Northern Iowa Panthers Logo

Northern Iowa Panthers Logo
The athletic program of the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, consists of 15 teams known as the Northern Iowa Panthers.

Meaning and history

Northern Iowa Panthers Logo history


In the 1980s-2000s, the Northern Iowa Panthers logo featured interlocking letters. In case of the 1981 logo, these letters were the “I” and “N,” while on the 2001 emblem the “U” was added.
In 2002, the team adopted an utterly different design. Its highlight was the head of the panther in gold with a purple trim. The letters “UNI” could be seen above it. In 2015, the emblem was slightly updated. The modifications, which were very subtle, resulted in a clearer design.