Idaho Vandals Logo

Idaho Vandals Logo
The intercollegiate athletic teams representing the University of Idaho are called the Idaho Vandals. The university sponsors over 15 varsity teams.

Meaning and history

Idaho Vandals Logo history


We can start the history of the Idaho Vandals logo from the one introduced in 1966. Here, you could see the bearded face of a vandal wearing a gold helmet. Next to the vandal, there was the letter “I” housing the word “Idaho.”
While this logo was quite characteristic and memorable, it was redrawn in 1973. In contrast to its gloomy predecessor, the updated vandal looked much happier. There is every possibility that depicting the vandal in a better mood was the main purpose of the redesign.
Around 1983, the team adopted an utterly new logo. This time, in addition to the bearded vandal, you could also see the silhouette of a female face. In other words, the logo now included both genders. The redesign was caused by Title IX concerns.
The logo introduced in 1992 was created with a completely different approach. Now, the centerpiece of the emblem was a large yellow “I” with a black outline. On the forefront, the lettering “Vandals” could be seen in white with a thinner black outline. While the “I” featured a slab serif font, the word “Vandals” was given in a typeface imitating handwriting. The end of the last letter, the “S,” was extended to form an underline reaching the “V.”
In 2004, the type was updated. Although it preserved its handwritten style, the outline was now bolder, which made the lettering better legible.
The colors featured on the Idaho Vandals logo are gold (PMS 874), black, and white. The official palette also includes silver (PMS 877).

Idaho Vandals basketball

Idaho Vandals basketball logo
The head coach of the women’s team is Jon Newlee, while the men’s team is coached by Zac Claus. The teams play in the Big Sky Conference in Division I of the NCAA. The home arena is the Cowan Spectrum I in Moscow, Idaho. The school is going to open a new venue called the Idaho Central Credit Union Arena in 2021.
The most successful seasons for the men’s team have probably been in 1962–63 and 1981–82.

Idaho Vandals football

Idaho Vandals football logo
The history of the University of Idaho football program is rather long – the team was first fielded in 1893. Its home arena is the Kibbie Dome, an indoor facility on campus in Moscow, Idaho. So far, the Vandals have competed in three bowl games. Interestingly, the team has been the first one to voluntarily drop to the Football Championship Subdivision (the respective announcement was made in advance of the 2017 season).