Another round of SUNY Mascot Madness has come and gone, and we’re fast approaching the championship round! Round 3 brought us some nail-biters, like Farmingdale’s Ram-bo win against Dutchess Community College’s Falco by less than 4/10 of a percentage point, and our other victors campaigned well for votes and fought hard to claim victory as their own. Once again, students, faculty and staff, alumni, and other SUNY fans supported their #1 mascot by placing votes and getting the word out about the competition.
Before we can get to the final showdown to determine SUNY’s most spirited and popular mascot, we need you to vote for our mascots that made it to the Final Four! Left standing are
Be sure you click over to read their profiles and learn all about them to know which one deserves your vote as it now looks like we will have an epic battle coming our way when we get to the championship round. Talk about some intense competition for this semi-final round – you definitely have a tough decision to make! But don’t worry, we’re here to help.
New in the Final Four will be a chance to vote via social media. The SUNY twitter account will release a tweet for each Final Four game asking for users to either retweet or favorite their preferred mascot. These selections will be compiled into the vote totals with each engagement being worth 1/2 vote in the grand totals.
You might be familiar with our Final Four contenders and what they’re all about, but if you need a refresher and how they have compared to all our other competitors, we compiled these profiles to better introduce you to the great SUNY Mascots:
* Voting for the 2018 Mascot Madness tournament will be conducted with vote verification. Each voter will need to supply an email address with which they will be sent a confirmation email to submit their votes through. This will allow the voting to be reviewed for consistency in a direct way. All votes will be limited to one per 24 hours, after which a user can resubmit a new vote in the same game again. Email addresses will not be used for marketing or addition to any mailing lists, but simply for voter verification. All addresses will be deleted at the conclusion of the tournament.
Who advances to the championship round of #SUNY #MascotMadness from the bracket’s left side? Bonus points available here:
RT to support Victor E. Knight from @SUNYGeneseo
LIKE to support Ram-bo from @FarmingdaleSC pic.twitter.com/0kA7JNY0Wh
— SUNY (@SUNY) March 28, 2018
Who advances to the championship round of #SUNY #MascotMadness from the bracket’s right side? Bonus points available here:
RT to support Rip Van Winkle from @ColGreeneCC
LIKE to support Stitch from @FIT pic.twitter.com/Dg2drgblGS
— SUNY (@SUNY) March 28, 2018
In terms of statewide athletics, SUNY collectively has more than 750 athletic teams among the NCAA Division I, NCAA Division III, and NJCAA ranks, as well as hundreds of non-competitive athletics clubs. At SUNY, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved for those who are passionate about athletics, whether it’s playing or spectating. These competitive students can be, and are, part of a group that brings championships and accomplishments home to New York State.
Our mascots work so hard cheering on all of our SUNY student-athletes and pumping up the crowds all year long. With this competition, we have the opportunity to cheer them on and recognize them for all the hard work they put in to raise our campuses and students across New York State and beyond. So show them some love, and let your voice be heard!
Julie is a Communications Assistant at SUNY System Administration.