Lions Wordmark Logo
The Columbia Lions have been a staple of college athletics since the late 1800s, and their iconic wordmark logo has been around for almost as long. The original version of the logo was designed in 1896 by then-athletic director Charles F. O'Neill, who wanted to create an emblem that would represent both the school's athletic prowess and its academic excellence.
Since then, there have been several iterations of this classic design over time – some more subtle than others – but all bearing unmistakable similarities to one another: bold block letters spelling out “COLUMBIA” with a large lion head at its center. This symbol has become synonymous with Columbia University Athletics ever since it was first introduced more than 120 years ago!
In addition to being used on uniforms and other apparel associated with the university's various sports teams, this wordmark also appears prominently on official NCAA merchandise featuring teams from across Division I schools located in New York City; including basketball jerseys worn by players representing both men’s and women’s programs alike during March Madness tournaments held each year throughout America.
Beyond just being aesthetically pleasing or serving as a reminder of past accomplishments however; this particular graphic also serves an important role within collegiate athletics today: providing students attending any institution competing against Columbia University an instantly recognizable visual representation for their opponents before even taking part in competition itself! With a such rich history behind it (and so much potential still ahead), we can only expect great things from "the Lion" moving forward into future generations - making sure that no matter what happens next season or beyond; everyone will always know exactly which team they're up against when they see those familiar blue-and-white colors adorning every piece of gear related to Columbian Athletics!
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Wordmark “COLUMBIA” in light blue with blue trim and “ATHLETICS” in blue.Font: Unknown
Arched wordmark “COLUMBIA” in light blue with blue trim.Font: Unknown
Arched wordmark “COLUMBIA” in light blue with blue trim and “ATHLETICS” in white on a blue banner.Font: Unknown