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Thursday, 14 October 2010

Ole Miss (Mississippi) University chooses new mascot - Black Bear

Left: Ole Colonel Reb - Mascot of Mississippi University sports since 1940 was scrapped after complaints in 2003.

The reason for dumping ole colonel Reb was that supposedly he represented a plantation owner, thus racist.

How ridiculous when Ole Reb is a Colonel!

Ole Miss University is now the laughing stock of the South after Black Bear has been chosen as the new mascot.

It is a sad day for Mississippians as people from that state have referred to themselves as 'ole Miss rebels' for over fifty years.

For opinions on this news listen to the broadcast for 14.10.2010 on Radio Free Mississipi

Left: The new mascot of Ole Miss University - Black Bear.

The Clarion Ledger reports - The Rebel Mascot Selection Committee announced this morning that the Rebel Black Bear won the online vote for the new on-field mascot for the University of Mississippi Rebels.

The committee made the recommendation to Ole Miss leaders Wednesday night following an analysis of the latest poll of Ole Miss students, faculty, staff, alumni and season ticket holders. Sixty-two percent of those polled supported the Rebel Black Bear, the committee announced in a news release. The Rebel Land Shark drew 56 percent support, and Hotty Toddy drew 42 percent. Read more


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