Round 2 of Mascot Madness has wrapped up, which means we’re starting to get down to the wire and closer to our final face-off! The competition in Round 2 was fierce, and all of our mascots left their hearts on the court. We had some games separated by less than 1% of the total vote between two teams. Our defending champion has been eliminated in an upset for the ages. And in Region 1, we now have two previous champions battling it out for a trip to the Final Four. In total, SUNY fans stood behind their favorite mascot and cheered them on from the sidelines, no matter how stiff the competition was.
Now, it’s time for Round 3 (the Elite Eight), and making it to the Final Four is surely on all of our contenders’ minds. They’ll have to dig deep for this round to advance to the next round, and they can’t do it without your help! Once again, it’s time for you to get to the voting “booths” and place a vote for your #1 mascot.
But to cast the right vote, you need to know these competitors and what makes them stand out. To help, we compiled these profiles to better introduce you to the great SUNY Mascots:
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!
* 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.
Julie is a Communications Assistant at SUNY System Administration.