What's in a name? Amid violence, Marist sheds 'Shooter' mascot moniker
CLOSE The Marist College athletic department changed the name of its mascot from 'Shooter' to 'Frankie' because of ongoing gun violence in the country and the stigma attached to the term 'shooter.'
If you've been to a basketball or football game at Marist College over the past four decades, you've seen him.
He's the one in the faux fur, wearing over-sized sneakers and a big smile, handing out high-fives to fans and dancing through timeouts.
He's the Red Fox everyone knows, though you may not know his name, anymore.
Amid a growing epidemic of gun violence and mass shootings across... read more