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Why Is Elon Called The Phoenix?


Elon Phoenix FCS Football
Elon Phoenix FCS Football

Why Is Elon Called The Phoenix?

In 2000, Elon College officially changed its mascot to the Phoenix. The choice refers to a 1923 fire that destroyed nearly the entire campus. Soon after the fire, the university trustees began planning to make Elon “rise from the ashes”. The Phoenix was a mythical creature that rose from the ashes of its predecessors.

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