Despite Governor Peay X winning 64 percent of the votes during the mascot election, The Gov is the the mascot attending basketball games.
According to Director of Corporate Relations Alaric Klinghard, Governor Peay X is going to be the mascot attending athletic events while The Gov will be the mascot going out into the community.
“There is a hierarchy in mascots that we have now, and so Governor Peay X will take over basketball and be our traditional mascot, and The Gov will hold his place in the community and going to elementary schools and being youth-focused,” Klinghard said to The Leaf Chronicle.
Klinghard said even though The Gov won with less votes than Peay X, the election was not rigged.
“When it came down to it, tradition held strong,” Klinghard said. “I think a lot of people expected it to be rigged for The Gov, but that is not how it works. There is a certain amount of integrity involved when you have an election and you allow people to vote, and that is how it ended up.”
Despite Klinghard saying Governor Peay X will be the basketball mascot, Governor Peay X has only attended one women’s basketball game, after The All State published two back-to-back articles about Governor Peay X not making appearances.
On Nov. 30, 2015, APSU Athletics released a search campaign for Peay X. Athletics posted a clue every Friday until Dec. 18, 2015.
Although athletics posted four clues, they never revealed where Peay X is.
It is still unknown where Peay X is and why he has not made any appearances after winning 64 percent of the election votes.