Miami Hurricanes Logo

Miami Hurricanes Logo
All the 15 sports teams of the University of Miami have one common name ‒ the Miami Hurricanes. It stands to reason that they share one and the same logo.

Meaning and History logo

Miami Hurricanes logo history


Back in 1940, the team adopted a capital “M” with orange trim as its primary logo. In this form, the emblem existed until 1965, when the letter “U” was added to it. Also, for this version, the design of the “M” was slightly updated. The palette was now dominated by orange.
The Miami Hurricanes logo has always been a lettermark logo based only on typography. It had evolved from the letter “M” to the acronym “UM” before it took the shape of the split letter “U”.
The history of the Miami Hurricanes logo started in 1940. The first sport emblem was the letter “M” which stood for Miami. It was in green outlined in orange.
miami hurricanes baseball logo
Fifteen years later the university added the letter “U” to the “M”. Needless to say, the abbreviation meant the University of Miami. It was of orange color with a white and green outline.

Current Logo

Miami Hurricanes Logo
The current emblem is even more minimalistic. The only image depicted in it is a stylized letter “U” in two colors. The right section is green and the left one is orange. Yet, white is also incorporated in the symbol. It is the space between the two sections of the letter “U”.
The split-U logo was the outcome of the 1973 redesign. As opposed to the “UM” that could have stood for many other institutions, the U symbol is unique. When people see it, they automatically recollect the University of Miami.

Miami Hurricanes cross country

Miami Hurricanes cross country logo
Both the men’s and women’s cross country running programs of the University of Miami are headed by Amy Deem.

Miami Hurricanes basketball

Miami Hurricanes basketball logo
The highest achievements of the men’s basketball team of the University of Miami have probably taken place in 2000, 2013, and 2016 when the Hurricanes reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen. As of 2019, they have appeared in ten NCAA Tournaments and 11 National Invitation Tournaments. The women’s team reached the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen in 1992. It has made 14 NCAA Tournament appearances.