It's Offical: ASU Red Wolves

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< Potts: I believe that Red Wolves is the best choice, and I've decided that that is the mascot that we would like to adopt.>

ON FRIDAY MORNING CHANCELLOR ROBERT POTTS MADE IT KNOWN TO THE A-S-U BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT HIS DECISION HAD BEEN MADE.

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[CG :0055 BLACK SNIPE - TWO LINE SUPER\ASU Red Wolves\Robert Potts\Chancellor, ASU]

< Potts: They are vicious and very aggressive. They run in packs. They can demolish a lot of different kind of opponents. >

AND WITHOUT MUCH ARGUMENT, A NEW PAGE IS ENTERED IN ASU'S HISTORY.

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< Gibson: Are you ready for a vote? All in favor say aye. All opposed. Congratulations Dr. Potts. (applause) >

THIS MEANS A NEW ERA FOR A-S-U.

BUT THE NAME WAS ONE THAT STOOD OUT FROM THE START.

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< Potts: It just resonated and the more we looked at it, it became the natural choice.>

BUT ANOTHER CHOICE STILL LINGERS FOR ARKANSAS STATE.

THIS ONE COMES DOWN TO THE COURT AS THE SEARCH FOR A NEW HEAD BASKETBALL COACH CONTINUES.

SO WITH ALL THE TALK, IS NOLAN RICHARDSON STILL IN THE RUNNING?

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< Potts: I'd like to see him, whether he's chosen or not, on this campus. He's an icon in basketball, and in this state particularly. He's a fine man.>

AND ONE THAT'S BEING DRAWING QUITE A BUZZ IN RECENT DAYS.

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< Potts: If I could get out of some of these 14, 15, 16 hour days and these flights to somewhere...it would be nice. (laughs) >

BUT JOKING ABOUT BUSINESS OR NOT, THE UNIVERSITY IS MOVING FORWARD IN THE SEARCH AND IS HAPPY FOR THE SUPPORT.

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< Potts: It's fun to be at a university that's as vibrant, and where there's so much public interest in what we do as Arkansas State University.>

SO NOW AS THE FACE OF A-S-U BEGINS TO CHANGE, THERE'S ONLY ONE THING LEFT TO SAY.

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< HOWLING >

WE ARE TOLD THE NEW LOGO FOR THE "RED WOLVES" WILL BE ON DISPLAY NEXT THURSDAY AT 11:00 IN THE STUDENT UNION BUILDING.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST GLIMPSE OF THE NEW MASCOT THAT WILL REPRESENT ARKANSAS STATE FOR YEARS TO COME.

AND TO LISTEN TO OUR COMPLETE INTERVIEW WITH CHANCELLOR POTTS ABOUT HIS THOUGHTS ON NOLAN RICHARDSON, JUST LOG ONTO KAIT-8-DOT COM.