Landshark Wins by Landslide with 81 Percent of Vote

Photo by Julia Chisholm

The Ole Miss Associated Student Body announced tonight that over 81 percent of Ole Miss students have voted in favor of the Landshark becoming Ole Miss’ official mascot. With more than 4,100 student voters, ASB officers said in the announcement that they have “heard your voice.”

“We are incredibly excited to announce the results of our recent Landshark poll,” the announcement reads. “This represents a step forward toward fulfilling the University Creed more and more in our everyday lives, further tightening the bonds between all members of the Ole Miss family and uniting the student body behind a mascot that embodies the true spirit of our great university.”

The ASB also said in the announcement, they will move forward by providing university leaders with an official document detailing the opinion of students.

It goes on to say, “We hope this will be the catalyst for a transition toward a new mascot, the Landshark… It is clear that the student body believes the Landshark deserves to represent our school’s spirit on the field, in the Grove and in our hearts.”

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  1. For this change to happen, the administration would have to agree. That would require them to admit they blew it when they forced that stupid bear on the students and fans.

    Ole miss administrators have never been very good about admitting mistakes.

  2. “The Shark won by a landslide!!” ……….That’s like being declared the winner of the Indy 500 when you are the only car with an engine allowed in the race………duuhhhhhh……

  3. The previous decision for the official mascot of Ole Miss was won by the “Rebel Black Bear” by a vote of 1-0.

    Dan Jones cast the deciding vote in favor. Ole Miss Students, fans, alumni, and staff vote total was 0.