UConn Mascot Change: Confirmed

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

  1. RealCT12

    RealCT12 Popular Poster

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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?
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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 www.uconnhuskies.com/tickets/ticket-center.html

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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.
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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.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-NKKGX1n0mnY/Tj9O5zyEECI/AAAAAAAABbs/OVw5e8PmRj4/s1600/UConn%2BLogo%2B2...
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    Dissapointed. I like the current mascot. Love the block C.
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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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    I'll say this much. I never bought or wore gear that had the dog on it. All my T-shirts or sweatshirts had Connecticut or UConn on it. Hate the dog. It's too soft, childish. I may not like the new one either, but I'm open to change. And agree with others on the need to unify the lettering across sports.
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    One brand identity was one of the things we learned/discussed in my Sports Marketing class my senior year at UConn. To think it's taken them over 4 years to start implementing is mind blowing.
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  23. Rumrunner

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    the change is long overdue. the husky logo is fine for an u8 girl's soccer team, but not uconn. it's cartoonish.

    i have no clue what it should be. those who understand brands hopefully do. uconn should also send out a style to media re UConn or UCONN. little things for sure, but just because you're dying doesn't mean you can't lick an ice cream cone.
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    Why am I not surprised a guy name rumrunner would like this version!?
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  25. Butch

    Butch Balto's keeper

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    Our current mascot logo is a classic.
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    I agree. I can't believe so many people don't like the current logo. I wish we slapped the smiling husky on the side of our football helmets.
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    This has been in the works for awhile now. From what I've gathered, the logo will change to be more "angry", Nike may create new jerseys for our sports teams (at least the high profile teams), and there's been talk of the university branding itself as "UConn" instead of the "University of Connecticut" for everything including academics, similar to UCLA.

    I'm going to miss the old logo though. I even have a couple Fatheads around the house bearing the old husky logo that will soon be obsolete (I'll call it vintage). Also, quick factoid: I don't know who determines this sort of thing.... but apparently our current "husky" logo isn't actually a husky. It's a malamute, which, if you look it up on google, looks exactly like a husky, but has some slight differences.
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    So after going after the Morgan Husky they are changing their Husky. Makes sense.
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  29. RealCT12

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    They've been discussing it and developing designs for a while, but it's in the final stages - just a matter of figuring out when they want to reveal and start using it. The Co-op bookstores have put a halt on ordering new merchandise with the current husky on it.
  30. Srqhusky

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    As much as I love the huskies we are bottom of NCAA in terms of a logo husky. Sorry. Needs to go.


    Northern Illinois much better hope fully we come up with one better than theirs
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