Illinois State Redbirds Logo

Illinois State Redbirds Logo

Since at least 1980, the Illinois State Redbirds logo has always featured a stylized red bird. It does not mean that the emblem has remained the same, though.

Meaning and history

Illinois State Redbirds Logo history

On the 1980 logo, the bird was showing a thumb signal. The lettering “ISU” was written across its fist. On the background, there was a white ring with a black trim.

While the 1996 logo preserved the side view of a red bird as its central element, now the creature looked by far more aggressive. The full name of the team could be seen below.

The current Illinois State Redbirds logo, which was introduced in 2005, is more professional and detailed.

Illinois State Redbirds basketball

Illinois State Redbirds basketball logo

The men’s basketball team of the Illinois State University has made six NCAA appearances, 14 NIT appearances, and a single CBI appearance. The women’s team has made five NCAA Appearances and six Women’s National Invitation Tournament Appearances.