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Otto’s Top 10

Why Otto is an awesome mascot.

Well, first of all, he embodies the just-won’t-quit energy and drive every Syracuse University athletic team displays on the field and on the court. And not only is he unique and really easy to spot in a crowd, he’s fuzzy and fun and children just adore him.

Even Sports Illustrated loves Otto. In fact, the magazine has declared him the top mascot in this year’s NCAA Tournament, saying, “This little round mound of joy has the benefit of A) looking like a basketball; B) staying super small and compact, so the costume can fit into overhead compartments; and C) being a gosh-darned orange wearing sweatpants.”

So why do you think Otto is awesome? Tweet your reasons to @SyracuseU using the hashtag #ottoorange, and we’ll include the best reasons here!