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So i'm pretty sure that we have a high school logo ripoff thread, and and original, but no multiple ripoff threads, for the ultra-stealers

I'm gonna start it off with the Livonia HS orioles (Oregon, Iowa)

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Well...

In Arizona, we had Perry (Purdue x Penn State): perry14LR.jpg

Ironwood combined the Eagles head with the Seahawks wraparound: ironwood13.jpg

Apollo, in the same district, put North Texas's swooping eagle with Army's A: apollo14.jpg

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They've clearly never seen an oriole.

Heh, that was what made me start this thread! I was looking for good oriole reference images and stumbled across that UGLY picture way down at the bottom after a couple or so hundred images scrolled through and I was like, .Man, I have got to show this to the CCSLC', and here it is.

Well...

In Arizona, we had Perry (Purdue x Penn State): perry14LR.jpg

Ironwood combined the Eagles head with the Seahawks wraparound: ironwood13.jpg

Apollo, in the same district, put North Texas's swooping eagle with Army's A: apollo14.jpg

They musta spent all they're money on drinking water, not graphic designers then. Huh?

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Here in Eugene, Oregon they apparently like to mimic the Big Ten (and teams from the Big Ten "region" like Notre Dame). I realize some of these are more egregious than the others, but collectively, watching HS football here in Duckville is like watching the B1G thrown into a blender.

Sheldon High School (Irish) not only rips off TWO schools, but two schools with a halfway decent rivalry - Notre Dame and Michigan State:

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Meanwhile, neighboring Marist Catholic goes a step away from this ND-MSU dumpster fire and decides to call themselves Spartans... but they throw gas on the fire with this logo:

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Willamette High School doesn't quite rip off a logo, but they continue this Big Ten mixup nonsense, by calling themselves the Wolverines (see UM logo above) and then use a logo that's clearly a few steps removed from Wisconsin:

Willamette-LOGO.jpg

And finally, we can't forget the North Eugene Highlanders, who can't decide whether they're Nebraska with grey trim or Nicholls State without a sword:

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So i'm pretty sure that we have a high school logo ripoff thread, and and original, but no multiple ripoff threads, for the ultra-stealers

I'm gonna start it off with the Livonia HS orioles (Oregon, Iowa)

Orioles%20Logo.PNG

That's hilarious...and who thought that looked like an Oriole bird?

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Here in Eugene, Oregon they apparently like to mimic the Big Ten (and teams from the Big Ten "region" like Notre Dame). I realize some of these are more egregious than the others, but collectively, watching HS football here in Duckville is like watching the B1G thrown into a blender.

Sheldon High School (Irish) not only rips off TWO schools, but two schools with a halfway decent rivalry - Notre Dame and Michigan State:

Sheldon-logo-300x300.pngS-logo.png

Meanwhile, neighboring Marist Catholic goes a step away from this ND-MSU dumpster fire and decides to call themselves Spartans... but they throw gas on the fire with this logo:

Twitter_logo.jpg

Willamette High School doesn't quite rip off a logo, but they continue this Big Ten mixup nonsense, by calling themselves the Wolverines (see UM logo above) and then use a logo that's clearly a few steps removed from Wisconsin:

Willamette-LOGO.jpg

And finally, we can't forget the North Eugene Highlanders, who can't decide whether they're Nebraska with grey trim or Nicholls State without a sword:

33825_ad319416c3bc423ba8167cbfded92cc0.j

Churchill and South Eugene are just fine with that.

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Why do so many high schools do this? I could sort of understand it back in the pre-Interwebs days, it was harder to get access to resources for original designs. But today, I just don't get it. At the very least a school can go and grab a stock design and, while not necessarily unique, it's at least not a rip-off of a well-known team logo.

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There's this mistaken impression some people have that if you take a copyrighted logo and change it a varying n percent, the new design is yours. Complete nonsense, but it persists. So I think some schools feel they can have a professional-looking logo by starting with one and changing it just enough to make it theirs.

Willamette High School doesn't quite rip off a logo, but they continue this Big Ten mixup nonsense, by calling themselves the Wolverines (see UM logo above) and then use a logo that's clearly a few steps removed from Wisconsin:

Willamette-LOGO.jpg

That's actually an improvement on the motion-sickness W. I'd like to see Wisconsin steal this, for once.

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There's this mistaken impression some people have that if you take a copyrighted logo and change it a varying n percent, the new design is yours. Complete nonsense, but it persists. So I think some schools feel they can have a professional-looking logo by starting with one and changing it just enough to make it theirs.

Willamette High School doesn't quite rip off a logo, but they continue this Big Ten mixup nonsense, by calling themselves the Wolverines (see UM logo above) and then use a logo that's clearly a few steps removed from Wisconsin:

Willamette-LOGO.jpg

That's actually an improvement on the motion-sickness W. I'd like to see Wisconsin steal this, for once.

I can't disagree. I actually like it better, too, but you can't deny that the drop shadow and the slight curves in the serifs are totally Wisconsin-styled.

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another one..this one might be considered a bit of a stretch.

Wyoming High School in Cincinnati

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Indianapolis Colts (obviously)

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Audubon High School (NJ) uses Armys A for football, and Athletics A for baseball

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Audubon...wow I never thought I'd see one of my alma mater's rivals on this board.

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Audubon High School (NJ) uses Armys A for football, and Athletics A for baseball

11807573-standard.jpg

B9317261661Z.1_20150512204040_000_G3IAP4

Audubon...wow I never thought I'd see one of my alma mater's rivals on this board.
yet there they are, right before your eyes

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Since I have time to kill this morning at work. I'll post a few schools here in SC that use MULTIPLE stolen logos.

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