Larry Bird's alma mater of Indiana State University has what kind of tree for a mascot?

8:33 AM, Dec 7, 2012   |    comments
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d. Sycamore

Bird was born on Dec. 7, 1956.  He ended up at Indiana State almost by accident.

Bird began his college career at the much larger Indiana University. But coming from a small town, the big campus was too much for him.  So he dropped out after less than a month and went to work for his hometown highway department.

After a year of patching potholes, Bird was ready to try college again and decided that Indiana State was a better fit for him.







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