A Different Type of College Rivalry

Submitted by patentadmin on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 00:07

The rivalry between Michigan State University and Ohio State University is long-standing and well known. For example, Ann Arbor (where Michigan State University is based) does not celebrate Columbus Day because Ohio State University is in Columbus.

A rivalry of a different sort has broken out. Oklahoma State University recently sued New Mexico State University for copying its “Pistol Pete” mascot. It appears that both state schools have been using similar mascots for years. OSU’s mascot is based on real-life gunslinger Frank Eaton (who, incidentally, we never heard of), since 1930, and since the late Mr. Easton is buried in Oklahoma, it believes it has rights to the name.

Here are the two mascots. Can you tell which belongs to which school?

Pistol Pete OSU             Pistol Pete NMS


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