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4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Sweet 16 Results

We had an all-Buffalo match-up in the Sweet 16, as Buffalo’s Victor E. Bull took on Canisius’ Petey Griffin. Who would come out on top? (Source: Raj Mehta – USA Today Sports)

CANMORE, Alta. — Twenty-five days.

As of Monday, October 16th, we are exactly 25 days away from the start of the 2017-18 college basketball season. Teams are in full practice mode now, trying to fine tune their approach before games kick off on November 10th.

But, before then, there’s still an award that needs to be handed out.

The 4th Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge is down to the Elite Eight after another intense week of voting. Two powerhouse mascots continued to roll, while two of the match-ups had a bit of extra incentive for the schools involved.

Take a look below to see who has advanced to the Elite Eight! Continue reading 4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Sweet 16 Results

4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Round of 32 Results

In the Round of 32, Wisconsin’s Bucky Badger flexed his muscle as he knocked off Maryland-Eastern Shore’s HH3 to advance to the Sweet 16.

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! Continue reading 4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Round of 32 Results

4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge: Round of 64 Results

In the Round of 64, WuShock took home the highest number of votes out of the entire field, and established himself as one of the top contenders in the 4th Annual #CCRMascotMayhem Challenge.

CANMORE, Alta. — The 2017-18 season kicks off next month, as we are 40 days away from opening day on November 10th.

The excitement is starting to build, both on and off the court, for teams all across the country. Here at College Court Report, we try to drive school spirit across the nation in advance of each season, by virtue of our Mascot Mayhem Challenge.

As of late Sunday night, the field has been cut in half, with 32 mascots advancing to the Round of 32 after a week of voting. There were several surprises across the board, while a few mascots emerged as front-runners for this year’s crown.

Scroll down to see some highlights from the Round of 64, plus the full list of results at the bottom of the page.
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Frequently Asked Questions: College Court Report Fan Voted Awards

Quinton Hooker got a ton of support from family, friends, and the North Dakota athletics department last season, en route to being named the College Court Report Player of the Year. (Source: Russell Hons – North Dakota Basketball)

CALGARY, Alta. — For the third season in a row, we turn to the fans to hand out some hardware.

Starting at the end of February, and stretching into the first week of April, the College Court Report Player and Freshman of the Year Fan Votes take place. It’d be easy for us to sit back and hand out awards on our own, but admittedly so, it’s tough for us to watch every single game each season.

We may miss something that others saw, and may not get a full 360 look at a player. So, is there anyone better than the fans to hep pick two major awards?

The answer is simple. No.

We look at every player not on the roster at a power conference school, and narrow down the field. From there, it’s up to the fans to pick the winners in a bracket-style format.

It’s a unique way for fans to show their support for their beloved student-athletes. However, it’s tough to please everyone.

Each year, we get messages and comments from fans all across the country, expressing concerns surrounding the contest and their favourite players being properly represented.

As the Owner of College Court Report, I fully respect and understand each and every comment and concern around the challenge. I personally take the time to answer each one as best as I can.

Here are some of the more common questions that I’ve received over the past couple of years in the Fan Vote contests, and some answers that I hope will provide some more insight into the thought processes surrounding the Player and Freshman of the Year awards. Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions: College Court Report Fan Voted Awards

3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge Recap

After falling short of the finals last season, Petey was in the Championship pairing for the first time in three years. He was up against Boomer, who was making his first appearance in the challenge but looked like a front-runner from week one. Who would come away with the title of Top Mascot in the NCAA?
After falling short of the finals last season, Petey was in the Championship pairing for the first time in three years. He was up against Boomer, who was making his first appearance in the challenge but looked like a front-runner from week one. Who would come away with the title of Top Mascot in the NCAA?

It all started six weeks ago, with 64 of the nation’s top mascots in the 3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge.

This week, it came down to the final two. Boomer, representing the Missouri State Bears in the Missouri Valley Conference, was up against a perennial powerhouse in Petey, representing the Canisius Golden Griffins of the MAAC.

Petey had been a threat to win the contest in each of the past two seasons, but he had never made the Championship Pairing until this year. He was looking to build off his 4th place finish in last year’s challenge.

On the flip side, Boomer was making his first appearance in the challenge, and he quickly emerged as a front-runner in the Round of 64. He took home the most votes in the first round, and showed no signs of slowing down with each passing week.

With Boomer and Petey both in the finals, a new winner would be crowned the “Top Mascot in the NCAA” for the third straight year in the Mascot Mayhem Challenge.

By a final margin of 56.8% to 43.2%, the winner of the 3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge is…… Continue reading 3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge Recap

3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Final Four Results

In his first appearance in the CCR Mascot Mayhem Challenge, Missouri State's Boomer was looking to make his way into the Championship Pairing and take home his second mascot title of the off-season.
In his first appearance in the CCR Mascot Mayhem Challenge, Missouri State’s Boomer was looking to make his way into the Championship Pairing and take home his second mascot title of the off-season.

The quest to find the ‘Top Mascot in the NCAA’ is starting to wind down, but the third instalment of the challenge has been 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.

Two newcomers to the challenge this season earned spots in the Final Four, along with last year’s champion and a returnee to the Final Four from last year’s challenge. All four mascots who will appeared in the finals have seen a steady increase in fan support since the outset of the challenge, meaning the Final 4 should be exciting from day one.

In total, over 29,000 votes were cast over the seven days of the Final Four across Twitter, Instagram, and the Online Polls.

Scroll down to see who has moved on to the Championship, and click here to vote for the winner of the Mascot Mayhem Challenge in the finals, which start on October 9th. Continue reading 3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Final Four Results