UConn Huskies Logo

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The University of Connecticut (UConn) emblem is known mostly due to the success of their men’s and women’s basketball teams, the UConn Huskies. For instance, their women’s basketball program is considered the most successful one in the US.

Meaning and History logo


The University, which was founded in 1881, has its own crest depicting an oak twig. There are three leaves and two acorns, encircled with the lettering, which includes the name of the university and the year it was created. The logotype is given in navy blue or black. However, actually it is not the UConn logo itself, but the emblem of its sports program, the Huskies, that is better known.

Earlier symbols

The earliest UConn Huskies logo, which featured a brown, black, and white pup, dates back to 1934. This logo was replaced by another one, which was also a rather primitive depiction of a dog.
During the 1960s, a somewhat cartoonish image was used. In contrast with it, the 1970s logo looked absolutely realistic. Throughout the 1980s and the 1990s, a different husky, now with its mouse open, was featured on the logo. In 2002, it started to look more like a real logo due to the introduction of colors (red, blue, white, and grey).

Current emblem

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At the beginning of the 2013-2014 season, a completely new UConn logo was introduced. Here, the University’s mascot, the Jonathan Husky, looked more aggressive and determined. The emblem was developed by the Nike design team headed by Clint Shaner, senior graphic designer at Nike.


The typeface featured in the Husky Dog logo is a solid, sans-serif all-cap one. It is unique due to the unusual combination of curves and angles in the letters “U”, “C”, and “O”. The “Husky Pride” and “Students Today, Huskies Forever” logos sport a different typeface, which look more regular.


In addition to the University’s official colors, navy blue, grey, and white, the UConn logo also features a light shade of blue for the dog’s eyes, and the red color for the outline.