Administrators to discuss request

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- Bradley University students are asking administrators at the private Illinois school to come up with a new mascot.

The school's nickname is the Braves, but the school hasn't had an official mascot in almost 20 years.

School spokesman Shelley Epstein said Wednesday that the Peoria school's students voted this week in a nonbinding referendum to call on administrators to come up with what their ballots called an "appropriate" mascot.

Epstein says administrators are expected to discuss the students' vote at a meeting next month but aren't expected to act on it.

Bradley's nickname landed the school on a list of schools the NCAA is watching for the use of what it calls "hostile and abusive" use of American Indian imagery.