Virginia Tech’s HokieBird a finalist in the Capital One Mascot Challenge

Posted at 12:12 PM, Dec 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-02 12:12:20-05

Virginia Tech’s mascot, the HokieBird, is one of the final mascots left in the Capital One Bowl Mascot Challenge.

It started with 16 mascots from schools across the country. The HokieBird is now one of four mascots still in the playoffs with the winner being crowned the mascot of the year.

Right now, the HokieBird is trailing Rocky the Bull from South Florida (54% – 46%), but its still a close race and voting doesn’t close until Sunday at midnight

The winning school will be awarded a $20,000 scholarship toward its mascot program.

To vote for Tech’s mascot you can send a tweet about HokieBird’s playoff traditions with the hashtag #CapitalOneHokie.

You can also vote online by clicking the link below:

The only Virginia school to ever win the challenge was Old Dominion University. Their Big Blue mascot won back in 20-10.