After voting is over, a winner will be randomly selected from the voters to receive a Marshall prize package.
"Each person who votes is entered to win in this contest, but you can only vote once" Bajus said. "By sharing a link or posting about it, you're entered again, so everyone has two chances to win."
The winner will receive four tickets to the Aug. 31 football game against Miami University of Ohio; four Marshall University hooded sweatshirts, a game day tailgate spot and a tailgate snack platter. The winner will be contacted via email.
The university hopes to debut the new costume at this year's homecoming game on Oct. 5.
Marco's current version made its debut in 2008. Bajus said that although the design was generally well received, not everyone was happy with the change.
"We had a lot of people who were just really big fans of the classic Marco and were bummed when we got of him," she said. "Now we want to see if we go back to the classic look or keep the newer one."
Throughout the years, the Thundering Herd's mascot has had many different looks.
In the '30s, the buffalo stood on all fours and was made of paper mache. Then in 1954, Marco was introduced as a costumed student. In the late '60s and early '70s, Marshall used two mascots: Marco, and another real bison. In 1973, a female counterpart named Marsha was introduced, but later was retired after only a few years.
Marco's costume design evolved over the years from an unadorned buffalo to one wearing a full football uniform.
To submit your vote on Marco's new look, visit www.facebook.com/marshallu.
Contact writer Charles Young at charles.yo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796