In 2017, the Colonels updated their primary logo, going simple with the initials "EKU" with their classic underscore. They retired the colonel's headshot from 2006.
2017 - Present
Initials “EKU” in maroon with an underscore.
2006 - 2017
A white, maroon and silver flowing hair colonel wearing a white with maroon trim hat next to wordmark “EASTERN KENTUCKY” in maroon and “COLONELS” in maroon with silver trim. The letter “C” is custom and oversized.
2004 - 2006
Initials “EKU” in maroon with white and black trim with the letter “K” extending below the other letters.
1974 - 2004
A red, grey, white, and black Colonel holding a red and white “EKU” flag promoting a pin with the letter “E.”
1968 - 1974
An updated colonel holding a hat and cane with arms out.
1965 - 1968
A couple of years after “EKU” adopted the Colonel’s nickname over Maroons, the first appearance of the colonel came holding a black hat and cane.