Ole Miss Students Decide To Replace Colonel Reb

University of Mississippi students voted Tuesday to start looking for a mascot to fill the void left by Colonel Reb.

The old Southern gent with a cane and floppy hat was booted as the on-field mascot in 2003 as the school continued its move away from Old South symbols. Since then, the teams have been without an on-field mascot.

In Tuesday's vote, students had to decide whether the university should begin looking for a successor to the colonel. Some of his die-hard fans had been campaigning against the move.

Ole Miss senior Hannah Loy says she's disappointed with the vote. She says Colonel Reb's image has been misconstrued by an older generation.

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  • by Shelby Location: Fairhope AL on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:36 AM
    If this vote passes we are just one step closer to lossing our identity. Every other nationality in this country is aloud to openly celebrate thier culture. All of these cultures at one point have had slaves or been cuktural bullys. I myself am sickend by the thought of changing anything that prtains to my culture because some people cant get over themselves. Get a life or a job for that matter.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 at 04:56 AM
    History is history. Like it or not. We shouldn't change for a few complainers.
  • by Just saying on Feb 24, 2010 at 04:53 AM
    What goes around comes around. You can not please everyone. People just like to complain and nag. I hate naggers.
  • by dsg Location: ENC on Feb 23, 2010 at 07:41 PM
    A shame that so much is made of harmless mascots especially by those who know nothing of its tradition but only want to complain or "cry" about their personal feelings. Get real.

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