Minutemen Alternate Logo
The Massachusetts Minutemen are a collegiate sports program steeped in history and tradition. With the school's founding dating back to 1636, it is no surprise that the team has had multiple iterations of logos over its long existence. In this blog post, we'll take a look at some of the most iconic alternate logo designs for the Mass Minutemen throughout their storied past.
The first iteration of an alternate logo was introduced in 1975 when designer Bob Rauch created a design featuring two crossed bayonets with "Massachusetts" written above them and "Minuteman" below them all within an oval shape. This symbolized both strength and courage while also paying homage to those who fought during America’s Revolutionary War period as members of “the minutemen." The original version featured blue lettering on a white background but later versions included red lettering on yellow or black backgrounds which were used until 1990 when they switched back to using blue letters again with minor variations being made over time such as adding stars around it or changing up colors slightly here-and-there
In 2003, another new alternative logo was created by John Bielenberg which featured more modern elements including three stripes running across from left to right representing speed plus four stars signifying excellence along with “UMass” written underneath all inside an oval shape similar in style yet different enough from previous ones so fans could easily distinguish between old/new designs without confusion
Finally, one last noteworthy design came about just recently (in 2020) where artist Steve Stanley designed something completely unique – incorporating traditional Americana imagery like eagles & flags into his artwork alongside UMass' signature maroon color palette creating what many have called one of the most memorable logos ever seen! It truly embodies everything that makes up this great university: prideful spirit & passion for excellence coupled with respect towards our nation's rich heritage - making it the perfect fit for any fan looking to represent their favorite team proudly!
All these various symbols serve as reminders not only how far Mass has come since its inception but also why people continue to support them even today despite tough times; because there will always be something special about being part Minurmen family – whether you're alumni student athlete fan alike - united together under the same banner striving to achieve greatness each day!
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2012 - 2021
A red, black, and white minuteman above a wordmark “UMASS” in red with white trim and “MINUTEMEN” in white on a black background.
2012 - 2021
Called the Power “U” logo in 5 colors on maroon background.
2003 - 2021
A red, white, and black minutemen carrying a rife.