#SummitMascotMadness

With an eight-team field consisting of the NCAA’s most unique collection of nicknames and mascots, The Summit League’s Mascot Madness is sure to feature matchups that go down-to-the-wire.

Fans are encouraged to vote via social media during the weekly bracketed contest between Summit League mascots.

The first round began June 21 and follows weekly through July 12. Winners of the first round advance to the second round, which will be contested the weeks of July 19 and 26. The championship round is the week of August 2.

Be sure to check thesummitleague.org and the league’s Twitter (@thesummitleague), Instagram (@thesummitleague), and Facebook pages for matchups, tales of the tape, voting and results.

May the best mascot win!

FIRST ROUND
June 21 Thundar (North Dakota State) vs. Jawz (IUPUI) Matchup Result
June 28 Don (Fort Wayne) vs. Eli (Oral Roberts) Matchup Result
July 5 Durango (Omaha) vs. Charlie (South Dakota)
Matchup Result
July 12 Rocky (Western Illinois) vs. Jack (South Dakota State)
Matchup Result
SECOND ROUND
July 19 Thundar (North Dakota State) vs. Charlie (South Dakota)
Matchup Result
July 26 Jack (South Dakota State) vs. Don (Fort Wayne)
Matchup Result
CHAMPIONSHIP
August 2 Charlie (South Dakota) vs. Jack (South Dakota State)
Matchup Result

ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women’s basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly “Inside The Summit League” show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.

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