William & Mary adopts griffin

Updated: April 7, 2010, 11:57 AM ET
Associated Press

The College of William & Mary has selected a griffin as its new mascot.

The selection of the mythical monster with the body of a lion and the head, wings and claws of an eagle was announced Tuesday by school president Taylor Reveley at an event on the Williamsburg, Va., campus.

The griffin emerged the winner among four other finalists: a pug, a phoenix, a wren and royalty, represented by a king and a queen.

William & Mary began searching for a mascot after the NCAA ruled that ...

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