Northern Kentucky Norse Logo

Northern Kentucky Norse Logo
Northern Kentucky University located in Highland Heights, Kentucky, sponsors around 17 athletic teams known as the Northern Kentucky Norse.

Meaning and history

Northern Kentucky Norse Logo history


The Northern Kentucky Norse logo adopted in 1988 featured the head of a mythic creature and the lettering “NKU NORSE.”
In 2005, the university introduced an emblem where the Viking’s helmet and two crisscrossed swords could be seen. The lettering “NKU NORSE,” which was now given in a totally different style, could be seen above.
The following update took place in 2016. The grey helmet and swords grew gold; the text became somewhat cleaner, while the overall design remained the same.