Big Jay to Appear on Wheel of Fortune's College Road Trip Week

Oct. 25, 2005


Big Jay will be appearing on Wheel of Fortune with the other members of the Capital One All America Mascot Team as part of the show’s College Road Trip Week. The mascots are on the show to support their fellow college students who will be participating on the show’s College Road Trip theme week from Monday, Oct. 24 thru Oct. 28.

Big Jay was excited at the chance to support his fellow Jayhawks as they compete on the show. “This is my chance to give my support back to the fans that have been supporting me during the mascot challenge,” said Big Jay. Wheel of Fortune airs weekdays, check local listings for time and channel.

Mascot Challenge Update:

Big Jay lost his week seven matchup in the Capital One Mascot Challenge, falling to Sam the Minuteman (2-5) of the University of Massachusetts. The loss moves Big Jay’s record to 2-5 and puts him in 12th place overall. He will now take on fellow fowl, Cocky (3-4), of the University of South Carolina. “It’s time to see who the bigger bird is,” said Big Jay.

Fans can help Big Jay in his bid to defeat Cocky by voting daily at the voting website, or via text message by sending the code M2 to 4ESPN (43776). Voting for Big Jay’s matchup against Cocky will end Monday, Oct. 31, at 7:59 a.m.

Each week, Big Jay will be matched up against a mascot from a different school. Voting periods for each matchup will run from 8:00 a.m. Monday to 7:59 a.m. the following Monday. On Nov. 21, the regular season ends and the mascots with the top six overall records in head-to-head matchups advance to the playoffs. The playoffs will be single elimination and will consist of three rounds. Voting for the championship match will run from Dec. 5 to Dec. 19, with the winner being crowned Jan. 2, 2006, at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando, Fla.