Iowa Hawkeyes Logo

Iowa Hawkeyes Logo
The University of Iowa has athletic teams in more than 20 sports. The teams share the same name – Iowa Hawkeyes – and the common logo.

Meaning and History logo

Iowa Hawkeyes Logo history


One of the first notable logotypes appeared in 1953. The depiction of a running hawk holding a banner appeared over a football. In the following version of the Iowa Hawkeyes logo, which was adopted nine years later, the ball and the banner disappeared, while the bird’s face got a different, more aggressive look.
Both the logos mentioned above looked really cartoonish, so eventually in 1971 they were replaced by a more “serious” emblem. Here, the golden hawk adopted a noble appearance and large wings.

Tigerhawk symbol

Iowa Hawkeyes symbol
The current Iowa Athletics primary logo is known as the Tigerhawk. The side view of the bird’s head is given in gold against the black background.

Block “I” emblem

Iowa Hawkeyes emblem
There two icons called the Block “I” and the Outline Block “I”. They may be used in all white, gold, and black versions.

Font

Font Iowa Hawkeyes Logo
In addition to the primary logos, there is a set of wordmarks. The font may be regular or italic. Its distinctive feature is the unusual “cut out” pieces.

Color

Color Iowa Hawkeyes Logo
Iowa Hawkeyes logo shares its color palette with the University of Iowa itself. It consists of two colors, black and gold (PMS 116 C).

Iowa Hawkeyes basketball

Iowa Hawkeyes basketball logo
The basketball team consisting of the UI’s students played its first official game in early 1896. However, it was only six years later that the university started its own men’s basketball program. Since 1909, when the Hawkeyes first competed in Big Ten games, they have won eight regular-season Big Ten championships. They have not been very successful lately, though, – their most productive time period took place in the 1950s.

Iowa Hawkeyes baseball

Iowa Hawkeyes baseball logo
The history of the baseball program started in 1890. Since then, the Hawkeyes have won eight Big Ten titles. They competed in the College World Series at Rosenblatt Stadium in Omaha with a 13–3 Big Ten record. The team can also boast its 11-game Big Ten winning streak.

Iowa Hawkeyes football

Iowa Hawkeyes football logo
The football team has a very long history – it played its first game in 1872. And yet, it was only seventeen years later, in late 1889, that football officially became a varsity sport in the university.
Their home arena is Kinnick Stadium. A Division I FBS member of the NCAA, the Hawkeyes are ranked 25th of all college football programs based upon total appearances in the Associated Press.