Dixie State College Closer to Getting Mascot

Dixie State College Closer to Getting Mascot

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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) -- Preliminary voting has narrowed the list of potential new nicknames for Dixie State College's mascot to six from about 25 candidates.

The St. George school got rid of the Confederate Rebel as its mascot five years ago, and quickly did away with its successor, a modern-day rebel intended to resemble the film character, Indiana Jones.

The school never came up with a new replacement and the issue faded away.

The school plans to keep the nickname "the Rebels" no matter what the mascot is.

Among the potential new mascots making the cut were a red hawk, roadrunner, scorpion, coyote, some kind of dragon-dinosaur-reptile-type creature and something along the lines of a blaze-sun-comet-fireball.

Among mascot choices that were discarded through the voting process were a rock, bulldog, ghost, ox, bat, bear, bobcat, bull-longhorn, chipmunk, crow, desert hare, raptor, Gila monster, horse-colt, mountain lion, pit bull, raccoon, rattlesnake and wolf.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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