LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — A petition to keep "Hey Reb!" as the mascot at UNLV is gaining some traction.
Organizers have gathered more than 7,600 online signatures.
The creators want the mascot to remain, and they'd like the statue to be returned to campus.
The group says they were forced to cancel a rally Thursday because of safety concerns.
Critics say the mascot doesn't do enough to cut ties with the Confederacy.