The tournament lets fans vote on who they think is the best State University of New York mascot.
The Purchase Panther has been ranked a 16 seed, and is going up against the New Paltz Hawk in the first round. The winner of this match-up will go on to face the number one seed Cortland Blaze mascot.
Perseus the Panther has been the mascot for Harrison's Purchase College since the 1960s. He represents 16 teams he cheers on in his orange and blue jersey.
Voting in Round One will end Sunday at 11 p.m. Votes will be tallied and the winners will move on to Round Two, which starts Tuesday.
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