GENESEO – SUNY’s third annual Mascot Madness competition is in full swing, with 40 mascots from across New York State in the running for most popular school mascot.
According to the ‘Big Ideas’ SUNY blog, SUNY throws an annual competition for best mascot of 40 in the state, from schools with more than 85 NCAA Division I, 290 NCAA Division III, and 385 NJCAA athletics teams, as well as hundreds of non-competitive athletics clubs.
Charles “Chip” Matthews, Director of Student Life for SUNY Geneseo, says that this competition is the chance for the Geneseo community and the SUNY Geneseo students, alumni, staff, faculty and fans to show their support for SUNY Geneseo’s mascot, Victor E. Knight.
Mascots have each been randomly placed into 4 SUNY regions and ranked by the number of athletic teams each mascot represents, which will determine which mascots are competing against each other in each round.
Last year’s competition brought out thousands of voters in support of their favorite mascots.
In addition to voting, there were over 16,000 tweets with @SUNY #MascotMadness, and 19,000 “likes” on Facebook last year.
Round 3 Tuesday March 24, 12:00pm – Friday 27, 4:00pm
Round 4 Monday March 30, 12:00pm – Wednesday April 1, 4:00pm
Round 5 Friday April 3, 12:00pm – Wednesday April 8, 4:00pm
PHOTO CAPTION: (Photo/Chip Matthews)
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