UNLV Officially Ditches ‘Hey Reb’ Mascot; Keeps Rebels Nickname

Las Vegas - February 5, 2010: Hey Reb, a Western frontiersman, Statue at UNLV . Unveiled in September 2007 in the Courtyard of the Richard Tam Alumni Center.

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The “Hey Reb!” mascot is no more. This week, UNLV officials announced that the school would be ditching the mascot but keeping the “Rebels” nickname.

University president Keith Whitfield announced the news in a letter the university community.

The “Hey Reb!” mascot was under fire for its connections to the Confederacy.

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