BLUEFIELD Va. (NEWS RELEASE) -- It's official. The Bluefield College Ram mascot has a new name, and a winning one, too.
Victor E. Ram was the choice of students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni and friends who participated in the fall naming contest, and the new Ram – new uniform and all – will be introduced Saturday, September 21 during Bluefield College's home football opener at Mitchell Stadium at 6 p.m.
Earlier this fall, the BC Student Union Board launched a naming contest for the Ram mascot, a brand new likeness created for the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. One hundred thirty-five names were submitted by members of the BC family as potential winners of the contest, including Delgado (in memory of former academic dean Dr. Primitivo Delgado), Jean Claude Van Ram, Rowdy, Aries, Cam the Ram and Sir Ram a Lot, along with Rocky, Ramsey and Rambo who joined Victor E. Ram as the top four most popular submissions and fan favorites.
In a final playoff stage, 174 votes were cast for the top four, with Victor E. Ram garnering 54 votes, Rambo 50, Ramsey 41 and Rocky 29.
Victor E. will make his first public appearance when the Rams football team battles Kentucky Christian University under the lights at Mitchell Stadium on Saturday, September 21. The game is also Local Youth Football Night. Students through grade 12 wearing their youth or school team football jersey will be admitted to the Rams' game for free.
Tickets for the BC home football opener may be purchased online at www.bluefield.edu/gameday or at the gate the day of the game for $7 for adults and $3 for students through grade 12. Come out and meet Victor, get your picture made with the new Ram, and enjoy a little bit of college football action.
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