Delaware Blue Hens Logo

Delaware Blue Hens Logo

The logo of the athletic teams Delaware Fightin’ Blue Hens, which represent the University of Delaware of Newark, Delaware, has gone through at least six updates since the 1930s.

Meaning and history

Delaware Blue Hens logo history

The Delaware Blue Hens logo adopted in 1939 did not look like a real athletic logo – it was more like a shop sign. You could see the lettering “The Blue Hen” and a pretty realistic fat hen with four chicks. The “shop sign” had an elaborate outline.

In 1955, the team introduced an emblem featuring the letter “D” in an old English script. The letter was blue with a yellow outline.

In 1967, the hen returned to the insignia, but now it had a purely athletic look and style. While the Delaware Blue Hens logo was redrawn in 1987, 1999, and 2009, the hen has always preserved it aggressive sports style.

Delaware Blue Hens basketball

Delaware Blue Hens basketball logo

The women’s team went undefeated in CAA play in the 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons. They won their first NCAA Tournament game in 2012 and have appeared in the WNIT seven times. The men’s team has appeared in the NCAA Tournament five times. Also, it has made one appearance in the National Invitation Tournament and in the College Basketball Invitational.