After killings, mascot won’t be called Shooter

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Updated: November 14, 2017

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Mass shootings across the nation have prompted Marist College to drop Shooter as the nickname for its sports mascot.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports that Marist College came up with a new name for the costumed mascot for its Red Foxes men’s and women’s basketball teams after last month’s mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas.

The school’s athletics department settled on Frankie, a nod to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who was born in nearby Hyde Park.

The private college in Poughkeepsie, north of New York City, debuted the new nickname during last weekend’s season openers for both teams.

Article source: http://www.espn.com/college-sports/story/_/id/21411660/shooter