The Fordham Rams are two dozen sports teams representing Fordham University in the NCAA Division I intercollegiate competition. They all participate in the Atlantic 10 Conference, except for the players who play in the Patriot League and are in the Football Championship Subdivision. The mascot of athletes is a ram. The color palette includes white and burgundy.
Meaning and History
Since the 1940s, the Fordham Rams logo has changed several times, but the designers did not deviate from the ram theme. In 1941-1947 the animal mascot was drawn with dark red lines on a white background. In 1994, a new version appeared – with a confident ram, one species of which expressed anger. Black shadows with burgundy spots enhanced the impression. Below was the inscription “Fordham.” All letters were in capital letters, although the “F” and “M” rose significantly above the rest.
In 2001, the developers left the previous style, but reduced the head and moved it down the emblem. The top half was occupied by the word “Fordham.” The modern logo was adopted in 2008. It is a large letter “F” with three outlines (white, gray, black) and a ram’s head depicted in half-profile.
1941 – 1947
1994 – 2000
2001 – 2007
2008 – today
Font and Color of the Emblem
Fordham Rams Basketball Logo
The first Fordham University men’s basketball competition took place in 1902. The best season was in 1970-1971. The athletes have two victories in the Patriot League Tournament Championships, sixteen games in the NIT, and four NCAA Tournaments. The women’s team was at first a club team but then began to represent an educational institution at the Division I level in the NCAA.
Fordham Rams Football Logo
The football program appeared in 1882, 41 years after the founding of the university. The team’s home stadium is currently Coffey Field, with Joe Conlin as head coach.