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Hey, at least there's one less PDW logo in college athletics, right?

Is that who designed the utpa rebranding a few years back? I hate it. I was excited for a rebrand but seeing as vaqueros isn't going over too well, idk.

I liked it initially but then I thought it would be odd to pronounce in English.

I also woulda likes a more copper/burnt orange with forest green and light blue.

But yeah everyone is up in arms about the nickname, did not imagine this kind of negative feedback. It's becoming a pretty big deal.

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I STILL think they should have been the "Buckaroos" (Bucks for short)...a familiar term which DESCENDED from the Spanish and both language's speakers can cheer on.

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Orange, green, and blue.... that's going to be an interesting color combo.

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I just realized where ive seen this color combo before

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People really think a mouthful like University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is better than, say, Rio Grande University?

I don't know if it's arrogance or just plain clulessness, but the naming conventions of these state university systems is confusing and all sorts of idiotic. Why not just let these schools form their own identities rather than sticking them with names that will always brand them as second-rate?

Because Texas has better cachet than any reference to the Rio Grande.

Outside of the Lone Star State though, "Texas" means Austin, or maybe College Station in some circles. Anything with a hyphen or a 5-letter abbreviation is going to get questions like "Is that a community college?"

That doesn't matter to the Texan mindset.

Thanks for speaking for all of us.

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That horse looks so sad that a Vaquero is riding it

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People really think a mouthful like University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is better than, say, Rio Grande University?

I don't know if it's arrogance or just plain clulessness, but the naming conventions of these state university systems is confusing and all sorts of idiotic. Why not just let these schools form their own identities rather than sticking them with names that will always brand them as second-rate?

Because Texas has better cachet than any reference to the Rio Grande.

Outside of the Lone Star State though, "Texas" means Austin, or maybe College Station in some circles. Anything with a hyphen or a 5-letter abbreviation is going to get questions like "Is that a community college?"

That doesn't matter to the Texan mindset.

Thanks for speaking for all of us.

He has a point though... Texas is the only state I've ever been to where I saw the state flag more than the US flag. Are you really prepared to argue that anyone has a more insane amount of pride in their state than Texans do?

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He has a point though... Texas is the only state I've ever been to where I saw the state flag more than the US flag. Are you really prepared to argue that anyone has a more insane amount of pride in their state than Texans do?

That's true. Nobody died to liberate Wisconsin.

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He has a point though... Texas is the only state I've ever been to where I saw the state flag more than the US flag. Are you really prepared to argue that anyone has a more insane amount of pride in their state than Texans do?

That's true. Nobody died to liberate Wisconsin.

Google "Quebec Act" and get back to me on that. :)

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He has a point though... Texas is the only state I've ever been to where I saw the state flag more than the US flag. Are you really prepared to argue that anyone has a more insane amount of pride in their state than Texans do?

That's true. Nobody died to liberate Wisconsin.

Google "Quebec Act" and get back to me on that. :)

Yeah, that's such a celebrated and well-known episode, full of verve and dash!

Remember the Alamo?

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The Alamo is overrated. Try having your state being at war with your neighboring state ;)

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He has a point though... Texas is the only state I've ever been to where I saw the state flag more than the US flag. Are you really prepared to argue that anyone has a more insane amount of pride in their state than Texans do?

That's true. Nobody died to liberate Wisconsin.

Google "Quebec Act" and get back to me on that. :)

Yeah, that's such a celebrated and well-known episode, full of verve and dash!

Remember the Alamo?

The evil Mexicans wouldn't let the Texans own slaves.

Oh wait, that doesn't fit in the Texan as uber-patriot meta-narrative. Sorry.

Also I live an hour north of El Paso now, so I am a little familiar with the Texan mindset.

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He has a point though... Texas is the only state I've ever been to where I saw the state flag more than the US flag. Are you really prepared to argue that anyone has a more insane amount of pride in their state than Texans do?

That's true. Nobody died to liberate Wisconsin.

Google "Quebec Act" and get back to me on that. :)

Yeah, that's such a celebrated and well-known episode, full of verve and dash!

Remember the Alamo?

The evil Mexicans wouldn't let the Texans own slaves.

Oh wait, that doesn't fit in the Texan as uber-patriot meta-narrative. Sorry.

Also I live an hour north of El Paso now, so I am a little familiar with the Texan mindset.

LOL, pretty general statement. And we're aware of the slavery issue as it is actually taught in our history. I'm a lifelong Texas resident so please tell me what my mindset is.

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Just letting you know now, you guys are getting waaaaay off topic, here.


Orange, green, and blue.... that's going to be an interesting color combo.

1761649_f260.jpg1758435_f260.jpg1761643_f260.jpg


I just realized where ive seen this color combo before

Florida_Gators2.jpg

That could work. Let's see it on a uniform, though.

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The evil Mexicans wouldn't let the Texans own slaves.

Oh wait, that doesn't fit in the Texan as uber-patriot meta-narrative. Sorry.

Also I live an hour north of El Paso now, so I am a little familiar with the Texan mindset.

How does living in the New Mexico desert help you get familiar with the Texan mindset? I don't even think most people consider El Paso to be Texas. Sure the Texas flag flies in that city, but it might as well be a world away from Houston, Dallas and especially East Texas.

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I guess someone else beat me to it so I will end this thread. As posted by Luke_Groundrunner, the logos for UTRGV are official. Continue the discussion here: http://boards.sportslogos.net/topic/102250-logos-unveiled-today-university-of-texas-rio-grande-valley-utrgv-athletics/

http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/list_by_team/5639/UTRGV_Vaqueros/

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