Dixie College to Change Mascot

Dixie2At first I thought this was some kind of joke, but it turns out there is a real school with the name Dixie College.  Better yet, it’s not in the south, but in UtahDixie  of all places.  Wait, it gets better.  Their mascot is the "Rebel" and school officials are now concerned that this "nickname is [being] linked with the Confederate flag" by the general public.  If they consider the mascot to be problematic what are they going to do about the name of the school itself?  And if they do change the name of the school altogether, what are they going to do with all of their Dixie chicks?  Where will they go? 

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  • Matt Oct 3, 2007

    I don’t know if you’ve seen it already, but there’s a very interesting Wikipedia entry on Dixie in Utah. Apparently Brigham Young had cotton-planter dreams!


  • Happy Dae Oct 3, 2007

    Having dated a girl from “Dixie” Utah, I think THOSE Dixie chicks will be just fine. They also have a peculiar way of speaking, accent if you will, that is most endearing. You would like Dixie college and the folks down there.

  • Tim Lacy Oct 3, 2007

    Aside: Were there Confederate Mormons? The historical timeline, at least, would seem to allow for it. – TL

  • Cash Oct 3, 2007


    “Dixie” is the actual name used for that part of southern Utah, so “Dixie High School” is an appropriate name.


  • Dave Woodbury Oct 4, 2007

    If their petition is approved, the school would be called the University of Utah-St. George. I’m sure this issue wouldn’t have come up were they not seeking to be absorbed by the Univ. of Utah.

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