ASU's Mascot Review Committee To Recommend Changes to Board of Trustees

JONESBORO, AR - Arkansas State University's Mascot Review Committee is meeting today, and in this morning's session passed a resolution to recommend a mascot and nickname change to the university's board of trustees.

The committee also passed a resolution to recommend to the board that a national marketing firm to assist in finding a new mascot and nickname for ASU's athletic teams.

ASU is under pressure from the NCAA to change the "Indians" team mascot and nicknames to a more politically correct moniker.

The board is not scheduled to meet again until September, but there is a possibility that the panel could meet in a specially-called session before then.

This morning's meeting began at 10 a.m, and is expected to continue until 2 p.m.

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(K8 Reporter Brett Garrett contributed to this report.)