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Share your mascot memories

Cool, look what your friendly university archivist added to the Swem Special Collections Research Center wiki. Amy Schindler provides a way for you to “share your mascot memories.” The SCRC Wiki page for the W&M Mascot Did you spend part of your William and Mary years as one of the mascots or know someone who did? Do […]

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GUEST BLOGGER: Orange you glad you’re reading this blog?

From the Mascot Search’s Twitter feed, we know that over 70 official mascot suggestions have already been received, but just in case you have been waiting for a bit more historical mascot inspiration before submitting your idea I’m back with a guest blog about the orange and black (and white). Many students and alumni are unaware […]

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GUEST BLOGGER: The mascot search officially began on…

The current search for a new mascot is by no means the first related search at the College of William and Mary. In 1937, William and Mary’s new mascot was a pony, but he was a pony in need of a name . The men’s and women’s student organizations, which were then two separate organizations, […]

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113 years of mascot history

Do you like 17-foot alligators?  Do you have a copy of the 1924 Colonial Echo? W&M has a long and interesting history of mascots, nicknames, and who knew that way back our colors were orange and white? Thanks to the folks in University Relations for sharing this history of William & Mary mascots and nicknames. – […]

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Ebirt is truly emeritus.

A few of you have commented about Colonel Ebirt. Actually, he’s pleased with his retirement status – in fact, he’s speaking up on his own blog. Ebirt has no plans to return. Read Ebirt’s blog and you’ll be convinced that he too is ready for a new William & Mary mascot. – Susan T. Evans P.S. […]

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