This year’s SUNY Mascot Madness contest, which begins Tuesday, March 11, at 12 pm, includes 43 SUNY campuses representing 650 athletic teams and more than 360,000 students. Click here to vote for Wolfie in the first round, March 11 at 12 pm on Facebook or on Twitter @SUNY with the hashtag #MascotMadness.
Last year Wolfie made it to the final round of the contest, but lost to SUNY New Paltz’s Hugo the Hawk for the overall winner. Wolfie needs your vote to bring home the title this year.
The contest is based on a standard single-elimination bracket of four divisions with five rounds. Seed rankings are based on the number of teams that a particular campus represents and then enrollment data will be used to break any ties. In the event of an odd number of teams seeded, the top seeds will receive a “bye” for the first round.
General Contest Information
A standard single-elimination bracket with five rounds will be used for competition. Rounds I and II as they appear on the bracket will be run simultaneously. The tournament bracket can be viewed at http://blog.SUNY.edu. Rounds IV and V incorporate social voting. Each finalist is assigned a unique and trackable URL that will be applied to a Tweet button associated with the mascot profile inside the webpage. The more times that this Tweet button is clicked, the more likely your campus will gain bonus votes.
You can vote once per round, per matchup. In the event of a tie, additional social media followers gained by the final schools during the life of Mascot Madness will be tracked. Follow @SUNY for updates. The winning school will receive a prize from the SUNY System Administration Office of Communications to commemorate the victory.