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Old Logo on SI

I went to Sports Illustrated's website to check some Owls news, and I see they are still using our old logo from like 5 or 6 years ago (red, yellow, and blue owl). To me it's insulting that something like that has been overlooked by such a reputable sports news source for at least the past five years.

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Theyve been notified OVER AND OVER.

For some reason they dont change it.

I have come here to chew bubble gum and kick @$$ and I'm out of bubble gum.

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However, they have the updated Arkansas State logo...
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They still have WKU as an independent too.
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As noted above, this has been a concern for a while. SI has been contacted several times by fans and by FAU. They still haven't changed it.

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If this is our biggest problem then we are doing okay.  Guess what?  If we do something to earn SI's respect then the problem will take care of itself.  Just win and everything takes care of itself.
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Respect is not something you demand, you earn it... If we pull off a 1 or 2 loss season, I guarantee you, they will get the logo right....

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Silver_Bullet32 said

Respect is not something you demand, you earn it… If we pull off a 1 or 2 loss season, I guarantee you, they will get the logo right….

I would think becoming the youngest team to ever reach a bowl game(never mind win one), plus becoming the first Sun Belt team to win back-to-back bowl games would EARN respect, but I guess that's not enough in SI's eyes.

It's not a respect issue, it's a marketing/branding issue. People associate teams with their logos, and they aren't using the right logo for us.

"FAU is on a collision course with the national championship. The only variable is time."
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Owlando said

Silver_Bullet32 said

Respect is not something you demand, you earn it… If we pull off a 1 or 2 loss season, I guarantee you, they will get the logo right….

I would think becoming the youngest team to ever reach a bowl game(never mind win one), plus becoming the first Sun Belt team to win back-to-back bowl games would EARN respect, but I guess that's not enough in SI's eyes.

Exactly.  This team has done PLENTY to earn respect….certainly enough for a second rate sports site to use our correct logo.

But I disagree…this isn't about respect.  This is about a news source getting the right info out there.  That is their job, and they are failing by using the wrong logo.  They have had what?  4 or 5 years to make this small change?  They have been told numerous times.  A quality news outlet would get this right.
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So… I started going to other online sports news sources and it seems that they are not keeping up with Sun Belt teams in general and not just FAU. For instance, FoxSports.com does not list WKU at all in the SBC. Maybe the SBC's marketing/PR people need to reach out to these sources and update them. ESPN is the only one that seems to be accurate.

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