Welcome to Round 2 in the Second Annual SUNY Mascot Madness! This is a competition where YOU can decide who is New York’s favorite campus mascot! This year’s contest includes a record 44 SUNY campuses representing more than 637 athletic teams and 350,000 students! Round 1 saw 44 mascots compete. In Round 2, the remaining 16 mascots will compete to see who makes it into the final 8 before reaching the semifinals and finals.
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? Last year, 100,000 voters cast their ballot to edge a win for SUNY New Paltz’s “Hugo” over Stony Brook University’s “Wolfie Seawolf” in the championship round. 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 2 begins today and ends Sunday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m. After reviewing the votes and voter logs, the final totals can be found on the round 1 archive page. Round 2 will now decide which mascots will be representing the final eight competitors. 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.
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