Mitch's Misfits will be undergoing a name change starting in the 2006-2007 hockey season. In an attempt to make it easier for marketing, there will be one joint name for all student supporters of Tech Athletics. The name "Husky Hysteria" will grow to be even more recognizable around campus than "Mitch's Misfits" currently is. This move will allow the Michigan Tech Athletic Department and their marketing people to make shirts and other giveaway items for every sport, instead of individual giveaways for this sport, something else for that sport, etc. In the long run, this will save the athletic department money, as well as the Husky Hockey student section currently known as Mitch's Misfits, as they will no longer have to buy their own shirts.
Current president of Mitch's Misfits, Bethlyn McCallum says, "It's going to be difficult at first... especially knowing all the time, money, and work put into what is today known as 'Mitch's Misfits', but it the long run, it's definitely for the best. The athletic department footing the bill will make it much easier as well. This move has my full support."
Negotations have started, and have succeeded, to keep the Mitch's Misfits logo of the rabid husky as the Husky Hysteria logo.
This year will be the transitional year. This is a year in which the student section will be both Mitch's Misfits and Husky Hysteria, as "Mitch's Misfits" will be phased out completely by the start of offseason 2007.
If anyone has any questions on this name changed, they are encouraged to drop me an email or post a comment.