Off-center logo may have brought good luck

BY foxsports • September 26, 2012

Rally logo?

Maybe so for the University of Minnesota, Crookston.

The Golden Eagles entered last Saturday's homecoming game against Southwest Minnesota State University searching for their first win of the season.

Starting a few years back, students volunteered to paint the school's block M logo at midfield for the homecoming game.

Only problem was that this season the logo wasn't painted at midfield but at the 45-yard line. The line marks weren't painted on the field yet, so the logo ended up in the wrong place.

When quarterback Chase Vogler of rival Minnesota-Duluth tweeted a photo of the mix-up from another Facebook page, the story went viral.

"The club was mortified about the error, but there was no time to correct it," Andrew Svec, director of communications for the university said in an email to

Since Crookston won its third game in three years with the logo in the wrong place, will Crookston keep the logo at the 45?

"The logo error is in the process of being corrected for our next home game," Svec said.