Wednesday, March 4, 2015

UIS hopes to pick new mascot by April

The University of Illinois Springfield athletics department will retire Cozmo — its mascot — and start looking for a successor.

UIS decided in 2014 to stick with the moniker Prairie Stars after considering a new nickname.

A search for a replacement begins in March with an anticipated announcement in April. A campus mascot committee including broad student representation will convene to facilitate ideas from the campus community.

The story was reported by The State Journal-Register on March 4, 2015.

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