Admiral Ackbar Continues to Fight the Battle for Ole Miss
Over the past few months thedailyjim.com has continued to bring you the happenings from the University of Mississippi where the Rebels are looking to replace ousted mascot, Colonel Reb. Our super accurate reporting style continues as news develops in Oxford Mississippi.
While the Colonel can no longer be reached for comment, one contender vyiing for his position, famed Rebel Alliance leader Admiral Ackbar, has taken to Twitter to further his campaign (although he doesn’t update much – I assume because his big finger/claw things are kinda rough on texting).
The Associated Press reports that online mascot voting by the Ole Miss students, faculty, staff, alumni, and football season ticket holders will begin this Monday, June 28th and continue through July 5th. This will narrow the field from over 1,000 to just Admiral Ackbar and ten guys who don’t have a chance (Face it, the Admiral is a military genius … he can probably figure out the rules to football in an afternoon).
Read the full AP article below, then go do something else.
Associated Press – June 24, 2010 5:44 PM ET
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The search for a new mascot for the University of Mississippi enters a new phase on Monday when students, alumni and faculty will vote online on their top choices.
The Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee has received more than 1,000 mascot idea submissions. The list will be narrowed to 11 after the voting ends July 5.
The vote is open to students, staff, faculty, football season ticket holders and members of the alumni association. They’ll rank their top 11 choices using a code.
Students voted Feb. 22 to pursue a new mascot to replace Colonel Reb, a caricature of an Old South gentleman.
After next week’s voting, the committee will decide which ideas will be developed as color drawings.
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