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SLU's Billiken mascot has a new look and not a lot of fans

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Billiken mascot's new look (Credit: St. Louis University / Facebook) Billiken mascot's new look (Credit: St. Louis University / Facebook)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis University unveiled a new look for their mascot.

The university posted a video to their Facebook page Tuesday night that showed the new look of the Billiken mascot.

After the video was posted, some took to the comment section to express their thoughts.

“One of my two children-both of whom are Billiken kids- just said about this: “That’s terrifying; that’s horrifying.” I don’t think she meant that in a good way,” Tobias Winright posted.

"I’m an alumni and men’s basketball season ticket holder... I DO NOT LIKE this new Billiken. The face is scary and disturbing. Please go back to the Billiken we all know and love,” wrote Tracy Janson Geldmacher.

“Not to be a downer, SLU, but can we have the old Billiken back? I love my alma mater but I can’t cheer for this version of the Billiken,” Amanda Honigfort posted.

The Billiken’s new look was also a hot topic on Twitter following the unveiling.

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