Location: St Louis, MO

Division: NCAA Division 3

Conference Affiliation: St Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Major sports: basketball, baseball, soccer, volleyball


Comment: Like the Banana Slugs, the Gorloks have gotten so much exposure for their unique nickname I didn’t include them in my original D3 20 Coolest list. Here they are at last, and if you haven’t heard, the Gorlok is a mythical creature invented in a contest at Webster U. It has the paws of a speeding cheetah, the horns of a fierce buffalo and the face of a dependable St Bernard. I would have thought the Webster mascot would have the height of Emmanuel Lewis, the stocky shoulders of Alex Karras and the wall-eyes of Susan Clark, but I’m kind of weird.

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  1. martin

    you should see if you can find the old mascot. It looked much more like your imagination.

  2. Ha! I like that! I saw the old one, complete with the spray-gun. The Webster athletics page has the previous versions, too.

  3. Great sense of humor! Susan Clark’s wall eyes had me spitting coffee on the keyboard iwas laughing so hard!

  4. I had never heard of the Gorlocks before! If you didn’t include links to websites popele would probably think you were just making these teams up! By the way your mythology pages are incredibly entertaining. You should write a novel.

  5. Tom

    So funny! u make me laugh so hard when you say this stuff, especially like the Susan Clark remark, even though I had to go do dogpile to see who that was.

  6. I discovered your blog web site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN Information Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!…

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