Voters Have Last Chance To Impact The Outcome Of Capital One Mascot Of The Year

Bowling Green, Ky. — With just one week left to vote, all 12 of the Capital One All America Mascot finalists are frantically canvassing for votes in their quest to be crowned Capital One Mascot of the Year.

With the polls officially closing on Sunday, Dec. 26, voters will have even more influence than Ohio as they visit to cast their pivotal votes. More than two million votes have already been registered, but as we know, all it takes is a few passionate supporters to turn the tide.

Voting consists of 11 weekly match ups between the finalists. The mascot with the best won-loss record will win the on-line portion of the contest — Western Kentucky University’s Big Red is two games out of second place in the standings with two weeks to go. Each mascot is assigned a point value (1-12) based on its standing in the popular vote. This is combined with a judges’ ranking (1-12) which was conducted last summer when the team was selected to determine who gets the ultimate title. The winner will be announced on Jan. 1, 2005 during the nationally televised Capital One Bowl.

Voting for the Capital One National Mascot of the Year is done on-line at

This is the third consecutive year that Big Red has been named to the Capital One All-America Mascot Team.

— WKU —