Sparky the Sun Devil “Sparks” Controversy

By Brian Shields

Tue Mar 12th, 2013 11:59pm America/Los_Angeles

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PHOENIX (AP) – Sparks are flying — over the new Sparky.

Some students and alumni don’t like Arizona State University’s re-worked mascot, Sparky the Sun Devil.

Sparky now has big eyes and bulging muscles.

The campus paper says Sparky looks the like the kind of villain that scares kids and haunts your dreams. Business major and student senator Austin Lincoln says the new Sparky is creepy.

Lincoln wants Sparky banned from sporting events.

University President Michael Crow says administrators will meet with students to discuss the issue.

The student government may put Sparky to a campus-wide vote next month.

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