There are several Tweets floating out there (didn't want to post it on a UND Forum out of respect) with EWU flaunting their 2016 BigSky Champ Rings...they look pretty nice...Although a ring with the new Fighting Hawk Logo would look nicer!!!!!
Someone mentioned if you're playing for a ring then your priorities are skewed (or something like that). I Agree, in the voice of Herm Edwards, "YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME!!" The ring is just a symbol of achieving a level of success (like the BigSky Trophy).
Anyway, I have no problem buying my "Little Johnny" a ring with an approved Fighting Hawk design if it is available. Maybe not a big deal now....looking back in a few years it could be an opportunity missed. As for funding, I understand UND is cash strapped (broke) and their Boosters already give plenty; they are not a money tree!! Besides, the NCAA would probably have a **it fit about it!!!
Any designers wanna whip up some prototype design suggestions???