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About 23,000 people voted on mascot

Updated: June 29, 2005, 12:24 PM ET
Associated Press

MILWAUKEE -- Marquette will keep its Golden Eagles nickname after all.

Following months of controversy, the school said Wednesday that 54 percent of voters picked the Golden Eagles while 46 percent chose the Hilltoppers, the school's old nickname. About 23,000 Marquette students, alumni and staff voted.

"We did give the people a choice. They want tradition," said Marquette president, the Rev. Robert A. Wild.

Last year, two Marquette trustees offered to give the school ...

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