The mascot was changed to Eagle - Braves


Status: Resolved
Established: 1967
Resolved: 2004

Robert A. Clark, the President of Husson University in Bangor, said his school was able to avoid the controversy. Husson used Braves as its athletics mascot from 1967 until 2004.

“The Braves were the mascot of the institution for a long time based on the history between the Penobscot Indians and the university and there was this sense of, how do we move forward institutionally?” said Clark.

Clark, who became Husson’s president in 2010, said the transition to Eagles had already taken hold by then.

"Husson officials considered 100 mascot alternatives over a period of three years. The process was organized by a nine-member committee that included Warren Caruso, the men’s basketball head coach."

- Excerpt from "Maine high schools retain Indian mascots despite controversy" - Bangor Daily News


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