We have selected the field of 64 for this year’s challenge, and we have to say, it’s chalked full of great mascots from across the NCAA! Some are familiar faces from last year’s challenge, and some are newcomers looking for your support!
In the two years that the contest has been around, two different mascots have taken home the title of ‘Top Mascot in the NCAA.’
Back in 2014-15, Harry the Hawk took home the title, and proceeded to retire from mascot competitions following the challenge. The former mascot of the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks was replaced by his nephew, HH3, in last year’s contest.
In 2015-16, it was Sam the Minutman who took home the crown for the Massachusetts Minutemen. He will be looking to defend his title this time around.
We have selected 64 of the top mascots in the country, and have separated them into four brackets of 16. Through social media and online polls, a winner will be decided by the fans!
Like last season, votes can be cast through the use of Twitter. Instead of a specific hashtag for each mascot, fans can use “#CCRMascotMayhem” and the name of the mascot to vote.
Ex: “#CCRMascotMayhem Sam the Minuteman!”
“Sam the Minuteman! #CCRMascotMayhem”
Note: You do not have to tag College Court Report (@CC_Report) in your tweets.
If we LIKE the tweets on Twitter, then they have been counted towards the mascot’s total for the current round. Re-tweets also count as votes, so RT away!
Tuesdays will provide voters with a way to earn an extra vote with each tweet. Every tweet that is in the correct format on Tuesday, coined as ‘Twitter Tuesday’, will result in two votes for the respective mascot.
Again this season, we have included Instagram as a way to vote. We will post a picture of each mascot in the round, and fans can cast votes through the photo. Each LIKE on the photo results in one vote.
For Twitter, one tweet per day, per account, is the limit. Any others in a day will not be included in the tally. On Instagram, the limit is 1 LIKE per round, per person. Multiple comments from a single person will not be tallied.
Fans can also vote via the website polls, just like last year.
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Voting Schedule (*subject to change)
Round of 64: Mon. Sept. 5th – Sun. Sept. 11th – CLOSED!!! (Results)
Round of 32: Mon. Sept. 12th – Sun. Sept. 18th – CLOSED!!! (Results)
Sweet 16: Mon. Sept. 19th – Sun. Sept. 25th – CLOSED!!! (Results)
Elite 8: Mon. Sept. 26th – Sun. Oct. 2nd – CLOSED!!! (Results)
Final 4: Mon. Oct. 3rd – Sun. Oct. 9th – CLOSED!!! (Results)
Championship: Mon. Oct. 10th – Sun. Oct. 16th – CLOSED!!! (Results)
Petey (Canisius) v. Boomer (Missouri State)
*Winner will be announced Tuesday morning at 10:00am EST!*
Sam the Minuteman (Massachusetts) v. Butler Blue III (Butler)
East Region Champion: Sam the Minuteman!
1. Sam the Minuteman – Massachusetts Minutemen
2. Ace Purple – Evansville Purple Aces
3. Pistol Pete – Oklahoma State Cowboys
4. Rameses – North Carolina Tar Heels
5. Sparty – Michigan State Spartans
6. Rudy Flyer – Dayton Flyers
7. Boomer Sooner – Oklahoma Sooners
8. Big Al – Alabama Crimson Tide
9. Ace – Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks
10. Sebastian the Ibis – Miami (FL) Hurricanes
11. Rocky – South Florida Bulls
12. Kaboom! – Bradley Braves
13. Friar Boy – Providence Friars
14. Duke – Duquesne Dukes
15. Sparky – Arizona State Sun Devils
16. Brutus Buckeye – Ohio State Buckeyes
West Region Champion: Butler Blue III!
1. Peter the Anteater – UC Irvine Anteaters
2. Buzz – Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
3. Ralphie – Colorado Buffaloes
4. Bucky Badger – Wisconsin Badgers
5. John B. Stetson – Stetson Hatters
6. Butler Blue III – Butler Bulldogs
7. Howl – Arkansas State Red Wolves
8. Testudo – Maryland Terrapins
9. The Blue Devil – Duke Blue Devils
10. Too-Fly – Delaware State Hornets
11. Elwood Lancer – Longwood Lancers
12. The Bird – Air Force Falcons
13. Judge – Baylor Bears
14. Aubie the Tiger – Auburn Tigers
15. Rocky – Toledo Rockets
16. Demon Deacon – Wake Forest Demon Deacons
South Region Champion: Boomer!
1. HH3 – Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks
2. Izzy the Islander – Texas-A&M-CC Islanders
3. Knightro – UCF Knights
4. Willie the Wave – Pepperdine Waves
5. Ole! – UC Santa Barbara Gauchos
6. The Billiken – Saint Louis Billikens
7. Captain Cane – Tulsa Golden Hurricane
8. Super Frog – TCU Horned Frogs
9. Monte – Montana Grizzlies
10. Durango – Omaha Mavericks
11. Victor E. Bull – Buffalo Bulls
12. Chauncey the Chanticleer – Coastal Carolina Chanticleers
13. Bernie – Siena Saints
14. Boomer – Missouri State Bears
15. Lucas the Stag – Fairfield Stags
16. Diego Torero – San Diego Toreros
North Region Champion: Petey Griffin!
1. Petey Griffin – Canisius Golden Griffins
2. Uga X – Georgia Bulldogs
3. Ozzie the Osprey – North Florida Ospreys
4. WuShock – Wichita State Shockers
5. Sammy C. Hawk – UNC-Wilmington Seahawks
6. Billy – Creighton Bluejays
7. The Leprechaun – Notre Dame Fighting Irish
8. Damien – Albany Great Danes
9. Victor E. Viking – Northern Kentucky Norse
10. Puddles – Oregon Ducks
11. Scrappy – Chattanooga Mocs
12. Otto the Orange – Syracuse Orange
13. Don – IPFW Mastodons
14. Bevo – Texas Longhorns
15. Jack – South Dakota State Jackrabbits
16. Joe Bruin – UCLA Bruins