NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - After months of competition, Old Dominion University's Big Blue proved he's the king.
The Monarch's mascot won Capital One's Mascot Of The Year competition.
Big Blue was officially crowned during Sunday's bowl game on national television. The mascot received more than seven million votes during the contest.
WAVY.com was at Monarch Sports Grille near ODU for the big announcement.
"If you're at a basketball game, you can see him doing the tricks and the dancing, and the dunking, " said ODU fan Luke Shabro. "If you're at a football game, he always gets the crowd riled up, he'll play with the kids, we just got the best mascot."
Big Blue beat out Paydirt Pete from the University of Texas El Paso in the final round. The contest started last summer with 16 mascots from all over the country.
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