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Oakie Advances to Round 2 in SUNY’s Mascot Madness

ESF mascot hopes to kick SUNY Canton’s kangaroo to the curb

ESF's Oakie the Acorn has advanced to round 2 in SUNY's 4th Annual Mascot Madness competition.

The mascot of the Mighty Oaks took down opponents from Oswego and Orange County Community College in the first round

Voting in Round 2 is open until noon Thursday, March 17. In previous contests, Oakie has been unable to advance passed Round 2.

The annual online competition includes five rounds of voting and runs through March 30. The winning college will take home the traveling Mascot Madness trophy from SUNY.

Mascots were randomly placed into four SUNY regions and ranked by the number of athletic teams each mascot represents, which determined which mascots compete against each other in each round.

Thirty-nine SUNY campuses representing more than 650 athletic teams and more than 360,000 students are competing for the title of New York's favorite SUNY mascot.

The competition is based on a series of questions posed to the mascots prior to the tournament, including mascots' prior work experience, most embarrassing moment, favorite part of New York state, favorite TV show and favorite class.

Seed rankings are based on the number of teams that represent a particular campus, with enrollment data used to break any ties. Oakie currently represents nine men's and women's teams in ESF's growing athletics program.

You can follow Oakie on Twitter at @ESFOakie and on Facebook at Oakie Acorn.