Ramblers Primary Logo
The Loyola Ramblers have long been a staple of college basketball, and their primary logo has changed over the years to reflect their history. The original logo was introduced in 1958 when the team first joined the NCAA Division I ranks. It featured a shield with two crossed swords and an R for “Rambler” surrounded by stars representing each state in which they had won championships at that time: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, and Missouri.
In 1985, this design underwent some minor changes to become more modernized; most notably replacing the stars with five interlocking rings symbolizing unity among all five states where they competed as well as adding gold accents throughout. This version also included a lance-wielding knight on horseback – an homage to St Ignatius of Loyola who founded Loyola University Chicago (LUC).
The next major redesign occurred in 1999 when it was decided that something more contemporary was needed for recruiting purposes; thus introducing us to what is now known as “the modern look” featuring navy blue lettering instead of white & yellow plus additional details like flames around its perimeter & shading behind both letters & sword hilts making them appear 3D-like from certain angles.
In 2011 yet another update took place – this one is much bolder than before including a larger typeface along with brighter colors (red/white/blue) meant to represent not only school spirit but patriotism too! Lastly, 2018 saw yet another tweak happening wherein slight alterations were made such as changing out red trimming for black while keeping everything else intact so overall it still looks recognizable enough without straying too far away from its classic roots either way you look at it!
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2019 - Present
A yellow with the white and red trim letter “L” next to a wolf’s head in black and grey.
2012 - 2019
A wolf’s head in black and grey above a wordmark “LOYOLA UNIVERSITY” in yellow with white trim on a red outline background and “RAMBLERS” in white on a red background.
2000 - 2012
A wolf’s head on a black and red shield with the wordmark “LOYOLA” in yellow with black trim on top, at the bottom “RAMBLERS” and centered is “UNIVERSITY CHICAGO” in white on a black banner.
1994 - 2000
A roundel featuring the wordmark “LOYOLA UNIVERSITY CHICAGO” above a new cursive wordmark “Ramblers” in gold with maroon highlights with a black, white and maroon wolf.
New brighter maroon and gold.
1990 - 1994
He was inspired by the coat-of-arms of St. Ignatius of Loyola, from whom Loyola derives its name, which depicts two wolves standing over a kettle. A full-body cartoon wolf with a Loyola-adorned maroon sweater on an oval with a wordmark above “RAMBLERS” in a cursive font.
Dropped the hobo mascot in favor of a wolf, named LU Wolf.
1959 - 1990
The letter “L” overlaps with the letter “U” in maroon and gold.