Bradley students ask administrators for new mascot

Bradley University students are asking administrators at the

private Illinois school to come up with a new mascot.

The school’s nickname is the Braves, but the school hasn’t had

an official mascot in almost 20 years.

School spokesman Shelley Epstein said Wednesday that the Peoria

school’s students voted this week in a nonbinding referendum to

call on administrators to come up with what their ballots called an

“appropriate” mascot.

Epstein says administrators are expected to discuss the

students’ vote at a meeting next month but aren’t expected to act

on it.

Bradley’s nickname landed the school on a list of schools the

NCAA is watching for the use of what it calls “hostile and

abusive” use of American Indian imagery.