Saint Louis University showed off its latest mascot design Wednesday night.
Say hello to the Billiken, version 2.0.
So the university went back to the drawing board and put out an online survey to get fans’ input. More than 17,000 people responded, SLU said in a news release.
“People are clearly passionate about the Billiken,” SLU President Fred Pestello said. “This fall, members of our community asked for a platform to voice their opinions, and we listened. This new version of the mascot is the result of a collaborative process. It’s the way it ought to be.”
The university released a video on its Facebook page Wednesday night.
So far, it’s gotten mixed reviews in the comments. The video revealing the new mascot had at least 19,000 views on SLU’s Facebook page and was shared more than 200 times by Thursday morning.