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Write-In Campaign For Sparky on the Rise

September 9, 2008
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Best sure to vote daily for Sparky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

Best sure to vote daily for Sparky in the Capital One Mascot Challenge.

Click here to vote for Sparky

In the Capital One Mascot Challenge, Sparky, Liberty's athletics mascot, is one of the leading write-in candidates for the national mascot competition.

Since 2002, Capital One has sponsored the Capital One Mascot Challenge, pitting 12 mascots against each other in a national 11-week poll. Previous winners include Monte (Montana/2002 and 2004), Cocky (South Carolina/2003), Herbie Husker (Nebraska/2005), Butch T. Cougar (Washington State/2006) and Zippy (Akron/2007).

This year's 12-mascot field includes Aubie (Auburn), Buster (Boise State), Cocky (South Carolina), Cosmo (BYU), Cy (Iowa State), Joe Bruin (UCLA), Mike (LSU), Mr. Wuf (N.C. State), Smokey (Tennessee), Testudo (Maryland), The Bird (Air Force) and Thundar (North Dakota State).

At the middle of the day on Tuesday, Sparky was the leading write-in candidate for the Capital One Mascot Challenge. He was followed by Goldy Gopher (Minnesota), T.C. (Northern Iowa), Herky the Hawk (Iowa) and Cayenne (Louisiana-Lafayette).

Fans are eligible to cast a vote for Sparky each day by using the following instructions:
1. Go to www.CapitalOneBowl.com (or click here)
2. Click on Vote (at the top of the page)
3. Cast your vote for the 12 mascots that are entered
4. Submit your vote and a "Write-In Vote" section will show up
5. Choose the state of Virginia
6. Choose "Liberty University – Sparky"
7. Submit your vote … daily!

Sparky needs your support! Do your part and cast a daily vote for Sparky in this year's Capital One Mascot Challenge, helping our beloved mascot take home the top honor in his field.