Every week The Champaign Room’s Twitter account, @Champaign_Room, tweets out a question asking for your opinion on something, a ‘pulse’ of Illini nation.
We told you to consider putting yourself in Athletic Director Josh Whitman’s shoes and wanted to learn what your first move as Fighting Illini A.D. would be.
Brand... Brand... Brand...
First: Un-do the "re-brand". Get rid of the generic block "I" on the football helmets and put "ILLINI" on them. Ditch the zig-zag eyesore unis in bball and go with the retro Flying Illini digs full time.— t noce (@noce_t) February 12, 2018
Rename the team the Fighting Lincolns and institute a big buff shirtless dude in suspenders with an axe to replace the chief— B1G Tymer (@crappyoats) February 12, 2018
Honor Red Grange by renaming the football stadium to “Grange-Memorial Stadium”. It allows us to honor our biggest star and gives a blandly-named campus landmark some uniqueness without selling out corporately. UTexas did something similar.— Timothy Bracken (@tmbracken2) February 13, 2018
Spend time and money to improve the Illinois brand with football and basketball recruits— Dave Rich (@DaveRich65) February 13, 2018
Hire @Buccigross as consultant to bring Hockey to Champaign— Henry Schmidt (@schmidtshow14) February 12, 2018
February 12, 2018
Put everything into a D1 Hockey team.— Dylan Kerr (@whamboozle) February 13, 2018
Announce a new basketball arena to be built in the heart of campus or downtown Champaign. That way we don't have to stare at empty lots or office buildings on the way in to a game.— Toby W. Hallett (@tobywhallett) February 12, 2018
Contact the Ivy League or other academics first leagues to see if there would be interest. Rip the band off, get a new symbol/mascot and move on from Fighting Illini. Ok that’s two.— Karl Zimmerman (@kz_bridge) February 12, 2018
Weep profusely.— Alexander J. Orr (@theorryouknow) February 12, 2018
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