Eastern Illinois Panthers Logo

Eastern Illinois Panthers Logo

Since 1988, the Eastern Illinois Panthers logo has gone through three updates. It has remained loyal to the panther theme, though.

Meaning and history

Eastern Illinois Panthers logo history

You can see an anthropomorphized running panther on the 1988 emblem. It is depicted in full height. In 2000, only the panther’s head was left. This time, the creature did not have the cartoonish style of its predecessor – it was more of a serious opponent now.

The 2015 Eastern Illinois Panthers logo also sported a side view of a panther’s head. This time, the animal was placed inside a shield.

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Eastern Illinois Panthers basketball

Eastern Illinois Panthers basketball logo

The men’s team boasts six NAIA Tournament appearances and two NCAA Division I Tournament appearances. It also competed in the NCAA Division II Tournament each year from 1975 to 1980.

The women’s team, which is currently coached by Matt Bollant, has appeared in the NCAA Tournament once and has been named the Conference Regular Season Champions twice.

Eastern Illinois Panthers baseball

Eastern Illinois Panthers baseball logo

The university fielded its first baseball team in 1904. Jason Anderson, who is the head coach, has occupied the position for the fifth season (as of 2019). The Panthers play their home games at the Coaches Stadium at Monier Field.