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2016 SUNY Mascot Madness logo

It’s back for a fourth year. The annual Mascot Madness tournament helps us find out who New York’s favorite college mascot is. In addition to the competition, this fun tournament helps us see how much SUNY school love and pride is out there among our students, alumni, staff, and community friends.

39 mascots from across New York State are in the running to win the coveted title, including some first time participants. All mascots have been randomly placed into 4 SUNY regions and ranked by the number of athletic teams each mascot represents, which determines which mascots are competing against each other in each round. So, can Baxter Bearcat from Binghamton University find a way to defend his back-to-back championships, or will we see a new winner this year? Only YOU, the students, alumni, fans, and friends of SUNY, can decide.

Find links to all of the voting rounds here throughout the tournament.2016 Mascot Madness bracket

  • Round 1: March 8 (12:00) – March 11 (12:00)
  • Round 2: March 14 (12:00) – March 17 (12:00)
  • Round 3: March 18 (12:00) – March 22 (12:00)
  • Round 4/Final Four: March 23 (12:00) – March 25 (12:00)
  • Finals: March 28 (12:00) – March 30 (4:00)

Meet the mascots:

See photos of our mascots at the New York State Legislative Office Building meeting with Senate and Assembly reps and launching Mascot Madness 2016.

Mascots at the state LOB collage

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