Skip to main contentSkip to footer content
Three students standing near a giant yellow, green and brown acorn in front of a bulleting board.

Oakie the Acorn with three of their fans!

Oakie Moves on to Round 2 in SUNY’s Mascot Madness

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Oakie the Acorn, the mascot from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), moves on to Round 2 in SUNY’s Mascot Madness competition, having defeated the University of Buffalo’s Victor E. Bull.

Oakie next takes on SUNY Canton’s Roody Roo in the social media-driven, NCAA bracket-style competition between SUNY campuses to name New York's favorite mascot. Round 2 voting begins at noon, Monday, March 20. Cast your vote here! Share the voting link with friends and family.

Oakie, the 2017 Mascot Madness champion, is one of 35 mascots who entered the annual competition.They are looking to return the Mascot Madness trophy to ESF in 2023!

The competition includes five rounds of voting and runs through April 6. People can vote for Oakie once every 12 hours. Oakie's fans are encouraged to cast ballots from all their email accounts but are limited to one vote per day. For a vote to count, people must verify it via an active email address.

The winning college takes home the traveling Mascot Madness trophy from SUNY. Last year, Oakie fell in the final round to SUNY Stony Brook’s Wolfie.

Oakie represents 12 men's and women's teams in ESF's athletics program, including national championship teams in women's and men's cross country and women's soccer. Follow all the action and show your support for Oakie using #SUNY #MascotMadness on social media.

Get to Know Oakie from their Mascot Madness profile!