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NCAA Removes ASU from Mascot Sanctions List

JONESBORO, AR - Following a formal letter delivered to the NCAA by Arkansas State University detailing steps already taken to change mascots and related imagery and requesting permission to host post-season NCAA championship events, the NCAA has responded by removing ASU from the list of colleges and universities subject to the NCAA Executive Committee's policy on the use of Native American mascots, nicknames and imagery.

The action by the NCAA immediately allows ASU to host NCAA post-season events and places the university in compliance with the NCAA's policy on the use of Native American nicknames.

Meanwhile, alumni and friends of ASU have until Wednesday (10/31) to submit suggestions for a new mascot.  Suggestions may be submitted by visiting www.astate.edu on-line and clicking on the "mascot information" link located on the home page, and then clicking on the "suggestions" link located on the left side of the mascot information page.

 

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