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Vote For The Nittany Lion In Sirius XM’s Best Mascot Tournament

Update April 9: The Nittany Lion has advanced past Pitt, Kentucky, and Syracuse in Sirius XM’s Twitter mascot poll, but the Symbol Of Our Best needs some help in the Elite Eight.

At the time of publication, BYU’s Cosmo the Cougar currently holds a strong 59-41 lead over the Nittany Lion with nine hours left in voting. You can support the Lion’s comeback bid here.

Original Story: The Nittany Lion will be one of 64 college mascots to enter Sirius XM’s twitter mascot tournament. Voting will begin today via Sirius XM’s college sports’ twitter page.

Penn State earned the 10 seed in the East region. The Nittany Lion will face No. 7 Roc the Panther from Pitt in the first round — even if they may actually be the same animal. Should the Nittany Lion advance, it would match up against the winner of Louisville and Kentucky.

The Big Ten was well represented, earning 10 mascots in the tournament. No. 1 Ohio State headlines the conference, and is followed by No. 3 Wisconsin and Rutgers, No. 5 Michigan State, No. 8 Maryland, No. 9 Northwestern, No. 10 Penn State and Nebraska, No. 12 Minnesota, and No. 13 Purdue.

Ohio State’s Brutus was joined by LSU, UCLA, and Duke as the top seeds in the bracket.

Voting will be through Twitter polls, however it is unclear how long each round will take. Fans should monitor this Twitter page for tournament updates, and continue to vote for the Nittany Lion.

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Otis Lyons

Otis is a sophomore majoring in print journalism and is one of Onward State's associate editors. He lives just north of San Francisco, and is a diehard San Jose Earthquakes fan. Feel free to send over your soccer hot takes to his twitter @otisnlyons1 and instagram @otislyons


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