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Photo: Bradley University Unveils New Confusing Gargoyle Mascot

Bradley University unveiled its first mascot since 1996 today, and...well the last iteration of Pierre the Pelican has some company in the "horrifying mascot" club.

Bradley, whose teams are called the Braves, decided to go with a gargoyle mascot. The school's campus features four different gargoyle statues, so it makes some sense. Still, this seems like a strange choice for a mascot...

">@bradleyu unveiled its new stone-faced mascot and it will haunt you. http://t.co/2QygIHF2JG / pic.twitter.com/adAeYhnbUH

— Sporting News (@sportingnews)

Today @bradleyu unveiled its new stone-faced mascot and it will haunt you. http://t.co/2QygIHF2JG / pic.twitter.com/adAeYhnbUH

— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 23, 2014

">February 23, 2014

The Peoria Journal-Star released a video of the unveiling of "Kaboom!"

He even has his own Twitter account.

">@DaveSnellKaboom: http://t.co/K7QO6R0hSY#AllAbouttheB

— Kaboom! (@BradleyKaboom)

Now that the debut game is over, check out my interview with @DaveSnellKaboom: http://t.co/K7QO6R0hSY#AllAbouttheB

— Kaboom! (@BradleyKaboom) February 23, 2014

">February 23, 2014

This is all very strange, but at least it's original.