Coppin State Eagles are the fourteen sports teams that play for Coppin State University. They have been participating in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference for many years and competing in the NCAA Division I. The official colors of the school are blue and gold. According to the Visual Standards Guidelines of the university, the first symbolizes creativity and sophistication, the second – the mind and intellect. The eagle was chosen as the talisman for its courage, strength, and clear vision of the target.
Meaning and History
Coppin State Eagles, like other sports departments, does not change traditions: its emblem features a talisman that should inspire teams to new achievements. The golden eagle spread its wings wide, stretched out its head, and put forward its clawed legs. He is ready to attack and has already noticed the “prey.” Artists tried to depict feathers in detail, although the drawing looks sketchy. Fingers and beak are also clearly visible – attention was focused on them to emphasize the danger of a bird of prey.
One wing of the eagle is threaded through the capital letter “S.” Because of this, it seems that it is located unnaturally, separate from the body. Impression enhances the distortion of spatial proportions.
1988 – 2003
2004 – 2016
2017 – present
“S” is part of the inscription “CSU.” This is an abbreviation for the full name of the institution. Until 2004, another abbreviation was used – “CSE,” formed from the phrase “Coppin State Eagles.” Big blue letters are located in the background. The figure of an eagle partially covers them, but they are still visible thanks to the bold with rectangular serifs.