Eastern Kentucky Colonels Logo

Eastern Kentucky Colonels Logo
While the Eastern Kentucky Colonels logo has stayed more or less consistent in its color scheme since the 1960s, the shape of the logo has gone through a complete overhaul in the beginning of the 2000s.

Meaning and history

Eastern Kentucky Colonels logo history


The logo used in 1966-2003 featured the lettering “EKU” in maroon with a white and maroon outline. The extended end of the letter “K” stretched far beyond the main line.
The current Eastern Kentucky Colonels logo sports a stylized colonel with flowing hair. The full name of the team is placed to the left.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels basketball


Eastern Kentucky University sponsors over fifteen teams, including men’s and women’s basketball teams. The men’s team has made seven NCAA Tournament appearances. It is coached by A. W. Hamilton.
The women’s team has won the Kentucky Women’s Intercollegiate Conference Tournament five times. In 2019, Samantha Williams became their head coach. The home arena of the basketball teams is the on-campus Alumni Coliseum.

Eastern Kentucky Colonels football

Eastern Kentucky Colonels football logo
Football is often named among the university’s most successful programs. Since its inception, the team has won twenty OVC conference titles and two Division I-AA National Championships.