All 14 State System schools competed in four rounds, with the
winners being determined by votes on social media. After drawing
a first-round bye, Avalanche beat Bloomsburg’s Roongo and West
Chester’s Rammy in rounds two and three, before defeating Slippery
Rock’s Rocky in the championship. In the final round, Avalanche
received more than 6,100 votes from the KU family in a 15-hour
period. He will be honored by the State System at KU’s first home
football game on September 5, when the Golden Bears host
Assumption. Kickoff is 1:05 p.m.
KU’s Golden Bear mascot,
won the first ever Pennsylvania State System of
Higher Education Mascot Mania contest this spring.