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Ole Miss to vote on new mascot

(Source: WMC Action News 5/Austin McAfee) (Source: WMC Action News 5/Austin McAfee)
OXFORD, MS (WMC) -

Ole Miss may be looking for a new mascot for the second time this decade.

The Associated Student Body announced a 'Landshark Referendum' in attempt to swap Rebel Black Bear for a new Landshark mascot.

The 'landshark' gesture has been used since the school's 2008 victory over Tim Tebow's Florida Gators. Since then, the gesture has also been used in basketball and baseball.

Rebel Black Bear was voted on as mascot in 2010 after the school retired the controversial 'Colonel Reb.'

A vote on the Landshark Referendum will come September 26. If voted through, a possible design of the mascot will be revealed.

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