Arizona State unveils new ‘Sparky’

Mar 1, 2013, 9:25 PM | Updated: 11:02 pm

The Arizona State Sun Devils have given their mascot a face lift.

In a press conference Friday, the school unveiled a new ‘Sparky’.

According to the school, the newly designed mascot will be used in a variety of applications and is meant to appeal to a younger audience. A press release states you can expect to see the new Sparky in comic books, children’s books and animated productions.

The new-look Sparky will make his first athletic appearence at ASU’s spring football game in April.

The “old” Sparky is not being replaced, however, as the university will continue to use it on merchandise and in other areas.

The design was a collaborative effort between the school and Disney.

Arizona State Football

Arizona State QB Jaden Rashada...

Arizona Sports

Former ASU quarterback Jaden Rashada sues Florida coach Billy Napier, Gators boosters

Former Arizona State quarterback Jaden Rashada filed a lawsuit against Florida Gators head coach Billy Napier and boosters at the school.

7 hours ago

Wide receiver Elijhah Badger #2 of the Arizona State Sun Devils catches a 65-yard touchdown recepti...

Arizona Sports

Former ASU WR Elijhah Badger transfers to Florida after considering Arizona

Former Arizona State wide receiver Elijhah Badger is transferring to Florida, choosing the SEC school after considering Arizona.

4 days ago

Michael Crow, ASU president...

Jesse Morrison

State of the Sun Devils Podcast: Graham Rossini is reportedly Arizona State’s next AD

On the latest edition of the State of the Sun Devils podcast, the guys discussed the expected hire of Graham Rossini as ASU's next AD.

6 days ago

Arizona State is expected to name Executive Senior Associate AD and Chief Business Officer Graham R...

Arizona Sports

Reports: Arizona State expected to name Graham Rossini as athletic director

Arizona State is expected to name Executive Senior Associate AD and Chief Business Officer Graham Rossini as the new athletic director.

7 days ago

Arizona State men's basketball coach Bobby Hurley...

Kevin Zimmerman

ASU’s Bobby Hurley, Kenny Dillingham have recruiting juice despite half-year without AD

Bobby Hurley and Kenny Dillingham have recruiting momentum despite Arizona State hitting the half-year mark without and athletic director.

7 days ago

Arizona State unveils new ‘Sparky’