Massachusetts Minutemen Logo

Massachusetts Minutemen logo

The University of Massachusetts Amherst sponsors 14 varsity teams playing under the same names, UMass Minutemen and Minutewomen, and sharing the same logo.

Meaning and history

Massachusetts Minutemen logo history

While the Massachusetts Minutemen logo has undergone no fewer than four alterations since 1985, it has always featured an unusual “U.” On the 1985 emblem, it was given in a slab serif type, while the 1993 logo sported a handwritten glyph.

The 2003 version looked more like a horseshoe. The same design remained on the Massachusetts Minutemen logo but the emblem, on the whole, became more minimalistic.

Massachusetts Minutemen baseball

Massachusetts Minutemen baseball logo

The baseball program is very old, it started in 1877. As of 2019, the Minutemen have been the Yankee Conference champions ten times and Atlantic 10 champions four times. They reached the NCAA tournament eleven times and the College World Series two times.

Massachusetts Minutemen basketball

Massachusetts Minutemen basketball logo

The men’s basketball team of the University of Massachusetts Amherst reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 1996. The Minutemen have played in nine NCAA Tournaments and 13 National Invitation Tournaments.

The women’s team, which is called the UMass Minutewomen, has made the NCAA Tournament appearances in 1996 and 1998.