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Baxter Takes Victory Lap

The Bearcats mascot took a victory lap in his Spirit-mobile around the Binghamton University campus on Friday.
All hail Baxter! The Bearcats mascot took a victory lap in his Spirit-mobile around the Binghamton University campus Friday.

Baxter was recently voted the most popular mascot among all of the SUNY colleges. He beat out SUNY Brockport's Ellsworth Eagle by only a couple hundred votes with each mascot receiving over 27,000 votes. Vestal native and B.U. Junior Andrew Loso is Co-President of the B.U. Zoo, a school spirit group. Loso says the on-line contest was promoted through multiple campus listserves, social media and passing out fliers.

Andrew Loso says, "It took everyone to make it happen. Even the community. My grandmother, for instance, she sent an email to 50 of her best friends for the championship demanding they vote for Baxter. So, it was a very cool moment. It took a lot of different ways and a lot of different people to make it all come together."

Over the Summer, the trophy, the Mascot Madness Cup, will travel to various offices on campus before returning to its display at the Events Center.
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