Wayne State University

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New Mascot

Date Posted: July 21, 2011
Wayne State deserves a better mascot! We are the "Warriors" - why not reflect that?

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Anonymous | Posted: October 3, 2009 | Reply

There are a few easy, low budget ways we can make a better mascot, i believe 99% of the students would support this

Anonymous | Posted: October 29, 2009

We are the Warriors. Stick a ripped dude in a loincloth and give him a fake shield and sword. We now have mascot change for less than $20 most people (and all women) will approve of.

Anonymous | Posted: October 7, 2009 | Reply

Yeah, I agree!

James G. | Posted: October 11, 2009 | Reply

The mascot is a joke. How can anyone take your athletic program seriously when we have the "W". I don't even know what it is? No excuses we need to change it.

Anonymous | Posted: October 17, 2009 | Reply

I do agree... we need a new mascot. We are the warriors... so we should reflect that.

Sara C. | Posted: October 17, 2009 | Reply

What *is* the current mascot? Is he a dinosaur, a turtle without a shell? I agree that we can do with something better.

Amanda D. | Posted: October 27, 2009 | Reply

We are the warriors not the "W"s. Would MSU be taken seriously if their mascot was an "S"? Or UofM's Wolverine being a big blue and gold W? No, we definitely need to alter our mascot to be something different.

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

Definitely need a new mascot. W is a joke - almost anything would be an improvement.

Kevin S. | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

I like the flexing W logo, but don't think it fits the concept as a mascot. I think we should have a Tartar as a mascot!

Anonymous | Posted: October 28, 2009 | Reply

why not make the old mens hockey logo the permanent logo for wsu. I think its so much better than just a W

Nicholas W. | Posted: October 29, 2009 | Reply

Why isn't Mad Anthony Wayne our Mascot?

Anonymous | Posted: November 2, 2009

Maybe the reason Mad Anthony Wayne is a bad idea for a mascot is his leadership in the Battle of Fallen Timbers, a genocide. The battle did not last long. Not only were the Indians greatly outnumbered many were getting provisions from the fort when the battle began they were also outflanked by American cavalry. The Indians were quickly routed, and fell back to Fort Miami, only to find the gates closed. The British commander, not authorized to start a war with the Americans, refused to give shelter to the fleeing Indians. The American troops destroyed Indian villages and crops in the area, and then withdrew.

Anonymous | Posted: October 29, 2009 | Reply

The problem with the mascot is the athletic department is happy with it. Why would a university have a city wide vote to determine its mascot. Let the students vote, they all want a new one and they all have better ideas than whatever it is we have now.

Anonymous | Posted: November 6, 2009 | Reply

Why not creat our own mascot with out the help from Athletic administration? Wayne State has a great art/fashion department that would be more that willing to work on a mascot.

Anonymous | Posted: January 23, 2010 | Reply

I say we change the name of the school to either Lil' Wayne State, or Wayne Brady State. Then we'll have better mascots.

Anonymous | Posted: June 16, 2010 | Reply

I would agree that "W" needs to be changed. No one knows what it is and because of its cute looks it is a bit of a mockery. If I didn't already know that it was a "W" displayed on its chest, I would think the yellow is just a zig-zag pattern, much like the pattern on Charlie Brown's shirt. "W" isn't a good example of what a warrior is - so far we're just warriors by name, why not have a warrior that we can stand by when "going into battle" in our sports games?

Jeffrey E. | Posted: November 24, 2010 | Reply

As a member of the WSU Athletic Administration I would welcome anyone to come speak with me regarding the topic of the mascot...The pattern on his shirt is a "W"...this character was voted on and selected by both the students and community. The mascot is targeted for children, to create a fun and family atmoshphere at games. Two of the most famous mascots are the San Diego Chicken and the Phillie Phanatic neither have a fierce persona but both have the ability to bring amusement to fans both young and old. My phone number is 313-993-4347.

Christina H. | Posted: February 11, 2012 | Reply

We have art students and graphic design students such as myself who are willing to create a new logo for Wayne. Why not Wayne have a competition of the best liked logo and the winner receive some sort of reward?

Anonymous | Posted: August 1, 2012 | Reply

wow, just looked at a picture of the mascot... why is it a green barney?

Anonymous | Posted: November 30, 2012 | Reply

Is the university listening to the student body? If the students don't like they won't support it. Fans know best.

Anonymous | Posted: February 12, 2013 | Reply

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=7V0&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&q=wayne+state+w&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42261806,d.b2I&biw=1280&bih=666&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=AH4aUeO4I6ji2QXZ44C4Bg#imgrc=XN1kAWCIAHNZJM%3A%3BWXN2CjTf-GXiwM%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.reuther.wayne.edu%252Ffiles%252Fimages%252F2006-Mascot.preview.jpg%3Bhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.reuther.wayne.edu%252Fnode%252F3252%3B459%3B572 I simply can't take this guy seriously, I'm sure our opponents feel the same. Don't bring this guy to away games ha. We need a mascot that is jacked like Sparty.

Craig H. | Posted: July 5, 2013 | Reply

Bring back the Tartars.

Anonymous | Posted: April 7, 2014

Please don't bring back the Tartars because it is culturally insensitive. I agree a warrior-esque personage would be better than a "W".

Kate H. | Posted: March 31, 2014 | Reply

Why is W still the same? No one even knows what he is. What if we changed W to a female warrior (human) or maybe something really different, like a warrior cat.

Michael S. | Posted: April 3, 2014 | Reply

The time has come.

Sophia S. | Posted: September 1, 2015 | Reply

This mascot...really needs to be changed. Honestly, not one person here seems even to have an idea of what "W" is supposed to be. How is it that anyone can have pride in their school if that school's mascot is such an undefinable...thing, with as undefinable, unspecific, nondescript a name as the letter "W"? Someone above stated that our mascot was supposed to cater to kids as part of a family-friendly atmosphere...There are ways to do that while still keeping your school's dignity, and even if you can't manage to come up with one that would suffice, the dignity and pride of the school and its students should always come first, in my opinion. Someone...needs to act on this.


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