Pittsburgh Panthers Logo

Pittsburgh Panthers Logo

The athletic teams competing for the University of Pittsburgh are called the Pittsburgh Panthers or just Pitt Panthers.

Meaning and history

Pittsburgh Panthers logo history


Pittsburgh Panthers Logo-1947One of the earliest Pittsburgh Panthers logo, which was introduced around 1947, featured a panther in dark blue. You could see the side view of the crawling body on the white background.


Pittsburgh Panthers Logo-1955In 1955, the panther turned forward. Now, it was given in gold with black nuances.


Pittsburgh Panthers Logo-1966In 1966, only the panther’s head was left.


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2016 – Today

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Pittsburgh Panthers football

Pittsburgh Panthers football logo

In 1890, the intercollegiate football team of the University of Pittsburgh had its first season. Today, they play their home games at Heinz Field, which was built in 2001. The head coach is Pat Narduzzi.

The Panthers claim nine National Championships. The Official NCAA Division 1 Football Records Book claims the Panthers have been named a national champion by a “Major Selector” in 11 separate seasons. College Football Data Warehouse states there have been nine national championship seasons in which the team was named a National Champion.

As of 2019, the university has two conference championships and one division championship.

Pittsburgh Panthers basketball

Pittsburgh Panthers basketball logo

The men’s basketball team has had 26 NCAA Tournament appearances. They reached the NCAA Tournament Final Four in 1941. They have competed in the National Invitation Tournament nine times and in the College Basketball Invitational on one occasion.

The women’s team has played in the NCAA Tournament four times and reached the Sweet Sixteen in 2008 and 2009.