UConn Mascot Change: Confirmed

Discussion in 'Conference Realignment Board' started by RealCT12, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. RealCT12

    RealCT12

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    I received confirmation today that UConn will changing its husky into more a meaner looking husky dog. Maybe Herbst thinks a more badass mascot will answer our realignment prayers?
     
  2. White Dwarf

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    At the very least, the Jonathan suit needs a good dry cleaning.
     
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  3. Rumrunner

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    Are we being teased, cuz it would suck to think we finally dumped the third grade cartoon dog for real?
     
  4. RealCT12

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    No this is for real. It's gonna be a different looking husky. I actually work for the University of Connecticut.
     
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  5. mavblues

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    Here is the new mascot:

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  6. Dooley

    Dooley Mr Delany, haaaave you met Warde?

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    Any photos of this new mascot? Are they changing the logo too? I hope they don't go too mid-major on the change.
     
  7. mavblues

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    This was the second choice:

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    Ultimately, it got shot down because the whole "vampire craze" thing is totally overblown.
     
  8. RealCT12

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    All I know right now is that it's supposed to look much tougher than it does now. Not sure how they're incorporating the logo text.
     
  9. UConnRock

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  10. specialisthusky

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    they were saying they were going to go with one text logo for all sports, which is way overdue. I personally hope its the block C the football team wears.
     
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  11. mavblues

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    Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities:

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    Mistake. Especially the logo.
     
  14. UConnDan97

    UConnDan97 predicting undefeated seasons since 1983

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    I'm really worried about the change, actually, and I hope that the change is very minor. I'm one that believes in brand recognition and identity as a way to promote your product, and in this case the product is UConn athletics. If they've made a major change, I'll probably crap myself. If they've made us to look more like the Washington Huskies or even the friggin' NCState Wolfpack, I'll probably stroke out...
     
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  15. Rumrunner

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    I love it, i love it, i freaking love it. mavblues

     
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  16. HuskyfanDan

    HuskyfanDan #BleedRed

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    this is one of the many things i bitch about. need to do a tough husky with teeth. look at the fl gator or the ark piggy for example. the other thing u could do is get rid of the dog and do agressive looking tracks. look at the clemsson paw and do a dog paw which is more of a triangle then the clemson one. either will do i guess.

    the u need to drop the white outline from around the block C and also drop any UC stuff. block C everything and get this brand all in the same boat across sports. thats how u build a presence as a brand. i would also be open to dropping the red outline around the U and moving that to the C so that football and bball can compeltely come together between the block c on helmets and the uconn on jerseys.

    come on susan, keep it going. i feel like each step can be a good one if we keep momentum going.
     
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  17. ConnHuskBask

    ConnHuskBask Shut Em Down!

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    1) Ditch the red
    2) Ditch all the 'UC' logos
    3) Goes with 2, but the men's and women's basketball logos are different. Use the football block C on their uniforms
    4) I think a 'mean' looking Husky would be tacky. I would like a modernized version of this - not the cartoonish looking one we have now.

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  18. Nostical

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    Dissapointed. I like the current mascot. Love the block C.
     
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  19. hthusky74

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    It wasn't too many years ago that the Husky was made "softer" and the red tongue added. I didn't like the change and I hope we go back to what we had.
     
  20. junglehusky

    junglehusky Titanius Anglesmith, fancy man of Cornwood

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    As a slightly older Husky fan I feel the need to defend the traditional husky logo, tongue hanging out and all. If they unveil a new angry husky with teeth bared I will wave my cane around and say "back in my day, a real man didn't need a tough looking mascot to know how good his team was. You young whippersnapers are goddam insecure, that's your problem."
     
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