CANMORE, Alta. — In just over a month, we will have game action to talk about!
Until then, we are continuing our trek to crown the Top Mascot in the NCAA for the fourth season in a row. Fans have voted like crazy over the past seven days, and the field is now down to the Sweet 16, as we said goodbye to another 16 mascots after the Round of 32.
Last year’s Champion and runner-up are both still alive and well in the field, while another pair of top contenders have emerged and ran away with victories last week.
Then, to top it all off, we had two pairings that were decided by five votes or less. It was a close week for a few mascots, while others found themselves with comfortable wins.
Take a look below at who has advanced to the Sweet 16 of the 4th Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge!
Highlights from the Round of 32
Petey Griffin advances to fourth-straight Sweet 16
Ever since the contest’s inception before the 2014-15 season, Petey Griffin has been a mainstay each year. Last season, he fell just short in the Championship pairing, which assured him a top-seed in this season’s challenge.
The mascot for the Canisius Golden Griffins was awarded the top seed in the South Region, and is off to a hot start this year. After rolling into the Round of 32, he looks like he is on the verge of yet another Final Four appearance.
Behind a consistent push on social media all week long, Petey cruised past Benny Beaver and into the Sweet 16. It was Benny Beaver’s first appearance in the #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge.
Another past champion has fallen
Back in 2014-15, the first College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge was won by Harry the Hawk, who represented the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks. Following his monumental win, Harry the Hawk retired, and his nephew, HH3, took his place.
The Hawks have been a constant force in the challenge with each passing year, and have always been a threat to win for a second time. However, a second title wasn’t in the cards this time around, as HH3 was in tough against a Big Ten opponent.
Bucky Badger, another mainstay in the challenge, doubled up his counterpart in the Round of 32, signaling an early end for HH3. It’s also Bucky Badger’s first trip to the Sweet 16 in four years.
That leaves one past champion remaining, and that is last year’s Top Mascot in the NCAA: Boomer of the Missouri State Bears.
Boomer (Missouri State) – 87.88%
Chauncey Chanticleer (Coastal Carolina) – 12.12%
Izzy the Islander (Texas A&M-CC) – 50.36%
Jack (South Dakota State) – 49.64%
Goldy Gopher (Minnesota) – 56.30%
Durango (Omaha) – 43.70%
Scrappy the Owl (Kennesaw State) – 58.87%
Ozzie the Osprey (North Florida) – 41.13%
Butler Blue III (Butler) – 86.46%
Testudo (Maryland) – 13.54%
Wally Pilot (Portland) – 58.80%
Sebastian the Ibis (Miami (FL)) – 41.20%
Bucky Badger (Wisconsin) – 69.51%
HH3 (Maryland-Eastern Shore) – 30.49%
WuShock (Wichita State) – 90.21%
Cayenne (Louisiana) – 9.79%
The Bird (Air Force) – 59.24%
Monte (Montana) – 40.76%
Bill (Navy) – 72.02%
Magnus (Cleveland State) – 27.98%
Puddles (Oregon) – 51.16%
Big Red (Western Kentucky) – 48.84%
Sparty (Michigan State) – 57.94%
Too-Fly (Delaware State) – 42.06%
Petey Griffin (Canisius) – 66.19%
Benny Beaver (Oregon State) – 33.81%
Victor E. Bull (Buffalo) – 51.60%
Knightro (UCF) – 48.40%
Scrappy (Chattanooga) – 66.49%
Lucas the Stag (Fairfield) – 33.51%
Kaboom! (Bradley) – 59.69%
Sammy C. Hawk (UNC Wilmington) – 40.31%
– T. Bennett