Delaware Blue Hens Logo

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Delaware Blue Hens, or Delaware Fighting Blue Hens, are the teams of the sports program from the University of Delaware. The program consists of 21 teams, from which the most part are women’s. The most famous team is Delaware Blue Hens men’s basketball.

Meaning and history

Delaware Blue Hens logo history


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.

1939 – 1954

Delaware Blue Hens Logo-1939

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.

1955 – 1966

Delaware Blue Hens Logo-1955

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

1967 – 1986

Delaware Blue Hens Logo-1967

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.

1987 – 1998

Delaware Blue Hens Logo-1987
The Delaware Blue Hens logo created in 1987 stayed with the University athletic program for almost a decade. The badge featured a caricature portrait of a blue hen with the white crossed plaster on its beak. The hen image was placed inside the blue letter “D” and accompanied by two wordmark’s — the “The University of Delaware” set in two lines and arched on the top of the badge, in light yellow, and the “Fighting Blue Hens” in stylized black letters set under the image.

1999 – 2008

Delaware Blue Hens Logo-1999
The Delaware Blue Hens logo from 1999 featured a more modern image with the blue hen drawn in a different style and placed inside a circular frame in yellow, with a thin black outline. The “University of Delaware” lettering in black capitals of a classy serif typeface was set along the upper part of the frame, while the “Fighting Blue Hens”, written along the bottom part of the yellow ring, was executed in the same typeface, but in a bright blue color.

2009 – Now

Delaware Blue Hens Logo

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.

What is Delaware Blue Hens?
Delaware Blue Hens is the name of the athletic program of the University of Delaware, where numerous sports teams (both men’s and women’s) compete in such sports disciplines as Tennis, Swimming, Baseball, Basketball, and many more.