Western Illinois Leathernecks Logo

Western Illinois Leathernecks Logo

The Western Illinois Leathernecks logo looks dynamic and aggressive. Both features are beneficial for an athletic emblem.

Meaning and history

Western Illinois Leathernecks Logo history

The almost 20 athletic teams sponsored by Western Illinois University in Macomb compete at the NCAA Division I level. Their current logo has been used since 1997.

The centerpiece of the emblem is the head of a bulldog wearing a collar with sharp elements going all around it. The bulldog is yellow with purple trim. Behind the head, you can see the lettering “Western Illinois” in large purple letters with yellow trim. The first letters are larger than the last, which creates a dynamic feel.