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Syracuse script continues to make comeback for Orange athletics

We’re taking an inventory of how much more “Script Syracuse” has made it’s way into athletics.

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 18 Women's - Syracuse at Miami
Women’s basketball has fully embraced the script word mark.
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Who wants more uniform talk? I know I do and since John is still technically away as I write this (ed. note: this post is John-approved), I’m taking advantage of this.

Almost a year ago, we took a look at the history of the Syracuse script logo, and with some more recent developments, I think it’s time for another a visit with a combination of some whispers I’ve heard.

Let’s start off with the newest instances of script. Men’s lacrosse recently showed off their new helmets, which include a sweet ‘Cuse decal in script style:

Syracuse Orange men’s lacrosse joins women’s basketball (seen above) in putting the script on their uniforms this school year. While there’s still time for men’s basketball to have some kind of alternate for the year (Nike usually does one weekend in February with all of their teams wearing similar styled throwbacks, like the Orange/Blue jersey), the only other team to use script is Cross Country/Track and Field, with men’s and women’s script warmup shirts.

Men’s soccer was one of the biggest users this year, but only off the field. While there was no script uniform, the word mark was utilized in game graphics and advertising for alumni weekend.

Overall, it’s not as if SU Athletics has made a full-time switch to script, but it definitely feels like a comeback is brewing. From what I’ve heard, teams have the choice on whether to use script for their gear, even if it’s not on the University’s official trademarked sheet. And while there’s not anything new in the online shop, I would assume that more script will end up on fan gear when Nike has its college basketball tournament inventory released after the Super Bowl.

What do we think? Do we want to see universal use of script? Or are we okay with it coming around every once in awhile?


Do you want to see more "Syracuse Script" on gear and uniforms?

This poll is closed

  • 75%
    Yes, across the board!
    (175 votes)
  • 22%
    Yes, but every once in awhile.
    (52 votes)
  • 1%
    I like our current #Brand, no need to go back.
    (4 votes)
231 votes total Vote Now