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William and Mary Names New Mascot

April 7, 2010

The College of William and Mary has selected a griffin as its new mascot.

The selection of the mythical monster with the body of a lion and the head, wings and claws of a lion was announced Tuesday by President Taylor Reveley at an event on the Williamsburg campus.

The griffin emerged the winner among four other finalists: a pug, a phoenix, a wren and royalty, represented by a king and a queen.

William and Mary began searching for a mascot after the NCAA ruled that the university's green and gold feather logo could be offensive to Native Americans.

William & Mary for decades was known as the Indians. The school changed its nickname to the Tribe in the 1980s.


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