Hurricanes Alternate Logo
The University of Miami Hurricanes has a long and storied history with its alternate logo. It all began in the late 1990s when the Hurricanes adopted an orange-and-green shield as their primary logo, signifying strength and unity. This quickly became one of the most recognizable logos among college sports teams. The original design was created by former Miami football player John Rocha, who also designed several other iconic logos for professional sports teams, such as Major League Baseball’s Florida Marlins and NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Since then, there have been many iterations of this classic look over the years that remain true to its roots while evolving with modern trends in graphic design technology. In 2006, they debuted a new version featuring an updated font style that gave it more of a sleek feel compared to previous designs; two years later, they added three stars above each letter which further strengthened its visual identity within collegiate athletics circles nationwide.
Most recently, in 2013, another update was made, which included adding white outlines around each letter so it could stand out better against darker backgrounds or apparel colors like black or navy blue - something fans had requested for quite some time before finally getting what they wanted! As we can see from these examples alone: no matter how much times change - Miami's alternate logo will always be rooted deep into tradition & history, making sure everyone knows just where those ‘Canes come from!
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2019 - Present
An orange, green and white ibis with an orange sweatshirt with the letter “M” ready for a fight.
Sebastian the Ibis logo.
2000 - 2011
Stylized orange, white and grey flying ibis on top of a grey hurricane.
1997 - 2000
Split-U on hurricane eye spiral design in green and orange.
1991 - 2000
The letter “U” is half green and half orange. A scripted wordmark “Hurricanes” in green below the letter “U.”
1973 - 1993
The split letter “U” in green and orange above the wordmark “MIAMI” in black.
1949 - 1965
Orange Ibis head with pipe in a green circle with orange trim. Wordmark “MIAMI” off center.
1946 - 1964
A letter “M” in green with a wordmark “MIAMI” on top of the letter “M” white and vertically positioned.
1940 - 1964
The letter “M” is green with orange trim. The letter “M” represents the city of Miami.
1926 - 1973
Sans serif block letter “M” in green.
1926 - 1973
The initials “U. of M.” are in green.
The University of Miami was then known as “The U.”