Ole Miss mascot options narrowed to 3

Published 8:05 am Friday, October 1, 2010

OXFORD (AP) — The choices for a new on-field mascot to replace Colonel Rebel at the University of Mississippi have been whittled down to three.

On Oct. 6, the mascot committee will release a poll including artists’ depictions of the Rebel Bear, Rebel Land Shark and Hotty Toddy.

The old mascot, a caricature of an Old South gentleman, was retired from the sidelines in 2003, and its licensing as a university trademark ended this summer.

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Alumni, students, faculty, staff and season ticket-holders will be asked for their opinions on the concepts. The poll website will be www.mascot.olemiss.edu.

The mascot selection committee eliminated Rebel Lion and Rebel Stallion.