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Field for the Fourth Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge Revealed

Missouri State’s Boomer was tabbed as the top mascot in the NCAA last season in the Third Annual CCR Mascot Mayhem Challenge. He will look to defend his title when the Challenge gets underway at the end of September.

CALGARY, Alta. — It’s time to crown the nation’s top mascot in advance of the 2017-18 college basketball season.

Entering its fourth season, the College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge aims to create a buzz around the NCAA in advance of the upcoming college basketball season, while providing students, faculty, and fans alike with the opportunity to showcase their school spirit.

The contest begins around mid-September each year, and ends around the start of the current season.

People are able to cast votes for their favourite mascot in a bracket-style tournament to determine the top mascot in the NCAA. In each of the first three seasons of the challenge, a different mascot has won.

In the inaugural challenge, Harry the Hawk of the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks took home the crown. Since then, Harry the Hawk has retired and the Hawks are now represented by HH3, who will be a member of this year’s field.

Next year, Sam the Minuteman took the title back to the Massachusetts Minutemen in Amherst, MA. Then, last season, Boomer continued his strong off-season as the mascot of the Missouri State Bears, taking home the CCR Mascot Mayhem Challenge along with the Missouri Valley Mascot Madness crown.

Who will take home this year’s crown? Take a look at this year’s field and pick your favourites before it begins.
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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

3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Elite 8 Results

Sam the Minuteman is one step closer to defending his Mascot Mayhem crown, punching his ticket to the Final Four for the second-straight season.
Sam the Minuteman is one step closer to defending his Mascot Mayhem crown, punching his ticket to the Final Four for the second-straight season.

The quest to find the ‘Top Mascot in the NCAA’ is starting to wind down, but 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. He rolled to another victory, this time taking down Pistol Pete to punch his ticket back to the Final 4.

Two newcomers to the challenge also earned spots in the Final 4, along with a familiar face from last year’s challenge. All four mascots who will appear 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 3,500 votes were cast over the seven days Round of 16 across Twitter, Instagram, and the Online Polls.

Scroll down to see who else has moved on to the Final 4, and click here to see the match-ups for the round, which starts on October 3rd. Continue reading 3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Elite 8 Results

3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Round of 16 Results

Petey Griffin used a big push on social media to knock off Wichita State's WuShock in the Round of 16, and he even got support from former WWE Diva Beth Phoenix in the process.
Petey Griffin used a big push on social media to knock off Wichita State’s WuShock in the Round of 16, and he even got support from former WWE Diva Beth Phoenix in the process.

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. He rolled to another victory, this time taking down Sparty to punch his ticket to the Elite 8.

However, it was Petey Griffin who amassed the most votes in the round. Both Petey and Sam the Minuteman topped the 1,000-vote mark in the Round of 16.

The contest said farewell to a perennial powerhouse, as HH3 fell to Super Frog. The Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks were represented in the Championship pairing in each of the first two years of the challenges.

In total, over 7,700 votes were cast over the seven days Round of 16 across Twitter, Instagram, and the Online Polls.

Scroll down to see who else has moved on to the Elite 8, and click here to see the match-ups for the round, which starts on September 26th. Continue reading 3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Round of 16 Results

3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Round of 32 Results

Bucky the Badger flexed his muscle in the Round of 32, eliminating UC Irvine's Peter the Anteater, who appeared in last year's Final Four.
Bucky the Badger flexed his muscle in the Round of 32, eliminating UC Irvine’s Peter the Anteater, who appeared in last year’s Final Four.

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. He rolled to another victory, this time taking down Brutus Buckeye to punch his ticket to the Round of 16.

Missouri State’s Boomer, who recently won the Missouri Valley Mascot Madness contest, took home the highest number of votes for the second round in a row, and has emerged as the front-runner for the title.

The contest said farewell to the first member of last year’s Final Four. UC Irvine’s Peter the Anteater fell by the wayside to Wisconsin’s Bucky the Badger.

In total, over 4,600 votes were cast over the seven days Round of 32 across Twitter, Instagram, and the Online Polls.

Scroll down to see who else has moved on to the Round of 16, and click here to see the match-ups for the round, which starts on September 19th. Continue reading 3rd Annual College Court Report Mascot Mayhem Challenge: Round of 32 Results