OT: WMU new helmets

Submitted by Chippewa Blue on August 13th, 2011 at 9:03 PM

Slow night here on the board so I figured I'd share a link of some interest seeing how it's about our first opponent. Seems that Western will be sporting a new-ish look against us. I kind of like them (as much as a Central student can something WMU) have a old-school feel to them.

http://www.hustlebelt.com/2011/8/13/2361322/wmu-has-a-new-helmet-what-do-you-guys-think 

Comments

Mr. Yost

August 13th, 2011 at 10:59 PM ^

They would've had to do it anyway...

North Dakota, one of the schools to WIN it's appeal vs. the NCAA to keep it's nickname now has to change it over a few students suing the school.

 

Illinois is next. You see their helmets have changed from the cheif on it to just "Illinois"

jmblue

August 13th, 2011 at 11:19 PM ^

You don't have to get rid of a tribal name if the tribe grants permission.  FSU and CMU have permission, and thus can keep their names/logos.  In EMU's case, they seem to have dropped the name without any consultation.

As for Illinois, according to the Helmet Project, they've never had the chief on their helmet.

http://www.nationalchamps.net/Helmet_Project/big10.htm

Roy G. Biv

August 14th, 2011 at 10:40 AM ^

Kinda looks like one design superimposed over the other.  I think the straight block "W" would be good, but that would be too similar to Washington.  The design shown in the picture has potential, but a little work to make it look like one unified logo would go a long way.

BigBlue86

August 14th, 2011 at 11:19 AM ^

WMU student who had to wait 3 semesters until Michigan let him in because there were so many people trying to attend Michigan, this doesn't surprise me. Western spends money on their football program when it is needed (new practice facility, some upgrades to the stadium, though the practice facility was funded partially by donations) but they don't *really* put the kind of effort into it as they should. Case-in-point: they don't charge anything for student tickets, when they are the most reliable source of attendance and energy. Most of them just go to be drunk and yell and probably couldn't tell you the score after the game when asked :-P

Chippewa Blue

August 14th, 2011 at 12:12 PM ^

Central doesn't charge either and I really doubt they could. If they tried to charge even a little bit I think it would stop the casual (read party) fans from going to games. Which would get rid of that "most reliable source of attendance and energy" so it would wind up becoming a negative thing or at best a wash for the school(s)