Denver Pioneers Logo

Denver Pioneers Logo
The original Denver Pioneers logo introduced in 1968 featured a stylized player. He was wearing a hat with a tail and a t-shirt with a large crimson “D.”

Meaning and history

Denver Pioneers logo history


An utterly different emblem was introduced in 1999. This time, the centerpiece of the logo was a stylized bird in brown and grey. Below, the name of the team was placed.
Eventually, in 2007, the team adopted a simpler typographic insignia. The Denver Pioneers logo features the large letters “D” and “U” in crimson and gold, the school’s official colors. The “D” is at the forefront, while the “U” is at the background.

Denver Pioneers basketball


The university started sponsoring a basketball program in 1904. It joined the Summit League in 2013. The men’s team won the 2013 WAC regular-season Co-Championship and competed in the second round of the 2013 National Invitation Tournament.

Denver Pioneers ice hockey


Ice hockey is often named the university’s most popular athletic program. The Pioneers are second in all-time NCAA National Hockey Championships (eight championships).