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Renaming UA is likely one of hundreds of "ideas" under some degree of consideration. As with all the other ideas it would have to pass close scrutiny to prove that a name change would create more value than it would cost. Traditionalists will shudder as they did in 1913 when changing the old Buchtel College name was considered. Forward thinkers will be open-minded as they weigh exactly what new name might work to UA's advantage in today's rapidly changing higher education landscape.

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How about "AN Ohio State University". I bet that would help our football attendance. :)

Tressel U, with a huuuuuge statue for his flock.

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It's actually interesting to look at this...

BG, Youngstown, Cleveland all took the word STATE as part of their name.

Akron, Toledo, Cincinnati, Dayton all did not.

Then OSWho and OU did something else all together.

The old Memphis State changed their name to University of Memphis about 10 years ago, so I guess name changes do happen.

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I wonder what Zips Nation thinks about the new President's idea to re-name the University of Akron.

I'd tell him no. Our school has been utterly inept in capitalizing on our fine tradition.

No freaking way.

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Wait, .... I thought we already changed our colors.....blue, grey/silver and black

No kidding. For years, our HOME basketball uniforms have incorporated a small amount of Blue trim, but absolutely no Gold at all. It's unbelievable.

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Wait, .... I thought we already changed our colors.....blue, grey/silver and black

and white.

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The Ohio State University at Akron (tOSUa) would probably please the majority of faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and students. Change our colors to some variation of scarlet and gray, and change our mascot from a kangaroo to the Michelin Man kissing a pair of buckeyes, and I think you have it.

#TeamOhio :puke:

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I always wanted to see it named: Akron STATE University.

STATE just sounds bigger and badder.

I can already hear the "Akron's not a state!" chants on all my future road trips.

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