Vote for Joe Vandal!


After a rough and tough battle last week vs. UTEP’s Paydirt Pete, Joe has moved up to #6 in the Mascot rankings! Despite suffering a loss, Joe accumulated 121,758 votes which moved him ahead of all other mascots with the same Win/Loss record. This is a tremendous achievement and we should definitely thank ALL the voters who took time to vote last week! Great job!

This week Joe is up against LSU’s Mike the Tiger. Mike may be sitting down in 11th place but he’s looking to make moves. Last week his voters put forth 27,000 votes- so let’s not underestimate him Vandal fans! We have to keep our voting intensity up through these last few weeks. We have some TOUGH opponents to finish out the regular season. Joe’s season ends with, Monte from Montana (3rd), the Cincinnati Bearcat (8th), and Smokey from Tennessee (7th). We need to bring a LOT of votes against all of these opponents in order to stay eligible for the playoffs!! Remember, Joe needs to be in the top 8 to go to the playoffs. AND- for the playoffs voting will take place ONLY online- no text voting in the playoffs!!

This week’s focus needs to be on gaining some on campus support and involvement. Other schools are doing a great job of making T-shirts, signs, posters, stickers, sending out emails to students, having the mascot attend campus events, etc. It’s hard to get those things started myself since I am an alum and away from campus- so anyone reading this who IS on campus- let me know what you can do to help out and get the whole campus and community rallied around Joe!! A good, simple way to start is for you to change your Facebook status to readVote for Joe Vandal in the Mascot Challenge! Text JoeVandal to 69866 or vote online at – or something similar. Also – feel free to post an image of Joe as your profile photo such as the one here! I’ll post a new one each week.

Good work voters- 1keep spreading the word!Vote for Joe Vandal! –> Capital One Mascot Challenge

***** update regarding image use on Facebook: I’ve replaced the original image with one that will actually post to a Facebook acct. They have to be a specific size. Use it as your Facebook profile image- Joe does!

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