Big Red Primary Logo
The Cornell Big Red Primary Logo is one of the most recognizable logos in all college sports. It has been a part of the university's identity since its inception, and it continues to be an integral part of its branding today. The logo first appeared in 1915 when then-athletic director John H. Finley commissioned graphic designer Henry Wolf to create a new symbol for Cornell Athletics that would represent strength, power, and energy—all qualities associated with Big Red athletics at that time.
Since then, the logo has gone through several iterations as technology advanced over time and design trends changed. In 1925 it was updated to include two crossed axes behind the headdress; this version lasted until 1975 when another update featured more detail on both sides of each axe blade along with a thicker font for “Cornell” written beneath them both – which remains unchanged today!
In addition to these updates throughout its history, there have also been some unique versions made specifically for certain events or occasions such as Homecoming games or NCAA tournaments where teams may choose different colors like white instead of red (the traditional color). This allows fans from other schools who are unfamiliar with Cornell’s iconic primary logo still recognize who they are playing against during those special times!
It is clear why this timeless classic stands out among other collegiate logos: not only does it capture all aspects associated with being strong competitors but also represents tradition – something many universities strive towards having within their athletic programs year after year no matter what changes come about externally around them! So whether you're cheering on your favorite team at Schoellkopf Field or watching from afar online - make sure you show off your school spirit by proudly displaying this beloved emblem everywhere possible… Go Big Red!!
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2002 - Present
A brown with black trim bear clawing out of a red with white and black trim letter “C.”
1998 - 2001
A brown and black bear with a wordmark on his back “BIG RED” in red with white trim and “CORNELL” in white on a black background.