Ole Miss is going to get rid of their decades-long mascot, Colonel Reb. It is all the "get rid of the symbols of the Old Confederacy thing."
But it is tough to come up with a new symbol for a school in the South known as the Rebels. You might say there isn't any symbol on the planet they could co-opt without it either being a let down or fraught with some other controversey.
That's not a problem, though, since some Ole Miss students are going intergalactic in their quest for a mascot.
Who better to represent the Rebels than the Leader of the REBEL ALLIANCE?