'Cats' at the game

From mascots to cheerleaders to athletes named Cat, check out the many types of "felines" you can find in the world of sports.

  • November 4, 2012; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Jackson runs out onto the field before the game against the Detroit Lions at EverBank Field. The Lions defeated the Jaguars 31-14. Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

  • Dec 05, 2012; Villanova, PA, USA; The Villanova Wildcats mascot Will D. Cat performs during the second half against the Temple Owls at the Pavilion. Temple defeated Villanova 76-61. Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 5, 2013; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats mascot Wilbur the Wildcat interacts with the fans during the second half against the Utah Utes at McKale Center. The Wildcats beat the Utes 60-57. Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports

  • Jan 24, 2013; Sunrise, FL, USA; Florida Panthers mascot Stanley C. Panther before a game against the Ottawa Senators at the BB&T Center. Ottawa won 3-1. Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

  • Feb 9, 2013; Manhattan, KS, USA; Kansas State Wildcats mascot Willie Wildcat carries a banner around the court before the start of a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Bramlage Coliseum. USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 21, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Memphis mascot Pouncer cheers in the second half against St. Mary's Gaels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA tournament at The Palace. USA TODAY Sports

  • Mar 24, 2013; Waco, TX, USA; Prairie View A&M Lady Panthers mascot dances during the game against the Baylor Bears during the first round of the 2013 NCAA womens basketball tournament at the Ferrell Center. USA TODAY Sports

  • March 6, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Loyola Marymount Lions mascot performs against the Portland Pilots during the first half of the WCC Basketball Championships at Orleans Arena. USA TODAY Sports

  • April 13, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Cat Zingano reacts to defeating Miesha Tate during the TUF 17 Finale at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. USA TODAY Sports

  • Jul 7, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Crew Cat leads the teams onto the pitch before the game between the Columbus Crew and the Portland Timbers at Crew Stadium. Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

  • Aug 30, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Former USA women's softball pitcher Cat Osterman throws out a pitch before a game between the Houston Astros and the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sep 8, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers mascot Sir Purr comes on to the field before the game at Bank of America Stadium Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sep 9, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; The Los Angeles Dodgers mascot celebrates Hello Kitty night during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Dodger Stadium. Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sep 14, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Aubie leads the Auburn Tigers through Tiger Walk prior to the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Jordan Hare Stadium. John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

  • Sep 28, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; The Pittsburgh Panthers mascot ROC does pushups after a Panther touchdown during the first quarter against the Virginia Cavaliers at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh defeated Virginia 14-3. Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 8, 2013; Asheville, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats mascot Rufus stands on the court before the start of the game against the Atlanta Hawks at the U.S. Cellular Center. Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 5, 2013; Bloomington, IN, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions mascot does one handed pushups after a touchdown against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Indiana won 44-24. Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 8, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays mascot, DJ KItty, on top of the dugout against the Boston Red Sox of game four of the American League divisional series at Tropicana Field. Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 17, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; The Detroit Tigers mascot during game five of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Boston Red Sox at Comerica Park. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 20, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Tennessee Titans cheerleader dressed as cat woman for Halloween entertains fans during the second half against the San Francisco 49ers at LP Field. San Francisco won 31-17. Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 26, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers mascot Aubie paints a tiger paw on the face of Caroline McGill during the second half of the game against the Florida Atlantic Owls at Jordan Hare Stadium. John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 26, 2013; Columbia, MO, USA; The Missouri Tigers mascot performs for the crowd during the second half of the game against the South Carolina Gamecocks at Faurot Field. South Carolina won 27-24. Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

  • Oct 19, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; LSU Tigers mascot Mike before the game against the Mississippi Rebels at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels defeat the LSU Tigers 27-24. Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

  • Nov 2, 2013; Charlottesville, VA, USA; The Clemson Tigers mascot cheers on the field against the Virginia Cavaliers in the third quarter at Scott Stadium. The Tigers won 59-10. Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports