Evansville Purple Aces Logo

Evansville Purple Aces Logo

The old Evansville Purple Aces logo featured a cartoonish gentleman wearing a hat with a purple ribbon and a purple jacket.

Meaning and history

Evansville Purple Aces logo history

In 2001, the university replaced the gentleman with a primarily typographic insignia. The word “Aces” was the largest here, while the words “Purple” and “Evansville” were given in smaller letters (purple and gold respectively).

According to the press-release introducing the current Evansville Purple Aces logo, the aim of the update was “to strategically connect the institution and athletics into one single brand.” The result is a simple typographic logo featuring the interlocking letters “U” and “E.” In other words, there are only the initials of the name of the university, not a single reference to the athletic theme.

Evansville Purple Aces basketball

Evansville Purple Aces basketball logo

The men’s basketball team has won five Division II national championships and has appeared in five NCAA Division I Tournaments. The Lady Aces have played in the NCAA basketball tournament twice.

Evansville Purple Aces baseball

Evansville Purple Aces baseball logo

The university has had five of its former baseball players in Major League Baseball.