Slagle Design is honored to work with Capital University on their new athletic branding.
The Crusaders nickname had been in use for more than a half-century, beginning in 1963 when it was adopted by the football team.
Over recent years, students, faculty and alumni increasingly made their voice heard about concerns regarding the Crusaders name and Capital listened. In the Spring of 2021, Capital announced a list of 4 finalists, gathered from a study of thousands of names which were contributed by the Capital community and put them up for a vote. The overwhelming favorite was Comets.
"We believe that the University nickname and mascot should be a unifying symbol that enhances school spirit and pride for all who are affiliated with Capital. In recent years, our nickname has been challenged by students and faculty for its connection to the historic Crusades. The detailed study found a significant portion of the Capital family shares this perspective."