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Rally Lands ODU's Big Blue in Conference USA Mascot Showdown Final Four

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Old Dominion University mascot Big Blue soundly defeated Owlsley of Florida Atlantic University on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Mascot Showdown.

Big Blue's fans helped the ODU mascot overcome a voting deficit in the final hours of the competition to prevail and move into the semifinals.

Today, Paydirt Pete of UTEP battles Scrappy of North Texas. The winner will claim the last spot in the contest's final four and join Big Blue; Marco, of Marshall University; and Seymour, of Southern Mississippi.

To vote, and watch for the next opportunity to support Big Blue, 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.