A look back at Sparky the Sun Devil mascot
Not long after Arizona State changed from the bulldogs to the Sun Devils, Sparky the Sun Devil was born. Over the years, Sparky has become a much recognized and beloved athletic mascot that embodies the ASU spirit.
Here, Sparky entertains football fans during a game in 1965.
By 1970, Sparky's look had changed a bit.
The Sparky costume in 1977.
Sparky takes to the basketball court in 1983.
Sparky goes for a slam dunk on the court in 1983.
Sparky, the Sun Devil, in 1985.
Sparky shows off his basketball skills. Photo from 1988.
A more modern looking Sparky emerged in 2002.
Sparky poses on A Mountain in 2003.
Sparky's look stayed much the same over the next few years. Here, Sparky is seen in 2005.
Sparky cheers alongside fans in 2005.
In 2007 Sparky's look changed slightly, with a rounder face and more distinct goatee.
Sparky in 2009.
Sparky poses with one of ASU's solar panels in 2011. The mascot has kept this look through to today.