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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6720 on: March 22, 2017, 03:23:01 pm »
You think the OSU logo:


Is the exact same as Babson's?:

I think there are similarities, but I don't think they are exactly the same by any measure. I would be able to figure out which is which without much trouble.

If you want to compare logos... and names... and mascots... Augustana (Ill.) vs. Augustana (ND). Same name, mascot, colors, and nearly the same logo... one of them (not sure which) at least switched the direction of the mascot face to differentiate.

Augustana (Ill.):
Augustana (ND):

The D2 Augustana basketball program is in Sioux Falls SD, not North Dakota. Both programs have more than what Dave mentioned, they both have ELITE basketball programs that are nationally renowned. Last they had the D2 Player of the Year in Dan Jansen who plays for the top league in Belgium currently. They also won the national championship in 2016 as well. When googling to get to each programs bball site, you have to put in "Illinois" or "South Dakota" otherwise it gets quite confusing!

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6721 on: March 22, 2017, 03:26:04 pm »
Thanks... I always screw that one up...

The best story was last preseason (2015) when Augustana beat a Big Ten team... we spent quite a bit of the night reminding those who thought it was the DIII institution who really won the game. LOL
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6722 on: March 22, 2017, 04:28:27 pm »
Yeah don't remind the IIAC faithful that Augustana beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 2 years ago now!!

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6723 on: March 22, 2017, 04:49:33 pm »
You think the OSU logo:


Is the exact same as Babson's?:

I think there are similarities, but I don't think they are exactly the same by any measure. I would be able to figure out which is which without much trouble.

If you want to compare logos... and names... and mascots... Augustana (Ill.) vs. Augustana (ND). Same name, mascot, colors, and nearly the same logo... one of them (not sure which) at least switched the direction of the mascot face to differentiate.

Augustana (Ill.):
Augustana (ND):

The D2 Augustana basketball program is in Sioux Falls SD, not North Dakota. Both programs have more than what Dave mentioned, they both have ELITE basketball programs that are nationally renowned. Last they had the D2 Player of the Year in Dan Jansen who plays for the top league in Belgium currently. They also won the national championship in 2016 as well. When googling to get to each programs bball site, you have to put in "Illinois" or "South Dakota" otherwise it gets quite confusing!

The two Augustanas were also founded in the same year (1860) by the same population (Swedish immigrants) and have the same parent denomination (Evangelical Lutheran Church of America). Both schools also use the shortened name "Augie" as well. I don't know what it is about Lutherans and their college names, but between ELCA and its two Augustanas and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod and its umpteen Concordias, their sense of imagination is somewhat lacking.

Fortunately for D3 fans who are trying to look up something on the athletics pages of the CCIW school, the Rock Island institution owns the name www.augustana.com ... while the D2 school has to settle for www.augie.com. Oddly enough, the D3 school has a bigger campus, a larger student population, and a lot more money than does its D2 namesake.

At least the D2 school in South Dakota made it a little easier on everybody by changing its name to "Augustana University" two years ago.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6724 on: March 24, 2017, 03:25:57 am »
Side by side the two beaver mascots do look different. My first take though was that they were very similar.  Pretty interesting stuff about the two Augustanas.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6725 on: March 28, 2017, 12:44:38 am »
Oregon State did look like Babson before they streamlined it about a decade ago.

Congratulations Babson Beavers.

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6726 on: March 28, 2017, 11:36:38 am »
Babson just changed their logo this year. It used to look like a running beaver for a long time... so still not sure how it related to Oregon in the past D O.C.

Old Babson logo:
Old OSU logo (from what I can find):
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6727 on: March 28, 2017, 01:24:40 pm »
Other D3 beaver logos:



Buena Vista

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Blackburn

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Bluffton

("Beavers" mostly seems to be a nickname favored by schools whose names begin with 'B'. The only other institutions of higher learning in the U.S. that have that nickname are D2's Bemidji State, a juco called Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, and Oregon State.)
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6728 on: March 28, 2017, 05:04:36 pm »
You for got MIT!



While I get the "B" and Beavers theory... the one for schools like MIT it has to do with engineering.

Like... CalTech!

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6729 on: March 28, 2017, 05:36:41 pm »
Like... CalTech!





This is what I get for using wikipedia and control F to locate all of the various Beavers.

You for got MIT!


MIT's athletics logo has a beaver, and the school's mascot is Tim the Beaver, but the school's nickname is the Engineers rather than the Beavers.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6730 on: March 28, 2017, 09:19:56 pm »
That's because at many engineering schools, the "mascot" of engineering is the beaver.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6731 on: March 28, 2017, 09:53:06 pm »
That's because at many engineering schools, the "mascot" of engineering is the beaver.

Yeah, that's why, as a canoer, I hate beavers (AND Army Corps of Engineers).  Because they hate natural rivers.  There is a river route in northern Wisconsin that I took in the 60s - absolutely gorgeous river.  When my wife and I took it in the 80s it must have been 20-30 beaver dams and virtually no river.

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6732 on: March 28, 2017, 10:05:04 pm »
That's because at many engineering schools, the "mascot" of engineering is the beaver.

... for obvious reasons.
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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6733 on: March 29, 2017, 11:51:22 am »
That's because at many engineering schools, the "mascot" of engineering is the beaver.

Yeah, that's why, as a canoer, I hate beavers (AND Army Corps of Engineers).  Because they hate natural rivers.  There is a river route in northern Wisconsin that I took in the 60s - absolutely gorgeous river.  When my wife and I took it in the 80s it must have been 20-30 beaver dams and virtually no river.

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Re: MBB: Northwest Conference
« Reply #6734 on: May 21, 2017, 08:35:35 pm »
How is the new PLU coach doing?