Oregon, perhaps more than any other athletic program, understands how to brand itself. The Ducks have the variety of uniforms, the flashy colors, the interesting court designs. Tonight, though, Oregon is apparently trying to get people to forget about its brand.
Ducks’ basketball coach Dana Altman is holding a press conference tonight to expectedly discuss the dismissal of Damyean Dotson, Dominic Artis, and Brandon Austin. The three players were involved in a rape investigation but charges were dropped on April 14 due to insufficient evidence.
Oregon logos have been covered up here at the Dana Altman press conference. pic.twitter.com/JYlqL7UOGm
— Matt Prehm (@Prehmmr247) May 9, 2014
Oregon officials have not given a specific reason for the logos being covered up, but most people seem to have drawn an obvious conclusion.
— Marc Isenberg (@marcisenberg) May 9, 2014
— Wazzu’sJobu (@WazzusJobu) May 9, 2014
— Erik Elken (@Erik_Elken) May 9, 2014
This, obviously, is not a good look for the school or anyone involved.