Albany Great Danes Logo

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Albany Great Danes Logo
The old Albany Great Danes logo introduced in 1993 featured a capital “A” in gold and purple. The horizontal bar was replaced by a large white stripe with the text “Albany” inside. The text was in purple.

Meaning and history

Albany Great Danes Logo history

In 2001, a dog appeared on the emblem. To the left, the lettering “Great Danes” in two lines could be seen. Below it, there was the text “University at Albany.” This line was hardly legible, especially at a smaller size. To begin with, the letters were tiny in comparison with the name of the team. To make things worse, they were given in yellow over the purple background, which made them almost disappear.
The current emblem, which was adopted in 2008, has the same structure as the 1993 logo, but the shapes are slightly more refined.


Albany Great Danes
Since at least 1993, the palette of the Albany Great Danes logo has consisted of purple and gold. The Brand and Visual Identity guidelines issued in 2019 recommend the following shades:

  • purple: PMS: 269, Hex: #46166b
  • gold: PMS: 124, Hex: #eeb211.

Albany Great Danes football

Albany Great Danes emblem
The team plays in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision. In 2013, they competed in the CAA for the first time, after a 14-year tenure in the Northeast Conference.

Albany Great Danes basketball

Albany Great Danes symbol
The team coached by Will Brown plays its home games at SEFCU Arena. One of the latest achievements has been that the team made the CIT in 2016 and 2017.