Whoops! School paints midfield logo at 45-yard line
There's a simple reason they call it a midfield logo. It goes at midfield.
Not so much at the University of Minnesota, Crookston, a Division II team. Its logo was painted at the 45-yard line, 5 yards off where it should be, according to Larry Brown Sports.
Shawn Smith, the sports information director at Minnesota, Crookston, said the first time someone noticed the mistake was when the team had a walk-through practice at the stadium last Friday. He said coach Paul Miller was the first to notice the logo seemed a bit off.
"I think the initial reaction was like, well that isn't right and everyone had a nice little laugh," Smith said in an email.
While the logo faux pas was embarrassing for Minnesota, Crooked -- er, Crookston -- the school is taking it in stride. Smith explained that over the past few years students have volunteered to paint the block M at midfield for the homecoming game. When they went to do so this time, the yard markers weren't painted yet. So, they started the logo at the 40-yard line instead of the 45 like they should have, and the entire logo ended up 5 yards off center.
Smith said the volunteering students felt bad about the mistake, but maybe the Golden Eagles want to keep it as is if they're superstitious. They beat Southwest Minnesota State 33-28 on Saturday for their first win of the season, which gave the school even more reason to laugh at itself about the logo and move on.
"The bottom line was it was a mistake, it happened and hey, we won," Smith said.
H/T to Larry Brown Sports
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