Media

 

The Mascot That Won’t Die (2016)
A well-produced documentary exploring the fight to preserve and promote Colonel Reb at Ole Miss.  The 26-minute film is a production of the Meek School of Journalism and New Media at the University of Mississippi.

YouTube feature of Colonel Reb Foundation at Ole Miss
Want to know the true history of the Colonel Reb Foundation? Check out the video on YouTube! In this video you will see young and old, black and white, fans of Ole Miss and LSU — and they all love the Colonel!

CRF Truth Kit
This is the official kit for the media to learn the truth about Colonel Reb.  Download your copy today.

Petition delivery to Chancellor Dan Jones
A total of 4,160 UM students signed a petition to restore Colonel Reb at Ole Miss. Former University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones snuck out of his office just before the petitions were delivered to his office on April 28, 2011.

Colonel banned from Vaught-Hemingway Stadium
“It’s a Colonel Reb thing.” Watch the ticket-wielding mascot being denied entry into a Rebel home football game.

Daily Mississippian Feb. 2010 Advertisement
This ad appeared in the student newspaper of the University of Mississippi.

Colonel Reb still enlists support, controversy as Ole Miss vote nears
Commercial Appeal article on the student vote for a new mascot February 23.

Mascot Election Day 2010
The only item presented to students in online voting is a yes-or-no question on whether a student-led process should be initiated to develop a new mascot.

New York Times on Black Bear Choice
Some criticized the former mascot, a white-goateed, cane-toting Southern plantation owner, as racist and anachronistic. But the new one, the Rebel Black Bear, has detractors, too.

CRF Road Tour visits Jackson
WAPT-TV in Jackson did a feature on the Colonel Reb Road Tour ’11. The CRF visited eight Mississippi cities in one week in June 2011.

Mascot Brouhaha 2003
Before there was a black bear, Colonel Reb toppled “Rowdy Rebel” and “Rebel Bruiser.”

Colonel Reb takes to the highway
The Tupelo Daily Journal covers the story of the Colonel Reb Foundation’s billboard hitting Oxford in 2011.

Colonel Reb Radio Ad Banned by former UM athletics director
Commercial Appeal of Memphis talks about the 2011 Colonel Reb Week, as well as the controversy surrounding the Athletic Department demanding ads on a local radio station by Colonel Reb Foundation be pulled.

New Traditions
The administration of the University of Mississippi erases Colonel Reb, adopts a Louisiana Black Bear mascot, and steals a new “tradition” from lowly Vanderbilt. All of this on pages 155-157 of the orientation book for EDHE 105, “The Ole Miss Experience.”

Misery Loves Company
The adminstration’s own Louisiana Black Bear mascot embarrasses Rebel Nation by putting a box over its head during the 2011 Homecoming loss to Louisiana Tech.

Official Logos of Ole Miss Athletics (March 2010)
For the first time since the 1940s, the Colonel Reb logo is no longer a part of the University of Mississippi. The logo was removed on March 10, 2010, as featured on this updated logo sheet manufacturers must follow when they use official marks of the University.