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Big Blue Takes Down Seymour, Moves into C-USA Finals

Photo of C-USA Mascot Showdown bracketC-USA Mascot Showdown bracket

Big Blue's fans turned out in mass Thursday to push the Old Dominion University mascot past Seymour D'Campus, of Southern Miss, and into the finals of the Conference USA Mascot Showdown.

Big Blue tallied more than 4,600 Facebook votes in the semifinal to crush Seymour who booked just over 3,600 votes.

On the other side of the bracket, Marcos, of Marshall University, and Scrappy, of North Texas, battle today to determine who Big Blue will face in the competition's final.

To follow the results, and look for the next opportunity to vote for Big Blue which will be Friday most likely, go to C-USA's #CUSASHOWDOWN Facebook page. Voting is enabled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) on the day of the round, only.

During the voting window, "Like" the photo of Big Blue that is posted on the page. If participants also "Share" the photo of Big Blue, ODU will receive double points.

Don't forget to tell other Monarch fans to vote!

If Big Blue were to win the C-USA mascot challenge, it wouldn't be his first foray into the national limelight. In 2010, Big Blue received a $20,000 check on behalf of the university for winning the 2010 Capital One Mascot of the Year competition.

In that competition, Big Blue garnered more than 2 million votes to defeat 15 other mascots.