Howard Bison is a Howard University sports program. Her teams participate in various conferences depending on the sport: CCSA, SWAC, Sun Belt, ASUN, MEAC. At the same time, all teams compete in the NCAA Division I and compete with Hampton University opponents. This confrontation went down in the history of inter-university competitions under the original title of Battle of “The Real HU.” The key elements of Howard Bison’s visual identity are the white and blue palette and set of updated logos in 2015.
Meaning and History
The previous emblem was used from 2002 to 2014. It depicts the silhouette of a running bison. From the white horn, a red stripe with the inscription “Bison” stretches from right to left. It is gradually expanding, giving the picture dynamics. The style is close to minimalistic: in the drawing, there are no unnecessary details that distract attention from the central image.
After a global logo redesign in 2015, Howard University introduced a new sports logo. Now, the lower part is occupied by the head of the bison and the upper – the teams’ names. The word “Howard” is written in small red letters. “Bison,” on the contrary, immediately catches the eye thanks to the original font with serif horns and diagonal strokes in the middle of “B,” “S” and “N.”
2002 – 2014
2015 – present
Howard Bison Basketball
The women’s basketball team won ten MEAC Tournament and twice appeared in WNIT. The men’s team participated in the Conference Regular Season Champions four times, three in the Conference Tournament Champions, two in the NCAA Tournament and one in the CBI.
Howard Bison Soccer
Howard University acquired a football program in 1965. The current coach is Phillip Gyau.