Here's a quick breakdown of the team names of the 2013 Sweet Sixteen. (Not to be confused with the team mascots.)
2013 Sweet Sixteen summary by team name: 7 people, 6 animals, 1 weather event, & 1 color
The people include 3 resident names and 4 occupations.
To determine the category of each name, I went back to the origins of the name, not just what it appears to mean.
|2103 SWEET SIXTEEN TEAM NAMES|
|Florida Gulf Coast||Eagles|
|Duke||Blue Devils (inspired by WWI French soldiers)|
|Indiana||Hoosiers (residents of Indiana)|
|Kansas||Jayhawks (1850's free-stater Kansans)|
|Michigan State||Spartans (ancient Greek warriors)|
|Ohio State||Buckeyes (Ohio residents)|
|Wichita State||Shockers (wheat harvesters)|
Hope this helps your win a trivia contest. Or at least amaze your friends with your newfound knowledge.