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Fictional College Sports Concepts

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I've always preferred college sports to pro sports, so I decided to come up with some fictional colleges and design logos and uniforms for all of their sports teams. They compete in the National Collegiate Sports Organization or NCSO for short.

 

The first school I came up with is The Agricultural and Mechanical University of Michigan or Michigan A&M for short. Founded in 1902 in my real-life hometown of Climax, Michigan, the Michigan A&M sports teams were known as the Pottawatomies until 1992. Much like some other schools that use Native American mascots, the incorrect pluralization of the people was used (Pottawatomi is itself plural), and was discontinued. In 1992, a naming contest was held, and the name Threshers won. This name reflected Climax, MI as the place where the combine harvester was invented (threshing machinery), and hopped on the sharks and dinosaurs craze of the 1990s (thresher shark). The colors of green and gold are used by Michigan A&M to reflect the agricultural industry of the area.

 

The school's first logo was a simple monogram that is still used heavily:

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The Pottawatomies introduced a simple crude Native American logo in the 1950s that was used until the mid-1970s:

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When the school rebranded in 1992, this wild monogram was introduced. It was popular with students and is still used as the university's main mark:

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A shark logo was introduced in the late 2000s that combined the thresher shark with corn:

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For the uniforms, we'll start with fall sports. Before getting to football, we'll hit soccer, and also show off the marching band uniforms. As a professional musician, I've always had a special place in my heart for college marching bands, so they will be included in this project.

 

For Michigan A&M's soccer uniforms, a green and gold kit is used with a simple white one with a green sash for away games. 

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The marching band, or "Green Machine" as they're called have flashy green uniforms and use gold colored brass. The drum majors have bright gold pants and gloves in addition to their gold bearskin cap.

 

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For those of you who are not aware, tubas (my main instrument) come in a few colors. They are normally be gold, silver, or fiberglass white although the fiberglass ones can be painted.

 

 

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Now on to football...

 

For their current uniforms, Michigan A&M always wears a green helmet with their zig-zag monogram, but wears different combinations of white, green, and gold jerseys with either green or gold pants.

 

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Also, for special occasions, the Threshers throw back to their Pottawatomies days with their 1962 (white) and 1950 (gold) uniforms. They are used for special rivalry games which I will get into shortly.

 

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Interesting, very in-depth, and solid presentation. How many sports are you going to do (for all seasons)?

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So far I have templates and plans to do the following for each school:

 

Fall- Football, Soccer, Marching Band

Winter- Hockey, Basketball, Wrestling, Pep Band

Spring- Baseball, Track & Field

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Alright, on to winter sports starting with wrestling and basketball.

 

The basketball team uses a simple but modern look with some small stripes on the sides of the torso and shorts:

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The wrestling team has one modern wild singlet and a more traditional looking one:

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Next we have hockey and pep band.

 

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The hockey team uses a classic collegiate look and brings back their 1977-78 uniform (one of their national championship teams):

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Finally for Michigan A&M we have the spring sports track & field and baseball.

 

For track and field we have a simple design:

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For baseball, we have some neat looks one of which uses light green instead of gray:

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This is really good!!  I really enjoy you including marching and pep band uniforms!!  I'm a band geek and I love seeing this!! Are you planning on doing more schools?

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Yes I am, however, I just got Battlefield 1, so I'm kind of hooked on that right now. I'm currently working on schools in the upper Midwest right now. 

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On 11/11/2016 at 5:11 PM, JCRGraphix said:

For the uniforms, we'll start with fall sports. Before getting to football, we'll hit soccer, and also show off the marching band uniforms. As a professional musician, I've always had a special place in my heart for college marching bands, so they will be included in this project.

 

For Michigan A&M's soccer uniforms, a green and gold kit is used with a simple white one with a green sash for away games. 

gg.png

white.png

 

The marching band, or "Green Machine" as they're called have flashy green uniforms and use gold colored brass. The drum majors have bright gold pants and gloves in addition to their gold bearskin cap.

 

drummajor.png

band.png

 

For those of you who are not aware, tubas (my main instrument) come in a few colors. They are normally be gold, silver, or fiberglass white although the fiberglass ones can be painted.

 

 

Only the coolest folks play the tuba.

Tuba02.jpg

Tuba99.jpg

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I posted this on another thread, but I think it would actually be more applicable here. I apologize for being redundant.

As usual, I am coming to the game late with a day 1 draft of a logo, but the idea hit me and I had to write it down because it made me chuckle.

 

Florida State University - Tampa (FSUT)

Colors: Black and Royal Blue

Mascot: "Soot-Foots"

I thought of this being referred to as "Eff-Soot, Soot-Foots" and have the team/mascot be a chimney sweep or a beachbum

FSUT Logo1.jpg

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Another Concept that I have used once in the past with a fictional football league, but could also be applicable to college is this:

 

The Redwood Loggers (Could also be the Redwood University Loggers)

Colors: Red, Green, Black

Location: Reading, CA

Loggers Logo1.jpg

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3 hours ago, Mikey_Meatballs said:

Only the coolest folks play the tuba.

Tuba02.jpg

Tuba99.jpg

Nope.. Cool kids join drum line!!! Or maybe was it crazy kids..... 

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Sorry about that - Rookie Mistake

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First off, the amount of band folks on here is awesome! Here are a few pics of me with my tuba. 

 

This one is from my recent deployment to Afghanistan:

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And this one's from a show we played in Gyeryong, Korea:

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anyways... on to concepts:

 

Up next are the Detroit University Beavers. Founded in 1832, this non-denominational private college uses the Beaver as their mascot as a nod to the fur traders that helped shape the early economy of the area. 

 

Here are their main logos:

 

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The marching band is quite flashy with bright blue and red uniforms, silver brass, and bright white drum major uniforms.

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Their soccer team uses some classic looks that represents a long history of excellence at DU. 

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The football team uses a combination of red white and blue much like the University of Arizona in real life.

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