Creighton University was founded in 1878, but it wasn’t until 1924 that their mascot was the Bluejays. The latest logo features a multicolored Bluejay, with a huge letter C in the background has brought the excitement of the past.
Sports Logo History - see this excellent post from White and Blue Review. Read at CREIGHTON LOGOS THROUGH HISTORY.
2013 - Present
The letter “C” in white with light blue, silver and dark blue trim and a side profile of a blue jay’s head in the middle in white, silver, light and dark blue.
Designed by Mongoose Graphics.
1999 - 2012
A slanted wordmark “Jays” in blue.
1972 - 1998
A blue Jay wearing white sweater with a blue letter “C.”
1970 - 1971
In 1970, a new look to the again angry Bluejay face wearing the sweater with the letter “C” and tennis shoes.
1957 - 1969
Just two years later, returning to a version of the 1941 original logo, altering the tail feathers slightly, giving him a meaner posture, and using a smaller “C” on his sweater.
1955 - 1956
In 1955, the Bluejays tipped the scale with a much heftier weight and sported a friendly disposition as opposed to the gritted-teeth fierceness of the original.
1941 - 1954
In 1940, a journalism professor named Joseph P. Murphy — a 1938 graduate of Creighton who was now the yearbook moderator, decided it was time CU had a more lively logo. He hired an artist in Ames, Iowa, to develop a caricature of a Bluejay, and it debuted in the 1941 yearbook.
1924 - 1940
The first logo was an actual blue jay, perched atop a branch with a circle around it. Called the “Birdwatchers Bluejay” logo.