With different threads on mascots and logos, I thought I would summarize things on one thread with my thoughts on where we should go. We need to capture the LOUISIANA name on everything. JMO. See attached images. Sorry for the size of the pictures. Couldn't figure out how to make them all the right size.
LOUISIANA - use exclusively on everything (athletic and academic). If it is legal, which it is, use it.
Ragin Cajuns - great, unique moniker. Never change it.
L - use on uniforms or paraphernalia. Any time we use UL, we have to legally have Lafayette with it, somewhere on the cap or shirt, etc. Using an "L" instead is legal and would eliminate the need for the city tag, like using Louisiana. Attached are a couple of examples. Also, see the Louisiana lettering on the attached cap that came off of the UL Bookstore website. It looks like the "Louisiana" that was formerly on the state license plate. I like the simple look of the "L" on it. We can still refer to the university as UL, just use the "L". Alabama and Arkansas both use an "A" and there is no confusion. Louisville uses an Old English "L", so we use something different, whatever is selected.
Fleur de Lis - a great symbol of heritage, pride and tradition for our university. Need to incorporate the simple coloring of the FDL into our logo.
Quadrangle - The FDL in the middle of the Quad on campus looks awesome. Create a smaller version of that Quad and FDL at the athletic complex at the site of the new APL.
Logo - we need a new logo, one that is simple, cleaner and better looking than the multi-colored logo we use now and incorporates the colors of the FDL. UL has already released such a logo on the attached license plate that is now offered at the UL Bookstore.
Mascot - we need to get rid of the Pepper, now. Adopt the Gator mascot.
The Swamp - The name for our campus, both academic and athletic, like UT's "40 Acres".
Louisiana Stadium - change the name of Cajun Field to Louisiana Stadium. We can later name the field after a major donor. Even if we name the stadium after a major donor, it can still be, for example, Tabasco's Louisiana Stadium.
Louisiana Blvd. - change Cajundome Blvd. to Louisiana Blvd. Yes, we have a Louisiana Ave., but that doesn't matter. Ever been to Atlanta? Every street it seems is Peachtree St., Blvd., Ave., Rd.. Louisiana Blvd. goes thru the heart of our athletic campus, The Swamp, and reflects the name of our university.