Lucasfilm Chimes in on Ackbar Mascot

StarWars.com Team | February 26, 2010

Earlier in the week we blogged about University of Mississippi hoping to replace their old school mascot with none other than Admiral Ackbar, and now finally we’ve given an official statement about our beloved Mon Calamari as a possible mascot.

New York Times reports:

While a student committee to propose a new mascot is still in the early stages of formation, Lucasfilm, which produced the Star Wars movies, has given a (tongue-in-cheek) endorsement to Ackbar’s candidacy. In a statement, the studio said:

Lucasfilm is flattered that our Star Wars fans at the University of Mississippi are considering electing Admiral Ackbar as their mascot. The last time we checked in with Admiral Ackbar he was leading the Rebel Alliance Fleet on a critical mission so it will be difficult for him to show up for the games!

Read the full article here:
College Campaign for Star Wars Mascot Is Fully Operational
(via NYTimes.com)

Read more here:
Ole Miss Mon Calamari Mascot?

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