ARKANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY (KAIT) - ASU is set to retire the Indian mascot with a final farewell tonight.
The selection process appears to be over, with the choice of the "Wolves" (many speculate that the final name will be "Red Wolves" though Region 8 News has not confirmed this). Now, the mascot that began it all, the Indian, will say goodbye tonight during halftime of the men's basketball game against Louisiana-Monroe.
The team will still be called the Indians until the end of the year.
The Indian mascot had been a part of ASU for 77 years. In 2005, the NCAA announced a ban on ethnically or racially "hostile" or "abusive" nicknames, mascots and imagery at championship events. Arkansas State was 1 of the schools found in violation of the policy.