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Malodorous Mascots Make Their Move

Hundreds of college students are climbing into costumes of blobs and Billikens, panthers and peacocks, demon deacons and founding fathers, and heading to far-flung arenas for their own version of March madness. Like the players, they are fit, they vie for a competitive job, and some even get all their tuition paid. They're at center court for the best moments of the season—and some of the most grueling, given that teams can play on three or four consecutive days in conference tournaments.