Ole Miss’s Non-Ackbar Mascot Ideas Are Just As Ridiculous

After discontinuing the Colonel Sanders-like Colonel Reb in 2003, Ole Miss is looking for a mascot a little more modern than a plantation owner as part of a wide-ranging effort to seem less faintly racist to outsiders—they also stopped playing “Dixie” recently.

Their campaign saw an internet-celebrated push for Admiral Ackbar that unfortunately fell foul to copyright law and Mississippi’s general desire to not be the dorkiest college in the country. (If Georgia Tech was looking for a new mascot, on the other hand…)

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6/28/10