New logos galore in summer collegiate Expedition League

The brand-new wood-bat collegiate summer Expedition League, based in Rapid City, South Dakota, will debut in May 2018. The league’s teams have been unveiling their identities the last few weeks, and we have them collected for you here.

The Hub City Hot Shots’ name and logo pay homage to the area’s railroad history. The team will play in Aberdeen, South Dakota.

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The Western Nebraska Pioneers of Gering, Nebraska, play off the area’s expansionist history.

Casper, Wyoming’s Horseheads are so named because team owner Chuck Heeman thought the area’s oil and gas drills looked like horses.

The Souris Valley Sabre Dogs of Minot, North Dakota, pay tribute to their town’s association with the US Air Force.

The Pierre Trappers’ identity plays off South Dakota’s fur-trading history.

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Spearfish, South Dakota, is not necessarily known to be home to mythical humanoids, but team owners Heidi and Kevin Bybee chose the name Sasquatch to be unique and fun.

North Dakota is home to Theodore Roosevelt National Park, and the Badlands Big Sticks hope to carry a big stick just like Teddy did.

Finally, the Hastings Sodbusters pay homage to the Nebraska’s farming community.

The league did not identify the designers of all of the logos, but we know that Keith Flynn of Flynnagain Productions created the brands for the Hub City Hot Shots, Western Nebraska Pioneers, and Casper Horseheads. Ross Johnson of Ross Johnson Design Company is responsible for the Souris Valley Sabre Dogs.