Grand Canyon Antelopes Logo

Grand Canyon Antelopes Logo

The earlier logos of the athletic teams representing Grand Canyon University focused on the “Antelopes” nickname.

Meaning and history


Grand Canyon Antelopes logo history

On the Grand Canyon Antelopes logo unveiled in 2005, the violet antelope was running and looked as if the lettering “Lopes” was a heavy weight on its back. In 2013, the lettering moved below the antelope, which was redrawn from scratch.

In 2015, the team replaced the mascot with the inanimate lettering “GCU.” Similar to its predecessors, the current Grand Canyon Antelopes logo is violet on the white background.

Grand Canyon Antelopes basketball

Grand Canyon Antelopes basketball logo

The men’s team has competed in ten NCAA Division II Tournaments, 11 NAIA Tournaments, three Division I CIT Tournaments, and two Division I CBI Tournaments. They won their first game in the WAC Tournament in the spring of 2018.

Grand Canyon Antelopes baseball

Grand Canyon Antelopes baseball logo

The baseball team representing Grand Canyon University is coached by Andy Stankiewicz. Their home arena is the on-campus Brazell Field at GCU Ballpark. Until 2018 when they joined Division I, the Lopes could qualify neither for the WAC Tournament nor for the NCAA Tournament. They have got four NAIA baseball titles.