Bradley picks gargoyle as University's new mascot

Bradley picks gargoyle as University's new mascot
October 18, 2013, 10:00 pm
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CSN Staff

Bradley University had been searching for a new mascot for the last two years.

And now they've found something one-of-a-kind.

Bradley athletic director Michael Cross unveiled to the Peoria Journal Star on Friday that the school has chosen a gargoyle. 

Cross emphasized that the University would still be called the Bradley 'Braves.'

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“A very clear message was sent through the survey that said, ‘We want a mascot,’ ” Cross said. “That’s the easy part. While the gargoyle was the clear choice, a lot still needs to be worked on.”

After ditching the Native American image in the 80s and 90s, Bradley introduced a Bobcat in 1994 but it was short-lived.

The gargoyle will be only the third mascot in school history.

Bradley will become the only Division 1 school with a gargoyle mascot.