Archive for the ‘College Mascots’ Category

Butler’s Blue II Ready to Chomp on the Atlantic 10

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

After losing Charlotte to Conference USA and Temple to the Big East, the Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Conference appeared destined to spiral down the crapper like a stale floater on a scorching hot summer afternoon. Alas, the clouds dissipated and two beacons of light shined down from the heavens in the forms ...

The Mascot Files: The Butler Bulldog is Missing

Tuesday, September 9th, 2008

This is not to be taken lightly. Let us repeat: This is not to be taken lightly. We have a serious criminal situation on our hands in Indianapolis. According to a report in the Indianapolis Star, two Butler Bulldog mascot costumes have been stolen. The University is offering a $100 reward ...

Vince Young Soup Would Taste Bitter Indeed

Thursday, September 27th, 2007

Vince Young is having a stellar career just a season and three games into his NFL life. He is currently everybody's favorite young quarterback, a dual-threat who has managed to be good at running and not egregiously terrible at passing. The Titans are decent again and may even be headed ...

Chief Illiniwek Not Offensive To His Designer

Friday, April 6th, 2007

Graphic artist Jack Davis is not exactly pleased with the University of Illinois' decision to get rid of Chief Illiniwek. He designed the logo depicting the controversial mascot 27 years ago, and now he wants it back. According to his attorney, Davis sent a letter to the university on March ...

NCAA On Warpath Against Sampson

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

On the heels of Indiana University's loss to UCLA this past Saturday, the NCAA has announced plans to investigate whether the Hoosiers' head coach, Kelvin Sampson, is offensive to Native Americans. The NCAA is worried that Sampson is an unfair, possibly offensive portrayal of stereotypes often associated with athletic teams. ...

And Then There’s This

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

The University of Tennessee's mascot/coonhound/foghorn Smokey apparently bit an Alabama player before their game last Saturday. Lesser blogs would make some sort of "southern school's canine mascot biting a black player" joke, but we're above that here at Rumors and Rants. In fact, we didn't even think it. Swear.The story ...