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#201 illwauk

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Posted March 7, 2013 - 20:51

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What was the reason given for UWM changing to the Panthers? I understand dropping red and white, but what was wrong with the name?


I actually did some digging in the archives at the campus library today... apparently the "official" reason given by the student council was that the cardinal wasn't a dynamic enough mascot for what the campus was aspiring towards. Really though, I think it was just that they wanted different colors and it didn't make sense to keep the cardinal if they were going to use anything but red.

FWIW, the other color choices (besides black & gold) were blue & white, and green & white; and the other mascot choices (besides Panthers) were Hawks, Beavers, and Clippers. In hindsight, Clippers was the only one that could've potentially made for a decent identity. Instead, we ended up with a generic byproduct of committee thinking that's still not befitting of the university's aspirations.

Anyway, this was all research that I'm working on for a blog about UWM's branding problems... I'll shoot you a link when I'm done if you care to read it.

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Posted March 8, 2013 - 11:10

I would love to read it.

Without asking for spoilers, is this related in any way to the "Wisconsin State" thing?

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Posted March 8, 2013 - 11:16

Five more for this morning:

Bradley Braves:
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Drake Bulldogs:
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Austin Peay Governors:
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Murray State Racers:
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Long Island University Blackbirds (like this one; the mortarboard is a neat touch):
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Posted March 8, 2013 - 11:24

Thank you for posting the Bradley one!

might have to get a t-shirt with that printed it on there! hahaha

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#205 illwauk

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Posted March 8, 2013 - 13:09

I would love to read it.

Without asking for spoilers, is this related in any way to the "Wisconsin State" thing?


Not quite... my blog(s) are going to deal mainly with the athletic brand, though I may say a few words about why I feel the university should brand itself as the U. of Milwaukee while remaining the U. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on paper ala the University at Buffalo (State University of New York at Buffalo) and Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institution and State University).

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Posted March 8, 2013 - 13:29

These are really great. Anyone have anything for the Arizona Wildcats? I've seen old pictures and the like, but never quality reproductions.

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Posted March 8, 2013 - 13:49

These are really great. Anyone have anything for the Arizona Wildcats? I've seen old pictures and the like, but never quality reproductions.


I do...I'll post some later on...

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Posted March 9, 2013 - 09:20

Any Ohio State? I only saw one in the thread.

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Posted March 9, 2013 - 16:38

These are really great. Anyone have anything for the Arizona Wildcats? I've seen old pictures and the like, but never quality reproductions.


Willie Wildcat:
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Posted March 10, 2013 - 20:25

While researching for a project for a mascot logo, I compiled a large number of mascot logos both old and new. Wanted to get it off my computer and share:

http://pcgdstudios.c...-from-the-past/

A lot of repeats but some of these haven't been posted in this thread yet.


The "unknown" logo is actually St. John's.

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 12:27

NC State:

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Posted March 11, 2013 - 14:31

Any Ohio State? I only saw one in the thread.


Here's a different one from the one previously shown. Lots of shadow effect...
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Four more:

Michigan State Spartans (Old, mean Sparty):
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Purdue Boilermakers (not sure this one was shown yet):
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James Madison Dukes:
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UNC-Wilmington Seahawks (sort of like Popeye as a bird):
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Posted March 11, 2013 - 16:57

Michigan State Spartans (Old, mean Sparty):
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I've seen this logo around a lot used by smaller colleges and high schools. I know that Illinois Wesleyan uses this as their primary (and they wear the motion W on their helmets.)

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 00:21

Does anyone have a good, large, clear copy of Texas Tech's old masked rider logo? If so, post it please.

These old logos are fun to see.

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 06:39

Does anyone have a good, large, clear copy of Texas Tech's old masked rider logo? If so, post it please.

These old logos are fun to see.


Which one are you referring to?

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:00


Does anyone have a good, large, clear copy of Texas Tech's old masked rider logo? If so, post it please.

These old logos are fun to see.


Which one are you referring to?


This One?

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 08:15

Kansas State:

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That looks more like a tattoo design or something you'd see on an Ed Hardy shirt than a sports logo.

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 13:50

Here are some U. of Arizona College Vault marks:

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 13:52

U. of North Carolina College Vault marks:

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Posted March 12, 2013 - 14:00

Here's that James Madison U. mark - from an official 1999 logosheet:

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