LUBBOCK -- Raider Red, Texas Tech University's costumed public relations mascot has made it to the final four in the Capital One 2012 Mascot Challenge. Red took second place out of 16 mascots in regular season voting to contend for the most votes nationwide. The playoffs are a single-elimination vote with two rounds remaining.
"Since the final four and final rounds come during academic finals and graduation weeks, we need everyone - students, staff, alumni and community members to vote as many times as they can, all week long," said Stephanie Rhode, director for Texas Tech's spirit squads. "And we need all of those folks who do vote, to encourage everyone they know to vote as well."
The Capital One National Mascot of the Year is determined by Internet voting. Fans can vote unlimited times at capitalonebowl.com/vote. Twitter voters must use the hashtag #CapitalOneRaiderRed.