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#VoteAzul to a third-straight A-Sun ‘Mascot of the Year’ honor

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Azul pumps up the crowd during a home basketball game. (EN Photo / Kelli Krebs)

The two-time defending Atlantic Sun Conference Most Valuable Mascot of the Year, FGCU’s Azul The Eagle, begins his title defense today as the 2015 A-Sun Mascot Cup gets underway.

Over a two-week span, the league’s seven other mascots will compete via different social media platforms for the most votes to de-crown Azul. Fans will have the ability to vote for Azul on four different social media platforms, beginning today with Facebook.

Following the opening week, the field will be narrowed to the top-four vote getters from all platforms combined. The top-two vote getters from the semifinal round will then meet in the final before the 2015 champion will be crowned on Thursday, July 23.

Below is detailed information for how to vote each day this week for Azul. Voting each days runs only from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern.

Monday, July 13: Facebook
Visit the A-Sun Facebook page (Facebook.com/AtlanticSunConference) and like, share and comment on the photo of Azul. A like or a share represents one vote and 10 comments equal one vote.

Tuesday, July 14: Instagram
Visit the A-Sun Instagram account (@Atlantic_Sun) and like and comment on Azul’s photo. One like equals one vote, while 10 comments will count as one vote.

Wednesday, July 15: Twitter
Visit the A-Sun Twitter account (@AtlanticSun) and retweet and favorite the photo of Azul. Additionally, fans can tweet using the hashtag VoteAzul and also retweet tweets which have the hashtag in them. All tweets, retweets and favorites represent one vote each.

Thursday, July 16: Vine
Visit the A-Sun Vine account (Atlantic Sun) and view the six-second video of Azul. Every 10 loops (the video will automatically start over after it ends) equals one vote, while a re-vine of the video will count as one vote.

Friday, July 17: No Voting

The final four mascots will compete next Monday and Tuesday in the semifinals, with the championship set for next Thursday. Additional information about the semifinals will be announced next week.

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