Iowa State Cyclones Logo

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Meaning and history

Iowa State Cyclones Logo history

Since 1942, the Iowa State Cyclones logo has gone through around eight modifications, including subtle alterations and complete overhauls.

1894

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1894

1894 – 1896

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1894-96

1896

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1896

1900

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1900

1909

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1909

1910

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1910

1930

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1930

1942

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1942

The 1942 logo featured a yellow megaphone housing the letters “ISC” in dark red.

1948

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1948

While the following emblem (1948) preserved the megaphone, it grew smaller and was moved behind the large “I.”

1957

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1957

In 1957, the Cyclones adopted a new logo where the lettering “ISC” was placed in a rectangle with rounded corners.

1965

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1965

The 1965 emblem featured a large red cardinal bird with a flag in its beak.

1978

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1978

The cardinal on the 1978 logo lost the flag and turned in the opposite direction (right).

1984

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1984

In 1984, a logo featuring a red cyclone wave was introduced. Above the wave, the lettering “Iowa State” in a handwritten font could be seen.

1995

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-1995

After another experiment with a cardinal and a cyclone wave in 1995, the Iowa State Cyclones logo became a typographic one. Here, there was a large “I” in red with the yellow lettering “State” on the forefront.

2007

Iowa State Cyclones Logo-2007

2008

Iowa State Cyclones Logo

Colors

Iowa State Cyclones

According to the official style guide, cardinal and gold, the university’s two official colors, can be reproduced according to the following values:

  • cardinal: PMS 202, Hex: 822433
  • gold: PMS 123, Hex: FDC82F

In addition to the two-color version, the Iowa State Cyclones logo can also be given in three or four colors. The style guide recommends using the following values:

  • Cardinal (alternate): PMS: 187, Hex: A71930
  • Gold Highlight: PMS: 121, Hex: FADA63

Iowa State Cyclones basketball

Iowa State Cyclones basketball logo

Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams play in the Big 12 Conference of NCAA Division I athletics. Their home arena is Hilton Coliseum. The men’s team is coached by Steve Prohm, while the head coach of the women’s team is Bill Fennelly.

Before the 2017-18 season, the men’s team had a 1339–1293 all-time record and competed in the NCAA Tournament 19 times. Attendance at Iowa State University women’s games have ranked in the top ten for almost twenty consecutive years.

Iowa State Cyclones football

Iowa State Cyclones football logo

The team fielded in 1892 uses Jack Trice Stadium as its home arena. The head coach is Matt Campbell. Today, the university’s football team plays in the Big 12 Conference and is a Division I FBS member of the NCAA.

Iowa State Cyclones soccer

Iowa State Cyclones soccer logo

The women’s team is coached by Tony Minatta. The Cyclones all-time record is 159-200-30. While the team does not have a conference title, it has made it to the conference championship nine times. Its home arena is the Cyclone Sports Complex.