UConn has a shiny new logo, possibly meant to fool opponents into thinking a disembodied wolf head is coming straight at them. (Previous incarnations featured a disembodied wolf head looking off to the side like "hey an albino squirrel cool.") But it's been a long journey for Connecticut's mascot, from his beginnings in 1959 as the boorish Woofus to 2013's more mature and polite Growlant:
WOOFUS comes home and leaves his shoes strewn all over the living room, despite repeated requests to not be such a slob.
GROWLANT promptly puts his shoes in the freezer when he walks in the door.
WOOFUS shoplifts from his local grocery store repeatedly, despite being caught and prosecuted several times.
GROWLANT is respectful to local businesses and steals from a variety of shops to keep from bankrupting any individual owner.
WOOFUS loses to Rutgers 20-8.
GROWLANT loses to Rutgers 19-3.
WOOFUS floats from job to job and blames his boss for every firing.
GROWLANT went to law school and makes $18 an hour as a medical transcriptionist.
WOOFUS doesn't know that the Yankee Conference is doomed for eventual dissolution.
GROWLANT wants to know who he has to blow to get an invitation from the ACC.
WOOFUS is a simpleton who is regularly taken in by con men.
GROWLANT somehow forced Michigan to schedule a game in Connecticut.
WOOFUS is a bad role model who doesn't provide for his children.
GROWLANT got Randy Edsall paid, son.