Vote For Mascot Of The Year
Three Pac-12 team mascots have been selected to be members of the 10th annual Capital One All-America Mascot Team. The three mascots representing the Pac-12 -- Wilbur T. Wildcat of the University of Arizona, Duck of the University of Oregon, Benny Beaver of Oregon State University -- will go head-to-head throughout the college football season in a battle royale determined exclusively by fan voting which will ultimately determine the Capital One National Mascot of the Year.
Members of the 2011 Capital One All-America Mascot Team, as nominated by their schools and selected by a panel of judges from Capital One and the mascot community, are detailed below.
Wilbur T. Wildcat of the University of Arizona
Duck of the University of Oregon
Benny Beaver of Oregon State University
Sparty of Michigan State University
Aubie of Auburn University
Mike the Tiger of Louisiana State University
Testudo of the University of Maryland
Wolfie Jr. of the University of Nevada
Hairy Dawg of the University of Georgia
Boomer of the University of Oklahoma
Brutus Buckeye of The Ohio State University
Big Blue of Old Dominion University
Buzz of Georgia Tech
SuperFrog of TCU
Cy of Iowa State
Big Red of Western Kentucky University
Fans will be able to view never told before stories of the mascots to learn more about his journey to become National Mascot of the Year. The videos will be available on www.CapitalOneBowl.com and www.Facebook.com/MascotChallenge all season long.
The Capital One National Mascot of the Year will be announced at the Capital One Bowl on January 2, 2012 and will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship to help fund its school's mascot program. Each of the 2011 Capital One All-America team members receives $5,000 for their university mascot program.
A "write-in" campaign is available for mascots who did not make this year's selection. Fans are encouraged to log on to CapitalOneBowl.com and, after voting on this year's match-ups, nominate their school's mascot for a chance to be a part of the 2012 Capital One Mascot Challenge and earn $1,000 toward their school's mascot program.