Vote For Truman -
Capital One Mascot Challenge!
Truman the Tiger has made the big time, and Mizzou fans worldwide can help him win a national championship!
Truman has been chosen as one of 16 members of the 2012 Capital One All-America Mascot Team, and he will compete head-to-head with 15 other sideline warriors throughout the upcoming football season in hopes of being named the Capital One National Mascot of the Year.
The 16 mascots will go head-to-head for 12 weeks during the college football regular season in a voting contest to determine the winner. Fans will be able to vote beginning Monday at 11 a.m. CDT at www.CapitalOneBowl.com, on Facebook at MascotChallenge and via text voting as the mascots go against each other in head-to-head popularity vote each week. The polls will close on Nov. 26, with the eight mascots with best head-to-head records advancing to a single-elimination bracket tournament to determine the overall champion.
"He was really excited when we found out," said Cheer Coach Suzy Thompson. "He was in the middle of dining on his favorite meal of a silly blue bird with Tiger Stripe Ice Cream, and he was speechless," Thompson said. Of course, Truman doesn't speak, but Thompson served as interpreter and shared his thoughts to his fans: "Truman said that he is really excited to represent Mizzou and he hopes everyone can rock the vote and help win a national championship. He's dedicating himself to a rigorous training regimen and wants to thank Tiger Nation in advance for all the votes he knows they will cast."
The Capital One National Mascot of the Year will be announced at the Capital One Bowl on Jan. 1, 2013 and will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship to help fund its school's mascot program. Each of the 2012 All-America team members receives $5,000 for their mascot program.