Welcome to the Second Annual SUNY Mascot Madness! This is a competition where YOU can decide who is New York’s favorite campus mascot! We are excited to announce that this year’s contest includes a record 44 SUNY campuses representing more than 637 athletic teams and 350,000 students!
SUNY has more than 85 NCAA Division I, 290 NCAA Division III, and 385 NJCAA athletics teams, as well as hundreds of non-competitive athletics clubs. Our mascots work so hard cheering on every SUNY student athlete, so why not cheer them on?
We’ve interviewed each competing mascot to learn a little more about them, like what their favorite New York State destination is and how they became a mascot in the first place. You’ll learn what it is that make these dedicated supporters of SUNY athletic teams, students and alumni tick.
Round 1 begins today and ends Tuesday, March 18 at 4:00 p.m. This round includes Round I and II as indicated on the bracket, which means that every single mascot competes in this round. Those who have a “bye” will effectively be competing against the two mascots who otherwise are battling it out before reaching them.
And remember to click over to read all of the interviews with our mascot participants. Each one of them tells us a bit about their personality, how they came to be a mascot at their campus, and some of their more interesting habits. Then, vote for your favorite personality in each match-up.
Votes will be reviewed to ensure there were no errors or entries made past the closing time of 4:00EST. Round 3 begins tomorrow at 12:00
How voting works
To ensure fair competition as best we can and prevent multiple votes, the voting widgets are set to restrict users to one vote per 8 hours from your location.
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