Lamar Cardinals Logo

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The 17 varsity teams sponsored by Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, compete under the names of Lamar Cardinals and Lady Cardinals.

Meaning and history

Lamar Cardinals logo history

The Lamar Cardinals, hailing from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, trace their roots back to the inception of the university in 1923, originally established as South Park Junior College. Renamed in 1932 to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, a significant figure in Texas history and a staunch advocate for education, the institution laid the groundwork for what would become a storied sports legacy.

In their illustrious journey, the Lamar Cardinals have made remarkable strides, particularly in basketball, baseball, and football. The basketball team, under the astute leadership of Coach Billy Tubbs in the 1970s and 1980s, shot to prominence with multiple NCAA tournament appearances, drawing national attention. The baseball squad, consistently strong, has been a fixture in NCAA tournaments, and has been a stepping stone for numerous players to the Major League Baseball. The football team, after a two-decade break, was revitalized in 2010 and has been steadily rebuilding its presence in the Southland Conference.

Today, the Lamar Cardinals stand as a symbol of athletic tenacity and academic prowess. They continue to showcase their strength in NCAA Division I, embodying the spirit of Lamar University through their diverse sports endeavors. This not only underscores their role in collegiate sports but also cements their status as a beacon of pride and tradition in the university’s community fabric.

What is Lamar Cardinals?
The Lamar Cardinals represent Lamar University’s vibrant array of NCAA Division I sports teams. Known for their competitive edge in basketball, baseball, and football, they embody the university’s dedication to athletic excellence and academic integrity, marking a legacy that stretches beyond just sports achievements.

1997 – 2009

Lamar Cardinals Logo-1997

On the previous Lamar Cardinals logo (1997-2009), the cardinal bird appeared inside a black ring featuring the words “Lamar” (in yellow) and “University” (in white). The word “Cardinals” in a handwritten type could be seen above the bird.

2010 – Today

Lamar Cardinals Logo

The 2010 Lamar Cardinals logo is less cluttered – there is only the bird’s head and the name of the university.

Lamar Cardinals basketball

Lamar Cardinals basketball logo

The Cardinals have appeared in two NCAA Division I Tournaments, all as Lamar University. The Lady Cardinals have played in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament on four occasions and in the Women’s Basketball Invitational Tournaments on two occasions.

Lamar Cardinals football

Lamar Cardinals football logo

The team has competed in 13 NCAA Division I tournaments and has 10 regular-season titles. Also, it has won one regular-season title in the Sun Belt Conference and five conference tournaments.

Lamar Cardinals Colors

RGB: (220, 0, 50)
CMYK: (0, 100, 72, 0)

RGB: (255, 255, 255)
CMYK: (0, 0, 0, 0)

RGB: (252, 176, 52)
CMYK: (0, 35, 90, 0)