Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ole Miss's New Mascot

Ole Miss announced its new mascot today: the Rebel Black Bear. The idea for a bear comes from the fact that longtime Oxford, Mississippi resident and Nobel-Prize winning author William Faulkner wrote the short story "The Bear". There is an estimated population of 50-100 black bears living in Mississippi. Colonel Reb, Ole Miss's previous mascot, was banned in 2003 due to political correctness.

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