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JSU Alum
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

On the eve of Jackson State University's homecoming, a city street was named in honor of the former JSU mascot, David "Wavee Dave" Chambers.
Chambers died in 2006.  

At the same time alumni are celebrating Wavee Dave, there is criticism from the new tiger mascot. 

Fernando Mitchell, known as Sonny Thee Tiger, claims in a letter to the student newspaper earlier this month, his Tiger uniform is not up to pare.   

In the October 5 letter to the JSU student newspaper, Mitchell wrote his mascot suit has been bashed; a year ago it was falling apart with holes. 

According to Mitchell, his father purchased a new tiger suit, but it wasn't accepted by fellow students.

Mitchell said he contacted JSU administration about a new uniform but never heard back.

The alumni we spoke with Friday said they were not aware of the mascot uniform complaint. Roderick Little, the JSU Marching Band Director had this response when we asked about Mitchell's statements.

JSU mascot says his Tiger uniform was embarrassing - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

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YEQue
Kinda makes sense in a way.  Our team is not that fierce and our mascot looks the part.  But there's no excuse for the school not caring enough to rep us in the right way, especially given the strong tradition that Wavy laid down.  Another leadership fail.
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JSU Alum
Don't know who is going to initiate the fundraiser for a new mascot, but a new mascot should be in place by August of 2018.
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BluTiger!
Anyone or Anything we put out on the field or court represents JSU and someone or some committee (call it the Sports Advisory Committee) should scrutinize and make certain it meets our standards and projects a positive image of the University. The talented and brave fellow in this Tiger(?) uniform should be helped out as soon as possible with a new mascot uniform. I noticed before the season started that some of the new recruits were having photos taken against a wrinkled JSU background or the background spread had some hanging hooks missing...it wasn't a good look in my opinion and would have only required a small attention to detail. Even when some of our football players have knee length stockings in some cases and one or two others have ankle length socks...it just doesn't look uniform and tight.  Some of the schools in our conference tend to pay more attention to things like that than we do.  But to your point about a fundraiser, I think the Sports Advisory Committee should discuss this issue with whomever's department the mascot falls under and start a fundraiser.  I'm all in! 
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JSU Alum
Count me in! New mascot should be in place by August 2018. I doubt if the Development Foundation have set up an account for Tiger Mascot. 🙏😸😿
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