Cleveland, Mississippi: The Fighting Okra

A vegetable with boxing gloves is the unofficial mascot of Delta State University. No statue, but plenty of items to buy, emblazoned with the pugnacious veggy.
Address:
Coahoma St., Cleveland, MS
Directions:
West side of town. From Hwy 8/W. Sunflower Rd, turn south at the main entrance onto the campus of Delta State University. You'll see a large building straight ahead, at the far end of the long, grassy campus quad. That's the H.L. Nowell Student Union, where you can purchase Fighting Okra regalia at the Jimmy R. Williams Bookstore.
Hours:
M-F 8-5 (Call to verify)
Phone:
662-846-4640
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Fighting Okra.

The Fighting Okra

Possibly the strangest college mascot is 'The Fighting Okra" from Delta State University. Go there to get a t-shirt. You know you want one.

[Tom, 01/06/2013]

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