2nd Annual SUNY Mascot Madness Begins March 11


POTSDAM, N.Y. - For the second year in a row the SUNY System Administration Office of Communications is holding the Mascot Madness competition to determine the top mascot in the State University of New York system. Once again Max C. Bear needs your votes to rise to the top. Voting starts on March 11 at noon.

This year's competition will see Max C. Bear compete against 42 other mascot's representing over 360,000 SUNY students. Potsdam's mascot, seeded 20th, will take on 13 seed Benji the Bengal of Buffalo State in round one.

Voters can access the surveys and make their selection via Facebook using the link below. Unlike last year, voting through Twitter will only take place in the final rounds, rounds IV and V. If Max C. reaches the final four he will be assigned a unique and trackable URL that will be applied to a Tweet button associated with his profile inside the webpage. The more times that this Tweet button is clicked; the more likely Max C. is to gain bonus votes.

First round voting takes place from March 11 until March 18 at 9:00 p.m. Last season, Max C. lost in the first round to the Morrisville Mustang in one of the most hotly contested matchups of the entire competition. See the full contest schedule below.

Round 1.    Tuesday, March 11 12:00 p.m. – Tuesday, March 18 9:00 p.m.
Round 2.    Wednesday, March 19 12:00 p.m. – Sunday, March 23 4:00 p.m.
Round 3.    Monday, March 24 12:00 p.m. – Thursday, March 27 4:00 p.m.
Round 4.    Friday, March 28 12:00 p.m. – Tuesday, March 31 4:00 p.m.
Round 5.    Tuesday, April 1 12:00 p.m. – Thursday, April 3 12:00 p.m.

Voting link: http://ow.ly/teH1A