Monday, April 25, 2011

Bravehawk chosen as new mascot at Alcorn State

Ole Miss won't be the only university with a new mascot on the football field this fall. After a quiet, months-long process, Alcorn State University has overwhelmingly selected the bravehawk as its new sideline spirit builder.

Alcorn athletic teams still will be known as the "Braves" but a costumed hawk will cheer alongside them, in a move similar to the University of Mississippi's plan to incorporate a new black bear mascot to represent the Rebels.

"We knew it was something that had to be done," said Corey Cooper, a senior radiation technology major from Vicksburg who served on the mascot committee. "The mascot sets the mood, so there was a big need for it." The effort to adopt a new on-field mascot at Alcorn has nearly mirrored ...


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