UConn Bookstore store front with UConn mascot wall decal


Named for Connecticut’s Revolutionary War–era governor Jonathan Trumbull, Jonathan the Husky has been the face of UConn since 1935 after students selected the mascot via a survey in the student-run paper “The Connecticut Campus.” Six versions of the Husky logo began with a simple black and white line drawing in 1959. In 2013, UConn Athletics collaborated with Nike for the current logo, which women’s basketball coach Geno Auriemma described as “looking right through you and saying, ‘Do not mess with me.’”

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Sean Flynn

UConn Husky Logos


  1. I like the more realistic-looking ones of the ‘70s thru 2013. But the ‘70s one looks kinda sad, so I prefer the 2 from the 80s thru 2013. I don’t like the current one as much—but it’s better than the 1959 one! (Apologies to the 1959 artist.)

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