The quest to find the ‘Top Mascot in the NCAA’ is under way once again, and the third instalment of the challenge is shaping up to be the closest one yet.
With several newcomers to the challenge, it was unclear from the start as to who would assert themselves as a front-runner for the crown.
Last year’s champion, Sam the Minuteman, is looking to defend his title as the country’s top mascot. In the first round, he made easy work of Providence’s Friar Boy, winning by a 75%-25% margin.
However, it was a newcomer who received the most votes in the Round of 64. Missouri State’s Boomer, who recently won the Missouri Valley Mascot Madness contest, took home the highest number of votes.
Over 3,700 votes were cast over the first seven days, across Twitter, Instagram, and the Online Polls.
Scroll down to see who else has moved on to the Round of 32, and click here to see the match-ups for the round, which starts on September 12th.
Round of 64 Results
Sam the Minuteman (75.0%) def. Friar Boy (25.0%)
Brutus Buckeye (63.8%) def. Rameses (36.2%)
Ace Purple (58.3%) def. Big Al (41.7%)
Sparty (59.0%) def. The Duke (41.0%)
Boomer (OKLA) (61.2%) def. Rudy Flyer (38.8%)
Pistol Pete (63.3%) def. Ace the Warhawk (36.7%)
Sparky (50.5%) def. Rocky (USF) (49.5%)
Kaboom! (68.1%) def. Sebastian (31.9%)
Peter the Anteater (54.0%) def. Testudo (46.0%)
Bucky (85.4%) def. Aubie (14.6%)
John B. Stetson (62.0%) def. Elwood Lancer (38.0%)
Buzz (64.1) def. The Blue Devil (35.9%)
Butler Blue III (84.8%) def. Judge (15.2%)
Demon Deacon (53.4%) def. Rocky (TOL) (46.6%)
Howl (60.2%) def. Too-Fly (39.8%)
The Bird (63.0%) def. Ralphie (37.0%)
HH3 (62.4%) def. Willie the Wave (37.6%)
Captain Cane (56.8%) def. Victor E. Bull (43.2%)
Chauncey Chanticleer (78.0%) def. Diego Torero (22.0%)
Super Frog (58.7%) def. Lucas the Stag (41.3%)
Monte (73.1%) def. Bernie (26.9%)
The Billiken (62.9%) def. Ole! (37.1%)
Knightro (51.3%) def. Izzy the Islander (48.7%)
Boomer (MOST) (89.6%) def. Durango (10.4%)
Petey (85.1%) def. Damien (14.9%)
Joe Bruin (53.0%) def. Scrappy (47.0%)
Ozzie the Osprey (58.2%) def. Victor E. Viking (41.8%)
WuShock (81.0%) def. Jack (19.0%)
Puddles (53.2%) def. Otto (46.8%)
Don (58.6%) def. Bevo (41.4%)
Billy (57.5%) def. Sammy C. Hawk (42.5%)
The Leprechaun (55.5%) def. Uga X (44.5%)
– T. Bennett