Twitter reactions: UB community reacts to end of athletics' 'New York' logo
UB announced the end of the athletics department's "State University of New York Buffalo" wordmark on Tuesday, with new logos for UB sports teams as part of a university-wide branding initiative.
UB Athletics' "New York" wordmark was a controversial subject for fans and alumni, as it put large emphasis on the word "New York" with the word "Buffalo" barely visible underneath. Those same fans and alumni took to Twitter on Tuesday to make their feelings on the change and end of the wordmark known.
Hallelujah! https://t.co/y8qQNqMUrf— Paige Miller (@dj_paige) April 12, 2016
I knew this day was coming for a while now and I am saddened to say goodbye to #NYBI. At this moment, I oppose this change.— Robby Johnson (@RJohnson48) April 12, 2016
You can state that under NYBI donations grew, but a recovering economy and aggressive sales ptiches for donations did that, also winning— Jacek Leaf Eichelski (@Husaria) April 12, 2016
UB just set themselves back 20 years with that garbage generic logo.— Pastelillo Papí (@BasedLordDuck) April 12, 2016
Mixed feelings on UB branding. There's a prestige to your campus bring "Texas" or "Florida." Nobody's NY. But the NYBI (& logo) was so lame.— Nick Veronica (@NickVeronica) April 12, 2016