April 9, 2011
BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland's Department of Athletics unveiled its new slogan on Saturday afternoon during halftime of its men's lacrosse victory over Fairfield, capping a two-month voting process.
Unleash The `Hounds! was chosen by popular vote of Loyola students, alumni and employees after more than 100 suggestions were narrowed down to three finalists.
Students whose slogans were chosen as finalists by a panel of their peers, university staff, administration and coaches received a $75 gift card from the Loyola University Bookstore. The other finalists were Release the `Hounds! and We Bleed Green & Grey!
The winning slogan was submitted by Ismael Polanco who won Chick-fil-A for a year, lifetime Loyola athletics' season tickets, an iPad and a limousine ride for four to a local Loyola athletics event with dinner included.
The first 500 fans who come through the gates at the next ticketed event - the April 19 women's lacrosse BIG EAST Conference contest against Georgetown - will receive free Unleash The `Hounds! t-shirts.