Somebody at Gardner Edgerton High School in Gardner, Kan., deserves an employee-of-the-month award. When administrators there wanted to place a silhouetted longhorned royal-blue bovine logo - very similar to the burnt-orange one trademarked by the University of Texas Longhorns - on the school's new gymnasium floor, a judicious staff member suggested first asking Texas officials if they would mind. They did. So the floor is now safely emblazoned with a steer-and-covered-wagon logo instead.
"We don't have deep enough pockets to mess with the University of Texas," Bill Miller, the district's director of operations, told colors of the two logos were different enough to distinguish them. The school district has agreed to phase out the silhouetted longhorn logo in question that also was featured on Gardner Edgerton football helmets - the school has no formal logo, according to reports - and will debut a new helmet logo at the school's first football game this season.