By Doug Roberson - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
COMMERCE — Turn left onto the dirt road. At the next fork, take the next right. Then drive to the bottom of the hill, where the flood plain looks like a jungle.
A look at Kennesaw State’s decision to have a live mascot:
February: The Board of Regents approves Kennesaw State’s financing plan for football.
February: Kennesaw State athletic director Vaughn Williams meets with noted bird trainer Daniel Walthers about the possibility of the school having a “live” mascot. They reach an agreement.
April 8: Sturgis is hatched in New York.
April 29: Sturgis is shipped to Walthers.
October: Sturgis’ name is revealed and he makes his first appearance at Kennesaw State’s “Flight Night.”