Chowan University Announces New Mascot

Move over Braves, there's a new Hawk in town.

Thursday morning, Chowan University in Murfreesboro in Hertford County announced they will now be known as the Hawks. Why the change in mascots from the Braves? A new NCAA policy prohibiting the display of Native American mascots which are deemed "hostile and abusive."

It's been an eight month process to come up with a new mascot. The old mascot the Braves had been used since the 1940's.