The Citadel's "Spike" looking to score big in mascot challenge


CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) --{} Call "Spike" an underdog if you will. This mascot at The Citadel is looking to take the big boys down and a national title to boot. "Spike", the longtime mascot at the military college, is among sixteen mascots chosen to participate in the 2014 Capital One Mascot Challenge. The Citadel says Spike is the first mascot from the Southern Conference to compete in the challenge.{} Each mascot participates in a weekly match-up against another. The winner is dependent on fan voting. Different methods of voting can garner more votes. Spike is currently going up against Georgia Tech's "Buzz".A champion will be crowned at the end of the college football season. The Citadel is hoping "Spike" can win a $20,000 scholarship that would go to the mascot program. Every school will be awarded a $5,000 scholarship just for being involved.