La Salle Explorers Logo

La Salle Explorers Logo
To understand the meaning of the La Salle Explorers logo, one needs to know how the name of the athletic program appeared. It was a result of a mistake made by a local sportswriter. He called the team of La Salle University in Philadelphia “La Salle Explorers” assuming that the school was named after the explorer Sieur de La Salle. Although he was wrong, the name caught on.

Meaning and history

La Salle Explorers logo history


The exploration theme has been reflected in the old logo used from 1988 to 1996 and in the current one (used since 2004). However, the La Salle Explorers logo used in 1997-2003 did not make any reference to it.

La Salle Explorers basketball

La Salle Explorers basketball logo
The list of achievements of the men’s basketball team includes 12 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, 12 appearances in the National Invitation Tournament, and about twenty players in the NBA. The head coach is Ashley Howard.
The women’s team appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 1987, 1988, and 1989, and 1992.