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Harvard Crimson Logo

Harvard Crimson Logo
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Harvard Crimson is the common name for the forty-two teams that represent Harvard University in intercollegiate competitions. Their number breaks all records: so many teams do not have any other educational institution at the level of Division I in the NCAA. At the same time, the universityโ€™s sports program is listed in the Ivy League conference, that is, players do not receive an athletic scholarship.

Meaning and History

Harvard Crimson Logo History
Evolution of the Harvard Crimson Logo

In terms of visual identification, Harvard Crimson is stable: its logo has not changed since 1956. The logo was so successful that the developers decided not to make any updates to the original version. The corporate identity is based on a red triangular heraldic shield. Three thin contours surround it. The colors of the lines alternate: two black are on the edges, and one white is between them.

Inside the shield is a large letter, โ€œH.โ€ Its font belongs to the class of antiquaries, and with large rectangular serifs. The logo is characterized by longitudinal symmetry: the right side mirrors the left side and vice versa. Perhaps it was this harmony that the designers liked so much that they decided not to change anything.

Harvard Crimson Basketball

Harvard Crimson emblem

In 1946, the menโ€™s basketball team first participated in four major intercollegiate competitions: the NCAA Tournament, the NCAA Tournament Round of 32, and the NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen and the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Since 2011, she regularly competes in Conference Regular Season Champions. The womenโ€™s team debuted in CRSC in 1986, and in the NCAA Tournament in 1996.

Harvard Crimson Football

Harvard Crimson symbol

The Harvard Crimson football program arose in 1873. From 1874 to 1920, players won in twelve national championships. After that, they won first place in seventeen conference championships held as part of the Ivy League.