Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, June 30, 2014

Big Ten mascots, including newbies Testudo and the Scarlet Knight, are on the loose in the nation's capitol to celebrate Maryland and Rutgers' move to the Big Ten, which become official Tuesday. See some of our favorite pictures from the mascots' visits to the White House, Washington Monument and so much more in this post.

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