Austin, or anyone else, correct me if I'm wrong. But, when the push to rename to UMT was on, TSU was upset that MT would become "The" University of Middle Tennessee. The main school in the area, which it passed TSU long ago and has become the primary university locally. Anyway, something along those lines.I think - and don't quote me here - because it's been a LONG time here's why MT has the Pegasus :
1) Horse : Connection to MT's Ag program and the local horse industry
2) Wings : Connection to MT's Aerospace program
3) Lightning (by nostrils) : Connection to MT's Comm program
Additionally, located just outside the "Athens of the South", MT's use of a Greek mythological figure makes sense.
Honestly, I don't have a HUGE issue with Blue Raiders or Pegesus, but the logo looks OLD. Dated. Needs an update IMO. University and AD need to rebrand to use the same font in ALL material, the same letterhead, and the same terminology.
MT needs to be the University of Middle Tennessee.
Is anyone or the school considering pushing the name change again in the near future? I totally agree and would like to see the school rebrand to the UMT name. It would probably create some new buzz from that alone, IMO.
Does anyone know the process to make the change since we no longer fall under the TBR?