UPDATED 5:58pm PST TO INCLUDE NEW POLL RESULTS AND MU TRIBUNE ARTICLES
Reaction has been strong to the new nickname announcement with online polls showing 90% + disapproval. Below are some of the reactions of shock in the form of images and video when the announcement was made.
Video reaction from WTMJ's channel 4 newscast can be found by clicking here.
Journal Sentinel Online Poll as of 5:58pm PST
"So, do you like the nickname `GOLD'?"
Marquette Tribune Online Poll as of 5:58pm PST
|I love it||21|
|No opinion / Undecided||15|
|I hate it||511|
Marquette Hoops / Dodds On Sports Poll as of 5:58pm PST
"Do you favor the decision made by the Marquette Administration and by the Board of Trustees to change Marquette's nickname to 'Gold'...?"
PRINT AND ONLINE REACTIONS (Updated 5:58pm PST)
Various newspaper outlets also captured some reactions and had several articles dedicated to the story (click on the various articles):
Oh, my Goodness (Journal-Sentinel Editorial) added 5:58pm PST
Name Gilds Problem (MU Tribune) added 1:25pm PST
Baffling nickname decision embarrasses university as laughingstock (MU Tribune) added 1:25pm PST
Board Announces Marquette Gold as New Nickname (MU Tribune) added 1:25pm PST
Students Shocked by Mascot Choice (MU Tribune) added 1:25pm PST
Alumni Express Shame and Embarrassment at Nickname (MU Tribune) added 1:25pm PST
This Alum Sees Red Over Gold (Chicago Tribune)
Marquette's New Nickname Isn't Golden (Sheboygan-Press)
Gold: Pan it or dig it? (Journal-Sentinel)
Reactions by of six MU students / faculty (Journal-Sentinel)
Dale Hoffman's take on the Gold (sarcasm heavy)
Reactions from people across the country on the JS Forums
Fools Gold? Marquette's new nickname does not sit well with local grads (Journal Times)
Marquette Changes Nickname to Gold (Business Journal)
Marquette Hopes New Moniker Strikes Golde (Chicago Tribune) - 30 of 38 Trustees Voted
Marquette Rejects Return to Warriors (Minneapolis Star-Tribune)