Zips Primary Logo
Throughout its long and storied history, the University of Akron's athletic teams has been represented by a variety of logos. From the early days of "The Zipper" to today's modernized version, the primary logo for The University of Akron has gone through many iterations in order to better reflect both its past and present. Today we take a look at how this iconic symbol has evolved over time into what it is today.
Originally known as “the zipper” due to its unique shape resembling that object, this original logo was used from around 1950 until 1976 when it was changed out for a more traditional depiction featuring an interlocking UA with two stars above it representing Ohio’s status as one of thirteen original colonies in America. This design would remain unchanged until 1993 when The University began using its current primary logo which features an updated version of “the zipper” along with two stripes on either side leading up towards an eagle perched atop them all while clutching three arrows in his talons - signifying strength and courage within each student-athlete who wears these colors proudly on their jersey or uniform every game day!
In addition to being used across various sports teams throughout campus such as football (Zips), basketball (Kangaroos) & baseball (Rockets), this particular emblem can also be seen adorning various other items like t-shirts & hats worn by students/fans alike during games or just around town showing off school pride! It even made appearances outside NCAA competition too; appearing prominently alongside other collegiate logos during national television broadcasts including ESPN College Gameday events held annually since 2006 where they were featured prominently alongside those from schools like Michigan State & Notre Dame among others - solidifying itself not only locally but nationally too!
As you can see, there is much more than meets the eye behind The University Of Akron's Primary Logo History – something that will continue evolving over time yet still maintain strong ties back toward our roots here at home no matter where life takes us next season after season...
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2022 - Present
A modern, stylized letter “A” in blue with gold trim. It also subtly includes a Z within the design.
Designed by Joe Bosack & Co.
2021 - 2022
A scripted wordmark “Akron” in white with blue trim.
2015 - 2021
A white with the blue and gold trim letter “Z.”
2008 - 2015
A blue, white, and gold kangaroo’s head in front of a letter “A” in white with blue and gold trim.
2002 - 2008
A blue, white, and gold kangaroo hopping with a wordmark “AKRON” in white and “ZIPS” in gold.
1995 - 2002
A yellow letter “A” with a blue backdrop background.