utilized Google Trends to examine the search interest for the term “Mascot” in Arizona over the period from June 2023 to June 2024, with the aim of pinpointing the most commonly searched mascots within the state.

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Top Searched Mascots in Arizona



Search Interest Compared to Other Topics Over the Past Year

Wilbur & Wilma Wildcat

Arizona Wildcats


Sparky the Sun Devil

Arizona State Sun Devils


Go the Gorilla

Phoenix Suns


D. Baxter the Bobcat

Arizona Diamondbacks


Thunder the Antelope

Grand Canyon Antelopes


Which Arizona mascot are fans most actively searching for?

Wilbur and Wilma Wildcat, the mascots of the University of Arizona, are ranked as the most popular in the state based on search interest scores, thanks to their unique and innovative design.

The search interest score of the Tucson lovebirds was 12, higher than Sparky from ASU with a score of 11, demonstrating that the U of A is the favored mascot in Arizona and further cementing their dominance over ASU in statewide backing.

Including the beloved Phoenix Suns mascot, Go the Gorilla, with a search interest score of eight, and the Arizona Diamondbacks’ D. Baxter the Bobcat, who earned a six, results in the most popular Arizona mascots of the year.

In 2024, Thunder the Antelope from Grand Canyon University became the final state-based mascot to achieve a search interest score of three for the Phoenix university’s emblem.

Whether you root for an Arizona college team such as Arizona, ASU, or GCU, or a professional team like the Suns or D-backs, it’s evident that fans in the Grand Canyon State are heavily invested in the leaders who inspire the crowd during games all year long.

When we’re not discussing our mascot rankings, we provide the most up-to-date information on Arizona betting apps at BetArizona.

Kirby Lee captured the photo for USA Today.



Peterson Christopher

Peterson Christopher has over seven years of experience covering sports and sports betting in Arizona, having worked at, the Tucson Weekly, and the Green Valley News. He currently holds the position of lead writer at

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