Report: Rutgers, high school agree on logo change

Field Level Media

July 20, 2019 at 3:18 pm.

A Louisiana high school agreed to change its block “R” logo after negotiations with Rutgers, which told the high school earlier this year that it holds the copyright to the image.

KNOE-TV reported that Ruston High School agreed to make the change and Rutgers gave the school 10 years to replace uniforms, turf, signs on buildings and other places where the logo shows up. Rutgers agreed to Ruston making the alterations on its maintenance and replacement schedule as opposed to paying to make all changes at once.

The Bearcats, who, like Rutgers, have primary team colors of scarlet and black, expect to have a new logo soon.

“We’re hoping to have that finalized over the next couple of weeks, maybe the next couple of months,” said Ricky Durrett, the athletic director and secondary supervisor of high schools for Lincoln Parish Schools said of the logo. “The end of August was the goal to get us a new one done.”

Durrett said the district will listen to the community as it designs a new logo.

“I think they were going to get some coaches, some kids’ input on that and see what they could come up with,” he told the television station.