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Tri-C chooses new mascot and it’s dino-mite

October 5, 2018

Tri-C chooses new mascot and it’s dino-mite

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Cuyahoga Community College has a new mascot and it’s dino-mite.

So, say goodbye to the Challengers and hello to the Triceratops, a clever riff on the school’s ubiquitous nickname, Tri-C. The name was chosen by students, staff and alumni in an online poll last month.

“With ‘Tri-C’ built into its name, Triceratops seems ideally suited to represent the College,” the announcement said. “The stout and imposing dinosaur serves as a formidable yet like likable creature that will be unique among school mascots.”

The college is working with a design firm on the logo and branding, which will be revealed in December. Triceratops beat out the current name, Challengers, as well as Blizzard, Coyotes, Jazz and Tridents in the poll which attracted more than 4,000 votes.

When the poll was announced, Tri-C said the new nickname, which will be used by its athletic teams, will allow the college to “unify its color palette and to offer a character around which students and staff can rally” and “create new marketing and recruitment possibilities.”

Because how can you not root for a sports team with a dinosaur logo?

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