Ole Miss Students Have Voted 'Yes' To Changing Mascot To Landshark
Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports
This past Friday Ole Miss' Associated Student Body announced that 81-percent of the 4,100 students voted to change their mascot from the current black bear to the Landshark. Per The Daily Mississippian...
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“We hope this will be a catalyst for a transition toward a new mascot, the Landshark,” the announcement read. “We believe that affection for the Landshark serves as a symbolic rallying point, something lovingly embraced among students from a variety of backgrounds- races, religions, creeds, or political affiliations. To that end, it is clear that the student body believes the Landshark deserves to represent our school’s spirit on the field, in the Grove, and in our hearts.”
Should this happen?

(CollegeSpun)
Filed Under: Ole Miss Sports
Originally published on SECRant.com

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24 Comments
Vitter just confirmed. They are now officially tLandsharks lol.
Reply2 months
Just let its mascot be a fat, blonde white chick and call it a mud shark.
Reply2 months
How about the Banana bears?
Reply3 months
Great white shark. So racist
Reply3 months
the white man was land shark. Still racist. Not impressed.
Reply3 months
A lot of college programs are built on traditions. But all traditions have to start somewhere. I think it is a cool name, but it will take some time to get used to. A few generations before it becomes the norm. I know them as the rebels, that's what I've always known them as, and that's who I'll always know them as.
Reply3 months
"His mama named him Cassius Clay! Imma call him Clay!" lol
3 months
They missed the opportunity to just give George Lucas a pile of money, leave the name the rebels and change the mascot to admiral Akbar.
Reply3 months
lololol @ ole miss; they dont even have even balls to keep their ole colonel mascot. But KFC can come on tv in a foghorn leghorn accident screaming "Finger lickin', finger lickin', finger lickin'" all throughout the football games during commercials. Unbelievable that a stae full of good ole baws would cave to something they hold so dear just b/c of the sjw, smfh
Reply3 months
Because Colonel Sanders was a real person...not a slaveowner or a plantation owner. Hard to call a person playing a role of someone that actually existed racist, unless that person himself was a racist.
3 months
Considering the local species is the LOUISIANA black bear, it makes sense to change. But a catfish would be better. It honors the Mississippi River and the fact that Ole Miss is a bottom feeder.
Reply3 months
How humiliating. Didn't the beaver steal that from some shitty Jimmy Buffett song?
Reply3 months
What about the thousands of alumni who don't want this to happen.
Reply3 months
Slackaveli00 lololol @ ole miss admin; they dont even have enough balls to keep their ole colonel mascot. But KFC can come on tv in a foghorn leghorn accident screaming "Finger lickin', finger lickin', finger lickin'" all throughout the football games during commercials. Unbelievable that a state full of good ole baws would cave to something they hold so dear just b/c of the sjw, smfh
3 months
What about the swim teams?
Reply3 months
They don't have a swim team
3 months
they don't have a swim team? geez how poor are they?
3 months
Too close with "landed sharks", Jim McElwain is already undressing.
Reply3 months
Should've changed names to the white bears.
Reply3 months
Black bear lives matter
Reply3 months
Just when I thought they couldn't get gay things up any more in Oxford...
Reply3 months
Just when I think things can't get any worse for LSU as a program, I read stuff like this and I'm always reminded "Thank God for Mississippi". We could always be worse off, even after a loss to Troy. At least we don't want to change our mascot to the freaking landsharks. Lolol.
Reply3 months
It will be fine until BLM deems it racist
Reply3 months
That poor black bear..
Reply3 months
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