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Vote in the Name-the-Bengal Contest

Vote in the Name-the-Bengal Contest

Posted: November 2, 2012

It is the season for voting, and in this “election” you have a chance to play a part in Buffalo State history: Your vote decides the new name for the Bengal, the college’s beloved mascot.

Vote through Buffalo State’s official Facebook page. Don’t have a Facebook account? E-mail your vote to

In April 2012, Buffalo State ran an open call for suggestions to help put a name to this familiar face.

Some terrific recommendations poured in via e-mail and through Facebook. A top ten list including the most frequently submitted names was assembled and is now ready for voting.

Presenting the Candidates:











A Little Bit of History
Buffalo State did not have an official mascot for its sports teams until 1969. That year, a contest was held to find a mascot and the Bengal tiger was put forward. A perfect match for the college’s official colors of black and orange, the Bengal has been a familiar presence at athletics events and homecoming ever since. Yet, the Bengal has never had an official name. Until now.

Like Buffalo State on Facebook to stay up-to-date on “late-breaking” name developments, and…don’t forget to vote!

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