Bryant Bulldogs is a sports department that is part of Bryant University, the oldest private university in the city of Smithfield, Rhode Island since it was founded in 1863. The department has 22 teams, 11 men’s and 11 women’s, representing several disciplines. The leading teams are baseball, basketball, and football. The athletes are part of the NCAA Division I and belong to the NEC (Northeast Conference). The head of the sports department is Bill Smith.
Meaning and History
This educational institution has two logos: the first one was used during the period when Bryant was a college, the second one is relevant, appeared after his transfer to the rank of the university. The main element of the logo is an English bulldog. And the painted dog has a real prototype called Tupper, chosen as a mascot by student voting in 1995. It was a gift from the president university of Ron Machtley. Bulldog was on duty, acting as “psychological support.”
Bryant University received its new status in 2004, and in 2005 a new symbolism was introduced. The logo shows a dog of the appropriate breed with sharp canines, a formidable grin, a gaze, and a light blue collar. Beneath it, in three tiers, there is a slightly slanted inscription “Bryant University Bulldogs.” Each word has an original design. But they are united by upper case font and dark background in the form of a rectangle with rounded corners.