Holy Cross Will Drop Knight Mascot

March 16, 2018

A month ago, the College of the Holy Cross announced that it would reject calls that it change its team names from "Crusaders." But this week the college announced that it would drop use of a knight as the mascot and symbol of the teams.

Reverend Philip L. Boroughs announced the change in a letter to students, alumni and others, The Worcester Telegram reported. The knight "inevitably ties us directly to the reality of the religious wars and the violence of the Crusades," he wrote. “This imagery stands in contrast to our stated values. Over the coming months, the college will gradually phase out the use of all knight-related imagery.”

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