March 14, 2010
A Rebel From Another Galaxy
When the University of Mississippi abandoned its on-field mascot, in 2003, administrators probably expected students to push for a replacement like the tigers or alligators of rival teams. They certainly did not expect a campaign for Admiral Ackbar, the alien commander of the rebel alliance in Star Wars.
But that is just what some students are proposing as the new symbol of the Ole Miss Rebels.
Administrators did away with the previous mascot, Colonel Reb, an