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    Why is Cy our mascot?

    What does a bird have to do with a cyclone?


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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    What does a bird have to do with a cyclone?
    School colors are cardinal and gold, hence the cardinal bird mascot.



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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskaguy View Post
    What does a bird have to do with a cyclone?
    Because a tornado wouldn't win masot of the year every year


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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocy444 View Post
    Because a tornado wouldn't win masot of the year every year
    Are you kidding? A tornado would blow the competition away!!!!

    It would twister them in knots!!!!


    Since we are an elite team now, let's go get that One Cyclone Moment.
    Make this one for the ages!




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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneErik View Post
    Are you kidding? A tornado would blow the competition away!!!!

    It would twister them in knots!!!!
    yes but c'mon its Cy he's the best


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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Ok, we were originally the cardinals. Then, after we beat NW in 1895, we were called the Cyclones. Nothing changes until 1954 when we decide we need a mascot. A tornado is difficult to be a mascot, so that same year the student council asked for suggestions. One person came up with cy the bird, and it stuck



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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    See my sig line...


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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    We were the Cardinals before we took the name the Cyclones



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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Man, you know what would be sweet? If we had a mascot that was a "cardinal" bird, and it was in the middle of a cyclone! It would look awesome and it would be unique and recognizable! No one woudl think we were Idaho State or Illinois State or Indiana State. Yup, that would be sweet.



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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Man, you know what would be sweet? If we had a mascot that was a "cardinal" bird, and it was in the middle of a cyclone! It would look awesome and it would be unique and recognizable! No one woudl think we were Idaho State or Illinois State or Indiana State. Yup, that would be sweet.
    Good thing...we do!!!


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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Man, you know what would be sweet? If we had a mascot that was a "cardinal" bird, and it was in the middle of a cyclone! It would look awesome and it would be unique and recognizable! No one woudl think we were Idaho State or Illinois State or Indiana State. Yup, that would be sweet.
    That would be awesome. Oh wait, pollard killed that...



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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefreak77 View Post
    That would be awesome. Oh wait, pollard killed that...
    Have you seen our mascot logo?


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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    All right, I've brought this up before...but there appears to be conflicting information about whether we were ever called the Cardinals. There's one short story on the cyclones.com site that makes a passing reference to it, but several other stories put out by official university sources seem to imply that we had no nickname before the we were the Cyclones, and that the cardinal was chosen because of our cardinal and gold color scheme and the Cardinal Key group (whatever that is).

    This drives me nuts. Certainly someone must have the real answer to this.




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    Re: Why is Cy our mascot?

    Quote Originally Posted by SeattleClone View Post
    Man, you know what would be sweet? If we had a mascot that was a "cardinal" bird, and it was in the middle of a cyclone! It would look awesome and it would be unique and recognizable! No one woudl think we were Idaho State or Illinois State or Indiana State. Yup, that would be sweet.
    Quote Originally Posted by cyclonefreak77 View Post
    That would be awesome. Oh wait, pollard killed that...
    Sigh...

    Why do some people continue to insist that the Cy logo is gone...





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