By The Associated Press
PEORIA - Bradley University will continue to call its sports teams the Braves and may look to add a mascot to go along with the nickname.
The private university in Peoria surveyed students and alumni and found strong support for the nickname. Most of the 4,100 respondents also favor the addition of an unspecified mascot.
School officials say Bradley stopped using a mascot at some point before 1990 as pressure to drop American Indian mascots increased.
But Bradley, the University of Illinois and 16 other schools were targeted by the NCAA in 2005 over their use of American Indian sports-team names and mascots.
Bradley convinced the NCAA that its use of Braves wasn't hostile toward American Indians, but the school for several years continued to draw scrutiny.