Rice Owls Logo

Rice Owls Logo
While the current Rice Owls logo does not contain any reference to the owl theme, it was present on all the logos used from 1941 to 2009.

Meaning and history

Rice Owls logo history


The name the Rice Owls is used by the athletic teams of Rice University in Houston, Texas. The logo the program adopted in 1941 featured a large white owl sitting on a twig. The bird had its wings open wide.
In 1950, it was replaced by an anthropomorphized owl with the large “R” on the chest. In 1997, the school adopted a logo with a more abstract owl. Eventually, in 2010, the teams decided to get rid of the bird. Now, their logo is a capital “R” in an elaborate Old English font.