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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?

Ole Miss Mon Calamari Mascot?

StarWars.com Team | February 24, 2010

University of Mississippi is looking for a new on-field mascot and they have their eye on Admiral Ackbar. While some fans think it might be “a trap,” students are very serious in their quest to replace their old mascot Colonel Reb with the beloved Mon Calamari.

According to the site urging for his promotion — Notatrap.org:

We here at Notatrap are in full support of Admiral Ackbar for the new Mascot for the Ole Miss Rebels. Who wants a Colonel when you could have an Admiral?

There’s also a flyer to download in case you want to show your support.

You can also follow them on Twitter here.

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SOURCES: TMZ, AJC