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Voting to narrow Ole Miss mascot list begins Monday

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The search for a new mascot for the University of Mississippi enters a new phase on Monday when students, alumni and faculty will vote online on their top choices.

The Ole Miss Mascot Selection Committee has received more than 1,000 mascot idea submissions.

The list will be narrowed to 11 after the voting ends July 5.

The vote is open to students, staff, faculty, football season ticket holders and members of the alumni association.

They will rank their top 11 choices using a code.

Students voted Feb. 22 to pursue a new mascot to replace Colonel Reb, a caricature of an Old South gentleman.

After next week's voting, the committee will decide which ideas will be developed as color drawings.

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