Sacramento State Hornets Logo

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A stylized abstract monogram in a minimalist style – a modern logo for the Sacramento State Hornets, the athletic department of California State University. The emblem is distinguished by its style and seriousness while retaining references to the club’s mascot.

Sacramento State Hornets: Brand overview

Founded:1991
Headquarters:
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Website:hornetsports.com

The Sacramento State Hornets comprise more than twenty men’s and women’s teams: soccer, baseball, softball, volleyball, gymnastics, track and field, tennis, rowing, golf, biathlon, and basketball. They represent California State University, Sacramento, in NCAA Division I intercollegiate competitions. Most sports participate in the Big Sky Conference, but some teams are members of the Big West Conference, American Athletic Conference, and Western Athletic Conference.

The planned relocation of the football team to the Football Bowl Subdivision did not happen – the state refused to fund the construction of a new sports complex. The university was unable to compensate for the costs through students and faculty.

Meaning and History

Sacramento State Hornets Logo History

The emblems of the Sacramento State Hornets feature a hornet – the main mascot of the university teams. Additionally, there is a clear evolution in the design – a transition from a frivolous cartoon style to modern abstraction.

What is Sacramento State Hornets?

The Sacramento State Hornets consist of 21 student teams that are part of California State University. The athletes compete in the first division of the NCAA, are part of the Big West conference, and are members of numerous prestigious organizations. The football team and women’s volleyball team compete in the Western Athletic Conference, and women’s rowing is in the American Athletic Conference.

1991 – 2003

Sacramento State Hornets Logo 1991-2003

The 1991 logo looks childish: it features a striped yellow-and-black hornet with a human face and two hands. It is dressed in a green sweater with the white abbreviation “SAC.”

2004 – 2005

Sacramento State Hornets Logo 2004-2005

In 2004, a new brand name was adopted. The developers focused on the name of the sports department, so the phrase “Sacramento State Hornets” occupies most of the space. The first two words are written in bold green letters on a black background, making the “Hornets” seem lost against them. In the lower right corner, there is a flying hornet with a sharp sting.

2006 – today

Sacramento State Hornets Logo 2006-present

The next logo redesign occurred in 2006. The authors revised the style, removing the drawing and inscriptions. Instead, they introduced a stylized letter “S” with curls and bends. But attentive viewers may notice a veiled wasp hint: small geometric figures located on both sides of the letter resemble insect wings.

Font and Colors

Sacramento State Hornets Emblem

Sacramento State Hornets Symbol
Sacramento State Hornets color codes

Phthalo GreenHex color:#043927
RGB:4 57 39
CMYK:93 0 32 78
Pantone:PMS 3308 C
SandHex color:#c4b581
RGB:196 181 129
CMYK:0 8 34 23
Pantone:PMS 4525 C