UConn Huskies Logo

uconn huskies logo

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

UConn Huskies Logo history

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

emblem UConn

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.

UConn Huskies football

UConn Huskies football logo

The history of the football program at the University of Connecticut started in 1896. Today, the team competes in NCAA Division I FBS. The UConn Huskies (or Connecticut Huskies) have won 25 conference championships, 15 shared and ten outright.

UConn Huskies basketball

UConn Huskies basketball logo

The men’s team has been slightly overshadowed by the success of the women’s basketball team. The men’s team has been the NCAA Tournament Champions on four occasions, while the women’s team has won 11 NCAA Titles. However, when the UConn Huskies old logo made its first NCAA Tournament appearance in 1951, it was on the uniforms of the men’s team, while the women’s team made its debut in the NCAA Tournament only in 1989.

UConn Huskies baseball

UConn Huskies baseball logo

The team coached by Jim Penders is supposed to move to the Big East Conference after the 2020 season. The Huskies are a member of NCAA Division I. As of 2019, they have made 21 NCAA Tournament appearances and five College World Series appearances.

The UConn Huskies logo history has been somehow related to the success of the athletic program. Sometimes, the university has decided to modify the brand identity and the logo in an attempt to break a series of unsuccessful seasons.