Illinois Fighting Illini Logo

Illinois Fighting Illini Logo
The history of the team has preserved one of the earliest logos, which was introduced in 1947. There was a Native American with the lettering “Illinois” stylized as his headdress. The original Illinois Fighting Illini logo was replaced by a more abstract Native American in 1989.

Meaning and history

Illinois Fighting Illini Logo history


In 2004, the team adopted an emblem featuring a large “I” with the word “Illinois” over it. Ten years later, only the “I” was left on the Illinois Fighting Illini logo.

Illinois Fighting Illini basketball

Illinois Fighting Illini basketball logo
The achievements of the men’s team include five NCAA Final Four appearances, 17 Big Ten championships, and two Big Ten Tournament championships. The women’s team has been known for having won the 1997 Big Ten championship. They have participated in the NCAA Tournament on eight occasions, including two Sweet Sixteen appearances.