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North Dakota Has a New Sports Logo

Four years ago, the NCAA threatened sanctions against the University of North Dakota, urging them to replace their controversial Fighting Sioux logo. For the past four years, the school has been playing games under a standard “ND” or “North Dakota” verbiage. This past Wednesday, the school announced an official new name and logo. Alumni, students and others voted for a new name, this past November. The vote was somewhat close, with Fighting Hawks beating out Roughriders. A new logo accompanied the name change, and this past Wednesday, it all became official. Here is the video they unveiled called "New Name, Same North Dakota". 
 
 
 
The Fighting Sioux have been retired, and the Fighting Hawks are the future of UND.
 
 
 
After the school dropped a reported $50,000 for the logo design, it will surely stick around for a long while. While the logo and name have gotten mixed reviews on social media, there is nothing the school can do at this point. Alumni, students, faculty and any others involved with the university are going to have to live with the new changes. Personally, I don’t think it’s that bad…
   
Here is the Fighting Sioux logo, that the NCAA deemed in violation of their rule against “controversial” images and names.
 
 
 
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The next logo is what UND has been using for the past four years, to fill the gap until a new look could be created.
 
 
 
The new Fighting Hawks image is actually not as bad as many people on the various social media outlets make it out to be. It’s sleek, incorporates the “ND” initials, and the hawk is at least moderately terrifying. This new logo is certainly nowhere near as bad as some of the others we have analyzed. That being said, I don’t think it’s better than their “transitional” N.D logo. Just a plain “ND” that interlocks is pretty awesome. It’s simple. And if I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a thousand times, simple is BETTER in a sports logo. I think UND should have kept their intertwined ND logo, and saved themselves $50,000. 
 
With no other option from the NCAA, I’m sure the school went in the best direction they could. Not everyone is going to like it, but hey, I’m happy they have a new identity. Hopefully the new Fighting Hawks will have a fighting chance, and can wrestle the UND fans back into their corner.
 
Speaking of fighting and wrestling, we have a super awesome sports logo that you’re definitely going to love. The El Paso Luchadores are here to rock your closet! Here's our video to celebrate the Luchadores awesome t-shirt. 
 
 
 
 
This basketball club logo takes on the name of the rich Luchador tradition that dates back to the early part of the 20th century. The popularity of the Luchadores has spilled over not just to wrestling but also to cartoons and movies. Many Luchador wrestlers are heroes in their culture and you will look like a hero by sporting this soft, funny and cool El Paso t-shirt with vibrant colors. Be sure to add this super soft tee to your monthly rotation, in our t-shirt of the month package!
 
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Keep Calm and Stay AWESOME!
 
Blake Cole
Sports Logo Enthusiast
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Creative Valentine's Gift Ideas for Men

Alright ladies, Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. This year, you should get the special guy in your life something AWESOME. How about an awesomesportslogos.com t-shirt? There are plenty of designs, covering several different interests! These shirts will make your guy the center of attention in his group. Plus, they are super soft, which make it just as comfortable for you, as it is for him! Here are some of our most “manliest” shirts:
 
 
 
A Doughboy is a term used to describe an American soldier. This term dates all the way back to the Mexican American War that focused around Texas. Some say it originated because many noticed that U.S. forces were constantly covered with chalky dust from marching through the dry terrain of Northern Mexico making the men look like unbaked dough. There are many other theories on the nickname, including how the infantry baked with rice and dough during war rations. What’s more manly than this? A hardcore, tough soldier running into battle. He’s representing his team well, dressed for battle and carrying his trusty bat! He’s ready to knock any opponent out of the park!
 
 
This basketball club logo takes on the name of the rich Luchador tradition, that dates back to the early part of the 20th century. The popularity of the Luchadores has spilled over not just to wrestling, but also to cartoons and movies. Many Luchador wrestlers are heroes in their culture. Getting this t-shirt for your guy will get you some brownie points. When he opens up this super soft shirt, get ready to tell a story. Tell him how it symbolizes how strong he is, and how much you love and respect his willingness to fight for you. This will definitely get him to do some chores for you! This awesome team logo will make his friends wish they had one just like it!
 
 
Are you talkin’ to me? The Brooklyn Leg Breakers play hockey, hard core style. If they could break through the ice and make you swim with the fishes, they would. This logo was inspired by the many New York mafia stories of old. Cigars. Suites. Breaking people’s legs. That’s about as tough and manly as it gets. This super soft t-shirt has to be number one on your list! Be sure to tell your special guy just how strong and tough you think he is. Once he sees this shirt, and you tell him that you feel so much safer when he’s around, you’ve got one happy guy!
 
With the day of love coming up, make sure you let your man know how much you care. Any of these t-shirts would be great gestures! Any of our super soft shirts would make great gestures! But, you know what’s even better? A gift that keeps on giving. Get him a subscription to our t-shirt of the month club, and he’ll get a new shirt every month! That would make you AWESOME!
 
Thanks for reading and supporting us!
 
Blake Cole
Awesome Sports Logos Columnist

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