SUNY Mascot Madness!


mascot_maddness_banner_2014It’s back for it’s second year – SUNY Mascot Madness! Inspired by NCAA Basketball’s March Madness, SUNY has pitted over 40 mascots against each other to claim the title of #1 Mascot.

Last year, G-Dub the Cougar fell to Farmingdale Community College in the first round, but he is back and ready to win, taking on Alfred State and Mohawk Valley Community College in the first round of 2013’s Mascot Madness.

Last year, nearly 200,000 votes were cast in the final matchup – “Hugo” from SUNY New Paltz vs. “Wolfie” from Stony Brook University, with New Paltz ultimately coming out on top.

Each round lasts approximately one week, allowing voters to choose their favorite mascot once a day.

Vote today for G-Dub to help him earn the title of SUNY Mascot Madness 2014 Champion!

Hurry! Help to Find G-Dub and win!


G-Dub the Cougar went missing, and you can crack the case and win two tickets to the (sold out) Forum Players’ performance of Clue the Musical on 11/8!

Here’s the rules:

And here’s a clue:

G-Dub the Cougar is MISSING!


At the scene of G-Dub’s last known whereabouts, Campus Safety officers retrieved a scrap of paper with the website typed on it. The website introduces a game open to all students, faculty, staff and members of the community to solve the case. By attending campus events and online locations, participants receive clues to help determine who kidnapped G-Dub, how he/she did it and where G-Dub is currently being held.

Four GCC faculty and staff members have been named as suspects in the case: Director of Student Activities Cliff Scutella, Athletics Assistant Ron Spoitta, Director of Admissions Tanya Lane-Martin and First Year Experience Professor Dr. Tom Priester.

According to Campus Safety officers, all four have the means to execute the kidnapping. The website makes note of the possible weapons used in the kidnapping, such as the College Village golf cart, as well as the following four locations G-Dub could be held by the kidnapper; the Roz Steiner Art Gallery, Campus Bookstore, Fitness Center or the Alfred C. O’Connell Library.

According to the website, correctly solving the case enters participants in a raffle to win one of three prizes:

• First Prize – Two tickets to The Forum Players’ (SOLD OUT!) Clue the Musical – $40 value, Friday November 8th, 2013 at 7 p.m.

• Second Prize – Clue the board game and Clue the movie.

• Third Prize – A GCC gear basket, donated by G-Dub the Cougar.

The first prize tickets include a dine-in mystery theatre experience based on Clue, the popular board game. Comic antics, witty lyrics and a beguiling score carry the investigation as the audience, seated at tables on stage, help solve the mystery.

The GCC Forum Players joins Genesee County Mental Health Association for their performance of Clue the Musical presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. on November 8 and 9 at 7 p.m., as well as a matinee on November 10 at 2 p.m. All seats are $20, presale tickets only at the Genesee Community College Box Office, 1 College Road, Batavia NY, 14020 or by phone at (585) 343 – 0055 x6814.

Here’s a clue: