Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Admiral Ackbar Voted New "Ole Miss" Mascot

I was in high school back in 1986, when a mild furore erupted in California after the college students at UC Santa Cruz succeeded in having a cartoon "banana slug" made the school's official mascot.  Well, it's taken almost 25 years, but students at the University of Mississippi (or "Ole Miss") may finally have topped that.  The school is looking to update its image by replacing it's current mascot, the Confederacy evoking "Colonel Reb."  According to a TMZ article that you can read HERE, the students have now voted in favor of another 'rebel' (of a sort) as the new mascot: Star Wars' Admiral Ackbar.

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