New Logo and new name ---The Fruit!!!

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  1. TwistedTiger

    TwistedTiger Founding Member

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    Man would you rather be a Tiger or an Orange?

    May 11, 2004
    SportsLine.com wire reports

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Say goodbye to the Orangemen -- and the Orangewomen.

    From now on, Syracuse University's athletic teams will be known simply as the Orange and have the same logo, an interlocking SU.


    Otto and Co. have a fresh-squeezed nickname: The Orange.(Getty Images)
    "We are the only school in the country that has orange as its primary color. We want to accentuate that fact," director of athletics Jake Crouthamel said Tuesday at a press conference. He noted that Texas and Tennessee have a substantial amount of white to go with the orange in their uniforms.

    The announcement came after two years of consultations with Nike, which supplies uniforms for men's and women's basketball, men's lacrosse, and football. All 21 of Syracuse's athletic teams will use the new mark.

    "It standardizes what we do," Crouthamel said. "We don't have to order 14 different logos. We've had somewhere in the neighborhood of 19 or 20 logos that we've used on athletic apparel. Where's the consistency?"

    The new logo will incorporate a consistent color palette, using a brighter orange than the current version and a darker blue. The school's colors have been orange and blue since 1890.

    "We looked through media guides, and we found that the university has not had one single athletic logo since 1870, when it was founded," said Sue Edson, director of athletic communications. "It's pretty important to us."

    Especially for one reason.

    "This is about identity," said longtime equipment manager Kyle Fetterly, a member of the committee of coaches and school officials who made the decision. "Every time I see a navy blue hat with a yellow block 'M' on it, I know it's Michigan. Every time I see a red hat with a cream-colored 'A' on it, I know it's Alabama.

    "Everybody I talk to around town refers to us at SU, so why isn't it SU?" It's about time."

    The football team will be the first to showcase the new logo and colors in the fall, and Crouthamel said the large 'S' over the basketball on the hoops uniforms would disappear next season.

    "We will eventually get into the new look," Crouthamel said. "It's going to take some amount of time. We'll work our way through it."

    Nike also has done similar work for the University of Oregon, the University of Washington, Miami, and Kentucky.
     
  2. HatcherTiger

    HatcherTiger Freedom Isn't Free

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    LSU vs. Syracuse

    TIGERS JUICE ORANGE !
     
  3. Houma Tiger

    Houma Tiger Founding Member

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    Last i checked SU had a substantial amout of blue AND white to go with the orange in their uniforms
     
  4. Big Earl

    Big Earl Founding Member

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    finally a name change, wheew, what a relief.... wouldn't want to offend anyone. F*CKING P*SSIES!

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  5. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Those people have been taking to much Orange Sunshine
     
  6. tirk

    tirk im the lyrical jessie james

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    Its not about being politically correct....there are no Orange Men unless we have been invaded by another galaxy. Nor is it the 'fruit' but no matter what their explanation its not real clear and its relatively dumb.

    Well there is the Stanford Cardinal which is a color.

    Cinci Red(leg)s arent a color or the Cleveland Browns but hey, having a color as a mascot is cool. Maybe Crayola can sponsor them and replace the sausage races at games.
     
  7. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    LOL...they usta be the Indians..

    ...it's funny to see some of the old-timers here still wear their
    "Stanford Indian" gear...

    ...and it's even FUNNIER when people add the non-existant "s"
    to their new name

    ...because their minds can't comprehend A COLOR to represent a team...

    ...and they become the Cardinals... :)

    BTW Stanford stole the "color as a mascot" idea from their Ivy League
    snooty counterparts - The Harvard Crimson...

    Looks like the 'Cuse is going to be as lame as those two now....
     
  8. Bengal B

    Bengal B Founding Member

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    Where did Crimson Tide come from?

    If there was a Martha Stewart University would their sports teams be called the Fighting Fuchsia?
     
  9. Jean Lafitte

    Jean Lafitte The Old Guard

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    This guy is CLUELESS! Arky uses red caps with white "A" also. What a KNOB.
     
  10. bayareatiger

    bayareatiger If it's too loud YOU'RE TOO OLD

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    BengalB there was a link on here last week about where SEC teams got their nicknames...

    ...the Alabama football team came to be known as the Crimson Tide because in the 30's they had players SO MUCH bigger than anybody else's that when their line came at you, one wag coined them the "Crimson Tide"...

    ...and it stuck...

    ...to now represent blood in how badly their FB program is bleeding...
     

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