Massachusetts Minutemen Logo

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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

1985 – 1993

Massachusetts Minutemen Logo 1985

The original Massachusetts Minutemen logo was introduced in 1985 and featured a traditional combination of a square serif letter “U” in burgundy, and an arched light gray banner with the ‘Massachusetts” inscription overlapping the letter. The wordmark was set in the uppercase and used the same burgundy color for its letters. As for the typeface, it was also similar to the one, used for the “U”, but with the contours of the letters slightly narrowed.

1993 – 2003

Massachusetts Minutemen Logo-1993
The redesign of 1993 introduced a smoother and brighter badge in the burgundy and white color palette, with the burgundy shade enhanced and more vivid. The new logo featured a smooth stylized letter “U” in a double outline, placed on the left from the modern sans-serif “Mass” inscription, set in the same color palette, but looking differently due to the futuristic shapes of the letters, with some of the bars straight and sharp.

2003 – 2012

Massachusetts Minutemen Logo-2003
The graphical element was added to the Massachusetts Minutemen logo in 2003. It was also when the color palette of the badge was extended — black and gray shades were added to the scheme. The logotype was now set in two levels, with the “UMass” in burgundy capitals with a triple black gray and white outline was written above the black banner with gray uppercase “Minutemen” inscription in a square serif typeface. Above the lettering, there was an image of a minuteman executed in white and burgundy, with black contours.

2012 – 2021

Massachusetts Minutemen Logo 2012
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.

2021 – Today

Massachusetts Minutemen logo
The 3D effects were removed, meaning each letter is now just one color shade. And the color scheme itself became brighter and lighter.

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.

Massachusetts Minutemen Colors

RED
PANTONE: PMS 7427 C
HEX COLOR: #971B2F;
RGB: (151, 27, 47)
CMYK: (8, 100, 70, 33)

DARK RED
PANTONE: PMS 504 C
HEX COLOR: #572932;
RGB: (87, 41, 50)
CMYK: (29, 82, 44, 73)

GREY
PANTONE: PMS 32% PROCESS BLACK C
HEX COLOR: #B1B3B3;
RGB: (177, 179, 179)
CMYK: (0, 0, 0, 32)

BLACK
PANTONE: PMS BLACK 6 C
HEX COLOR: #000000;
RGB: (0,0,0)
CMYK: (0,0,0,100)

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