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ODU's Big Blue Moves into Conference USA Mascot Showdown Quarterfinals

Old Dominion University mascot Big Blue defeated Roary of Florida International University Tuesday in the Conference USA Mascot Showdown.

Big Blue now moves into the competition's quarterfinals where he will face the winner of today's contest pitting East Carolina University's PeeDee against Owlsey of Florida Atlantic University.

To follow the competition's results and watch for the next round with Big Blue (which may be Thursday), go to C-USA's #CUSASHOWDOWN Facebook page.

When it is time to vote, "Like" the photo of Big Blue that will be posted on the page. If participants also "Share" the photo of Big Blue, ODU will receive double points.

Voting is enabled from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (ET) on the day of the competition, only.

Don't forget to tell other Monarch fans to vote!

So far, Marco of Marshall University and Seymour of Southern Mississippi have made it into the competition's Final Four.

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.

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