Last week, the Ole Miss Associated Student Body announced the results of a student-wide vote to replace the Rebel Black Bear as the on-field mascot of Ole Miss with the Landshark. After over 4,100 students voted, 81% were in favor of the change. Today, Ole Miss Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter announced in a letter that the Universtiy will officially adopt the Landshark mascot.
The Landshark mascot will be unveiled before the 2018 season, effectively retiring the black bear, who has been the on-field mascot for Ole Miss since 2010.
Chancellor Vitter’s full remarks can be read below:
Jeffrey S. Vitter
Chancellor and Distinguished Professor”