February 27, 2013
Herkimer County Community College’s General Herkimer mascot will be one of 30 State University of New York college mascots competing in the first ever “SUNY Mascot Madness.” The contest includes representation from 472 athletic teams and 220,000 students, matching SUNY school mascots up with one another in a bracket style competition modeled after the college basketball tournaments that take place each March.
Herkimer is the #10 seed competing against SUNYIT (#23) in the first round. Seed rankings are based on the number of teams that a particular campus represents. Enrollment data was used to break any ties. The top two seeds, Brockport and Cortland, received first round byes.
Voting is conducted via social media and voters must follow SUNY on Twitter (@SUNY) or “like” them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/generationsuny). Each person is allowed one vote per round, per matchup.
The official launch of SUNY Mascot Madness will be Monday, March 4 at 12:00 p.m. The competition schedule includes five rounds with the final round taking place from Friday, March 29 through Thursday, April 4. The winning school will receive an undisclosed prize from the SUNY office.